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January 1st, 2012 Paraiso Suizo

From an insiders' tip to one of the most famous meeting points for overlanders in just one year! The Swiss emigrants Heinz and Silvia achieved this with their warm hospitality, boundless helpfulness and Swiss quality.

Camping on a big grassy field. Clean toilets in the restaurant, hot showers in the bathroom of one of the apartments, all European standard. Bathrooms specifically for campers are under construction. Very fast WIFI. In the restaurant you can eat excellent food for $ 10 per person (the cheese fondue is great), laundry service is available for $ 2.50 / machine. The mile-long sandy beach is only two minutes away. Additionally there is home-baked bread, a book exchange, mini golf, excursions, booking of airport transfers, coordination of mechanic workshop visits, ...

Large supermarkets in Atlantida (Tienda Inglesa, S 34.76958 W 55.76368) and Piriapolis (Devoto, S 34.86546 55.26984 W), good car workshop "Hermanos 2", also in Piriapolis (S 34.86349 W 55.26852).

For $ 45 / month you can store your RV in an indoor storage (limited number of places). The RV's are aired and moved every two weeks. 60 km from the international airport of Montevideo.

Botanical garden "Arboretum Lussisch" (S 34.88515 W 55.03588) Admission: Free. "Casa Pueblo", House and gallery of the famous artist Carlos Páez Vilaro (S 34.90854 W 55.04366) Admission: 150 URS / person. Both sites in La Ballena.

January 1st, 2012 Parking lot in front of the lighthouse

We asked the lighthouse keeper and he allowed us camping for one night in the parking lot in front of the lighthouse. Very idyllic with views of the ocean. Quiet at night.

January 1st, 2012 Parking lot in front of the lighthouse La Paloma

Also at this lighthouse we were allowed to stay overnight (we previously asked for the lighthouse keeper's permission). For 20 URS / person, you can visit the lighthouse.

La Paloma, Complejo Turistico La Aguada (S 34.64503 W 54.15686).

January 1st, 2012 Camping Fortaleza St. Teresa

Admission to the park is free. There are eight different areas for camping. Very nice in the eucalyptus forest located sites with electricity and water. The bathrooms are very basic. For the showers you have the choice between cold and ice cold water. In the park you can visit the old fort of Santa Teresa, visit the beautiful sandy beaches and do long walks. From August to October you might be able to spot whales off the coast.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Municipal

Large campground in the touristy resort of the hot springs of Arapey. Electricity / water / sewer at site. Each site has its own grill. There are two different price models, the areas 10 and 11 are not connected to cable television and are therefore cheaper with urug 290. Peso. Free WIFI in the area of the campsite administration. basic bathrooms with clean toilets.

The use of hte various thermal pools (38 ° C) is included in the price. In the area there are several restaurants, a bakery and a small supermarket.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Termas de Guaviyu

Giant campground in a large grassy field next to the spa. Grills are scattered in the area. The use of thermal pools (38 ° C) is included in the price. The bathrooms are pretty old and not very clean.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Lagos de Andresito

Well maintained picnic area right on the shore of the reservoir. Benches, tables and grills are also provided free of charge as well as electricity and water. There are toilets at the restaurant. We have asked before and we were assured that we could camp here without any problems.

January 1st, 2012 Hostal Terra

500m from the airport, next to the main road. Sorrounded by high walls and gates.

Take the black gate on the right. We torned down the alarm wire from the wall completely when driving through the left gate!

$ 15 is the price for a double room. Therefore, one should insist on getting his own room key. Very clean bathroom with hot shower and even soap and towels. Free WIFI.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Municipal Cachi

Very nice campground within walking distance of Cachi. Seat and table combinations, grills, lukewarm showers, clean toilets, indoor / outdoor pool. There are different price categories: simple sites cost 30 pesos, very nice, parceled sites 50 pesos.

January 1st, 2012 Termas Jamanco,

Camping in the parking lot in front of the hot springs. When visiting the hot springs the night in the parking lot is free. Admission: US $ 3 / person. There are several natural and very well maintained hot water pools in a beautiful developted gardens. Open from 6am til 8pm. Thereafter, the gate to the parking lot is locked.

