La Chacra Holandesa | Established Campground

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Last Visited: 5 days ago
GPS: -34.736829, -55.739189
Altitude: 39.0 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Beautiful rural Campground. They also rent a small house.
The hosts are a very helpful and nice dutch couple. / whatsapp +598 92608288 is the best way to contact them for questions or to let them know you are coming.
For the cold and rainy days they have a tiny house with wooden stove and cooking posibility inside. There is a a basic sleeping posibility as well.


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Just go! Beautiful place and beautiful people!!!

Fantastic, just as described by others. Very welcoming, lovely people, chickens, schnitzel the pig, cooking facilities and opportunity to get gas cylinder.

A specious campsite which also have a holidayhouse that is located at 35 kilometers of Montevideo. A beautiful farm in the middle of nowwhere and closeby a supermarket, a location where you can refill your gas, winery and the beach. It is a beautiful place to start or end your journey.

- general kitchen (which has gas, potterly, cutterly)
- 1 general shower (warm water)
- 2 toilets
- One holiday house with 2 bedroom and 5 persons, own bathroom and kitchen.
- 15 camping spots (flat) on graffel or grass. Would you like to park yiu car between the horses or on a grassy spot in the garden? You can park everywhere you want.
- A cosy general area
- Karcher carwash (paid)
- Washmachine (paid)
- Pick up or dropoff airport or UY Storage (paid)
- next year they will start with building a swimmingpool & sauna

Horseriding, visit the local rodeo and meet gaucho’s, playing with the dogs, hire bikes, go to the local market or want you prepair your car? Making your own pizza in the garden or enjoy the playing a game (cardgame, jeu de boules or darts) you are on the right place.

The owner are the most friendly people I have met. They are taking you with them in the daily lives if you want and if you need anything they always have a solution.

Beside the campsite, the would love to help por people. All the leftovers you can leave here behind. Once a month they bring the stuff to the por people or immigrants.

Don’t forget to give the pig a pat on his head or under his tummy.

We did alot of research in the neighbour but this is the best campsite.

(1/5 rate)
Wifi: 5 stars
Staff: 5 stars
Place: 5 stars
Cleaness: 3 stars
Activities: 5 stars
Work as a Digital nomad: 5 stars

Highly recommend.

Another glowing review for La Chacra Holandesa. Jan and Marieke were lovely hosts. We drove up quickly from Montevideo to find a propane tank with a US fitting (they have lots of gear from travellers using this a landing or departure stay). We were greeted with a glass of wine in their beautiful outdoor communal living room. It's a large, peaceful farm with many friendly dogs, cats and horses on the property. There's a guest room as well as lots of space for campers and tents. We were sad to leave them that night to return to our Airbnb in the city, but will be sure to return. Thanks again!

Really nice place and good vibes!
Jan and Marike are very friendly and great hosts.
It's a rural place with horses, pig and chickens (you can get fresh eggs every day). There are a lot of things leave here by travellers, you can get it or exchange it.
Perfect spot to start or to end your trip.

Very nice place! Lovely owners, very helpfull and friendly. Everybody stays longer than planned because it feels so good. We ended up staying for 18 days! Never stayed longer anywhere else. Many animals and birds around. Good place to do some work on the truck as well.

Nice rural campground. Situated close to Montevideo and to the seaside.
Clean toilets and hot shower. Good WiFi. Great place to meet other overlanders. We were here on some cold rainy days...and there is a cosy room with wood-stove. Lovely dutch hosts who speak at least dutch, spanish, german, and english. We really enjoyed our stay here.

stayed a few nights here at the end of our journey. very nice place, very friendly owners, decent wifi and when it's cold and rainy you have a place to sit inside with an oven :)
500Uyu per car, per day. Not per person.

Just read all previous posts. Excellent place to stay. Not only for the start or end of your journey. Take some time to relax and prepare or maintain you vehicle (if needed). All facilities for some nights are there. We enjoyed it!

