catherineinlove Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
June 11th, 2020 Ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera

For now only 7am-12pm-5pm.. we paid crc17200 for pickup/camper and crc810pp..
You can book online to min. 2 hrs before .. if you can’t book online, drive to harbor and they check if they have room and they give you a orange card to go purchase tickets. Very friendly!!

June 11th, 2020 RV Camping CasaLilu Puntarenas

Very clean and quiet place right on the water. Shower and toilet and kitchen sink. Electric and water. You can use the pool and they have bikes and kayaks for rent.
Very friendly people!! Very nice doggie. Small so contact in advance on WhatsApp ..

June 5th, 2020 CasaYayaz- hotel &camping

Very very nice ladies and very clean place. They have 2 cabanas for rent or you can park in front and use the bathroom and kitchen. 2 dogs on premises but locked behind gate. Cool temperatures at night. Very nice area! Loved staying here!!

June 1st, 2020 Ballena Bistro

Very friendly owner Liz! Super friendly service and the food was very tasty. We had curry chicken and homemade ice cream for dessert. Beautiful setting. Lots of attention to detail. Costa Rica prices.. very worth a stop !!

May 31st, 2020 Camping Adonis

Big grassy hedged area with covered area where you can sit during the rains. Showers and bathrooms. Very nice guy Adonis. He has 6 dogs on his property (some tied up) but they are well behaved. Lots of birds and iguanas. C3000pppn. Ants and mosquitoes.

May 26th, 2020 Cloudbridge Nature Reserve

CRC4000 pp entry. Pretty steep uphills to walk. If you like jungle walks this is a pretty one. There are 3 kinds of walks: 15min, 2 hrs round trip or 4hrs round trip. You’ll see waterfalls, monkeys and birds. Wear good shoes and a stick would be good too (very steep). The road to it is doable for up to truck-camper size, no bigger. Not much parking

May 25th, 2020 Canaan church

Quiet place to spend the night. We did cloudbridge walk (partially) the next morning.

May 25th, 2020 Las Mercedes Coffee Farm

Wonderful place with wonderful owners. Flat area to park. Electric and water available. Bathroom with toilet and shower. Dumping possibility. Luis and Mela speak Spanish and English and are wonderful hosts. They can give you coffee tour. Just drive up the driveway to the house. You can taste and buy coffee. We had a bbq with them!!

May 19th, 2020 Rio Chiquito bridge

Right by the river to the left side of the bridge as you drive west. Very quiet at night, no traffic. Many birds come to the river. Pretty flat area. Great for a quiet night!!

May 18th, 2020 River Crossing

Half May, low river, East crossing with 4x4 truck and camper.. there’s a rock with Hello/red line so you can see if it’s ok or not.. super fun!!

May 12th, 2020 Wilson Hotel

Small hotel with big parking lot with room for big rigs if necessary. Also clean rooms for rent with a small pool. very quiet area, safe and conveniently close to Liberia.. very friendly and accommodating owner. Wi-Fi available.. I think we were the first to park with a rv so he said we could pay whatever we wanna do and so we gave him 5000 colonies. We didn’t use any facilities.

May 5th, 2020 Rancho Ania Restaurant

We only had a wonderful lunch here!! Very friendly people.. really good food and we got a free rice pudding after our lunch

April 28th, 2020 Chicharronera El Chaparral

Nice local restaurant that serves local food. We had chicharrones (fried pork) and it was delicious!! It came with yucca, plantain and chimichurri (dices tomatoes and onion).. very friendly people. A mother and son. The son speaks English! Wonderful stop with big windows overlooking flowers...

April 2nd, 2020 La Colina

This is such a quiet oasis! Beautiful places to park with shower and toilet (3 different ones). Some with electricity.. the owners are real Ticos and are incredibly accommodating. They have a couple of cows (so fresh milk and cheese available), a horse (for horse rides) and chickens, cat and dog.. they also have 2 cabins for rent. Beautiful views over the bay of Nicoya and daily sunsets.. Very private if you want.

March 18th, 2020 Zgas/Tropigas

Refill your USA propane bottles. 1 cilinder of 20lbs for c5311 or $9.44! Open from 8-12 & 1pm-4.30 mon-fri and sat 8-11.30am

March 18th, 2020 La Colina

Sorry that last entry is for wrong location!

