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March 27th, 2019 Amaranthine Café - outstanding vegetarian food

It’s not often you find such a gem of a place, even more rare to find such outstanding vegetarian and vegan food. Super good produce, well prepared, nice atmosphere, garden patio in the back and sea views at the front. Great coffee, juices and cakes too! Run by the lovely Peruvian chef and yoga teacher Sandra. Highly recommended!!!

November 17th, 2018 Le Lutin best bread in Chile

Totally agree. All sorts of sourdough, real ciabatta, amazing croissants, pizza slices, the works!

November 2nd, 2018 Salinas de Pullally

Not allowed to camp/stay overnight anymore

November 2nd, 2018 Seaside at the Dunes

Had a few real nice quiet days here too out of season. Big parking right on the beach, great for walks, swimming and surfing too. We left when a long holiday started and guards came to put a generator with floodlights in the parkinglot in order to deter young kids from drinking there at night. Still a good place with small grocery store and nice cafe with wifi all closeby. Apparently president Piñera has a house in this little village too...

October 25th, 2018 Centro Medico UC Alcantara, Santiago

This in the wrong location, it is located in Las Condes

March 31st, 2018 Cañon Del Blanco Hot Springs - Termas Nocturnas

Regarding the last comment from Sallyontour; this definitely is a natural hot spring. They do however, like most thermal resorts, need to have facilities to keep the thermal water hot, regardless of the varying and often very cold weather. We have spent a lot of time in this valley, know the owner and we have seen the actual hot spring. There are also other hotsprings (tinas de la vaca) set amidst the forest towards Sierra Nevada volcano and a geiser field called barros de toro. Both you can only visit with a guid from the Cañon del Blanco and are highly recommended.

March 16th, 2018 Madd Goat Coffee

If this is now called Madd Goat then we were there too. Great little coffee roaster and good selections of beans, blends and other specialty coffee.

February 28th, 2018 Eurostar repuestos Mercedes

After spending quite some time in Temuco for various reasons, we found out through various bus drivers that this is the best place for Mercedes truck parts. Cheaper than Coopeserau (closeby) and Selmer in town. Friendly staff and great selection of various parts you will need. Recommended

February 23rd, 2018 Tradiciones Zuny

This place is wonderful! Go and try the Mapuche cuisine in this regional classic.

February 14th, 2018 Selmer Mercedes Benz parts

Great store for Mercedes parts. This is where the local busdrivers go

February 13th, 2018 Lavanderia Curacautin

In a residencial area in a street called Pasaja Rio Blanca is this small lavanderia run from home. Very sweet lady, quick, very clean and nicely sorted and packed. Not sure of the weight but a big ikea bag full was just 10.000 CP. Recommended

February 12th, 2018 Farmer field with volcano views

Sorry, we later learned from the nearby farmer that this is private land. The road is public however and the farmer was nice and let us stay as we told him it was a genuine misunderstanding. So best to look for something else as I am sure he doesn’t want loads of overlanders showing up.

February 12th, 2018 Farmer field with volcano views

In a field by the side of a dirt road off of the road to Tolhuaca, is a pull out just next to a few large pine trees. Surrounded by pastures and in the distance a farm and (on a clear day) views of the volcanoes Llaima, Tolhuaca and the Sierra Nevada. Close to Curacautin which we found a bit difficult to find quiet boondocks. Bit of noise from the road but hardly worth mentioning. Free, no facilities and great views if you’re lucky.

January 11th, 2018 River Boondock Near Town/Balneario Tejas Verdes

Stayed here on the way south in late winter, early spring: nice and convenient spot with just the sound of the river. Came back on our way north during summer holiday and this placed is rammed on warm days as it is a swimming place for families. Because it is one of the few spots we found and we had a lot of things to do in town, we stayed here 3 nights of which all nights were disturbed by local kids hanging out, drinking, loud music and pissing around our rig. Anyway it has its moments, like late night or early morning swimming is nice. Although it is usually locals leaving trash, we did several clean ups, as we are : we have time and we need to keep these kind of free spots accesible. Please help to keep it clean, its only 10 mins of your time and it sets an example.

December 31st, 2017 Curcuma vegetarian meals

The place for wholesome vegetarian/vegan meals! Great juices, all sorts of baked and sweet goods and many delicious warm lunch/dinner options. Tiny place but with nice outdoor seating if it’s not too windy. Lovely ladies running this, and a great alternative to all the meat and asado places everywhere in Patagonia🌈.

December 31st, 2017 water non-potable visitor center

There is a tap just next to ranger station. Didn’t ask if it was potable but to me the sign clearly indicates the water is potable (a glass of water) and that you shouldn’t do your dishes here (after a hike for instance). We got water here twice and didn’t die:)

December 25th, 2017 Road to lago del desierto

Nice views, good wind protection. There is some trash, some of which we cleaned up. Please do not leave anything here, also not toilet paper, pack it up and leave no trace. There are animals here (a fox came by for breakfast), who think this is food. Don’t feed the wild life and let’s keep this place nice and clean for everyone

December 16th, 2017 Casa de Yoga PatagOM

For all weary overlanders, with stiff bodies from long drives or bike rides, casa de yoga is a great place to stretch your body and treat your innerself🌞. Susanna is a wonderful German yoga teacher who teaches in fluent Spanish, English and German. She also does regular yoga retreats, workshops, permaculture workshops and massages here and sometimes out of town at her lovely house where she also has a domo and vegetable garden. Drop by here or contact her by whatsapp for the latest schedule: tel +56 96140 7857. Highly recommended

December 15th, 2017 Mesita Grande Pizzeria

This must be one of the best pizza places in Chile, possibly in South America. The real deal. Great atmosphere, good craft beer and nice wines, great desserts and most of all really good pizzas with proper and fresh ingredients. It’s been running for years and rightly so.