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Noce, quiet and klean. Bathroom/toilet good.

Price: 250 pppd

Many overlanders visit our camping site to start of end their journey.The rules fore shipping have become stricter. Gas bottels are not allowed. Guests leave them with us and guests whose verhicle has arrived can take a suitable gas bottel with us again. For free!!

Great place. Definitely want to stay more than one night here. Horses for riding. Each cabin has its own kitchen. 500 pesos pppn, camping or rooms.

Phantastic spot to start or a end a trip to Southamerica. All facilities one needs and great hospitality. Absolutely recommended.

confirming previous posts, very nice and friendly, very clean

Excellent campsite. Great facilities and friendly owners that would like to help you with everything you need.
Free wifi at the shared area. We paid 500 a night. Clean bathroom and nice kitchen to prepare some meals.
Lovely animals around!

The very best place to stay when you arrive with vehicle in Montevideo. Don’t wait, just go there and get your things together to travel through South America!!

Nice and lovely people!! (out Holland)
Nice place!! i recommend everbody to visite this place. Nice animals (horses, dogs, Kitten, Pig). Kitchen with Gas. Bathroom is good!! price: 500 pesos for 2 pesons and a car. you can also work here, for a bed and meal.

Lovely people and perfect camping spot!!
All you need in Uruguay!

Always a nice and relaxing stay. Now much better with additional bathroom building. The internet is much stable than before.

We spent new year's eve with Jan and Marieke and had a lovely time. They have a nice place with a wonderfull atmosphere. We borrowed bikes to go to the nearby village and shops. Recommended.

as previously described.
250pp + travelcar.
there are building a new and extra sanitary block.
This will make it even beter.

What a nice and friendly place with lots of animals and a cozy room with kitchen and a woodoven if you need a warm shelter in the evening.. Thank you Marieke and Jan for your hospitality. We paid 500 UyP per night, two person and the car

Perfect calm location to stay for a couple of days. A lot of nice animals the kids can play with. Jan and Marieke are very nice and relaxed hosts. Highly recommended. Only downside is the slow internet.

This is probably our favorite place in Uruguay. Quiet, rural and just great to relax and chill...
We even visited Buenos Aires from there, just left the van there.
The place is cheap, the airport or the shipping is also nearby. Marieke and Jan are incredibly nice and helpful, sometimes organise BBQ's, help you with the transport for shopping and with everything else. We will be back!

It is wonderful to stay at the campo of La Chacra Holandese at the hospitable and cozy Marieke and Jan. A fantastic place to start and end your tour. The port and airport of Montevideo as well as the storage-facility of UY-Storage are close by. Facilities (toilet, hot shower, kitchen, canteen, parilla's) are good and clean. An absolute must this unique campsite.

I cannot say enough good about this place! This is a most stop for all overlanders. I would have stayed a week if I could have! If you enjoyed the vibe of SwissWassi in Peru, you'll find this again right here with Jan and Marieke. I look forward to come back to Uruguay just so I can chill with my new friends on their very nice little piece of property!

Lots of great birds around! Bring your camera! 5kms from excellent coffee shop and downtown.

Definitely a great place to write a book.

right location north of Atlantida is in i overlander

right location north of Atlantida is in i overlander

Nice! Met our wonderful overland friends here and were greeted warm heartedly by Jan and Marieke. Had asado and wine together. Place is very pretty, nights were calm and tranquil. They are expanding the overlander space. Even now the largest rigs can fit. Great first or last destination in Uruguay to get your vehicle ready for the road or ship. Very recommended !

I wasn't able to find this place.

Good place to prepare vehicle for shipping. Nice owner but he's a scrooge so you will find only basics here.

We only can repeat what all the other visitors told about this place. Mareike snd Jan thank you for your hospitality.
A very nice place to stay a few days when coming or leaving Uruguay.

the place is in the wrong location. the correct location is near Atlantida -34.73683, -55.73919

As for the details we can only repeat what others already said. We would like to thank you for the wonderful stay at your place!

