Live.Travel.Play. Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
January 30th, 2016 Adelaide Hotel

Big parking lot. Quiet. $10000 per person. Very sunny and a great pool. They offered us a shady spot by the water but it was still under construction. They also let us shower in a room. Very friendly! Can be noisy on the weekends as local kids come and party at the pool until 3:00AM.

January 21st, 2016 Carvidrios (Auto Glass Shop)

Excellent job making custom glass for my VW Vanagon.

January 15th, 2016 Rio Negro

Clean and quiet. Big pool. Lots of hammocks and a common area. Tent specific sites. Also do tours and river rafting. Pre-order restaurant, let them know before hand and they'll make something. 15000COP per person. Lots of space!

December 14th, 2015 Renacer Hostel Colombian Highlands

Now no dogs allowed. Otherwise just as everybody says.

December 7th, 2015 Pacha Hostel & Camping

Very nice and quiet. Weekend you can hear music from a bar down the hill. Not bad though. Bring your own water, the water from the taps is brown and murky.

December 3rd, 2015 El Descanso

Decent overnight place. Super clean. They were completely full so let us camp in parking lot for 10000. They opened a room of someone that had not arrived yet and let us shower.

December 3rd, 2015 Hotel Colonial Minca

Ver nice. Cool overnight. Still 15000 per person

December 2nd, 2015 Car Wash

Excellent job. 36000 for outside only.

November 27th, 2015 Cartagas

This is now closed as an official propane dealer. However you can drive to the very back to get. A gravity fill. They do not have adapters. My Mexican tank was no problem.

November 26th, 2015 Seguro SURA

Found it. It's on the corner of 26 and 29. Yellow awning. East of the location shown. I tried to move the point but could not. Make sure you tell them how many months you need, a mistake cannot be reversed and you will end up buying two insurances to cover your stay. Cost us about 150,000 pesos for 90 days on an '87 VW. Our shipping partners paid less for his newer Tundra

November 26th, 2015 Seguro SURA

Not here. Nothing here.

November 11th, 2015 Aduana

Renew or extend your vehicle permit here. If you want to correct your existing vehicle permit, you must go to the Aduana in Panama City.

November 6th, 2015 Venao Cove - Hostel with camping

Great spot right on beach. Hostel was full so we were not allowed to use the kitchen but we could use everything else. Owner, Lief, pulled out a 50 foot extension cord so we could plug in. Rentable surf boards, kayaks and paddle boards. Large grass/gravel place to park. Clean $7 US PP per night.

October 31st, 2015 Hostel Bambu

Paid dorm rate of $11 per person to park in compound. Room for one small vehicle in compound (we have VW van and it just made it) and larger vehicle off street but not in compound.

October 20th, 2015 Camping Maria

Nice place, quiet, good host. Problem is she randomly turns off Internet and water. But she also brought fresh fruit and coffee to the van every morning. Worth the visit, we stayed 5 days.

October 7th, 2015 Camping los Cocos

Came for 1 day, stayed for two weeks. Other descriptions are correct. Great beginner surfing. Ask for Nicholas next door at Pato's surf school. 3 stars because bathrooms and showers are not that great.

September 11th, 2015 Camping Adonis

Nice, close to beach 2000c per person.

September 9th, 2015 Flutterbye Hostel

Great hostel! Max height 2.6 meters. Plug in to a nearby cabin. Great staff, great vibe. $10 per person. Secure and quiet after 10. Super clean. Close to beach. Can you tell we liked it?

September 6th, 2015 Dominical beach parking Pazific

Quiet beach. Mostly empty at night. Police cruise by every few hours. We felt safe.

September 4th, 2015 Restaurante Doña Julio

Still open. Still friendly. Still free.

September 2nd, 2015 Arenal Backpackers Resort

The hostel is $15 USD per person (hostel dorm rate)- pricey, but it includes a POOL, HOT showers, clean bathrooms, fast wifi, electricity (need an extension), outdoor kitchen/dining area with sink (but no stove), a restaurant on site, short walk to groceries. There are private rooms if you want them.

August 18th, 2015 Mexico, Cabanas and Camping

$15us a night for two people. Electric with long cable. Secure, gates locked at night. Cold showers. Five minute walk to playa Marsella. A bit muddy when it rains but nice people and quiet. A few restaurants very close but the provided kitchen is big and well stocked.

August 17th, 2015 Hotel Nahuatl

$7us a person for camping in secure parking lot. They opened a room for us to use the bathroom and shower. A chicken/rooster farm opened next door, they start at 5am. Bring earplugs.

August 15th, 2015 Finca Magdalena

Excellent stay. Electrical with long cable. Food is good and cheap. Quiet, clean, comfortable. Parking is a bit unlevel and needs some maneuvering. Shower are cold.

August 12th, 2015 Hacienda Merida

Internet broken. Ran out of chicken in the restaurant for two days. But it's clean, quiet and cheap.

August 10th, 2015 Camino Del Gigante

Parking lot is now muddy and has tools all over for expanding restaurant. Must park across street. No electrical, running water was broken with no length of time scheduled to fix. Beach is beautiful though. Will be looking for another place for tonight. $5 per person even with less facilities.

August 6th, 2015 Paradiso Hostel

Very nice and relaxing.

August 3rd, 2015 Hotel Cacique Adiact

$55 U.S. a night and up. Secure indoor parking. Kitchenette in each room. Pool, WIFI. Free hot breakfast. Gym. Owned by Danish family. In center of Leon . We were also able to plug in our rig. Can organize tours.

July 27th, 2015 Agua Express

Small do-it-yourself outdoor filling station in front of McDonald's parking lot. $1.25 USD to fill 5 gallon container. Lots of shopping complexes nearby.

July 27th, 2015 Hostel Amacuilco

Room for one vehicle under 2.6 meters tall. $5 per person. Mexican restaurant attached.