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Date Place Comment
August 31st, 2017 TerralHotel&Spa (and Camping)

Overlanders can park and stay in the large fenced in, secure concrete car park which is situated about 100m down the road from hotel. there is electricity and water in the carpark. Toilets and showers are available at the hotel. The hotel is lovely, has a fantastic rooftop terrace, good wifi and a swimming pool.

August 29th, 2017 Lavanderia - Yo lavo

Very clean american-style laundry with coin-operated large machines. Attendant is really helpful and speaks English. wash takes 30 mins (2200), dryer : 1200 for 30 mins or 2000 for an hour. Very cheap for Chile! best to park on side road and walk down as parks out front are costly and only for smaller vehicles.

August 18th, 2017 Water

Would not let us fill here. Sent us to Copec.

August 17th, 2017 At the closed entrance of vallee de la luna

The entrance to Valle de la Luna is certainly closed, but you can definitely still camp here. However, continuing another three kms down the road and turning in at the radio antenna takes you to a much more beautiful remote spot.

August 15th, 2017 Park Entrance

this place is open! this is the only access to VdL. camping descriptions are accurate

August 15th, 2017 Mirador Ckari, Valle de Luna

Visiting this look out is included in the entrance ticket to Valle de la luna. Camping is no longer allowed...

August 15th, 2017 Entrance to Valle de la Luna

This is now the only entrance to Valle de la Luna. It is accesible from bypass road going around San Pedro. Entrance 3000pp, 2500 kids.

August 15th, 2017 Not a short cut to 23CH

Just to clarify, this comment refers to a east-west track (that doesn't appear on my ioverlander map). Otherwise the dirt road 355 to Laguna chaxa from 23CH is perfect- can travel around 50-60kmh.

August 15th, 2017 Valle de Luna Overlook

camping no longer allowed. entrance fee to visit, or included in price of Valle de la Luna ticket.

August 15th, 2017 Track to Chaxa only for 4WD

Just to be clear, this comment refers to the track east-west coming from Laguna Chaxa. the road heading south is fine. (Also works are currently underway on the other track so probably will be improved shortly).

August 15th, 2017 Road barrier closed at night

No problems to come through during day Aug 2017

August 10th, 2017 Scenic drive for small vehicles only

For sure this is a narrow windy road, but we are in a 7m long, 2.20wide French campervan and it was fine, we were not stopped at police checks.

August 5th, 2017 Estancia las Carreras- cheese farm

If you are doing the loop around the Tafi valley this Jesuit cheese-making milk farm is a really nice place to visit. 50ars per person for small tour of milking installations (5pm is milking time), cheese curing rooms and small Jesuit 'museum' including cheese tasting and a coffee. Beautiful architecture, yummy cheese. This is also a hotel and restaurant. 30 mins from Taxi, 45 from El Mollar.

August 4th, 2017 Free thermal baths

Public thermal pools with small very hot pool, larger cooler shallow pool for kids, outside showers and several kiosks selling food and souvenirs. Right next to camping la olla. Large parking at back in which you could probably overnight for a tip to caretaker.

August 1st, 2017 Sculpture Museum and Park- free

Park and museum displaying sculptures from the biennial sculpture competition in Resistencia. Maps available for walk around town taking in some of the 630 sculptures displayed in the city. A really nice place, friendly staff, WiFi and you can stay overnight in carpark next to guarda nacional.

July 30th, 2017 Cia Mineras Wanda

An interesting visit to the quartz and amethyst mine with guide. 80pp, free <10yrs. You can also visit small Guarani myth park learning local mythology and small museum with very interesting fossils and stones (after a pirated film on creation of universe!). All included in mine entrance ticket. easy access, good parking. we found very interesting.

July 30th, 2017 Reservoir Shore picnic area

This place is top. Its really a picnic spot with tables, barbecues, showers and toilets. Its may not be evident to find a good flat spot close to tables. plenty ofbshade under giant pines. You can swim or fish in reservoir- free camping. Bathrooms are only open weekend.

