Jardin Suizo - Hosteria & Camping | Established Campground



Last Visited: 9 months ago
GPS: -1.344861, -80.741694
Altitude: 15.0 masl
Place Website: www.jardin-suizo.com


Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Warm
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Attention for all campers: From now on the entrance gate is 4.40m high, so even the biggest vans can enter the camping now.

My name is Samuel Haerri and I am from Switzerland. I speak German, English an Spanish. Here in Puerto Cayo I own a hosteria and Camping for Caravan and tents. I have a huge garden with over 200 different plants.
The quiet beach with opportunities to surf is just across the street and in the backjard on a small hill there is a great viewwpoint to watch the sunset.
The property has a fence all around it, so it's always safe. I guarantee warm and cold showers and toilets. If you want you can use my big kitchen to cook. Power with V110 and V220 is available at my place. If you want to do laundrys I have a place on the rooftop to washh it by hand or my neighbor will wash it for you in her machine. Good working WiFi is available.

My prices:
Caravan - 6US per person
Tent - 6US per person
Kids from 0 to 6 years are free, from 6 to 12 pay half the price

If you are intrested I will prepare a huge breakfast for you. The price is 6US.

The hight to enter my campground is MAX. 3,45m because of the fence.

I am looking forward to welcome you at my place. For any more information you can call me on 0980130373 or look on my website www.jardin-suizo.com.


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It was an excelent time, Samuel is a great host and he is always available for help you in whatever you need. The property its huge and you can go UP to the top House and you will have an amazing view of the coast and the little Town of Puerto Cayo.
You can talk a lot with Samuel if you want to, he is very kind, he likes to tell and hear memories.
Everything is clean, nice and ready for you to use it.
100% recommend.

CLOSED BETWEEN 10.8.2020 - 10.10.2020
According to the official information from Samuel (the owner) will be this camp closed for two moths.
We can recommend this place when it is available again, it is wonderful here. Clean and hot showers, perfect kitchen and beautiful garden. Very calm with two friendly dogs. Beach is 50 meters.

Samuel the owner very friendly and always ready to help. It has a very quiet place just steps from the beach and town. Excellent kitchen, good bathrooms with showers and hot water. Very well maintained and clean. I recommend it!

Because of an family Event the Jardin Suizo is closed for travellers !

We stayed 8 nights and enjoyed the relaxing time there. Sämi organized a private wal watching trip with a local fisherman (50 US$, 2h, 2 people). Although its were already late for that, we have never seen wals that close (see fotos). So high season (June to August) must be awesome!
The crispy bread and the langostinos (1kg for 10 US$) were delicious. Sämi sells chilled beers and soft drinks also.

We arrived on sunday and the owner was not in town. After we called Samuel his neighbor opened the gate for us and showed us the place.
It is a beautiful place and Samuel has a lot of interesting stories to tell. We enjoyed the time here a lot.

Sam is a true gentleman, such a wonderful character. He has a beautiful plot which is so relaxing. He may have raised the entrance height but there is still a waterpipe to negotiate to get to the parking spot. At 3.75m we managed to slip in. There's not much to the town itself, 40 minute bus ride to Puerto Lopez. We came for one night and stayed four. Cold showers but they were clean. Friendly dogs.

This is a very, very beautiful and relaxed place for spending a good time. Samuel is super welcoming, warmhearted and open. We had a good time with him, sharing experiences and stories. His dogs are amazingly lovely. We enjoyed our stay here!
Everything is very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is equipped perfectly. Samuel's garden is a little paradise and he was happy to share is knowledge about the plants with us.
The beach of Puerto Cayo is huge and really beautiful. 100% recommended.

Friendly owner Samuel is quite a character (travelled a lot, lots of stories he can tell) and he likes to receive overlanders, offers space for any size rig now (entrance gate has been modified so that now all vehicles up to 4.4 meters can fit!)
Price is $6 pppn, all services included.
Electricity, toilet (flush, could be cleaner), shower (1x cold, 1x lukewarm), wifi, kitchen and restaurant area can be used by everyone.

