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Date Place Comment
January 1st, 2011 Finca Bavaria

Beautiful parking lot right next to the coffee plantation on the farm of Franz of Bavaria. We were allowed to use the toilet in one of the rooms. Since the property is situated in the center it's an excellent base for a stroll. Gracias Lempira is also a very good starting point for a walk in the park Montana El Celaque (admission: 50 Lempira / person). With a high car it is only possible to drive to Via Verde, with a low car you can get up to the Visitor Center. From there a great 3-4 hour hike to the Mirador de La Cascada Santa Lucia starts.

Alternative option for small vehicles:

At the Visitor Center of the National Park Montana El Celaque.

January 1st, 2011 Balneario Aguas Termales Presidente

Night in the parking lot above the Balnearios. To use the Balnearios an additional 50 Lempira / person admission fee must be paid. The Balneario is made very appealing, has great hot pools and toilets. The parking for the car was not ideal, because we had the feeling that half the population of the village was walking by at night.

Good base to visit the pottery village of La Campa (about an hour drive).

January 1st, 2011 D&D Brewery

A place for people who are looking forward to a fresh draft beer and nice greasy fast food. The parking lot is very narrow and we had to share the tiny parking lot with several cars. If you want to stay outside of the car this is only possible at the restaurant of the small resort. Clean toilets and hot showers. Small swimming pool. Free WIFI.

(50 Lempira / person)

January 1st, 2011 Finca Las Glorias

Parking lot in the orange grove of very nice hotel facilities. Very well maintained. A place where you could stay for many days. Swimming pool, Restaurant, Free WIFI. Clean toilets and cold showers. The facility is adjacent to the lake, cows grazing on the grass, exhibition of old Land Cruiser.

January 1st, 2011 Cerro Azul-Meambar NP (Pancam lodge)

Camping in the national park. Additional 95 Lempira / person (US $ 5.00) admission fee. Large grassy field with fireplace surrounded by the jungle. Palapa with tables, chairs, light and electricity. Bathrooms with cold shower and toilet. Free WIFI at the restaurant. Great hiking possibilities from the campsite.

January 1st, 2011 Roli's Place

Beautiful backpacker hostel with huge garden area. Located in the center and only 300 m to the Caribbean sea. Bathroom with cold shower and toilet. Free WIFI. Free rental of bicycles and canoes. Free potable water. Beautiful and very well kept garden to hang out with open kitchen, covered dining area, hammocks, table tennis.

To the fort of San Fernando it's just a 5 minutes walk ($ 4 / person), one hour to the waterfall El Chorro.

January 1st, 2011 Botanical Garden "Lacentilla"

Fairly basic, secure campsite between the cabins in the botanical garden of Lance Tilla. Additonal admission fee Lempira 154 / person (8.00 US $). There are toilets at the visitor center.

January 1st, 2011 Casa Alemania

Parking lot of a hotel complex at the Caribbean beach. Hot showers, clean toilets, free WIFI, pool. Very good restaurant. You even get German beer and you can buy fresh baked white bread and from Germany imported dark bred from the german-honduran owners Gunther and his wife Rosa! Big Book Exchange with a wide selection of German books. Long beach walks possible. In the resort there is laundry service for 80 Lempira / machine.

January 1st, 2011 Hotel La Hacienda

Not a classic campsite, but a good example of how to find a safe place to stay for the night. We asked at the front desk of a large hotel with secure parking lot if we could stay there. The answer at the front desk was "No". We then insisted a little pushy that we came "all the way from Germany" to here. Thereafter the boss was called who had no problem to let us camp overnight for free. Clean toilets, free WIFI.

January 1st, 2011 Freizeitpark El Florida

Great campspot in a small pine forest in the equestrian and recreation park. Small zoo with sheep, deer, tapir, parrots and macaws right next to the site. Clean toilets and cold showers. Small pool. Very good restaurant with Honduran specialties. Mila, the Czech owner (?) let us camp for free but thought a tip of 100 Lempira for the night guardian was as appropriate.

Good base to visit the La Tigra National Park and the old mining town of Santa Lucia.

January 1st, 2011 Villa Alejandra

Camping next to the pool behing a small hotel just before Danli. Located on the hillside and far from the noisy main road. Clean bathroom with cold shower. Extremely friendly, elderly owner: Mario Alfredo. Unfortunately the pool was painted so we could not use it. Covered poolside seating.

January 1st, 2011 Victoria Trailer Park - CLOSED

Beautiful gardens, supermarkets and ATMs within walking distance. Electricity / water / waste water on the pitch.

(Usually 200 pesos / day, discount for one week: pay 6, 1 day for free)

January 1st, 2011 El Banito Balneario y Restaurante

Right next to the pool in the forest, facilities not usable on our standards. Water on site, power which I would not want to make use, sewers are no longer in operation.