March 17th, 2020 La Colina

Beautiful spot. Lots of shade. Right on beach. Very quiet at night. Monkeys around .. to go to this beach, keep left on dirt road where there is a black sign ‘flamingo towers view point’.. very recommended!!

March 16th, 2020 Playa Matapalo

Great place to free camp. Stone tables and benches. You can park right by the beach in some shade or under the trees on the other side of the sandy road.. super swimming.. restaurant nearby with great tico rice dishes. Very quiet at night. Highly recommend. Shop before coming out here as there are no stores or town nearby

March 15th, 2020 Portal Del Mar

$15 to park for the night. Nice beach cove with small beach bar and hammocks and bathroom and outside shower. Very quiet. Windy when we slept here.. friendly people!

March 15th, 2020 Arrecife restaurant

Wonderful place to stop to have a nice meal. Super clean kitchen, the owner has lots of travel information and is super helpful and friendly. Next door is santa Elena lodge .. we had wonderful ceviche..

March 14th, 2020 Parking Mombacho volcan

Very quiet place.. normally you have to climb the vulcano to park for the night but we were able to talk to the guards and they let us park for a donation. Nice breeze at night and very quiet!!

March 13th, 2020 Asador Emanuel

Small privately owned restaurant in a mini mall next to a chicken place. We had the filete de pollo with jalapeño sauce and it is super good.. Nica prices and very friendly service. The road on the west side of the Masaya vulcano takes you through small villages where they grow pineapples!! Very scenic route!

March 11th, 2020 Parque aquatico telica

Nice little water park. 4 swimming pools. 100 cordoba pp to get in and park. Big parking lot, shade and restaurant. We didn’t eat there. Bathrooms available all night. Outside shower.. some roosters and dogs. Safe

March 10th, 2020 Rancho los Alpes

Gorgeous place! Very quiet and lots of shade. Room for a couple of rigs. We arrived at the gate and it was locked but a neighbor came by and offered to go in and alert the people. In the mean time a worker noticed us and opened up. Very friendly owners and Mercedes is extremely nice. We had dinner there; ask in advance how much, because we wanted to pay the next mening and were quoted $15!!! Per plate (chicken, rice and salad) it was very good, but I almost fell over! We bargained down to $6 a plate. I got the feeling it was Mercedes setting the price, although she claimed that’s what her boss told her to charge!! But extremely nice place to stay

March 10th, 2020 Tropigas - Integrated Tanks

Pretty strange. Today we stopped at the other closer to town (also on iOverlander) and there they said they don’t fill tanks there but to come to this place to fill bottles.. then here they first said no, it’s at the other one.. we said the other one send us here so then they let us in. But you have to wear shoes, long pants and t-shirt or you can’t get out of the car. We got the US bottle filled but little strange all in all. 18 cordobas for 10 liters

March 2nd, 2020 La Fraternidad, San Marcos de Colon, Honduras to El Espino, Nicaragua

I Continu here: very friendly, but they made an issue out of an old air compressor and an oil filter we carry . They searched the car and camper extensively. Just took a bit of time.. don’t know why they made a fuss but it ended good. We got 30 days TIP.

March 2nd, 2020 La Fraternidad, San Marcos de Colon, Honduras to El Espino, Nicaragua

Out of Honduras very easy and friendly people. They’ll stop you a little before the migration to check paperwork (official). Then go to migration for pasport in Blue/white building left. Then go to Adouana for TIP. They’ll tell you to make 2 copies of stamp in pasport of TIP and the TIP. Done!! No cost. Then drive to nica border, they check your paperwork there also. Fumigate ($5 for campers), then medical (temperature for corona), then pasport then vehicle.. very friendly

March 1st, 2020 Police check point

Still open. Everyone Slows down but they didn’t stop us.. Sunday

March 1st, 2020 Police check point

Nobody here today, maybe because it is a Sunday?!

March 1st, 2020 Villa Margarita

Very friendly staff and managers. Great place to cool off in the hottest part of honduras. $10 for parking behind gate. Great pool and you can use bathrooms and a shower. They also have air conditioned rooms between $50-$70. All very clean! We didn’t want to cross both borders in one day so decided to stay here. Met some nice locals on a Sunday..