Très agréable séjour à la chacra où nous avons été superbement accueilli. Jan nous a même montré comment fonctionnait la parilla et nous avons bien discuté. L'endroit est dépaysant et ressourcant (au milieu des champs).
Nous avons pu remplir notre réservoir d'eau sans problème.
Faites une halte chez Marieke et Jan sans hésitation !

You can always call the owners for some information!
Whatsapp +598 91038327
Saludos Jan y Marieke

Stayed here a couple of nights, absolutely a lovely place to visit, start or end your journey. Very close to Montevideo. We only met Jan, since Marieke was not there. Jan is absolutely a lovely guy, taking our two year old out every morning to collect eggs!

A very very nice place to stay(beautiful, quiet, safe and so on) with very very nice people. I posted some pictures with colibri taken there

A family run business, but money isn’t their main concern. I was treated like a friend, with a lot of respect, care, good food, permission to use the kitchen and bathroom of a small cottage, I was taken shopping, Jan fixed my numberplate, Marieke had my money belt repaired....I stayed for16 days and loved it. Will be missing them

Great and super friendly camping! Good bathrooms, use of kitchen and bbq pit. Jan and Marieke are most welcoming hosts. You can also rent a very cute little cottage for a while. Surroundings totally peaceful, but still close enough from Atlantida if you need to do some shopping or beach!

Marieke an Jan are wounderfull people! JUST GO!!! We stayed here for a long long time with our three kids!

The campo ist located on a beautiful quiet landslide, surrounded by farm land, horses and cows. They are lovely, funny and great companions for a evening conversation with wine and a delicious asado.
Their 3 dog, 2 cats, 3 horses and some chickens are full part of the family. it was especially for our 3 kids a wounderfull time. They could just jump around the whole day. Playing with the animals. Helping Marieke with gardening. Building with Jan around the houses. Always learning something that for sure ist gonna be useful all their life. Marieke and Jan are so warmhearted and patient with our 3 kids and our hole family :-)

To you both, best luck with your life on the campo and with all your projects and great ideas. Hope to see you again! Thank you guys for everything!

Besides wonderful campground with the opportunity to stay inside a house by cold and rainy weather with a wooden stove and a cooking place, you have also the opportunity to stay in a lovely, clean and warm little house with a wooden stove, 2 sleepingrooms, a bathroom with hot shower and a kitchen. Just go and have a wonderful time!!!

And for all working nomads: very fast WIFI

We were three times already here: always cozy, friendly and extremely helpful. Marieke and Jan know everything. The internet is a hit! Here you feels as at home. Shops and weekly markets are within easy reach. You can put your tent here, they have a little house to rent and the big rigs have also space enough. Two Persons, one car, electricity 500.-Pesos /Night, without electricity 400.-Pesos/Night. Storing maybe possible, you must ask.

Nous sommes restés 4 nuits. Très calme et accueil super sympa. A 7 kms de Atlantida. Uyu 200/pers. 220v Uyu 100

We stayed with Jan and Marieke for a couple of days, while arranging the shipment of our car back to Antwerp. Friendly couple, most welcoming, convenient location & all the facilities you may need at your disposal! Recommended!

Wonderful friendly, inclusive place. Gorgeous animals. 200 pp pn exc electricity out of season

Nice welkom in very quiet place, all you need to spend one night or more! Thanks Marieke & Jan !

We had a wonderful time with Marieke and Jan. They are lovely hosts that made us feel very welcome. The property is nice and quiet with horse pastures all around. There is a little house used as common area with toilet, hot shower and sink to wash dishes. Jan fired up a great BBQ.

