Informal camp

Our home is your home! | Informal Campsite

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Last Visited: about 1 year ago
GPS: -23.484403, -46.918894
Altitude: 1013.5 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
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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Overlanders are wellcome !
I speak English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
I will do my best to help you with:
Veterinarian assistance
Mechanical & electrical assistance
Gas filling
Parking for several months
And others
Email : [email protected]
Street : Minerva, 861
Santana de Parnaiba
Handy/WhatsApp: 011 9 9434 1151
Use App : WAZE or to guide you here on a easy and now paved road.
If you don't have Waze, use the GPS coordinates provided below ( shown as end of the road in mapsme and google maps but in fact the beginning of unsealed road portion to my property.


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Everything has already been said, but we also want to share our experiences. Rene, Marcia and Marcelino have helped us enormously in the past 7 days. We were received very warmly and they helped us with everything. Rene is super technical and can give very good advice. Marcia is very nice and helpful. This place is wonderful to recover from traveling and to do the necessary maintenance. It is near Sao Paulo. In the village at the bottom of the mountain you can get everything you need. And Rene knows exactly where you can get everything and cheap. He is a very interesting man. We have had many nice conversations about travel, the economy, about the beautiful garden, about the future and the past. He is a legend!
ps. there's WiFi!!

There is nothing to add to the comments. It is an oasis. Thanks Rene, keep it up. Was a total of 7 days there.

If you are looking at this review, look no further. It’s a little out of the way but the compound is beautiful, very safe with a beautiful view of the city. They were also improving the roads to the area while I was there. It’s quiet, peaceful, relaxing. The owner Rene has built a beautiful place and shares it without hesitation. He is a retired automobile engineer, adventurer, explorer and iOverlander user himself. He goes above and beyond to help his visitors and he treated me like family.

René and Marcia are really cool! They traveled a lot and now want to help other travellers. Rene has a big workshop and can help you on a lot of subjects (when he's not busy joking). We camped two nights there and were able to relax after a few days of pain after mechanical problems on a motorbike. Go there and say hi!

We don't post much on ioverland especially if everything was already said before us but about this place we had to. Rene and his family are amazing and kind people that make you feel more at home than at home :)
As been written in previous comments Rene can help you with practically anything you need, all we can add is that even if you don't need any help with anything it's still is a must place for any overlander traveling in Brazil. You get to meet an interesting family, stay in a beautiful place and maybe exchange some traveling stories. We were planning to come for a day or two and ended up staying for almost two weeks. Thanks for everything Rene.

They are great people, very polite but we could not stay because they have 11 (eleven) dogs and we have an old lady (friendly). We didn't want to bother them with dog problems. It is better to call them in advance if you have a dog.

it was so great !!!
i went for one month with my dog in mexico, rene and marcia help me so well for everything before my depature and after i came back !! they drive me to get some stuff so i can be completely ready to my next adventure !! great couple, great place, great marcelo great view and trust me guys with a place and people like that, you don't need internet !!

c'etait trop bien !!
je suis resté 1 mois au mexique avec mon chien, rene et marcia m'ont aidé du debut a la fin !! ils m'ont amené au centre pour acheter de quoi etre pret pour continuer mon aventure avant de repartir !super couple, super endroit, super vue, super marcelo et croyez moi le fait qu'ils n'ont pas internet n'est absolument un soucis bien au contraire dans ce genre d'endroit avec ce genre de personne tu en as pas besoin

it was without any doubt the best ioverlander place I did so far...
I went to renès place with a tourbike heavy loaded.
at the end I spend 3 beautiful day with Renès family sharing nice story in a pite fire,heaving dinner in a nice restaurants, and gave me a ride to find spare part bike,as well he borrow me some tools to fix the bike...
thank you very Rene for all.
it was a pleasure, hope to see you soon again

most welcoming and friendly hosts we visited in three months of travelling. Rene and his wife are helping in every situation. for the hosts the most important thing is to stay in touch with people from all over the world. Thank you both very much for hosting us!

We left during 3 nights our camper at Rene's home while we visited Sao Paulo. He and his wife were very helpful and welcoming. We will probably pass by on our way back to get the chance to spend some time with them.

After a long three long driving days from Pantanal to Sao Paulo we couldn’t be happier to have stayed with Rene and Marcia. Bot only are they great hosts but they are fun and adventurous! We shared stories, meals and got a lot of good tips. We only wish we had more time to spend with them. Thank you guys! ✌🏼😊

We visited Rene and Marcia the second time and stayed for one week on their beautiful property. We went out to eat and shop together, we felt us like at home. Rene is so helpful, he also helped us with a minor medical problem. It is not easy to find a place to stay in Sao Paulo, but at Rene's and Marcia's place you can find a paradise.

Rene was the kindest and most helpful host we've encountered so far. He has a beautiful estate on the outskirts of Sao Paulo en he helped us a great deal with finding a good and affordable mechanic to fix some problems and also he helped us filling our fixed propane tank. To top it off he guided us to a great lunch buffet restaurant where we enjoyed a lunch together. Thank you so much Rene!

René and Marcia are very welcoming and helpful. Shopping, washing, mechanical help everything is organized. It was so beautiful with them that we stayed a week. René speaks German very well and knows a lot. We can recommend this place to all Overlanders with best conscience. This is really a good place to enjoy.

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!

Was passing Sao Paulo again and made a visit at Renes place. Had to correct and change many things at my Landy. This is the right place to do it! Rene helps with tools, manpower and know how!
50 Reals per night, persons, rig, power, water, help, tools, all included! No Wifi.

very nice place, quiet and safe, very friendly hosts, water, electricity, hot shower, swimming pool, René can help you with a lot of technical problems and give good travel info about Brasil and more. The road is not so good for the last 500 meter, but if I can do it with my overloaded European RV everyone can do it. Don't use Garmin GPS, try waze and/or call René he will pick you up.
René can also help you for gpl if you have European 12 kg gas bottles with French connection.

Swiss and French meeting !..............kkkkkkkkkkkk

Nice place. Nice owner. Do not follow GPS. It shows a very bad and steep road. Search first for S23.495342 W46.912766 and go on. This road is new and good. The entrance is at S23.484354 W46.917885. House Nr. 861

Great place to stay. Rene and his wife Marcia are very friendly. We stay there one week before leaving our truck 3 months while were go back to France. 100 usd / month for the storage. Water, power, toilet, shower, swimming pool and very quiet. A place to recommend near Sao Paulo.

If you have problems with your car you get quick help. Rene offers consulting, tools and knows great mechanics. Accepts also Dollar.

Overlanders are wellcome !
I speak english german spanish and french.
Mechanic, electric maintenance facilities on site!
Email : [email protected]