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Date Place Comment
January 1st, 2011 Playa El Requeson

Camping at the beach. Not as nice as "Playa El Coyote" next door. The pit toilets and palapas were old. Too expensive for what it is.

January 1st, 2011 Juncalito Beach

Camping at the beach. Trash cans and a pit toilet were the only facilities. We could observe fishing pelicans and other water birds.

(Usually 80 pesos / day, but no one came for collecting ago)

January 1st, 2011 Puerta Agua Verde

Camping at the beach of the headland before Puerta Agua Verde. Fantastic as a campsite can be! In the evening we could buy Camerones directly from the fishermen and sailboats anchored in the bay.

We would, however,

strongly discourage people with similar sized cars to come here.

The last 50 meters to the beach are as steep and the road as full of deep bumps we partly slipped away. This was clearly too dangerous, but to reverse the road along the ocean was not possible.

January 1st, 2011 Campestre Maranatha

After many very basic campgrounds on Baja California a super well maintained campground with clean, modern bathrooms, electricity / water / waste water at site, a swimming pool and laundry (no dryer, but clotheslines).

The bus to the city of La Paz runs right in front of the cafe from the campsite. It is marked with "El Centenario" and costs 8 pesos / person. Stay in the bus until the last stop. At the same place the bus runs back to the campsite.

January 1st, 2011 nahe dem Cabo Pulmo Nationalpark

Camping right at the beach. The gravel road in was quite easy to drive, however, one should be careful on the beach, as you can easily get stuck there.

January 1st, 2011 El Chorro

Camping with individual sites. Restrooms available. Right at the hot sulfur springs of Agua Caliente.

(Normally is the entrance fee to the park probably 20 pesos / person, but with us was not in the driveway, even when leaving the barrier occupied)

January 1st, 2011 Trailer Park Isla Paraíso

Camping under coconut palms at the beach next to a restaurant. The sites have concrete atios, all the plugs for electricity / water / waste water didn't work. The bathroom was clean, but there was only a shower curtain instead of a door and only the men's bathroom was open.


Sites in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden of the hotel. Several swimming pools and palapas to stay. Electricity / water / waste water at sites. The bathroom facilities were ok, but not the usual Mexican hotel standard. Unfortunately, the campsites were used as parking spaces and it was a little over the top with the grass watering, so everywhere quite muddy.

(Usually 225 pesos / day - more RV 250 pesos / day - discount for one week: pay 6, 1 day for free)

January 1st, 2011 Roca Azul Rv Park & Home Mobile Community

The campground is located in a large sports resort with views of the lake (no access to the lake). Very large (but cold in winter) pool and also a thermal pool which you can use to swim in winter time. Electricity / water / waste water at site. The entire resort - including the bathrooms - was already a bit old, but fairly well maintained. Washers and dryers included in the price.

The campground is mainly for long-term campers, which is evident from the pricing structure: 250 pesos / night, 1,200 pesos / week, 4,000 pesos / month, 20,000 pesos / half. Attractive prices for RV Storage: 600 pesos / month, 3,200 pesos / half-year, 6,000 pesos / year.

January 1st, 2011 Centro Turistico de Angahuan

Camping in the parking lot of the Centro Turistico. Bathrooms are quite "rustico", but clean. Right next to the square is the trailhead to the church in the petrified lava (about 45 minutes / route).

January 1st, 2011 Cabanas y Balneario Erendira

Balneario with thermal hot spring which are cooled via individual basins. The water temperature is between 20 and 40 degrees celsius. One pool is approximately 12 meters long and has a temperature of 28 degrees celsius which is very good for swimming (especially in winter). Clean bathrooms with open showers. Very well kept garden in which the hedges are groomed in geometric shapes or to animals. Power at site.

The only negative thing: When we paid to stay for an extra day we were not informed that the pools will be cleaned and therefore will not be for use. For 280 pesos it is too expensive just as a transit campground.

January 1st, 2011 Parque Estatal El Ocotal

Huge area in the woods with individual camping sites. Palapas, picnic areas and fireplaces. Clean bathrooms. Good hiking opportunities.

(Price is made up of 75 pesos for the car and 15 pesos per / person)

January 1st, 2011 Hotel Fiesta

Since we picked up visitors from the airport in Veracruz we needed a hotel room in the city where safe parking was possible.

(Price is for a room for two people. The third person has stayed free in a fenced parking.)

January 1st, 2011 Hotel Dona Juana

Our guest slept in the hotel, we stayed in the car on the street in front of the hotel.

January 1st, 2011 Casitas Coco Loco

It's worth visiting this campsite because its owner, the Swiss Martin! Beautiful campsite in a well maintained resort overlooking the ocean. Power at site. Very clean bathrooms with hot showers. Good restaurant with free WIFI. Martin has an excellent knowledge of the environment and took our guest to a several-hours bike ride.

