kingmarcelo83 Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
January 12th, 2020 Fundo El Franco

Spectacular ranch right next to a small lagoon (laguna Redonda)
Paty offers camping spots for tents and rigs, friendly place. Kayaks for rent and hiking trails. Great plce to stay between Rio Ibañez and Villa Cerro Castillo.
Refugio for firepits, baños and duchas. You can buy mermelade and bread. No Wifi. Movistar signal
No height restrictions.
No english spoken but communication flows.
5.000 p/p

January 12th, 2020 Fundo El Franco

+569 6305 2916 is the cell numbers. Be sure to text her on whatsapp prior your arrival. English not spoken

October 2nd, 2019 Feria Emilia Tellez

Easy access in a great neighborhood. perfect for veggies & others.
Open wednesday & saturday mornings

August 25th, 2019 Road Condition Puno to Tacna

This place is in wrong location - it is located at -18.52359, -70.32024

August 15th, 2019 Peaje de entrada a Lima. Variante Ancón.

Got pulled over right after paying the toll.
According to the officer it is illegal to drive in Peru with a Chilean driver’s licence. Despite mentioning both countries recognize each other’s licences. Said it needed to be accompanied by International driver’s licence. After several minutes of discussion he tried to charge me with tainted windows.
Had to threaten to call the embassy.
Be prepared for these sort of harassements as they will try to pull a ticket on you by any means. If possible try to understand the treaties that rule your current licence in order to not give them a chance. Don’t be hessitant to film them either.

August 8th, 2019 Camping Huaraz

Buen lugar para visitar Huaraz. Orlando es buena onda y nos dió buenos datos. Afuera se puede coger un mototaxi o colectivo para llegar a la ciudad.
Para atravesar al parqueo se debe cruzar un puente de madera. Nuestra camper (de 4,1 ton) no tuvo problemas, sin embargo, un vehículo mas grande podría averiar el puente.

July 30th, 2019 Economax Supermarket & Real plaza

Wholesale supermarket with everythinh you need. Better than going through Piura.

July 30th, 2019 Economax Supermarket & Real plaza

Forgot to mention there’s an ATM inside. No height limit for big rigs.

July 9th, 2019 Lorenabo Vegan

Excelente restaurant vegano en el centro de Guayaquil. Menú por 3 dolares!

July 6th, 2019 Mercado Priorato

Good market after a customs day. Lots of veggies

June 21st, 2019 Tamauka Camping

Followed the past post’s instructions to get here but ran into a few issues.
First, our Claro chip didn’t work at the guard’s entrance therefore we could not call Patricia. The guard had to help us. Let her know at least with one day in advance or you may not find anybody at the campsite. The guards won’t let you in unless she advices them.
Second, when we came it had been raining for about 4 days. When we left the site at 7am a fallen tree was blocking the road and it took a community effort and 3 hours to get it cleared. The evening we arrived we also saw a few trees blocking other parts. So don’t come here if it’s been raining hard and you have to be somewhere fast.
Third, it is not really a campsite even if it calls itself that. It’s more of an event place where groups can rent houses and have parties or conferences. If it’s raining, the camp area will get a lot of water and your tent will get wet!
Fourth, if you’re driving a bigger rig than a truck camper the entry could get complicated as you can only get in on one side.
Overall I would not advice to stay here unless you don’t have other options. Staying in Suesca could be a better option instead.

June 6th, 2019 Ford Service-Col

Came to this shop as we were refferenced by other posts. Diego, the top mechanic helped us repair our fuel pump (which needed replacement) and our leaking refrigerant comparment.
Even though they specialize in Ford they do any sort of vehicles (ours was a Ram 2500)
Diego’s number 312 410 7853

May 17th, 2019 history museum of Cartagena

Have to disagree totally with the previous comment. This is a good museum, showing how the Inquisition worked on the New World and how liberties were supressed. The only reason why it could get a bad rating is because it’s mainly in spanish.
Totalmente en desacuerdo con el comentario anterior. Este es un muy buen museo de historia de Cartagena y buena fuente de información respecto a los excesos de la Inquisición. La única razón por la que podría estar de acuerdo con el comentario anterior es que el museo es principalmente en español.

May 15th, 2019 Ana Rodríguez - Shipping Agent

Used Ana’s services to receive our truck from Panama. She kept in touch through the whole process which is, btw, super tedious. Would hire her again!
Ana nos ayudó a recuperar nuestra camper luego de cruzar desde Panama. Nos mantuvo informados respecto de cada momento de la importación y nos explicó cada paso en peras y manzanas. La volvería a contratar sin ninguna duda.

May 14th, 2019 Internacional de partes electromecanicas

Our starter died the same day we had to deliver our camper in Colón. We were directed to this place as they are carry spare parts for alternators & starters.
Opens at 8:30 but since we got there at 8 and explained out situation they did maintenance on our starter as soon as one of the technicians arrived. Were done in 30
Minutes. Managed to delived the truck in Colon the same day.
Llegamos por dato a este taller de partes electromecánicas. El mismo día que entregábamos el vehículo en Colon para la naviera, nuestro arranque murió y tuvimos que llevarlo al taller. Abre a las 8:30 pero conseguimos que uno de los técnicos que había llegado antes comenzara a trabajar en el motor de arranque. En 30 minutos le hicieron mantención y cambiaron piezas. Pudimos dejar vehículo el mismo día en el puerto.

