julieandemmanuel Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
December 6th, 2017 Parque Chabunco Camping Area (East)

Ok place for a night. Can be quite windy. A lot of garbage. More than I have seen anywhere else.

December 6th, 2017 Ruta Provincial 51 cerrada

Maps.me shows a road to the boarder control starting here but it's closed. Only owners of the Estancia or Aduanas have the keys according to workers of El Condor. Don't plan on taking that road.

December 5th, 2017 Rangers house and officially marked camping spot

Good spot if you came to see the penguins and don't want to drive back today. Quite windy but possible to find enough protection in a campervan. In a tent, I would say it's challenging. We've seen some campers abandoning. Has a garbage bin and spring water (Ranger told us it was never tested so boil it before drinking). A fox paid us a visit a dinner time, looking for his own dinner which he found in the bush 😀.

December 5th, 2017 Pinguinero Cabo Virgenes

Amazing spot. It's a long gravel road drive (130 km from Ruta nacional 3) but way worth it. Thousands of penguins in bushes and on the beach. Many babies as they are usually born around November. We were alone with the penguins and it's still free. True end of the world experience.

December 4th, 2017 Camping Libre El Huala - Lago Roca (Free)

The best free camping we've been to. View on lake and mountains is absolutely spectacular. Nice fire pits and pit toilets. What else. Can be windy but lots of vegetation to hide behind.

December 3rd, 2017 Camping El Niriguao

Wanted to stay here with a campervan and was proposed 130 pesos per person. I tried to negotiate nicely but was basically yelled at. Decided to give my money to nicer people.

December 3rd, 2017 Camping El Ovejero

Nice camping with great facilities: even has hot water for washing the dishes and laundry. Grills on every camping spots (they sell wood and coal if needed). Wifi and hot showers. 130 pesos pp in a campervan. Has a restaurant too.

December 3rd, 2017 next to lago argentina

Indeed very nice view but only stayed 10 mins because the spot is infested with sun flies. Would have spent the night otherwise.

December 2nd, 2017 Camping La Torcida

Overall we liked this place. Hot showers, large kitchen with a stove and nice owner with good tips (speaks English and French on top of Spanish). 150pp in a campervan.
Also sells beers at a decent price (80 or 90 for 1 litro) and can book stuff for you.
On the flipside, kitchen and bathroom aren't the cleanest and Paulo wouldn't let us shower on the last day after our hike. Proposed the shower at 50 pp which we declined.

December 1st, 2017 Puente Angosto Rio Belgrano

Stopped there for lunch. Quite windy and the is a Mobil home on the site (from the authority that monitors water it seems). View is nice. Good for a quick stop, can find better to spend the night.

November 30th, 2017 at the canyon road

Very nice spot. Protected from wind, nice view on the canyon and amazing stars at night. A few dead guanacos around but nothing too bothering.

November 29th, 2017 Lake side "camp"

Very nice spot with great views on the lake (climb the little hill on your feet, it's worth it). I don't think it can fit the biggest rigs but medium ones would be fine. A few local people passed by around dinner time and were all friendly.

November 28th, 2017 ChileGob free wifi, Banco Estado ATM

There is now a Tourist Information Center on that place too.

November 28th, 2017 Camping San Lorenzo Cochrane

Off season we paid 4000 clp pp with a van. Spacious common areas. We did a laundry for 3000 clp (need to bring your detergent) . I could place a Skype call from the wifi. They sort their trash, I liked that! Everything was quite clean. Recommend the place!

November 27th, 2017 Lakeside in Bahía Murta

As described in previous reviews. Great spot, can fit all kinds of vehicles. Even has a dumpster so use it for your trash, including toilet paper. Will help us all enjoy the view...

November 27th, 2017 Trailhead Laguna

New pricing for the 2017/2018 season is 10000 CLP per person. Makes it "the most expensive trail of Chile" (I quote the lady who runs the entrance booth). Reason is the bottom part of the trail is privately-owned, top is CONAF. The owners at the bottom are quite greedy it seems. Anyway, we did the trail and it's one of the best day hikes (took a bit more than 5 hours up and down) we did in close to 2 months in South America. Amazing views of the valley and you end up right below the Cerro Castillo summit by a nice laguna. If you can afford the 10000 CLP and forget this crazy price you'll have a great time.

November 26th, 2017 Museo Escula Cero Castillo

Large parking - could fit anybody- with an amazing view. No facilities. Only company we had were sheep, hens and dogs. Shepherd passed by and said hello. Museum is interesting. We didn't pay because the senorita running wanted to close it shortly.

November 25th, 2017 Camping de Casa

It's a family house that does camping. There is no sign outside but ask anybody in the street they'll point you to the right place. We could park our campervan inside but no place for more vehicles. Lots of place for tents though. Hot shower, no wifi, owner was super nice: let us do our dishes in her kitchen, offered bread for dinner (she runs a bakery, it's good bread, we bought some for our sandwiches). 3000 CLP pp.

3000 CLP per person.

November 24th, 2017 Wild camping in the green

Awesome view and almost no one around except sheep and cows. The gravel spot is perfect for cars and campervans. Lots of grass for tents. Clean from garbage, let's keep it like this!

November 23rd, 2017 Camping Tierra Viva

Great spot. Has 2 showers with hot water, 2 toilets and a nice common area with a sink. It's a family house that opens its garden for camping. Owner has plenty of good tips on Parque Pumalin and the region and is super nice. Wifi works great. 5000 CLP per person in our camper van (we could park it in the garden).

November 23rd, 2017 Nomade ciclo cafe

Nice coffee place that opens early in the morning (at 8am) which is unique in Quellon. Possible to have breakfast or lunch. Supposedly has wifi but didn't work for us. Good place to wait for a ferry!

November 22nd, 2017 Parking of Hito Cero

We stayed here for 1 night with a campervan. No facilities, nice view and large parking area. Not made for camping but good spot to crash at if you have to wait for a ferry.

November 22nd, 2017 Warm showers by the dock 2000 CHP

The shower doesn't exist anymore (we have confirmed that with a docker).

November 21st, 2017 NP Chiloe Bush Camp

Easily accessible for any type of car. As described in previous reviews, take a left before the bridge and you'll access a large and flat grass field, quite open to the wind (we didn't need it but there was a spot protected by a sand dune closer to the road). Site unfortunately has a lot of garbage.

November 20th, 2017 Cliff-top wild-camp

As described in previous reviews. Nice spot with a lot of room and walkable access to the beach. I guess it can get windy because there is little protection but we didn't get much air thus were perfectly fine.