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My wife and I stayed at Finca Sommerwind on numerus occasions over a period of several months. Our experience was nothing but positive in all respects. Please note that from the beginning of May 2018 Hans has full responsibility for running the campground and cafe. Also note that for the whole of June 2018 Hans will be in Germany so don't expect to see him during this period.

We used both the cabins available and tent camped. The cabins are comfortable and offer everything you could need. Tent camping is great in the beautiful surroundings of the finca and provides drinking water, a kitchen, fridge, power (110V and 220V), WiFi, clean toilets and endless HOT showers. We really don't understand the comment from a previous person that the showers were cold as we were there at the same time as them and did not experience cold showers!

Hans is a mine of information and goes out of his way to help overlanders when he can. Need a visa or extension, recommendations on places to visit, a place to fix your vehicle or a host of other requests then Hans will do everything to help. He spent many hours helping me acquire a visa in November 2017.

There are many overlanders to meet and share travel stories with. The communal area lends itself well to this and is also a great place for a BBQ which Hans often arranges.

The cafe, open at weekends only, offers a variety of food and we can highly recommend the German bread (available any day on request), cheesecakes and apple cake, all home made. On arrival, Hans met us with free coffee and some of his delicious German bread.

The Finca is a safe and secure place to secure your vehicle. We did this twice with our motorcycle. Once for nine days whilst we visited the Galapagos and once for two months whilst we returned to the UK. Patricia, who lives on site, was also kind enough to store our motorcycle riding gear in her house whilst we were away.

Be aware that there are five dogs on site but they are very friendly and used to lots of visitors. They do bark at pretty much anything that moves outside the confines of the Finca but are usually quiet at night.

Yes there are mosquitos but that's hardly Hans' fault. Just bring repellent, cover up or light a fire using the wood provided free of charge by Hans.

Others have commented about the race track and this cannot be ignored. However, in our experience it is unused for 90% of the time.

This is most probably the best campground we've visited since our time in the US and Canada. Highly recommended.

Blog: Tiger 800 RTW

Place: Finca Sommerwind

Visited: May 16th, 2018

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Location: 0.380835, -78.089481

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