An awesome paradise for all travellers and especially for overlanders. In all those years Samy doesn’t seem to have lost one bit of his „swissness“, he maintains his place perfectly. He’s got every facility available that you‘ll need, nice and clean (there‘s also 220V electricity). We won‘t forget the fresh buns in the morning, just delicious! Don‘t miss the walk through the beautiful garden with Samy, he knows a lot about his plants.
If the weather had been better, we would have stayed for a veeeeeery long time. Samy is just a lovely host who cares for his guests as much as he can.

The campground has everything that you need. Very nice. We paid $5 USD p/p because the shower of warm water had been damaged. It usually the price is $6 USD p/p

El Camping tiene todo lo que necesitas. Muy agradable todo. Pagamos $5 p/p USD porque se había dañado la ducha de agua tibia. Generalmente cuesta $6 p/p

I am the owner, I want to update my description.

I am the owner, I want to update my description.

buen lugar para pasar la noche muy amplio lugar cocina y buenos baños muy cerca de la playa U$6 p/p para camping , habitaciones $17 por persona , puedes negociar precio para varios dias. puedes lavar ropa hay una realidad común muy agradable con refrescos y cervezas

amplio y seguro lugar para disfrutar de la playa de Puerto cayó pueblo de pescadores muy tranquilo .bienvenidas mascotas y bigRider . U$6 p/p en camping área ,para dormir en el auto mismo precio.

Great spot and Samuel is an amazing guy, has some of the most amazing stories. The new price will be $6 pp a night with WiFi and hot showers. Planned to stay 2 nights and ended up staying 6 days. Beach is across the street and there is usually no one around. Cheap food in town, $5 dollar fish meals and $1.50 beers. Great spot and much better than Puerto Lopez. If you go to Isla de la plata, use the Adventuras Plata company off season price was $35 and provided lunch and snorkel.

We were not lucky here, the owner was not at the place and the person in charge didn’t want to let us in as he said he needed authorization from the owner to let overlanders in. Probably it will be better to call him first or make a reservation?

This place is not closed. Samuel is back from his holidays and we had three wonderful days at his place. Highly recommended!!!

Samuel is back and welcoming overlanders! There were 2 other overlanders there with us that night. Shower was not that great but better than a cold one and I got bit up by no-see-ums. Nice place to stay, Sam is a great guy.

the campground is closed and is for sale.

Wow! What a fantastic place! Samuel is the “happy host”/owner. He has truly made a paradise of his property here! Beautiful grounds with well maintained facilities! The entire grounds are covered in gorgeous flora which Samuel loves to give tours of, explaining about the different plants. This place is less than a block from the beach and a five minute walk to the small town center where there are a few tiendas. Samuels place includes a spectacular covered mirador complete with hammocks and a great view of the ocean There is a restaurant onsite that offers cold beer and a fantastic breakfast every morning for $5. Samuel also offers use of his big kitchen to travelers. The bathrooms are clean with toilet seats and toilet paper and a warm shower. Also- Good reliable WiFi! Many overlanders stop here and Samuel takes photos of them all. We had great fun looking through the photos finding the familiar faces of people we knew!

All of your comments are fair ! Samuel is really nice and very helpful. He showed us all of his plants, was very interesting! we put the tent under the roof with a view on the sea (5$pp) and we had a hot shower and could cook in the big kitchen.
the breakfast, for 5$pp is the best we had in south america : lots of bread, lots of scrambled eggs, lots of fresh different fruits, cheese (delicious camembert), ham, marmelade and good coffee.
we highly recommand this place !!

We spent 5 days here in Samuel's place.
This place is really beautiful and Samuel is such an amazing person!
When we arrived we made a tour with him on the garden, we explained us all the plants.
Everything is so clean, you can cook on the big kitchen. He offers us amazing fruits and we really spent a nice time with him.
We also surfed on the beach, its good for beginners. You can rent some board in the village.