This is one of the most relaxed campgrounds we visited on our trip through South-America. We were here nine days and enjoyed every day. Jan and Marijke borrow you a bike for free, have a special oven to make pizzas om Wednesday, eggs from their own chickens, give you information about the surroundings, take you to the bus to Montevideo and the environment is very soothing.
In short come along and enjoy.

Wonderful place to stay and take stock! Excellent overlanding respite, especially before and after taking a Grimaldi container ship to or form Montevideo!
Jan and Marieke are so welcoming, hospitable and generous. Their rural life-style property ( with dogs, horses and chickens) can fit big and small rigs and also has a small cottage on Airbnb. The bathroom and shower are quite rustic currently but clean:) With bikes, it is easy to reach the beach, the river, hit the markets and bigger shops in Atlantida. We couldn't get any money out from ATMs but we could change money at cambios.
Instead of staying the planned one night, we stayed seven! We couldn't miss a shared parrilla ( BBQ) on the Sunday or a pizza night on the Wednesday!:) thank you Jan and Marieke for the great stay!
Paid: 250 pesos pp, extra 100 per night for electricity and 100 to use the washing machine.

I absolutely loved my three nights at the campo. Marieke and Jan are the best. They also do work away if you're interested, but contact them in advance. The property is super relaxing and if you're lucky Jan will fire up the pizza oven or make some asado. It's also close enough to Montevideo to make a day trip and come back to the campo at night. Awesome place. A must stop for bikers going through Uruguay.

We stayed two nights with Jan and Marieke. They made that we feel like family members. There an open space for a motorhome. Jan and Marieke are very helpful. A very comfortable place for a couple of nights.

We stayed 5 days at Marieke and Jan's Campo to prepare our trip through South America. They immediately made us feel very welcome and Marieke invited us for dinner the same evening. Jan helped us to fix the new rooftop tent on the roofrack. Most days we cooked together and shared many stories. It is great thar they have a refugio where you can sit if the weather turns bad. All fascilities are available. This Campo is a must when visiting Montevideo.



Te proponemos vivir una experiencia diferente en una confortable place en elcampo. En ella podrás disfrutar de la naturaleza, de la tranquilidad, del silencio y conocer nuestros animales. Contamos con una huerta orgánica con verduras de época y tendrás la posibilidad de utilizarla y de llevar una vida sana y saludable durante tu estadía en este lugar que posee magníficas vistas. También podrás hacer paseos a pie y en bicicleta, visitar la playa (que está solo a 5 kilómetros), el arroyo Solís Chico y apreciar la diversidad de pájaros que existe en el lugar. El campo cuenta con un amplio parrillero que se encuentra a tu disposición y cerca hay un almacén donde podrás adquirir algunos productos básicos. Además, el campo está situada en una excelente localización, cerca de la ruta Interbalnearia, lo que te permitirá hacer paseos durante el día en Montevideo, Piriapolis o Punta del Este. A tan solo 5 kilómetros está la ciudad de Atlántida que te ofrece restaurantes, bares, bancos, casino, teatro, supermercados y varias ferias artesanales que se instalan durante el verano. Otra de las ventajas es que los dueños viven a 50 metros y pueden brindarte información sobre los diferentes lugares para visitar, las líneas de ómnibus e informaciones en general. Además estarán a tu disposición ante cualquier necesidad y abonando un costo extra te podrán ir a buscar y llevar al aeropuerto de Carrasco.

We stayed 2 nights with Jan and Marieke, Very friendly and helpful people. We got stuck in the mud and Jan helped winching us out while Marieke prepared lunch for all of us! How's that for service! They have space for cars and also have a cabin that you can stay in.

