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Date Place Comment
January 1st, 2011 Finca Cañas Castilla

No trip through Costa Rica would be complete without a stop at Agi and Guido's place - the Swiss emigrants. Conveniently located close to the border. Huge farm with beautiful hiking trails. Howler and spider monkeys in the trees. Bathroom with hotel standard, cold shower. Superb dining at the restaurant (12$ / person including drinks). We camped along to the road which leads to the cabanas.

(US $ 5 / day without electricity, $ 10 / day with electricity. We have paid in US $.)

January 1st, 2011 Rincon De Vieja National Park

Parking at the entrance to the National Park. Admission to the park is $ 10 / person. As you have to access via the private property of a hotel 700 colones per Person "toll" is charged. Toilets in the park. Great view from the parking lot of the sea. Very quiet at night. Partially strong wind gusts.

January 1st, 2011 Camping los Cocos

Campground on the touristy beach of Samara. Shade under the palm trees. Cold showers, toilets are borderline. Larger RV's might have difficulties to maneuver through the palm trees and the low-hanging power wire. Great place to swim in the warm sea, to hang out and watch people. Several restaurants and bars right next door, but quiet at night.

(US $ 10 / day. We paid in US $.)

January 1st, 2011 Bajada Las Rocas

Parking lot on a small peninsula under coconut trees. On the gravel road to Cabuya turn left on a small road which leads to the houses. Pass them until you see a small palm tree forest. Very quiet night.

January 1st, 2011 Rio Celeste Hotel parking

On a large grassy field of the hotel where also the entrance of the National Park is located. Clean toilets, (very) cold showers. The admission fee to the National Park costs another $ 10 / person.

(3000 Colón / person)

January 1st, 2011 Informal camp at entrance

The access road to the volcano is closed from 3.30pm - 8am. We pulled out to the forest road in front of the entrance gate, and parked on the side about 20 meters further down the road (behind the sign, which prohibits trespassing). Very quiet at night. Clean toilets can be used in the park the next morning. Admission to nationalpark: US $ 10 / person plus US $ 3 / vehicle.$

Alternative option:

Recreation area Bosques de Fraijanes, N 10.12394 W 84.18823, 1,703 m, 9,000 colones (14,00 €). Very nice recreational park. We still moved on since the announced WIFI did not work and the toilets were extremely dirty.

January 1st, 2011 Parking "Fabrica de carretas Chaverri" Sarchi

Manufacture of the well known, painted oxcarts of Sarchi. We asked at the gift shop if we could stay the night at parking lot in the back (we also purchased souvenirs). They were happy to allow us camping . Parking is locked at night and guarded. Very clean toilets in the shop. A great opportunity to watch the manufacture of ox carts in the workshop.

January 1st, 2011 Parking next to park entrance

The access road to the volcano is closed from 3.30pm - 8am. We pullet out on the little road right next to the ticket shop and found a nice place to stay after 10 m where we could park level. Great sunrise with a view of the cloudy valley. Late in the evening guards of the park passed and asked if everything was okay. At 6am the first park employees came for work. Admission to nationalpark: US $ 10 / person plus US $ 3 / vehicle.

January 1st, 2011 Parking next to the Visitor Center

Actually, camping is not allowed in the National Park. However, the responsible ranger was very nice and said it would be no problem if we stayed on the parking lot next to the Visitor Center. We were supplied with water for our tank without asking for it. The toilets were very clean. We spent two nights and had to pay the park addmission fee of 10 $ / person once. Very nice (but short) hiking trail through the rainforest. Great picnic areas.

January 1st, 2011 Paraiso Mirador Quetzales Lodge NP

In the parking lot to the Cabinas with views of the valley. Toilets in the restaurant. We can recommend the one-hour Quetzaltour at 6am (13 US $ / person). We have seen several quetzals. Eating at the restaurant, however, is not worth the money.

(US $ 10 / day)

January 1st, 2011 Dominical beach parking Pazific

Right at the beach, shady under palm trees. Regular police presence - we always felt safe. Toilets and showers can be used at the attached campground "Los Cocos" for 500 Colones (the campground itself was closed due to the heavy rains and muddy grounds).

January 1st, 2011 Villa Ventana a las Olas

NO campground! We rented a stylish, fully equipped villa with 3 bedrooms and 2 large terraces overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Parque Nacional Marino Ballena for a month. Finally hot showers, toilets reasonable, WIFI, washer and dryer!

(1000 US $ / month)

January 1st, 2011 Church in the village

Whe asked the mayor of the city where we could stay for the night and he told us to park on the parking lot of the curch. Meeting with the inhabitants was an absolute highlight for us. The night was very quiet.

January 1st, 2011 Centro Vacacional IMSS Metepec

Mexican recreation area with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, hotels, billiard room, museum, etc. We in camped in the parking lot in the park with a beautiful view. For tents there is a separate area. Toilets and showers available. A power outlet can be found in the streetlight in the parking lot, as well as a water tab to fill the tank. Atlimeyaya is located nearby where you can eat excellent fresh trout.