Hermoso lugar!!! samuel es excelente anfitrión y tiene todas las comodidades que uno necesita!!!
El camping estará cerrado desde el 5 de agosto al 20 de septiembre del 2018.

awesome spot and wonderful host. Sam is a great guy and he’s built a lovely spot. great common area. nice parking for even big vehicles. 11O and 220 power at sites and a hose nearby. big kitchen with oven and 2 sinks. wonderful bread rolls each morning for $0.10/ each. the beach is across the road. decent for boogie boarding or beginner surfing. we had it completely to ourselves.

i got a decent electric shock from the “death shower” but i think he fixed it.

paid $13/night for 2 adults, 2 kids, and a dog in our van.

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Joli établissement, , douches chaudes et propres, cuisine disponible, ,et lieu de vie très agréable. Samuel est toujours disponible et très sympathique! De plus, celui ci dispose d'un exeptionnel avec des plantes venues de tous les continents. Il e fera une joie de vous le présenter ! On recommande !!

Very pleasant and comfortable place, with a beautiful and quiet garden. Samuel is a kind-hearted and generous host. We enjoyed a lot our stay !


Sehr schöner Platz auf der dem Pazifik gegeüberliegenden Straßenseite. Sehr ruhig mit Gemeinschaftsküche, Waschgelegenheit, Bar mit Selbstbedienung etc. Samuel, der Betreiber ist gerne bereit auf individuelle Bedürfnisse (Frühstück etc.) einzugehen.
Gutes Internet. Top für Motorradfahrer oder auch Fahrer von Campern.

Awesome place. Rooftop camping available for $5pp if you have freestanding tent. Plenty of places for campers or larger vehicles. Great view from the top of the building, kitchen, toilet upstairs and downstairs, cold shower upstairs and downstairs, warm shower downstairs, great seating area downstairs and honesty beer fridge. Samuel is a great guy and even offered us some soup on arrival. If you want to stay in a room it's $15pp. About 10min walk into the village which has 3 small grocery shops and a few restaurants. Samuel has now also started taking work-away-ers so contact him in advance if you're interested (mainly gardening). I took a pic of his card with contact details so it's in the photos section. Wifi.

samuel is a great host. he spent a lot of time with us showed us the plants and made us some fresh tea! he has a big heart. the toilets and showers are very clean as well the kitchen. a great place to stay and relax in his big gardenparadise. he will close this place from the 29.12.17 until the 28.1.18. dont miss it if you are close by!!

A sanctuary of trees and plants a stone throw away from the ocean. However, what really gives character to this place is the host Samuell. Go visit and be humbled. Be well, Samuel!

Note: if your vehicle is over 3.30, which is the height of the gate, Samuel will arrange for you to stay across the road and still use his facilities.

Samuel is a great host and great company. The place is really nice for a tent too, you can either put it in the garden or at the roof terrace (with bathroom, electricity and roof).

Perfect place to stay some nights after wild camping at the beaches. Samuel's place has all you need: hot/warm shower, clean bathrooms, a Kitchen, Electricity (110 and 220 V) beer ;-) and good WiFi. Recommended stay!

just to mention. Jardin Suizo will be closed until the 20 july 17. Sam will be back then and it is a great place to stay.

Sam. is the best host. Very friendly . Top bloke. $15 a night and for an extra $5 a big breakfast. good Wifi and the best kitchen ever.

Really nice to relax for a few days.

Really amazing! All facilities as described, and even better than you would expect. That kitchen... Wow! There is an oven and all! Sam is a deadset legend (that's my Australian way of saying he is awesome). He took us through the garden and up to the Mirador for the sunset. He also offered for us to leave our car here (for free) when we go to the galapagos (which we would have done happily if it fit our plans).

There are two showers - one hot (electric head) and one cold, depending on the weather.

Various delivery trucks (bread, vegetables, fruit, etc) come by often and if you let Sam know he will make sure you don't miss them.

Absolutely recommend this place - you won't want to leave!

Hostel an campground in beautiful garden setting. Well built and well maintained. Excellent kitchen, laundry (service or manual), temperamental wifi, 110/220 V, restaurant serves breakfast only (USD 5). Water from village grid. 15 minutes walk from village. Extremely kind and helpful Swiss owner (Sam). Picture gallery with images of all visitors. Camping USD 10 (2 adults, camper).

