Tambopaxi | Established Campground

Ecuador

Details

Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

Tambopaxi is the only lodge inside the park, and one of four places where you can camp. The other camping sites are free but offer in one case only dirty toilets and in the other two cases no infrastructure at all. The hostel offers rooms and the restaurant serves good food but at higher-than-average prices. Camping is in front of their new lodge building which was just opening for business when we arrived. At over 12,000 feet it's cold and windy, so bring plenty of warm clothes. Campfires not allowed. See website for directions.

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Camping, restaurante, apartamentos, hotel. Todo CARISIMO, sólo pensado para turista extranjero, pero no para viajeros nómadas.

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Parked overnight in parking lot with access to bathrooms, *hot* shower, decent wifi in lounge, and big complimentary breakfast for $17.89. Wifi did not quite reach where I was parked. Even though GoogleMaps or MapsMe may advise you to take the North entrance, the South entrance is was better... I took my RWD van up the North road and it was very rough. The South road is mostly paved and takes a fraction of the time.

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Loved our stay here! Very remote area, totally quiet night. Magical views of Cotopaxi. We were ready for that super nice hot shower and chill in the sitting area with good wifi. Very friendly people.
Drove up in the morning to the end of the road and hiked up to Refugio.

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Still $7.31 pppn, use of bathroom, showers, lounge area and wifi included.
Beautiful view of the Cotopaxi.

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There exist in total 4 legal campsites in the Cotopaxi NP. The only one private run (and that for to pay) is this one. But sure it is the nicest one.
The free ones are:
- 2km from Lagun Limpiopongo to the south
- in a valley between Limpiopongo and Cotopaxi
- east at a logun I dont remember the name

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15.80 usd por persona! incluye el desayuno

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Had a hot chocolate ($2.50) kids said it was the best in South America. Beautiful view and we intended to camp until we found out it was $7.30 pp which for our family of 5 is overpriced since we are fully self contained. There are 3 free campgrounds down the road.

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The restarunt has a nice lounge up the back that u can hang out in and use their internet and power. password [passwords are not allowed unless explicitly permitted by the owner]. large beer 3, coffee 2.

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Spaghettis bolognesa : 9,6$
Pollo a la plancha : 12,6 $
Very good

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Excellent views of Cotopaxi and the best way to experience the park as we are not allowed to camp elsewhere since the volcano is active. Super nice staff, very clean bathrooms with hot showers and fast wifi in the restaurant. Recommended

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Just wanted to correct the altitude.

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We stayed in front of the hostel at the parking lot. Clean and hot showers with a lot of water :-)! WiFi available, no electricity. 7,31 USD/person including IVA and servicio for camping. We had a dinner-menu for 17 USD, expensive but very well. There are other camping options in NP Cotopaxi, for example at the lagoon which are for free. All in all 7,31 USD for hot showers and WiFi are quite expensive! The park rangers at the south entry let us in at 5.30 pm (officially entrance closed at 3 pm), after we told them we wanted to camp at Tambopaxi.

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Tambopaxi is the only lodge inside the park, and one of two places where you can camp, the other being the Limpiopungo Lake Campground a short distance from Tambopaxi. The hostel offers rooms and the restaurant serves good food but at higher-than-average prices. Camping is in front of their new lodge building which was just opening for business when we arrived. At over 12,000 feet it's cold and windy, so bring plenty of warm clothes. Campfires not allowed. See website for directions.

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