April 23rd, 2019 Cabinas Olguitas

Spent 4 days here as it was the only “campsite” in all Nosara. Worth staying if you’re planning to surf playa Guiones. Owners very nice provided extension cord for our camper. The place is a bit rundown which does no make it very comfortable to stay during the day.
Pasamos 4 días aquí porque es el unico “camping” en Nosara. Vale la pena si planeas surfear en playa Guiones. Los dueños no prestaron un alargador para poder conectar nuestra camper a la red electrica. El lugar no es realmente comodo para estar durante el día.
CRC 5000 per car

April 1st, 2019 La Palapa Hut Hostel & Camping

Dropped by this place but at 25 usd per vehicle decided to go to Adonis.

March 29th, 2019 Lubricantes Primo

All kinds of repairs. Came for an oil change for a Ram2500 and was about thenonly place where i could find the oil needed.
Does everything from oil changes to transmission repairs.

March 26th, 2019 Cerrajería Tecnillaves

Helpful if you end up losing your car keys and need to make a copy. They also deal remotes in cade you also need an additional one.
Copias de llave para vehiculos. También puedes obtener controles remoto adicionales por si fuese necesario

March 18th, 2019 Super Pali

Closest supermarket after border crossing. Pretty ample selection of food. Few parking spots.

March 18th, 2019 ATM BCR La Cruz

Atm at La Cruz. Good option if the one at the border is not working

March 13th, 2019 Port Of San Jorge Ferry Terminal

Going to Ometepe island we boarded the Cacique Nicaraos ferry. Driving a Truck Camper this ferry proved to be a bit small and, even though we had not issues during our voyage, I would not recommend this one for larger rigs.
If you want to ride the ferry with less to worry about be sure to get on the Che Guevara. It is the largest of the Ometepe island ferries.
Tomamos el Cacique Nicaraos en rumbo a Ometepe. Manejamos una camioneta con una camper encima. A pesar de que no tuvimos inconvenientes camino a la isla, pienso que el ferry era un poco pequeño para nuestro vehículo.
Para quienes manejan vehículos mas grandes, aconsejamos abordar el ferry Che Guevara. Es mucho mas amplio y los vehículos entran mejor

March 11th, 2019 Big Surf House

Surf hostel close to Popoyo beach break. Offers dorms and private rooms. It also has a bar and games so you can spend the day between surf sessions.
Mario and Antonio own this place. Overnight parking is not allowed but dorms are 6usd pp. Good vibes.

March 11th, 2019 Supermercado La Unión

Good variety products.
No height restriction for vehicles

March 11th, 2019 Turnoff to road 62 (Escalante)

Note than when coming from Granada, Google Maps may take you through this road on your way to Popoyo. We passed this way and the road is horrendous. No 4x4 needed but high clearance is required.
Better to get to Popoyo from Rivas.
Si vas hacia Popoyo desde Granada, Google Maps te puede mandar a través del desvío por la Ruta 62 a través de Escalante. El camino es horrible y, aunque no se requiere 4x4, es necesario tener un vehiculo alto.
Es mejor tomar el acceso desde Rivas para llegat a Popoyo.

March 8th, 2019 Walmart

Pretty well stocked walmart.
Max height for parking is 2,6 mts.
If you’re higher than that let the guard know. They will tell you where to park

March 7th, 2019 Museo de la Revolucion

Buen sitio para escuchar historias de la Revolución en Nicaragua. Le da un toque perfecto a la visita a León.
Great place to hear revolutionary stories in Nicaragua. Give a special flavour to the Leon visit.

March 5th, 2019 Libreria y Fotocopiadora Esmeralda

You can get copies and lamination of whatever documents you may need.
Fotocopiadora y plastificado de documentos.

February 27th, 2019 Rancho Carolina

Got here fron Mizata and had a wonderful time. Owner Santiago was super helpful at providing direction and even took me to the internet cafe to get copies and laminations. At the moment of the writing the campsite was 10USD por dos personas (did not have to negotiate). Room enough for a Ram 2500 with a slide in camper (3,2 mts height). Walking distance from el Tunco.
Buen lugar para psar un par de dias lejos del bullicio y los pastas de El Tunco. Santiago, el dueño, super amable con nosotros y nos ayudó con direcciones (hasta me llevó a sacar copias de mi psaporte y luego me trajo de vuelta). 10USD para dos personas en una Ram 2500 con un camper. Si pides electricidad te traen un cable para extender. Se puede caminar al tunco. Playa tranquila.

February 7th, 2019 Hotel Casa Santa Lucia (toilets & showers)

Hotel right next to Police parking.
Has toilets for 5q & showers for 25q