July 18th, 2017 Paraty hidden camp near town and beach

This is a great spot to spend a few days in Paraty. Very close to the pretty town and relatively quiet at night. Close to quai where you can hire a boat for a spectacular day touring the islands, snorkelling, fishing etc. We paid 250R for private boat for day. Its not a beach camp though, if you want beach go to jabaquera.

July 16th, 2017 Doriel praia bar

This restaurant is on a nice quiet beach, perfect for SUP and swimming. Restaurant is nice, there are many similar with tables in sand. We spent the night in the carpark (free) and ate here next day.

July 15th, 2017 Sugar Loaf

We spent our first night in front of the military school, but were told we couldn't stay during the day. We moved to the beach side of the parking lot under the trees and were fine here. Day is 10R. Night is free. The little beach is stunning and it is so amazing to have such a cheap central place to stay in a big city! Free WiFi at cable car.

July 12th, 2017 Our home is your home!

A generous, friendly, polyglot host, a beautifully-kept peaceful garden full of avocados, mandarins, oranges, bananas and strawberry plants. Fourteen dogs and as many cats, a pool, hot shower, toilet and electricity hook-up, this is the kind of spot over landers dream of! Use GPS coordinates below to find road. Thanks, merci, obrigado René!

July 5th, 2017 Pantanel Santa Clara Expeditions

Its now 50 per adult, children free, and they do push you to buy tours etc... The campsite however is very peaceful and a great place to hang out and watch caymans, otters, wild pigs, capybaras and all the birds! The hotel area has WiFi, pool, restaurant- but it is a 1km walk from campsite.

July 4th, 2017 Road Riders Hostel

Nice hostel, friendly owners, central location. 15reales per person included breakfast. We just fit into the back parking area at 3.10m high.

July 3rd, 2017 Immigration - Bolivia

One of our longest border exits ever. immigration is open 8-6 true, but there were long queues when we where there (2pm Monday). Aduana across the road shuts at lunch, reopening at 2:30pm, there were queues, we needed to get photocopies and they did a full exit inspection of car. Plan for a long border crossing if our experience anything to go by.

July 1st, 2017 Hotel Villa Chiquitana

This beautiful four-star hotel lets you camp in their peaceful garden. There is a pool, a well equipped gym, table tennis, a reasonably-priced restaurant (approx 15 for beer, 50bob for main), WiFi, electricity at sites, water, hot showers, a kids playground- and even two baby deer in the garden! When people say this is their best campsite ever, we understand why!!! 35bob per adult, 20 per child, <3yrs free. A true bargain for what you get and a very refreshing stop! Go there before they change their minds about receiving overlanders :)

June 27th, 2017 Jaguar Azul

A large flat field to camp in with electricity hook ups, water, some shade and good internet at campsites. Laundry is 30bob per load. shared kitchen available, hot showers, banos, small shop. Very friendly owners Pablo and Maya. kid friendly and a 2 main walk to town- very convenient! "Under construction" is a bit of a euphemism for "slightly dirty and unkempt", but very chilled place we highly recommend! Note that last 100m of access is difficult, but we made it in our low clearance French campervan.

June 24th, 2017 La Vispera

There is no arguing that the restaurant here is very peaceful and great food, but at 40bob per person and 20 bob per child (+/- 40 per car for electricity) for a sloping spot in the sun at least 15 mins walk from town centre, this place feels overrated, at least for families. 140 bob without/ 180 with electricity for a family of five is way too much.

June 24th, 2017 La Boheme

Agree with original entry, this place is really nice. happy hour is 5-7pm, two drinks for 25bob. nice roof terrace or quiet couches at the back for children. book swap and games available.

June 23rd, 2017 Road block 07.00-11.30/13.00-17.30

This place is permanently closed.

June 23rd, 2017 Supermarket SAS

this point has been wrongly entered at the same spot as a campsite. it should be deleted. I don't have the correct coordinates for the SAS supermarket.


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