WunderbareWelt Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
May 26th, 2019 Punta Uva Beach

great camping next to the caribbean. lots of shade, beutiful beach, coral reef for snorkeling, stayed wo nights

May 21st, 2019 Cabinas Padaroda

as described. it got too late and we stayed for the night. we were 4 people in two vans and payed 5000 C per van
nice hut with electricity and light in case it rains

May 20th, 2019 Reggea Bar Cabins And Campground

great spot to chill near a beautiful beach. has a pavillon you can use with power plugs and fast WIFI. Really cool in rainy season.
place has showers, they are not at the toilets, but on the other side of the building.
only bad thing: toilets didnt flush during night, which is OK, but they were usually dirty
paid 2000 colones per camper with two people
stayed 5 nights

May 14th, 2019 Dominical beach parking Pazific

great spot at the beach BUT take care of your stuff. stayed 4 nights and in the last night somebody stole 2 swim suits and my flip flops. also stole bikinis from another overlander

May 14th, 2019 Paradero Nahomi

in principle very cool spot and as described but had many mosquitos when we were there. stayed only one night. 2 sloths in the park, ask the guard about it.

April 29th, 2019 Jaco West Beach

great surfing spot. toilets and showers nearby for 500 / 1000 colones. saw some Aras. wifi from tiki bar still works. stayed 10 days, then we were already 4 vans and police said we have to move on because somebody complained. usually police patrols the spot very regularly and often. we chatted with them and they were friendly. they might ask you for your ID and write it down. told us its ok to stay for 2-3 days when keeping low profile.
one night one patrol woke us up and checked ID in the night and they were quite rude. they also checked one other van and were asking for guns, drugs and ID. so be aware, if you stay longer you might have to deal with police in some way. could be just positive but we usually dont have luck with that

April 26th, 2019 EXIT Nicaragua - Penas Blancas, Nicaragua/Costa Rica border

as described, except for if the police officer is in a bad mood and writes something like scanner on your sheet, then you are screwed and the lucky one that got picked out for drug control, as we were. exiting Nicaragua took us more than 4 hours.

April 26th, 2019 Finca CaƱas Castilla

must visit! its a bit like you visit a cool national park but only pay for a great campground. highly recommended. stayed 4 nights.

April 9th, 2019 Beach campsite

Awesome and quiet spot at the beach. 20 red parrots in the area during the day. Surfing was rough when we were there. Stayed 5 nights. Really good shop 150 meters away in town with good selection and free wifi. Sometimes I even had the wifi signal in the van. Also free toilets in the shop if you buy something. Water hose outside the shop for tap water but the water is not safe to drink, has many particles inside.

April 8th, 2019 Casa Los Cocos

as described. great place. nice beach. friendly owner. great kitchen bathroom toilet hammocks. 5 USD per person.

April 7th, 2019 police checkpoint

nothing was there today at 1 pm...........

April 7th, 2019 Police - corrupt

Corrupt police with same old game. Its a tourist trap where there are two lanes separated by a long solid line in Managua direction and they stand on the end of the right one so you have to cross the line to the left to basically not kill them and then they fine you for crossing the line. Just approach the spot on the left lane, then you're good, hopefully. We were stopped by corrupt cops the second time that day and after starting to discuss again for hours we ended up paying because life is too short.

also its 200 m off the ioverlander gps

April 5th, 2019 La Colonia big grocery store

big grocery store with secure parking. not far from highway.
not cheap but good selection.
clean toilets

April 5th, 2019 free mcdonalds wifi

slow but free wifi without password on mcdonalds parking lot.
good for some whatsapp messages but not more

April 5th, 2019 nice parqueo by the beach

Still cheap 50 Cordobas per night per vehicle. the "nice place by the beach" is a really nice place by a great beach indeed. Its a parking lot with direct beach access with some shade bit not too much. lots of trash lying around only on parking lot
Usually nobody is around, but you can pay at their comedor" Comedor el Jicarito" about 300 m further down the road on the left hand side. I added a picture of the comedor. We could also use the toilet there. Stayed two nights.
Its next to a big hotel and restaurant which has wifi that also works on the parking lot.

Regarding safety: we didnt feel unsafe and had a great time but it really is just a parking lot with a 1 m wall around and no guard present.


