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January 1st, 2011 Totonaka RV Park

American-style run campsite with 120 sites. Electricity / water / waste water site. Coin operated laundry, clean bathrooms, pool, shared palapa. Finally a WIFI that works!

(For use of electricity, the lots to 300 Pesos)

January 1st, 2011 Villa von Matt und Mayra

Villa with fabulous views of the blue waters of the Bay of San Carlos. Two large terraces with ocean view, four bedrooms, four bathrooms, huge kitchen, a TV with 140 cm screen diagonal in the living room, three carports. A picture says a thousand words:

(Usually 1,080 US dollars / week)

January 1st, 2011 Punta Vista RV Park

Pure transit campground with very nice American / Mexican owners. Electricity / water / waste water at site. The bathrooms are located in a for a long time not used hut and were kept by the owner so poorly we did not use them.

(Originally 150 pesos / day, but 20 pesos less after an inquiry, since we do not require power)

January 1st, 2011 El Golfo RV Park

Camping right in the center of town at the main road. No bathrooms. Water / wastewater at site. The place seems to be closed. Unfortunately, the only other option was very run-down, on the American tourism focused campground, but the rate would have been $ 24 or 300 pesos. We previously already moved on from Puerto Penasco being shocked as the campsite there only accepted US dollars and had no pesos for change.

(Originally $ 10 / day)

January 1st, 2011 Centro Recretivo Mi Refugio

Charmingly made sites righta at the lagoon. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Bathrooms are "muy rustico". Hot water was only available in the men's shower.

(Originally 200 pesos / day, but 50 pesos less after an inquiry, since we do not require power)

January 1st, 2011 San Miguel RV Park

The benefits of this campground is that you can walk to the center in 10 minutes, and that you will meet other European Overlanders by high chance. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Clean and very nice toilets, fast WIFI. Compared to other campgrounds quite expensive.

(Usually 260 pesos / day, discount for one week: pay 6, 1 day for free)

January 1st, 2011 Tikal Campground

Huge grassy field right next to the parking lot of the archeological site. New and shady palapas at sites. Very clean area. Clean bathrooms, cold showers. Fee can be paid either at the ticket office or the campsite Guardian (who spends the whole night in the area).

(50 Quetzal / person)

January 1st, 2011 Freedom Shores

Campsite overlooking the sea at the public beach. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Bathrooms so-so. Overpriced.

January 1st, 2011 Baboon Sanctuary

Small grassy field next to the Visitor Center and Museum. Toilets and cold showers. From the visitor center you can make a tour to the howler monkeys ($ 7 / person).

January 1st, 2011 Old Belize Marina / Cucumber Beach

Big parking lot of the marina. We could park at the water with a beautiful view to the ocean. Hot and strong showers. Free Wifi. Coin laundry

In front of the marina a bus runs to Belize City (simply flag it down): B $ 1 / person. The bus goes directly to the bus terminal from where it is a 10 minutes walk to the swing bridge. For the way back you can take any bus towards Belmopan.

January 1st, 2011 Tropical Education Center

Everything you would expect from a nice place to stay : covered picnic tables; clean new bathrooms; powerful hot showers; (Very slow) free WIFI at the Office; some beautiful trails.

just a couple of km's from the Zoo which costs $ 30 BZ entrance fee per person, however the money is worth it. Close to the Zoo is another, beautiful place to stay, the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, however, they ask BZ $ 15 / person plus tax.

(Originally $ 10.90 BZ / person)

January 1st, 2011 Kismet Inn

On the hotel's website they offer sites for RVs. Turned out to be a narrow parking lot in front of the building. You can use the bathroom in a room if one is vacant. Outdoor shower, (very slow) free WIFI. The whole area seemed to be nice and beautiful once, but all a bit run down nowadays .

January 1st, 2011 Jungle Huts

Parking lot in a beautiful set resort right at the river. Toilet in the restaurant. Free WIFI in the restaurant. Very nice owner who gave us permission to stay, however he doesn't want to host Overlanders in general.

The center of Dangriga with its beautiful Caribbean atmosphere is only a two minute walk.

(Originally $ 40.00 BZ)

January 1st, 2011 Barton Creek Outpost

Fantastic place in the jungle right at the river. It's actually a backpacker hostel. As an Overlander you can stay in the orange grove. Comfortable, open common area. There is free drinking water available and you can pick up and squeeze tthe oranges. You can swim in the river (and have a shower). Hammocks on the shores invite you to relax. Very clean toilets.

The access from George Ville via a pretty bad road. Right before the Barton Creek Outpost you have to cross a river, which might be deep heavy rains - when we crossed it was 50 cm.

January 1st, 2011 Inglewood Campground

Huge, well-kept grassy field right next to the main road and only a few kilometers from the border with Guatemala. Electricity / water at site (current additional cost). Dump station at the laundry. Very fast, but time limited free WIFI. Clean facilities and hot showers, but only one shower and one toilet for the entire place. Friendly, Belizean owner, who lived for over twenty years with her husband as well as in Inglewood / California (hence the name of the campground), as also in Kaiserslautern / Germany.

(Originally $ 25.00 BZ)

January 1st, 2011 Estacion Biologica La Gamba

A private sanctuary within the national park. We could camp in the parking lot on the property. Clean toilets and cold showers. Free WIFI. Beautiful hiking options in the rainforest. The entrance fee of $ 5 / person was included in the camping rate.

