lisadavis30 Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
February 24th, 2018 Treehouse Bar & Kitchen

Great little Bar and Restaurants on the first floor, balcony set amongst beautiful trees, outdoor terrace, chilled out music, beer, wine, cocktails and food.

February 23rd, 2018 Road Conditions

We travelled this stretch of road today, seems to still be the same as previous comment, took about 4 hrs from the border to Santa Ana.

February 22nd, 2018 Taxis into Colombia

We crossed by foot today into Colombia, get taxis from here.

February 22nd, 2018 Immigration and Customs Ecuador and Colombia

We came here on the bus today, this is where you need to get your exit stamp for Ecuador and entrance stamp for Colombia. The bus did not stop here, took us to the bridge and then we had to get a taxi back to immigration to get stamps.

February 8th, 2018 view of the volcano and nice walk

Nice walk through the rainforest with many views of the volcano. Just keep on going on the road past the giant swing, road turns to dirt and is very steep in areas, but the view is well worth it.

February 3rd, 2018 Grand Selva Lodge Tours

Really nice place in the rainforest. Good food and friendly hosts. We had a large room, with air con and private bathroom on the top floor including breakfast for $16 a night, best price we have had in Ecuador and really worth it. Camping is $5 per night. Lots of birds on the gardens and very close to the river for fishing and a 4.5 km walk / drive to where you get the canoe to visit Amazoonica (animal rescue centre).

December 30th, 2017 Hardware, Fishing & Outdoor Store

Lots of rods and jackets, hats, glasses, shoes etc.

December 29th, 2017 River Bank

Beautiful spot by a small river. We have 4wd so we were able to cross over a small stream and set up camp in the woods. Very quiet at night. Friendly cat came down and made friends with us for the evening.

December 28th, 2017 River side camp and fishing

Beautiful spot along this road to stop for the day / night. We caught salmon and trout here and camped about 1 km up the road from here.

December 26th, 2017 Fishing tackle shop

Little shop that sells rods and tackle for salmon and trout fishing. Very friendly and pointed out some good places on the map to fish.

December 24th, 2017 Riverside camp

Nice spot down by the river. Room for several cars and tents. Lots of tree coverage and fire wood.

To get here take the road on your left hand side about 500m from this marker, you will cross a small stream, the road spills 3 ways, take the road on the right and follow to this spot.

December 23rd, 2017 Fishing spot

Nice clear river, caught a rainbow trout on a spinner.

December 22nd, 2017 Super Mecardo

Very good, clean supermarket. The only one we could find good fresh bread and veg.

December 18th, 2017 parque pumaitén

Great camping spot for a night. Marker is in the wrong spot on map. I have done a screenshot of the camping location, hope it helps.

December 11th, 2017 Mr. Sushi

We were looking for sushi everywhere but the prices are all pretty high, like 8000 pesos for one roll. then we found this little hidden gem, Mr. sushi hidden away in a small courtyard amongst market stalls and other small international restaurants. 40 pieces of sushi for 8000 pesos.......perhaps the cheapest on the planet. It's not top end gourmet, but still very tasty and very friendly and polite staff. Needless to say we had multiple visits.

December 9th, 2017 Sea lions and pelicans

Fisherman were throwing their fish frames in the water here all day, about 10 Sea lions swimming around, they come very close to the pier.

December 5th, 2017 wild camping at the ocean

Lots of places to camp along the waters edge. Also a lot of bord life, penguins, pelicans, Turkey Vultures and more.

December 5th, 2017 Beach place at the Panamericana

A lot of rubbish around, probably the most we have seen on any beach, very smelly, we stopped to see the penguins, sea lions and other birds but did not stay because of the rubbish and smell. Plenty more places to stop and stay and see the penguins and other wildlife along this route.

December 1st, 2017 Cliff top - Laguna view

Nice spot to camp and watch the many bird species. Flamingos, coots, pelicans and Turkey vultures. Can be seen from the road but not much traffic. Many mosquitos at sun down but then they disapear. Friendly man that owns the house nearby came to collect his goats (baby goats came up to our car and sat with us) was very nice and said it was fine to camp here for the night.

December 1st, 2017 Beach Camping

Camp down by the river and beach. Dirt/sand road. Lots of bird life. The road down is not on the map, take the 2nd left when in Catas towards the ocean.

November 30th, 2017 Laguna

10 soles each to enter. it's a 6 km drive around the reserve.

November 29th, 2017 Toll Booth

Toll Booth, 3.90soles for a 4x4 coming into Arequipa.

November 29th, 2017 Molleno Overview

Just a car park under the satellite / TV pylons. Not the nicest spot but I suppose if you are desperate it's ok. Good view.

November 29th, 2017 Toll Booth

Toll Booth. 5 soles for our 4x4. Busy road with lots of big trucks.

November 29th, 2017 Playa Catarindo, Mollendo

Major infrastructure here now, not open yet but will be soon, large car park and lots of buildings, umbrellas all over the beach, not very good location for staying the night. About 15 barking dogs greeted us.

November 22nd, 2017 Tourist information - Aurocolca

Free info and good maps of the area here. Very friendly and helpful.

November 13th, 2017 Parking Thermas

Free to camp in carpark, 10s if you have a tent and want to sleep inside next to pools. The pools are pretty natural, carved into the side of the cliff with rocky bottom. It got very busy with locals around 8pm until late. Can not drink in the pool but they have a nice sitting area where you can enjoy a drink. Beers are 15s for a large, 12s for a medium. We bought a ticket at 1pm and could come and go as we please throughout the day and night.

November 11th, 2017 El Tambo de Veronica - Restaurant and Hospedaje

the soup is to die for, it's well worth stopping for. they also have 'yogur de te' which consists of idea, but it's delicious, called te and it's home brewed alcohol. Tastes a bit like cider and apparently cures an array of ailments.

November 11th, 2017 wild camping

Nice flat spot next to the dirt road, very quiet road, 3 cars passed us in the 24 hrs we were here. Beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It was windy in the evening, died down around 9, was beautiful weather in the morning with no wind at all.

November 7th, 2017 Market

Biggest market I have ever seen in SA. Everything from fruit to veg to electronics to clothing and shoes.