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Date Place Comment
May 9th, 2018 Gasan

Filled up our USA propane tanks twice here without any problems. Staff is really friendly and chatty. We paid 70000 for two tanks.

May 8th, 2018 Balneario Bambu

Really nice place to stop for a night. We paid 5000 per person. Dinner at their restaurant was delicious and was 6000 pesos per plate. Especially our dog enjoyed playing around along the river. The family is so so friendly. They offered us torches so we can use the clean toilets at night.

May 8th, 2018 Terpel gas station with facilities

Nice place to spend the night. We hardly heard the trucks at night. Everybody was really friendly.

May 5th, 2018 Altamira

What a beautiful place to stay. The entire family is so friendly and welcoming. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and they had a birthday party planned for the evening and Informed us the music will be loud till late. Earplugs did the job. They offered us to plug into electricity and They have two friendly male dogs. Our Ford F350 truck plus truck camper (3.6m hight, 7.46m long) Managed the road up to the property without any problems.

May 5th, 2018 Alto de la Linea

We drove from Armenia to Ibague on a Saturday afternoon. It took us 3 hours. No construction work but lots of trucks. Roads are wide enough to pass. However, be careful over taking big trucks crossing the double yellow line, as the police might wait around the corner ready to give you a ticket.

May 3rd, 2018 Viewpoint Campspot Behind Restaurant

Perfect for the night. We enjoyed the view and the hospitality. It’s nice to relax in the hammock after a long day of driving. The food at the restaurant is good.

May 1st, 2018 Grahams place

What an amazing place and family. We can highly recommend to stay here. Graham and his family are super welcoming. They are going out of their way to make your stay memorable, they assisted us with doctor appointments and invited us for coffee and cake. On top our dog loved playing with one of their dogs. For 5$ per car a day you get to use an amazing common room, kitchen and bathroom with hot shower. We were able to plug into electricity as well. Furthermore you can spend your day fishing talapia at his Pond.

April 29th, 2018 Casa de Campo

We loved our stay here. Everybody is super friendly and welcoming. We paid 10 usd for 2 people, however we did not use their shower or bathroom. Two entrance gates, one with a low hanging wire. Our 3.4m height Truck camper managed to squeeze through the second entrance and tree branches.
Highly recommend this place it’s so beautiful to recharge your battery here.

April 27th, 2018 La Bicok Ecolodge - Camping

Nice and clean place. We only stayed one night and payed 9$ per person. Dogs are welcome as long as they stay in the parking/ camping area. The WiFi hardly reached our camper and was very finicky. It is a nice place to stay and relax.

April 26th, 2018 Bonanza brewery, beer garden, German sausage

Really nice place to stay one night. The restaurant is open during weekends only, however we were still allowed to camp here on a Thursday. We brought delicious beer of the brewery and spend hours chatting with the friendly owners. They allow us to use the clean toilet of the restaurant.

April 25th, 2018 Balsa Surf Camp

Amazing atmosphere at this beautiful hostel. It is located really close to the main surf point. We were able to stay in the secure parking lot with our Truck camper. The owner Rasty and his wife Julie like the idea of overlanders at their hostel. Over the next two months they are planning to build showers and toilets for overlanders.
As per now they offer cabanas and you can use the toilet at the restaurant. The restaurant on site offers delicious healthy food. Furthermore they offer yoga classes (free for paying guests) and surf lessons. There are hammocks on the lovely property for your use as well as decent WiFi. We were able to fill up with water and plug into electricity as well. The entrance is large enough for big rigs, but there is a tree that you need to navigate around which can make it challenging, but doable. Lovely spot!

Feel free to contact Rasty or Julie under:
[email protected]
Www.balsasurfcamp.com
Tele:
00593(0) 42060075

April 22nd, 2018 Rosa Mistica

Unfortunately they don’t allow overlander anymore. Check out balsa surf camp.

April 21st, 2018 Hotel Bambu

Amazing location, for 5$ per person you get really good WiFi, clean showers and toilets. Our big rig fit in without any problems. We felt safe and super welcome all the time. We enjoyed the food at the restaurant, especially the fish tacos. We were allowed to fill up our water tanks without extra pay. Canoa is a fun little surf town.

April 15th, 2018 Petrol station

Nice patrol station which let us fill our water tank. The worker says it’s portable.

April 15th, 2018 Playa Negra

Had no problems going up hill with our Ford F-350 truck camper. We had the black sand beach all to ourself. No facilities. no rubbish or stray dogs begging for food compared to Mompiche.

April 14th, 2018 Maracumbo camping y cabañas

The owner wasn’t in the country and his employees weren’t sure if we can stay in our truckcamper and send us away. The entrance was overgrown with trees and to enter we would have to cut a lot of tree branches. We moved on to find a different spot to camp.

April 14th, 2018 Tiburon Restaurant

It looks like a nice place to camp. However there is a height restriction due to low hanging wires.

April 14th, 2018 Beach at Las Peñas infront of Restaurante "La Ramada"

Lovely little fishing village. We stayed here for one night after a long day of driving. Beautiful restaurant and delicious seafood and vegetarian dishes. Fresh fruit smoothie and cheep beer (1.50usd for 22oz) were a big welcome. The owners are extremely nice and pet friendly. We camped on the beach in front of their restaurant.

April 12th, 2018 Las Lajas parking of teleférico

Stayed the night here before crossing the border to Ecuador. It was quiet and perfect for our truck camper to park. We didn’t see a night guard or anyone around.

April 6th, 2018 Brio La Esmelrada 2

We stayed for one night, absolutely did the job. We had to wake up early so we did not mind the music which started at 6 am.

April 6th, 2018 Lavanderia Autoservicio

Awesome laundry, 8000 pesos for washer and 6000 for dryer. The owner is super nice and helpful. WiFi is fast.

March 30th, 2018 Restaurant with a view

Not sure about the name of this family run restaurant, but they have delicious food and fresh juices. Perfect stop for lunch on your way to Medellín.

March 28th, 2018 Estacionamento

We stayed here for one night and negotiated to pay 20.000 per night plus we fill up on water. The next day he asked for 5000 extra in order for us to leave. It was noise till about midnight but after the food stands closed and the employees left it was quiet. It’s was ok for one night as we had no other option.

March 26th, 2018 Turispanish Hostel

We loved stayed with Ruben and his family. They are amazing people. Our room was clean, the AC was a perfect plus to escape the heat in Santa Marta and the breakfast was delicious. The location is perfect, especially if you have to pick up your vehicle after shipment. Ruben is a perfect host and goes out of his way to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

March 3rd, 2018 Lavanderia New Star

Do it yourself laundry. 1.25 per load.
Fast and clean. They have a little waiting area and a TV with Spanish movies.

February 19th, 2018 Wonderful coffee shop!

Delicious coffee and pastries. We stoped here on our way to bocas del toro. Can highly recommend it

February 19th, 2018 Panama Camping RV park

Very nice campground. Brand new and has everything you need. From the best WiFi we used in a long time to clean shower and bathrooms. Walking distance to town. The small café offers delicious home baked cake and coffee. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We were quoted 22$ per night for two people but we manage to negotiate.

February 17th, 2018 Lavanderia

This place is permanently closed!

February 15th, 2018 terpel, va&ven

Really nice and clean facilities. Staff was super friendly. They were trying to help us find a septic tank which they do not have. Unfortunately the washing Maschine was broken while we were here. Perfect to spend one night.

February 15th, 2018 Aduana

Extended our TIP here. Super fast service, less than 15minutes! No copies needed. We already had our insurance for two month. We did not have to pay any money either.


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