(US $ 10 / day)

January 1st, 2011 Finca Cantaros Ecotourism Project

Very nice private nature reserve. Quite small, but with beautifully developed trails and flowers. Clean toilets, no showers. Site right next to a palapa with benches, tables, sinks, barbecue and electricity. A place where you could stay longer. Camping costs consist of US $ 5 / person admission fee and US $ 6 for camping.

(16 US $ / day)

January 1st, 2011 Fuentes Georginas

We camped in the parking lot, it was very quiet at night. Public toilets are at the parking lot. The hot springs are beautiful and we have frequently taken a bath. Caution: Very hot!

The fee is very high and only worth it if you use the hot springs intensively.

(Price is made up of 50 Quetzal / day / person entrance fee for the park plus 10 Quetzal for the car. The entry must not be paid for 24 hours, but for the day!)

January 1st, 2011 Parking at Volcan Chicabal

On the way to the vulcano you have to drive on a gravel road with more than 20 grade. You could go further up to the volcano which we avoided due to the muddy road and therefore spent the night on the first gravel parking lot. The night was very quiet.

January 1st, 2011 Caming Campania

The campground seems to be closed officially (?). There is no electricity and no running water anymore. For this reason we only paid half the price. The owner - Texan Mike - is really nice, but unfortunately suffers from Alzheimer's. Since we had a lot of rain, the grass was so muddy after five days it swept in our shoes at each step and we also left deep tracks - without four-wheel and differential locks we couldn't get out.

From the campsite it's an easy walk to Panajachel.

January 1st, 2011 Parque Ecologico Florencia

The park is located about 10 km outside of Antigua on the road to Guatemala City. It's huge and you can choose any site. Many toilet buildings in the park.

(Price is made up of 15 Quetzal / day / person entrance fee for the park. The entry must not for 24 hours, but are paid for the day!)

January 1st, 2011 Parqueo, Antigua

Unfortunately, the Tourist Police campground was closed for renovations, so we parked in this parking lot. Throughout the day, our vehicle was guarded by a man with a machete. We camped very nice under trees, it was quiet at night and we felt very safe.

The parking lot is centrally locaceted, right across from the bus station and the market. Since the gate is locked at 7pm for safety reasons we received a key from the owner.

(Price is made up of 50 Quetzal / day and 50 Quetzal / night.)

January 1st, 2011 Turicentro Nelly

Parking lot of a small swimming pool next to the house of the owner, about 20 meters away from the road. When cars drive over the bridge of steel Sacapulas at night, it can be a bit noisy. Next to the pool there are toilets and cold showers (unfortunately without water when we were there).

(Price is made up of 10 Quetzal / person entrance fee for the swimming pool)

January 1st, 2011 Finca Ixobel

Beautiful area for backpackers and campers. Friendly staff, many attractive tours to tourist destinations in Guatemala. Many options to camp. Clean bathrooms with lukewarm showers. Restaurant with reasonable prices. Slow free WIFI at the restaurant. Unfortunately, when we were there it was raining extensively for days, so the camping area was soaked and almost impassable for our car.

(25 Quetzal / person)

January 1st, 2011 Lanquin - Grutas

Camping in front of the caves of Lanquin. Pit toilet. The tour to the caves costs 30 Quetzal / person. It is worth visiting at night when at dawn the bats leave the cave. Only parking (without camping) costs 10 Quetzal.

January 1st, 2011 Semuc Champey

Camping in the parking lot of the Visitor Center. Clean toilets. The parking lot is located in the area of Semuc Champey, therefore Quetzal 50 / person admission fee is added.

January 1st, 2011 Bruno's Hotel (Marina)

The highlight of this place is not camping in the parking lot. We stayed on a very full parking lot in front of the hotel. Sitting comfortably beside your car and cooking outside is no fun. However, there is a beautiful, open-air restaurant, where you can easily spend an entire day. Very relaxed atmosphere. Good happy hour, yummie food. Free WIFI. Hot showers. Lavanderia right on the square (40 Quetzal / machine). The boats to Livingstone (200 Quetzal / person or 850 Quetzal / boat) leave from around the corner.

(Large motorhomes 100 Quetzal Quetzal current 25 extra)

January 1st, 2011 Finca El Paraiso

Fantastic campsite directly on the shore of Lago de Izabal. Very clean area with unfortunately bad toilets. Restaurant. Within five minutes you can drive to the hot waterfall of Aguas Calientes (10 Quetzal / person + 10 Quetzal parking).

January 1st, 2011 Quirigua - Ruins (UNESCO)

Shady camping in the parking lot of the archaeological site. Toilets in the Visitor Center can be used. Since the campsite is located in archelogical site the admisssion fee of 80 Quetzal / person must be paid in advance (the stelae alone are definitely worth the money).

Caution: In February we have been attacked by hundreds of small horseflies which had no problems getting through our mosquito nets!

(Can of Coca Cola for the night watchman)

January 1st, 2011 Aqua Park Hacienda El Jaral

very pleasant spot for the first day in Honduras. Large grassy field in front of the Balneario. The camping fee of $ 6 / person includes the admission fee for the Balneario. Clean toilets, cold outdoor showers. It's about five minutes by car to the ruins of Copan.

Alternative campsite:

Right next to the parking lot of the archeological site you can camp behind the Texaco gas station for 50 Lempira / day.

($ 7 / person)


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