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March 18th, 2019 Buenos aires

This place is in wrong location - it is located at -34.62050, -58.37990

January 9th, 2019 Buenos aires

This place is in wrong location - it is located at -34.62072, -58.38007

December 20th, 2018 Camping Horneros

Huge campground. Facilities are old but still maintained and pretty clean. Sink and grill at each campsite. Lots of trees with parakeets, but wear shoes because some sites have spiky thistles! There is a swimming pool that they fill in the busy season (Jan-Feb). The guys also said it may get really busy at that time too. Wifi at the bar (there are campsites up there too). 275/person. They don't charge extra for tent or motorhome.

December 15th, 2018 Camping Balneario Maldonado

This place was open! Please, I think we shouldn't mark places as "closed" unless they are permanently closed! Anyway, we got here and the guy who let us in said it was free! But later another guy came over and said it's now the high season (from 14 dec until February 28) and asked us to pay 300/person. This was too expensive for us so we went to the ACA. But the place was nice, with small but clean bathroom blocks and fast wifi. Some people were camping just outside!

December 15th, 2018 Camping Balneario Fortín Lagunita

Really cool place near nice river and beach for swimming (kids were swimming too). Big playground for kids and bar for adults. Hot showers. Plenty of spaces under big trees. We arrived really late and accidentally went in first gate near the little roundabout which also says "camping" but is only day use. Keep following the road next to river.

December 14th, 2018 Camping El Molino

200/pn now, we think that us overpriced for the facilities. The bathrooms were dirty; the women's shower had a big thick layer of hair covering drain, water pressure not so good. Grass was overgrown everywhere. Wifi definitely will not reach campsites. Would be nice if they cleaned and maintained it.

December 12th, 2018 Coopetel (Tank& US and EU Bottles)

Filled fixed US tank. But you have to wait for the truck to fill you. Now 40 pesos/kg. Pretty good deal and easy.

December 12th, 2018 Camping Refugio Patagónico

Special promotion now for 150/person (normally 200). Pretty organized. Beautiful next to the horses and sheep and view of mountains. Grills. They turn on lights at night until 12, which is nice. Elec available. Hot water from 8am until 11pm. Wifi near main building. Bathrooms and communal sinks could have been a little cleaner, but there are many to choose from. 5-10 minute walk to town.

December 11th, 2018 Artisanal market and food stalls.

Special herbs for sale too; you'll smell it in the air✌️. Ask around. A bit pricey though.

December 4th, 2018 huanei ruca

Lovely family. Lake access here. Clean bathrooms and showers. One bathroom block even has heater for cold days. Wifi works in most of spots. They will gladly give you recommendations for walks, activities, etc. Potable water. Big sink outside had very hot water to do dishes. Very busy on Sunday too, big during week was chilled. Stayed five days!

November 30th, 2018 Berlina Brewery

Delicious beers, they had 16 on tap while we were there and they make you a personalized sampler (still 100 for four) Also nice, clear, dry cider. Maybe no views like Patagonia brewery but nice building and deck and relaxed. They closed at 6:30pm.

November 30th, 2018 Road To Refugio Lopez Closed

Well we did the Refugio Lopez hike but our knees were tired so we walked down there road the whole way anyway (there's no sign from the top that says "road closed", or at least we didn't see one). You get different views than the other path!

November 29th, 2018 El Mundo Pizzas y Pastas

Was 400 for large pizza and you can split the toppings 50/50. I think we had one side with asparagus and some delicious melty cheese and the other side with Roquefort and ham. Crust was oily and crunchy. Mmmmm.

November 29th, 2018 Playón de Tránsito y Transporte

Dump station where you can empty and rinse your RV tanks. In the office on left of entrance, ask for a ticket for a "baño químico". (The current price is 165 pesos for RVs.) Then pull around to the left, where guy will assist you with a hose! They do this for coaches too. He offers you chemicals but you don't have to use them. I took a picture of the Park Service brochure about this but the info is a little outdated. The dump station is only open until 9pm, and you don't need to request a ticket from a park ranger in advance. Just go there directly. Happy dumping!

November 28th, 2018 Camping Ragintuco

If you can go down to the bottom part you can get a campsite pretty much on the beach; it's lovely. There's a water tap just at the bottom of the hill. Sites had bench, table, fire pit. The hot showers were on all night. Clean bathrooms but no paper. Nice owner. 200/person, and we are small and didn't plug in so he didn't charge us as RV.

November 26th, 2018 Parque Nacional Arrayanes

Agree with first poster, not much to see in the long walk. If you can see the arrayan tree somewhere else, then the only good reason to walk or cycle this path is your health, or maybe if you're bird watching? We cycled there, the way to the forest was difficult; don't know how they can consider it a bike path. Also there was only one interpretive sign the whole way. The rangers at the beginning and at the end weren't the nicest. It would have been nicer just to stay in the recreation area at the beginning to swim and picnic.

November 25th, 2018 Zona de Descanso

Take advantage of all that money that you're spending on tolls, and stay here! Showers are solar, so very hot at end of day!! Bathrooms clean. If you have any problems, ask the security staff; they are very helpful. Water tap and sinks for washing dishes. Also, some Brazilian truckers that drive through here eight times a year said that the water at this specific rest stop had the quality of mineral water (but not at the other rest stops). So we filled all of our drinking bottles like they were doing. Quiet as your average truck stop.

