Hosteria Salango, Islamar | Informal Campsite



Last Visited: about 3 years ago
GPS: -1.599190, -80.852090
Altitude: 64.1 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Cold
Water: No
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

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Wonderful campsite directly on a rock overlooking the bay. Small path to the beach about 10 min. Electricity and Wifi available. Restaurant and toilet with shower. 15 US per night


wunderbarer Campingplatz direkt auf einem Felsen mit Blick auf die Bucht.Kleiner Weg zum Strand ca. 10 min. Strom und Wifi vorhanden. Restaurant und WC mit Dusche. 15 US pro Nacht.


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Christian is at the time in Swizerland. A young couple is the householder. We payed 16 USD for two people camping in our car. The toilets were clean, but the cold shower is VERY basic. The other amenities seemed not to be very often used. All in all it is too expensive for that what is offered.

Despite the fact Christian is not investing anymore as he wants to sell his property, it is still a wonderful and a real amazing place to stay. Especially the views from the cliffs and the platform above including barbecue place are spectacular. Every overlander is still welcome.

Big cerrado sign on the gate. Noone around. its not really a reliable option. Although there is a lovely mirador up here that is worth a stop.

The Hostería and restaurant are officially closed. All signs have been removed. The camping is still open and Christian still welcomes overlanders. Drive to the house with the Swiss flag and ring. Wifi only works up at the house.

Super endroit avec une super vue sur l'île de Salango et la baie de Salango.
La partie camping est située au bord d'une falaise. Douche, WC Wifi.5$/p

Christian is very helpful and invited us to his house for new years eve. Beautiful camp site overlooking the ocean, decent bathroom and shower available close by and fast WiFi.

increíble vista. gran área de parking. muuuuy recomendable. 5 us p/p X noche. quincho y mirador con asador. duchas. baños. wifi excelente. muy seguro.

The hosteria is officially closed. Means no people at the cabins, no good at the restaurant and could be that the Swiss owner isn't at the side so nowbody can open the gate. The owner is still welcoming overlanders. So don't hesitate, just come here! It's a very beautiful spot with an amazing view. Hammocks and bbq place. Just bring your own food!

Loved it here. Patricia made us feel very welcome. At the gate, ring the bell for 10-15 seconds then wait up to 10 mins for them to open the gate (it's a big site & sometimes they are far away). Nice food in the restaurant. If you want wifi, park at the restaurant by the path to the mirador. It's quieter here than at the camp-spots overlooking the beach/town. There is a path down to the beach but ask for the gate key before you head down there. $5pppn & well worth it!

Very nice and quiet place on the cliffs with a breathtaking view over the ocean. Toilets and shower (cold) are ok. Payed $5 per person. We enjoyed our stay here very much!

A place to relax. Nice view! Good for big rigs. During whale season, you can see them from your campsite. Pat is a great cook!

These are the wrong coordinates. The right place is Hostal Salango Islamar!

Beautiful, quiet place to stay.
In the right season you can do whale watching directly from the cliff.
The temperature is very confortable because of the little wind coming up from the sea.
We can really recommand this place.

best camping on the coast with a magnificent view over the beach and the islands. unbelievable birdwatching spot. lot of privacy in the huge area for camping. if necessary oilchange and small mantainance on the truck can be done at the workshop. if the owner is around, he is happy to help.

Acceso privado y directo a la playa. Vistas al mar increibles tanto desde el mirador como desde la zona de acampada!! a Las cabañas muy amplias con muy buenas vistas Patricia la encargada excelente cocinera!!!! a 15 min de PTo Lopez. Pagamos por acampar 5 dólares pp. Excelente chorro de agua en duchas.Internet rápido y free.

Amazing views, but very basic facilities for what you pay.
USD$15 for the truck + 2 people.

Wonderfull place with a great view, showers, good wifi and a view on the ocean and the Salango Island. We really liked this place very much. We paied 7,5$ per personn and also had a very good diner there for 10$ pps.

Access road is very steep and after rain it might be a problem to make it with a 2WD. But location is still pretty nice with a 270 degree view down the Pacific. You can see whales from here! We did a day tour to Isla La Plata from Puerto Lopez, ask the staff, with pick up at the Hosteria for $40 p/P.

Just amazing view, whales watching, perfect !

wunderbarer Campingplatz direkt auf einem Felsen mit Blick auf die Bucht.Kleiner Weg zum Strand ca. 10 min. Strom und Wifi vorhanden. Restaurant und WC mit Dusche. 15 US pro Nacht.

Awesome place to stay! Amazing view of Pacific. USD 7.5 per person. Good Wi-Fi and Vera Nice shower (cold) close to the parking area. Very quiet and invite you for a relax. Easy access by the Panamericana.

We weren't in love with Puerto Lopez so came up here even though it was expensive. We were originally quoted the $15/pp but a Swiss couple came and they were quoted $7.50/pp so we were able to get that price. It is very nice here, hammocks & picnic table in the shade, wifi at camping spot, nice outdoor shower, beach access, and Patricia runs a really nice restaurant, plus the view is amazing! The only downer is the toilet is a bit far but if that's important you can park next to it.

Great spot. Only adding: It is $15 /pers now. Plus a nice hike down to the village, take a short cab drive to Puerto Lopez to buy fresh fish from the fishermen.

Probably one of he most spectacular campsites we have ever visited. Spots are all along a cliff overlooking the ocean with a trail to the beach. It's a shame that the shower is pretty awful and the only restrooms are by the restaurant. Still, highly recommended. $15 per night.

Beautiful place overlooking the ocean. Various spots to park all with a great view. There is a restaurant with tasty food and laundry service is available. Only downside: shower is very rustic and lacking of privacy. We paid USD 15 per night.

- officially $15 for the two of us
- wifi
- this one is a mixed bag - it used to be $5 per person, now we were asked $7,5 and had to talk it down at least to $6
- the fish in the restaurant was realtively cheap and pretty tasty, but drinks are rather expensive
- the view is really nice, but there is only one bathroom which wasn't really clean
- shower is also rather interesting, but works
- all in all we wouldn't say a word if the price was $10 or less, but asking for $15 because they "had to build a shower" etc. seems too much for what you get.

Magnificent Wohlfühlplatz , enhanced with superb views of the Pacific Ocean. Electricity, toilets and showers available. Muffled engine noise of fishing boats and a factory, otherwise quiet. WiFi and WiFi. Laundry 10./Night U.S.

North of the village Salango, right up the hill, gravel road with deep holes. driveway is well signposted

A better view is hardly possible. Located south of the village Salango up on a peninsula. Clean and nice toilet at the restaurant, cold water shower in an iron ton. Free WIFI (not always available). Fantastic common area at the Mirador with a 270 degree view of the two long sandy beaches and offshore islands. Small climbing park. Direct access to the beach. 10 minutes walk on the beach to the village.

Good starting point for whale watching trip. We booked a trip for 6 people at the restaurant "Pelicano" and paid 15$ / person for 1.5 hours. Really recommended.