January 1st, 2011 Parque National El Chico

Beautiful campsite on nearly 3,000 m above sea level, very cold at night. During our stay the toilets were open only on weekends (3 pesos). No showers. We used the toilets at the visitor center of the park. Beautiful hike starts from the Visitor Center.

January 1st, 2011 Poza Rica Inn Hotel

Camping in the parking lot between cars. During our stay the parking lot was completely occupied. Power on the parking lot. Beautiful swimming pool, very slow WIFI, showers and toilets at the pool. On pages of other travelers we read that they had paid only 200 pesos - so it is worth asking.

January 1st, 2011 Mar Esmeralda RV place

Located near the sea, with own palapa, electricity / water / waste water at site. Large swimming pool, bathrooms with hot shower. First day the super nice managers provided us with table and chairs.

(Usually 200 pesos / day, discount for one week: pay 6, 1 day for free)

January 1st, 2011 El Rey RV Park and Campground

Camping overlooking the sea, electricity / water / waste water at site. We stayed six days at this place and we never felt welcome. Sometime the men's bathroom was locked for an entire day, sometimes the ladie's bathroom. The same owner has probably built a new campsite close by and maybe tried to attracht guests there. With the excuse that a big event will take place they sent us to a corner at the very end of the area - the event never took place! When a heavy storm passed by they didn't inform us and we had to move our car in the middle of the night. There are definitely better campgrounds in Veracruz (eg Rancho La Condessa. 19.09583, 96.11667 W)

January 1st, 2011 La Jungla, Catemaco

Fantastic campsite in the jungle overlooking the lake. We saw toucans and howler monkeys in the morning. Small restaurant with delicious hamburgers, natural swimming pools and water slides with spring water. It is also a great destination for a day trip (50 pesos / day / person). Access through the jungle is very narrow and bumpy!

(Normally 80 pesos / day / person, but because the shower house was renovated and was not available, we have only 60 pesos / day / person paid)

January 1st, 2011 Tepetepan Villas and RV Park

Beautiful campsite right in the center of Catemaco. Everything in easy walking distance. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Clean toilets (which were cleaned twice a week), large pool, Fast Free WIFI. Great excursions in the surrounding area.

When we came back in August / September and December / January, the pool was no longer filled and the toilets not so clean anymore.

(Usually 250 pesos / day including current or 200 pesos / day plus electricity, we have the monthly fee of 3,700 pesos including electricity used)

January 1st, 2011 At the beach in cocoa-nut groves

there was no campsite close by.

(The owner has not been required, as he has but even hung us his hammock at the palapa on the beach, we gave him 100 pesos. We were even invited to the evening to a small dinner at which we have contributed drinks)

January 1st, 2011 New Samula Trailer Park

Very original mini-camping in the front yard of a private home. Too many dogs who left their poop on the grass. A toilet, a shower. Good bus service to Campeche Centro.

January 1st, 2011 Parking lot Kabah

We were allowed to camp in the parking lot under shady trees. At night, the street is pretty quiet.

January 1st, 2011 Uxmal Parking Lot

Parking without shade and without facilities. Free WIFI. Good starting point to watch the nightly light show. When buying a drink in the hotel bar, you may use the swimming pool and restrooms.

January 1st, 2011 Rainbow RV Park

A bit run-down, huge place. Electricity / water / waste water at site. Located next to a large shopping mall. Easy to take the collectivo to the city.

January 1st, 2011 on jetty for Flamingo Travel

You can camp here if you buy a trip to the flamingos for the next day. We moved further from the parking lot through the large gate to the port and camped beautiful there overlooking the boats. No night guardian. Heavy traffic and motorcycle races on the road next to the spot also at night.

January 1st, 2011 On the beach between Celestun and Sisal

Beautiful little campsite directly at the ocean and on the dirt road which connects Celestun and Sisal. We could not drive the dirt road to the end to Sisal as our car was too wide with 2 meters.

January 1st, 2011 Hotel y Apartmentos Bienestar

In the parking lot of the hotel. Cute, small pool. Large, shady palapa.

January 1st, 2011 Beach

It was not easy to find a campsite at the beach as most land is privately owned. We turned left before Dzilam de Bravo and arrived at a trashed parking lot. From there went down to the beach and turned right around the next curve in direction of Dzilam de Bravo. Then headed back to the beach and camped between the palm trees.

January 1st, 2011 Piramide Inn

We camped on the parking lot only seperated from the road by a hedge . Extremely loud during the night because of a Tope forcing the noisy trucks into braking and accelerating. Beautiful pool area. Short walk to the ruins.

January 1st, 2011 Xpu-Ha Campground Mundo Chalio

Fantastic campsite under palm trees in the white sand of the Carribean sea overlooking the turquoise waters. Unfortunately, it was so windy our car was blown with sand through the mosquito nets.


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