April 5th, 2019 Police control

no police control today. drove by at around 1 pm

April 5th, 2019 parador latino

good spot after two border crossings. nice family and very welcoming to overlanders. they are happy that they are in the app now. they gave us a huge papaya from their garden when we left. surprisingly quiet at night. long water hose to fill tanks with drinking water. no wifi at the moment when I asked

April 4th, 2019 Police check point

we were driving towards Nicaragua and they only checked in the other direction.

April 4th, 2019 Guasaule, Honduras to Somotillo, Nicaragua

Exiting Honduras took 15 minutes, easy.
Entering Nicaragua: terrible, very unorganized. Took us 3,5 hours although we were more or less the only ones. We filled the online form, but nobody wanted to see it. We followed the instructions below (which are perfect), but when we queued for the tourist card some weird immigration officer came by and started to ask questions. First we thought its small talk but then he started to write random things down and asked very detailed questions about our trip. He looked stoned and acted really weird. This delayed everything pretty much and other overlanders which arrived more than an hour after us were gone before us. Bad luck I guess.

April 4th, 2019 panamericano comedor

We were crossing Honduras in one day and were looked for some restaurant. found this comedor with friendly staff and good food. 4 meals cost 360 Lempira. two of us vegetarian, just ask about it.

April 4th, 2019 El Amatillo, El Salvador to El Amatillo, Honduras

thx to elintitour. Everything as described. Honduras borders both were very well organized.

April 3rd, 2019 Rancho Mama Juany - Mariscadas Parqueo Y Cabanas

place is really nice. swimming pool, outdoor showers, flush toilets without tp. wifi. still 5 usd per vehicle or tent. direct access to the beach. staff was not very welcoming but life goes on.

March 29th, 2019 Surfers Inn

nice campground. lots of shade under mango trees and free mangos if season is right. we paid 10 usd for 2 people in a van. some other cyclo travellers paid 4 usd p. p. I asked about it and he told me its cheaper without van.
Wifi signal, water hose and electricity on one site. cold showers and flush toilets. kitchen with oven and blender.
surf and body boards for rent. 6 usd per day, so cheap. unfortunately no long or soft boards.
only negative point: a bit noisy due to proximity to highway
stayed 6 nights

March 27th, 2019 Centro de Convenciones EL GRAN PALMAR, Hotel y Restaurante

friendly staff. 50 Q for 2 people in a van.
really nice place behind the hotel in a garden with hammocks, chillout area, BBQ grill, power plugs, showers and toilet.

regarding restaurant: cheap is relative, main dishes between 45-60 Q

March 26th, 2019 Cabana Suiza

great free spot before or after visiting Guatemala city. you are supposed to register at the hotel reception. safe, there is a house for police men just for the hotel. great view

March 26th, 2019 Tropigas El Tejar

93 Q for 19 L American style gas tank.
friendly staff.
tell the guy at the gate how much you need, pass the gate, pay at the counter, get your gas.

March 12th, 2019 Mayab' Spanish School

we went around town to ask at different schools and this was the best offer we could get. 650 Q per person for one week with 20 hours. one student per teacher. 4 hours per day, from 9 am to 1 pm. additionally there are free evening activities twice a week which you can attend if you like. free coffee and water.
quality of the teachers was good. all of them went to university and speak English. as in every school everywhere, you can get better or worse ones.
big plus: after lessons, you can hang out in the nice garden and use their good WIFI

February 27th, 2019 The Clover bar

went there for dinner multiple times. great service, delicious food, big portions, great value for money. highly recommended. vegetarian friendly. nice view.

February 21st, 2019 Agua pura Fuente de Vida

garafon 20 l for 8 Q. nice people. washed my containers. its a relative small side street, so not possible to get there with big rigs, or maybe rigs at all. but you can park at a very steep street about 20 m away. I just walked there and back, but you can e. g. just take a tuk tuk to carry your water back to your camping.

update: you can just call them and they deliver 20 l garafons for the same price. phone: 59400000 whatsapp: 77218294

February 21st, 2019 Robbery

small update about security: I asked around and several locals in San Pedro told me that the road still is very dangerous because of robberies.
only drive with the police escort.
maybe interesting: driving from Santiago to San Pedro around the whole lake in decent speed takes around 4 hours.