Ein wunderschön gelegener Platz, Marieke&Jan sind unheimlich freundlich, nehmen einen an wie ein Familienmitglied. Die Hunde sind gut erzogen, sind lebhafte Raubeine, wir lieben sie.
Grillen, kochen, im Quincho sitzen, Wäsche waschen und trocknen, alles kein Problem. Der Salat aus dem kleinen Biogarten ist hervorragend! Mit dem Rad ist man in 5 Min. bei einem kleinen Laden für den Notfall, in 10 Min beim Bäcker und dem kleinen Supermarkt und bei einem sehr guten Metzger. Einmal in der Woche ist in 15Min. mit dem Rad der Wochenmarkt zu erreichen. Das Internet ist hervorragend und Strom gibt es immer. Man muss aufpassen, dass man nicht sesshaft wird! Und Marieke und Jan helfen immer weiter, nehmen einen mit zum riesigen Supermarkt unten an der Hauptstrasse, wo auch der Bus nach Montevideo fährt. Alles perfekt für Reisende. Und wenn Verwandtschaft kommen soll, dann kann die dort auch gleich ein Zimmer mieten.
Wir waren 6 Tage dort, kommen bald im Februar wieder.

Very nice place!

Hello, people all over the world. This is our campo. Be welcome here and enjoy the peace and quiet of the country site. We are centrally situated. Regards Jan and marieke

Op vrijdag 30 september 2016 heeft Hannes Maurer het volgende geschreven:
Hallo Marieke!

Wir wollten uns nochmal ganz herzlich bei dir bedanken! Wir waren ja leider nur kurz bei dir, aber es hat uns wirklich super gefallen! Wir wären sehr, sehr gern länger geblieben, aber es sollte wohl nicht sein. Wir sind mittlerweile in Lesotho und unser Auto auf dem Weg nach Europa. Das Schiff ist übrigens erst am 18.09. los gefahren!! Was für ein Quatsch!! ;) Hätten wir doch noch mit euch Nudeln essen können.. ;)
Wir wünschen euch alles Gute und dass alles so klappt, wie ihr es euch vorstellt! Vielleicht kreuzen sich unsere Wege ja noch einmal irgendwo!

Ganz liebe Grüße!
Hannes und Bina

PS: Wir fühlen uns immer noch sehr geehrt deine ersten iOverlander-Gäste zu sein ;) Wir haben leider selten Internet, aber jetzt schreiben wir endlich noch eine Referenz! :)

Marieke was an amazing host! We stayed at her place for two nights to prepare the car for the shipping. The cottage was occupied, but she offered us to use her own bathroom, as her husband wasn’t there at that time (normally you can use the cottage-facilities if you camp there, but
they are still in the process of building, so it will be even more perfect in the future!). There is a lot of space, nice, quiet surroundings.. And friendly dogs and cats :) We paid 300 Pesos / 10 US$ per night and would definitely recommend staying here!! is the best way to contact them for questions or to let them know you are coming

Extremely nice couple Jan & Marieke from Holland own a very safe secure Finca / country home with horses, they speak Dutch, German, English, and Spanish to help you with any information or mechanics in the area. Year round camping available for tents and big rigs with 120v - 240v power and Internet. Hot showers and bathroom available. They also own a comfortable cabana with full amenities for rent. Big flat grassy area with shade, plenty of room for multiple big rigs and tents, picnic tables, fire pit, pizza oven. Three friendly guard dogs on property, not far from local grocery and liquor. 200 pesos/pp and 100 pesos for campers/trucks. Jan & Marieke are long time motorcycle overlanders who know the value of a safe place and a hot shower.

Jan and Marieke are Dutch. We are dutch and we thought it is nice to visit them and drink a cup of coffee. We stayed there 5 days!!! The place is great and the people even better. We had nice asado and great evenings. The best part was Jan is very handy and he knows a lot of people like a very good mechanic for all type of cars. Jan has a lot of tools and helped us to save our camper before it felt apart.
Closed to good stores. They are planning to do storage for you camper. Can recommend the place!!!

Great place! Worth a visit and more.
We were planning to stay for one night. After 6 nights we left with a lot of great days and nights many asados.
Our camper needed some repair. Jan has all the tools and is very handy. He also has contacts with good mechanics in town. They working to the possibility to store your campervan.