Alternatively, you could also camp at the Termas Papallacta. There camping is US $ 6 / person and the admission to the spa US $ 7.50. We also had a look at the thermal hot springs, but thought the Termas Jamanco are as beautiful and were cheaper including admission at Termas Jamanco 21 US!

January 1st, 2012 Aqua Center Sinchi Misahualli

This small jungle lodge is run by a local women Cooperative. Clean toilet and cold water shower. Very clean area. Short trail, observation tower, restaurant and museum. Very nice and helpful staff. Unfortunately it was raining too strong during our stay so couldn't make use of the services of the lodge. We stayed there on Saturday and there was a very loud event with live music and DJs from 11pm til 6am in the morning going on.

January 1st, 2012 P.N. Los Glaciares Visitor Centre

There are several RV sites. The toilets at the visitor center may not be used officially but there is an outhouse at the picnic area on the other side of the street. Fantastic view of the Fitz Roy, great hiking opportunities.

January 1st, 2012 Campsite P.N. Cotopaxi

Both the entrance to the park as well as camping are free. Magnificent views of Cotopaxi. Brand new bathrooms with toilets and cold showers (water heater in place, but when we were there no gas bottle was connected). Covered palapa with a sink and an open fireplace. Huge are with many options to camp.

January 1st, 2012 Finca Chamanapamba Regines Café Aleman

A designer dream based on Hundertwasser and Gaudi? made true by the two Germans Regine and Dietrich. Stunning property with a small gem hotel and restaurant. We had coffee and dinner there and were therefore allowed to stay in the parking lot. Clean toilets and hot water jungle shower. Short trail to the waterfall Chamanapamba.

January 1st, 2012 Backpacker Great Hostel

Very relaxed hostel with parking in the backyard. Clean toilet and cold shower. Guest kitchen. Beautiful lounge with pool table, TV, sofas, DVDs. Free WIFI. Opportunity to do laundry. Cute Argentinian owners. Very narrow doorway (Caution: the cabin tilts up because the driveway is wrong).

Right in the center and at the baths "Baños de la Virgen". Starting point for great hikes in the mountains of Baños. Excellent multigrain bread is available in the cafeteria Rico Pan at the corner of Ambato and Maldonado.

(Including breakfast: bread, jam, oatmeal, juice, coffee)

January 1st, 2012 Las Cascadas Hosteria y Camping Irma

We had a Prime Site right on the lakeshore away from the rest of the area. Benches and table, fireplace. Rustic toilets, cold showers

January 1st, 2012 Visitor Center Chimborazo

Both the entry as well as camping in the park are free. Clean toilets. We camped behind the entrance to the parking lot. At night the temperature dropped to 0? C.

Coming from the north, you can easily break altitude records here. Highest camping spot: 4,400 m / Highest drive with the car (very easy, even for large RV's): 4.800 m / Highest hike (gentle trail to the next Refugio): 5,000 m.

After the visitor center turn right on the main street. Once it meets again with the E50, go straight onto the gravel road to the cheese village of Salinas. Stunningly beautiful track!

January 1st, 2012 Camping Pedancino

At kilometer 15 on the road between Novo RS 235 Petróplis and Gramado a five-kilometer muddy path turns to Rio Caí. At the river there is a very rustic campsite. With the camper you can park out on a grassy area next to the grill hut. The last meters to the campsite are quite steep and there is a tight curve. The bathroom is very rustic, but has hot showers (which we didn't use).

Worth visiting the open air museum "Parque Aldeia do Imigrante" in Novo Petróplis (5 Real / person) at S 29.37278 W 51.10728.

Good, German sourdough bread available in Cafe & Cia. Novo Petróplis at S 29.37430 W 51.10889. The German butcher "Suibom" sells good sausage and meat on the road to Gramado at S 29.34706 W 51.02524.

January 1st, 2012 Side street in the city center

We didn't find anything suitable for the night, and finally parked on a road in a slightly better looking residential area. Quiet night.