(From 190 pesos, 45 pesos / person entrance to the installation)

January 1st, 2011 Paso de Cortes / Visitor Center

Parking lot in front of the Visitor Center of the National Park. We previously asked for permission to stay for the night. Toilets in the visitor center. Good base for hikes.

January 1st, 2011 Centro Vacacional la Trinidad

Parking lot in a great Mexican resort which offers an outdoor swimming pool and a huge, heated indoor swimming pool. Beautiful picnic areas with fireplaces in the camping area. Ample hot showers and clean toilets at the pools. Free WIFI in hotel building next to the front desk.

January 1st, 2011 Malintzi Centro Vacacional

Good base for the climbing of Malinche volcano. The trail starts at the resort. Sufficient showers and toilets. At the campsite there are beautiful fireplaces, wood can be purchased at the grocery store. There is also a cheap restaurant in the area.

January 1st, 2011 Rancho La Condessa

Unfortunately the pool of the Balnearios was unusable as the water was extremely dirty. The bathrooms were quite clean but the shower had only a very weak, cold jet. The area, however, was very well maintained and the site at the inlet beautiful

January 1st, 2011 Restaurant La Querencia

You have the choice between two options: either you stay in the groomed garden of the restaurant for 100 pesos / person / night or you eat in the restaurant. We paid 320 pesos for a good dinner with drinks and 140 pesos for breakfast. The bathrooms were very clean, however the water in the shower was cold. Free WIFI in the restaurant. Good base to walk to the waterfall Texolo.

January 1st, 2011 Centro Recreativo El Conejo

Base for the climb of Perote volcano. Nice area with several palapas and fireplaces. The bathrooms were quite dirty. Normally, you will probably have to pay for the night. But when we were there it was deserted and no one came by to collect the fees.

January 1st, 2011 Trailer Park Teotihuacan

Family campsite with grassy sites. Water and electricity at site. New bathrooms, but unfortunately only with cold showers. Free WIFI at the front desk building. The river smells sometimes bad (according to the owner it is even worse in the winter). In 20 minutes you can walk to the pyramids. The taxi to go back costs 25 pesos.

If you want to storage your RV for several days during a visit to Mexico City it will cost 100 pesos / day.

January 1st, 2011 am Monolithen von Bernal

Since the sites in the Balnearios of Tequisquiapan are exclusively open on weekends we had to look for an alternative. In a small village we camped next to the church with beautiful views of the monolith. We asked the owner of the first house for permission in advance.

January 1st, 2011 Campamento Las Trancas

Perfectly located campground between the mountains in the valley with palapas and fireplaces. Very clean with hot showers. It's said that the mountains are mostly in the fog and it is quite humid. The way to the campground is a narrow and steep gravel roads for many miles.

January 1st, 2011 Campamento Puente de Dios

Very basic campsite next to the owner's cottage. The bathroom (with cold shower) is shared with the residents. In 10 minutes you can walk to the trailhead of the hike through the Canyon de Angostura. The gravel road turning from the main road is partly very narrow and steep.

January 1st, 2011 Flamingo Inn Hotel

Camping in the hotel resort. You camp under palm trees on a grassy field. Power at site, clear water can be tabed near the pool (Caution: some tabs have purified water!).

The most luxurious and cleanest bathrooms in Mexico!

Free and fast WIFI at site. Very friendly staff. In 20 minutes you can walk to the historic city of Queretaro, in 10 - 15 minutes to a mega-supermarket.

January 1st, 2011 Morrill RV Park

It's a 20 minutes walk down the hill to the Centro Historico. The bathrooms are quite basic but clean. The showers were cold. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Great view of the opposite side with it's colorful houses.

January 1st, 2011 Servicio Morelos Trailer Park

Camping behind a Pemex station. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Toilets of the PEMEX can be used (very clean), Unfortunately no showers. Approximately 200 m across the street from the PEMEX a brown-yellow bus marked "Morelos" goes for 13 pesos / person to the center of Zacatecas. We first had a look at "Hotel Hacienda del Bosque", but with 350 pesos seemed to be far too expensive for a parking lot next to a highway.

January 1st, 2011 Parque El Tecuan

Camping in a Mexican nature reserve. We camped right next to the deer coral. Nice options for hiking. Unfortunately there were no facilities.

January 1st, 2011 Celestino RV Resort

Fantastic campsite under palm trees overlooking the Pacific with romantic sunsets. Normally, electricity / water / waste water at site. Only our site had no electricity. But, however, had a wonderful tiled patio and beautiful ocean view. Electricity is charged separately. The bathrooms are clean and good, the shower has a strong jet and is very hot :-). Ok washing machines which you can use for 10 pesos per filling.

(Usually 150 pesos / day, discount for three days: pay 2 days, 1 day for free)

January 1st, 2011 El Mirador Hotel, Restaurant & RV Park

You can not camp closer to the beach! Breathtaking panoramic views of the sandy beach. Toilets and showers were ok. Unfortunately, the very strong wind blew us sand into the car.

(The full hook-up seats cost $ 20)