(60 pesos / person)

January 1st, 2011 El Gordo Y San Pancho

Very basic campsite in front of the Balneario. Bathrooms with toilets and cold showers. Power at site, tap did not work. The camping fee includes the admission fee to the Balneario. If you don't use the facilities the price is too high.

(Originally 200 pesos, but by action and by pointing out that we do not need electricity, only 150 pesos)

January 1st, 2011 El Mirador

Camping next to a very small Balneario and restaurant / bar. For the Balneario you have to pay an admission fee of 40 Cordoba / person. Toilets with bucket flush. No showers. Not recommended for the weekend - we had a lot of noise and karaoke until late at night.

Alternative option:

At the second entrance of Sumoto Canyon we got the offer to camp. Obviously you can visit the canyon only with a driver (15-20 US dollars / person)

January 1st, 2011 Parkplatz vor Restaurant España

We first tried to find something in Corinto - but without any success. If you leave the peninsula via the bridge you can see the Hotel "La Valencia" to the right. The owner told us that although we could not stay in the hotel courtyard, we could camp in the parking lot in front of their restaurant, which is located on the other side of the estuary on the left. Since the restaurant was guarded at night, the parking lot was safe too.

January 1st, 2011 Volcan Masaya National Park

In addition to 100 Cordoba / person admission fee for the park. Camping in the parking lot of the Visitor Center. Toilets can be used during the opening times of the Visitor Center (9am - 5pm). No showers. At night a guard is in the area. After the closure of the park it was very quiet and we could spread out in the parking lot.

(Bottom of the checkout was required only 200 Cordoba, after a protest there were suddenly only 50 Cordoba / person)

January 1st, 2011 Centro Turistico El Mirador

Parking, surrounded by souvenir stalls and restaurants. No space to hang out around the car (and not in the car neither because of the heat). Nice hikes at the Mirador. Quite noisy until late at night. Public toilets.

(This amount was calculated at the ticket booth for the parking lot. We have given the guard a bottle of Coke)

January 1st, 2011 Camping Playa Matilda / Los Playones

From San Juan del Sur you have to drive a few kilometers north on a gravel road. Fantastic campground in a small bay with golden sand and high waves. You camp under shady trees with small palapas and rustic wooden chairs. Cold shower and pit toilet in the hostel next door. Book Exchange.

(100 Cordoba / person)

January 1st, 2011 Trailhead Sendero los Quetzales

At the end of a very steep and muddy road to the volcano - we used four wheel drive and low gear. We were allowed to camp in the very small parking lot. Toilet at the Visitor Center.

January 1st, 2011 On the banks of Rio Chiriquí

The thermal springs of Caldera would have been our destination, but the last 500 meters were impassable (too high rocky steps for our car). The dirt road to other hot springs was not passable neither because of mud. We spent a very quet night at the banks of the Rio Chiriqui.

January 1st, 2011 Osteingang

The last two hundred meters of the gravel road to the entrance of the the park are very bad and steep. We were allowed to stay on the small parking lot to the left of the entrance for the night. At 7am it got loud because many campesinos passed by on their way to work.

January 1st, 2011 Nelly's Beach Bar

We camped right between two long rows of palapas. Great view of the ocean. Unfortunately, a lot of garbage. Certainly very busy on weekends. You can spend hours walking along the long and beautiful, dark beach.

January 1st, 2011 XS Trailerpark Santa Clara

Trailer Park under American management. Electricity / water / sewer at site. Very well maintained resort with motel. Great sports bar with an attractive prices. Pool, common area with Palapa. Free WIFI. Clean toilets, unfortunately only outdoor showers. Good base to prepare your car for the shipping to Colombia.

(Originally $ 20 / day, but negotiable for several days)

January 1st, 2011 Informal campsite- Balboa

We camped on the road side at the yacht club with fellow overlanders. We could use the facilities of the yacht club for free (down to the jetty, right in front of the pier to the left). From outside the toilets look rather scruffy, but they are clean and the showers have hot water. Room with washing machines (US $ 0.50 / machine - hot water) and dryer (0.75 US $ / machine). Free WIFI in the restaurant of the Yacht Club. Good prices in the restaurant. Taxi to the Miraflores Locks costs US $ 8 from here.

January 1st, 2011 Hotel El Parador

Located in El Cangrejo district this hotel is ideal to spend the time between shipping and flight to Colombia. Centrally located just two blocks from the Via Espana Rey and a large supermarket. Rooftop pool, clean rooms with balcony, TV, fridge, free WIFI, decent breakfast, free safety deposit box at the front desk ($ 120 key deposit). Taxis to the Miraflores Locks cost of US $ 12 from here, $ 23 to the airport. For the ride with the Metro buses you have to buy a rechargeable card, which can then be charged in a prepaid procedure for US $ 2. A ticket for the entire city costs 0.25 US $ / person. It is sufficient to buy one prepaid card for two people.

(Breakfast included. Booked via http://www.booking.com)