Caution: Alausi is built on a hillside and therefore has narrow and partially brutally steep roads.

January 1st, 2012 Laguna Colorada Camp

On the peninsula of the red laguna overlooking hundreds of flamingos and the mountains.

January 1st, 2012 Laguna Llaviucu, P.N. Cajas

Parking lot behind the gate. Clean toilets. Quiet night. This part of the park is already closed at 4.30pm. We received very good information material about the park and the local birdlife.

Fantastic hikes around the lagoon Llaviucu and the valley possible.

(4 US $ / person)

January 1st, 2012 Camping Luz do Weste

bargain possible: originally 15 Real / person. Nicely designed campground with very nice owners. Open common area with small kitchen, table and chairs. Clean bathrooms with warm showers.

January 1st, 2012 Refugio Laguna Toreadora, P.N. Cajas

Camping at the visitor center. Clean toilets (only open during the day), museum, restaurant. In the middle of the mountains of Páramo.

Probably the most beautiful Paramo trail starts at the visitor center (no. 1 on the map). Also a nice, short hike goes around the lagoon Toreadora.

(Also originally $ 4 / person, but you have to camp us on the weekend without pay leave)

January 1st, 2012 Parking on the beach of Enseada

The parking lot was recommended to us by the tourist office as the official RV campsite. Located at he long sandy beach of Enseada. No facilities.

Only a few kilometers away there is the camping "Tony", but we didn't check.

January 1st, 2012 Former campground of Petrohué

We spent the night (chil 10,000. Pesos) on the large parking lot in front of the official campground. However, we had prior approval from the park rangers that this was not a problem. Clean toilets (300 chil. Pesos) there is a jetty Petrohué.

From the car park / campground starts a very nice trail along the lake and up the lava field of the volcano. The tour of the Saltos de Petrohué is quite nice, but the entrance (1,500 chil. Pesos / person) and the parking fee (270 chil. Pesos / 20 min.) are not really worth it.

January 1st, 2012 Roadside waterfront

Off season, many of beach campgrounds are closed. Therefore, we parked at the waterfront opposite a gated condominium. The next morning, we had trouble with the police because we have parked illegally on the sidewalk. However, the police assured us that street parking was allowed and safe.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Municipal

Shady sites under large trees. Rustic bench / table combinations with grills. Due to off season we were all alone. New and very clean bathrooms with hot showers for which we gladly paid extra.

(10 arg. Peso / person, 20 arg. Peso / Car and 7 arg. Peso / person for showers)

January 1st, 2012 Camping Do João

bargain possible: originally 30 Real / person. Camping is mainly used by long-term campers. You can only park in the parking lot of the campground. Very run down and dirty bathrooms with hot showers.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Clube do Brazil (CCB) RJ-10

Bargain possible: in off season originally Reales 34.80 / person plus 17,40 Reales / Caravan to 6 meters (ie 87 Reales ~ 33,50 Euros). Members of the Camping Clube do Brazil pay one-third of the fee. The ADAC card is not recognized in this camp as a membership card though. After a long discussion, we were able to negotiate the price to twice the Club price for us and the Club price for the camper.

Electricity / water / dump and cable tv connection at site. The sites are paved and each has a small concrete patio. Simple but very clean bathrooms with hot showers. Just across the road from the long sandy beach of Praia do Macumba.

At the traffic lights at S 23.03047 W 43.47996 approx 1.4 km from the campsite you can take bus 360, which goes directly to the center of Rio de Janeiro. It goes along the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana to the terminal of the church of Santo Antônio. The bus ride takes at least two hours and the rate was inofficially 2.95 Real / person. At the Copacabana you can change to the bus 583 to get to the train station to the Corcovado. Train ride and admission to the Corcovado with the famous Jesus statue cost 46 Real / person.

January 1st, 2012 Hotel Bellavista + Camping

In the backyard of the hotel's Bellavista parking lot. A little trashy. Cold showers, toilets very simple. OK for the night after shipping, otherwise too expensive for what you get. Inexpensive food at the restaurant.

(40,000 COP / day with electricity)