November 24th, 2018 Copec (large, with showers)

We parked behind parallel to the building in the back, so we took up two spots, but we weren't in the way of any trucks and it wasn't too noisy. However, showers were only cold. And they cost 800.

November 23rd, 2018 Petrobras with GLP

Filled our fixed American tank without problems. 420/liter, but he said only cash.

November 20th, 2018 Hostel Wineries

No height restriction here but yard is very small (room for one rig pretty much). Gabriel was very kind to us. Hot showers, great wifi. However, the place in dire need a good clean. The garden is very small and there is a lot if scrap metal and dog poo lying around. The place could be more comfortably if it were cleaned up. We stayed for two nights but I think one night is enough.

November 20th, 2018 Mantello Neumaticos

Yes. These guys were really honest and friendly. We asked them to replace a tie rod assembly. The guy that worked on our van was very honest with us and showed us everything. He even told us the parts didn't even really need to be replaced yet. Anyway, very nice guys, waiting lounge with AC, wifi, free nescafe machine and TV. Garage fine for big rigs. They do alignment, brakes, suspension, tires and tire repair, and oil changes.

November 17th, 2018 Posada Cavieres Wine Farm

Pretty much our only option during this season as other campgrounds not open yet. You park in the overflow parking lot, which is some distance from the main lodge. The wifi didn't really reach; you can get it in the lounge, but it's still pretty darn slow. Beautiful grounds and pool of course, and Hans is very nice. Just a bit expensive for the current setup, but probably your best option now.

November 15th, 2018 Municipal Camping Los Sauzales

Very big, very quiet, well-maintained, sites with sun and shade. Great open wifi near playground (comes from municipal building). Hot water from 6-9pm (very hot, give it a few minutes). New accessible playground equipment and outdoor gym. 10-15 min. walk to town. 60/adult, 100/van.

November 14th, 2018 Camping Luz y Fuerza

Clean place, hot showers, good wifi on benches nearest shower block. Friendly staff, friendly cats (who don't belong to campground, so bring some food for them 😊). 15 min walk to town. Lots of flies, but seemed to be everywhere in town, maybe it's the season?

November 13th, 2018 Hermanos Domingo Winery

Friendly staff, generous pours at the tastings, and plate of goat cheese included in tasting (cheese is also made by same family at Cabra de Cafayate), and you can sit outside at a patio table while they give you time to enjoy the wine. Other wineries do tastings indoors and you feel rushed. But if you want a relaxing, enjoyable place in town to do a tasting, come here. Currently 50p/4 wines but as mentioned, generous pours. We also recommend the Molino winery to the northwest; same family and same relaxed vibe, but different wines.

November 13th, 2018 Bodega El Transito

We did this tasting, but could not believe how rude the server was. During our tasting, two other couples came in (at different times) and she didn't even acknowledge them or say hello. It was obvious that they were waiting to ask about tastings, and we felt so awkward sitting there, that WE finally asked them if they wanted to do a tasting, and WE told them which wines were included and how much it cost! Uh, all while the server was standing right there in this small little place! Weird or what? The wines were ok, but the woman looked annoyed that she had to work.

November 12th, 2018 Domingo Molina Wineyard

Out of the six wineries we visited near Cafayate (three in town three outside), this was the best. The tasting was 180 for five wines (VERY generous pours), and this is discounted if you buy a wine (which start at 190). We took about 1.5 hours to do our tasting, because they pour each one and then leave you for a while, and you can sit outside and enjoy your wine at your own pace. They don't rush you or stand over your shoulder. This family also owns the Hermanos bodega in town, but the wines you try here are different because they are grown on the mountain and so technically "at altura", so the flavors are more concentrated. The best tasting experience we had. Plus they give you delicious goat cheese (included) which is also made by the family (you can buy it in the bodega in town). Perfect relaxing afternoon.

November 11th, 2018 Camping Municipal Carlos Xamena

We liked this place. It's definitely run-down, but they were constantly cleaning it. It's a big place, but even still, try to stake out a place where you will have some personal space. And don't leave your stuff out. The staff were friendly. They hire some intimidating "bouncers" to stand at the gate but all very nice (and we were happy they were there; they kicked out any drunk guys). They were filling the swimming pool when we left, looks pretty cool!

November 10th, 2018 San Agustín Bridgestone (Trucks and Vans)

We came here for an alignment. It turns out we needed a few pieces for our front end steering. We had a hard time locating them for our van (ford e350, better to get parts in chile) but Juan and Antonio tried everything and everyone they knew over three days to try to help us. They also have other branches but those are in town; this branch has a massive, clean garage and they work on big trucks and vans. Easy to get in and out, and alignment is done with computers. Wifi and mate while you wait. Also across the street is a popular (and good) restaurant, the cheapest menus del día (ars 85) we've seen, with postre, appetizers, sauces, etc! The brothers recommended it, so ask them to show you.

November 10th, 2018 La Batea

This is the only place we could find that didn't charge per item! They charge you for any laundry you can fit inside a basket. At the moment it's 250/basket and we fit approx 6-7 kilos in each basket. Really friendly people too. They did our laundry the same day and it was very organized when we got it back. Recommended.


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