All fine wifi,sanitär,kitchen,shower and a very helpfull Samuel. entry for car to 3,45 meters and 5 Dollar per Person. All so Rooms for 15 Dollar per Person.40 Min with the Bus to Isla de la Plata.

very friendly owner, nice place to relax, Gold

very friendly owner, nice place to relax, good kitchen, bathroom clean, 3,45m highness to Come in.

Really nice place. Samuel, the owner, is a warm-hearted host. He created his own oasis, what a beautiful garden! Sanitary are very clean, warm shower. Wifi is fast. Great kitchen to use for the campers. Only 10 minutes to walk in the village with some nice local restaurants direct on the beach. Much more nicer than Puerto Lopez.

Really nice place. Samuel, the owner, is a warm-hearted host. He created his own oasis, what a beautiful garden! Sanitary are very clean, warm shower. Wifi is fast. Great kitchen to use for the campers. Only 10 minutes to walk in the village with some nice local restaurants direct on the beach. Much more nicer than Puerto Lopez.

This is a very pleasant, comfortable, and quiet place Samuel has created. We stayed two weeks. Entry gate is 3.45 m tall, some big rigs may not fit. Samuel also offers rooms with private bath for $15 per person per night; a complete breakfast costs $5 per person.

The owner (Sämi) is back at jardin suizo. We had a very nice stay there! He showed us around and made us coffee and sandwiches for our long car ride the next day! Toilets are clean, showers cold though Sämi is thinking of installing a water heater. Payed $5 pp.

It seemd to be closed, but the guardener called the owener and he let us stay for 5$ per person per night. Good view over the city and the shore from the Mirador of the campground.

Owner was not here, but the guardener organized our stay. Tranquillo place with lots of different plants and big covered sitting area. Cost for 5$ each including electricity and shower.

we camped with our tents on the roof terrace of the main house. perfect spot: always a breeze, toilet and shower up there, hammocks and its sheltered. paid 5$/p

Samuel has finished the added parking space specifically for overlanders, and he asked us to post two photos. The space is about 100 square meters in size, and it has water and electricity on-site

Like others said before us, Samuel is very friendly, helpful, and accommodating. He is planning on adding some overlander-specific parking places behind his house near the bathrooms and showers. Right now one or two rigs can park in front of his house.

Great spot with full indoor kitchen and good wifi. Clean bathrooms. Samuel is very accommodating and friendly. Can get laundry done as well.

Wonderful place as described below. Please note that hostal and campground will be closed from August 25th to October 10th, 2015, since Samuel will be travelling.

very nice place and a paradis for plant lovers. this place has 4 rooms with hot shower for rent, and right now samuel staret to expend his place that he can take up to 4 RV,s. but not higher then 3,50 meter. everthing is in good shape. there is good wifi and power. peoples with tent are also welcome. you should visit this place if you are at the coast. attention: from 27.8.2015 to 30.9.2015 the place is closed !

THE BEST place to stay in Ecuador with a very nice and friendly Swiss owner (Sämi)...great for big rigs,tents and they are also nice rooms available...everything is here like clean bathrooms, fast wifi, kitchen to use and many more...direct by the ocean...and all these for a great price!!!

BEST PLACE after 10 month on the road in Southamerica...Sämi, the Swiss owner, is very friendly and helpful...and offers a great hospitality with EVERYTHING you need!!!Good for big rigs, also great for tents and he has also rooms available...check also the pictures out!!!he has also a very clean kitchen to use and also the clean bathrooms are in a very good shape...the whole area is in a great condition and Sämi is still prepare more for the travellers...JUST MUST GO THERE!!!

Nice small hosteria in a huge beautiful garden with over 200 different plants. Run by Samuel a very friendly Swiss - speaks German, English and Spanish and knows the area very well. Very clean and new restrooms. Place is arranged with love to small details. Breakfast with everything available for 5 USD. Power from the house available. Surf beach just across street. Great mirador with view over the whole bay. Paid 5 USD pP for camping in our car. Very quiet place. Perfect to relax. www.jardin-suizo.com.