December 11th, 2017 Ramos Generales

Even though Ushuaia is kinda weird and a bit of an anticlimax (except the surrounding nature), we fell in love with this place for its decor, great food, staff, vibe, Beagle roja cerveza and most of all the almond croissants! For us one of the best cafés in two years on the Panamericana.

October 28th, 2017 Lusus Café

Just inside the sportshall is a cute little cafe with real coffee, you know the stuff that is ground from beans and not instant😉 Nescafé. Strong stuff and equally strong wifi. Some cakes aswell. On the plaza is free wifi too ofcourse.

October 28th, 2017 Lipigas

They can and did fill our US propane bottle! Came in the morning first and they tried with their adapter but the guy (who was nice but a bit inexperienced) said there was a leak in the adapter. After reading how difficult it is to fill a US bottle in Coyhaique and the whole region we gave it another go after lunch. This time the boss (friendly guy with glasses) connected it and all was fine. 8500 pesos for 7 liter bottle. Maybe the only place in the region so give it a go!! Nobody said anything about the rules etc

October 22nd, 2017 Parque Pumalín – Campsite Ventisquero

Beautiful campground. The road up was easy enough for us (2.15 wide, 3.20m high) and some steep bits but def not 4x4 necessary. We were the only ones, guard came to chat and tell is the trail to the glaciar was closed due to high water levels in the river and lots of fallen trees, but he was super friendly and didn't collect a fee. Amazing place to spot all sorts of birds.

October 22nd, 2017 El Mercado Puma Verde

Unfortunately closed when we passed here, no gas, no nothing. Looks nice though!

October 20th, 2017 Parque Pumalín – Campsite Cascadas Escondidas

Also to our fellow Dutch friends dutchonwheels, please bear in mind that Doug and Kris Tompkins have spent nearly 25 years and millions of dollars to make this amazing part of nature accesible to us. Pumalin is celebrated the world over as a model for how well maintained and organised a national park can and should be. Furthermore, the entrance is free and we as users of the park with our vehicles have a (negative) impact on the ecosystem. We believe the campsites are more than adequate and they are obviously not designed for the wishes and comforts of the modern world traveling overlander. But that is a good thing. A bit of gratitude to Tompkins is more appropriate than complaining about the price. Buen viaje!

October 20th, 2017 Parque Pumalín – Campsite Cascadas Escondidas

Wanted to camp here but the entrance gate is slightly too high for us. We are 3.20m so I guess the gate is approx 3.10m. We went further down to Lago Blanco.

October 19th, 2017 Parque Tagua Tagua

Absolutely stunning private park, only accesible by boat and with prior reservation. These coordinates are at the ferry dock of Punto Maldonado which is were the park rangers pick you up and whisk you off by speedboat to the other side of the lake where the trail starts just beside the big waterfall. The park is basically one trail up the valley through pristine Valdivian rainforest, with beautifull waterfalls, gorges, massive Alerce trees (some older than 2000 years!) and beautiful lakes. Accomodation is only at two rustic mountain refugios which offer a place to stay, water and woodstove, guests take sleeping bag, mat, cutlery and food. Together with 2 others we were the only ones in the park but we've heard it can get busy in summer. That said, the park's capacity is 42 people per day. We paid 30.000 pesos each for entrance, one night at refugio and speedboat transfers. Check parquetaguatagua.cl for further details. Highly recommended!!

October 19th, 2017 Punto Maldonado

Ferry from Pt Maldonado to Punto Canelo crossing lago Tagua Tagua. In off season it departs here at 12.00 and 16.30 and arrives an hour later at Pt Canelo. From Pt Canelo it leaves at 9.00 and 13.00 and arrives an hour later at Pt Maldonado. In summer (december to march) there is an extra morning crossing. We paid 14.000 for a Mercedes Vario with 2 passengers, but with double wheels. A car or pick up is half that. Not sure if online reservations are possible but we arrived an hour before and people were already lining up and space is limited! Well worth the trip to explore further into the Rio Puelo valley which is still relatively wild and untouched as the road is a dead end at the argentinean border. Clean bathrooms and waiting area on both sides and also some nice spots to park and camp for the night if you want to be on time for the early ferry.

October 17th, 2017 Camping Puelo

Nice little spot to park and get a hot shower and fill up the water tank. We were here mid October in the off season and had the place to ourselves. Owner was out of town but the Swiss caretaker Mattias helped us out and showed us everything. Nice grassy field, good views, outdoor kitchen, clean bathrooms and hot showers. Didn't find out about the wifi though. Good base to explore further into Rio Puelo and Cochamó valleys. Recommended

October 15th, 2017 Bush Camp On Lago Tagua Tagua

Beautiful spot! Quiet, free. Ideal to make the early ferry.


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