Nariz del diabolo | Informal Campsite

Ecuador

Details

Last Visited: almost 2 years ago
GPS: -2.248892, -78.879274
Altitude: 2214.1 masl
Place Website:

Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: No
Water: Unknown
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Unknown

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Harry Hirsch

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Description

Viewpoint of the Nariz del Diablo with restaurant, you can stay in the parking lot or just in front of the restaurant when you eat there. Very friendly staff. You can also do some nice walks. Super quiet by night

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Very Nice place to camp and see the view in the morning. We paid 2$ pp to have access at the mirador. We eat at the restaurant, delicious menu for 5$. Usually the restaurant close at 5pm but Jose accept to serve our dinner at 6pm. He is very nice and welcoming ! No facilities during the night but it open at 7.30 am.

We arrived in heavy fog at 3 pm. Restaurant was all dark and we thought is closed but a young couple was there (owners?). She welcomed us and we asked to have a late lunch/early dinner and park for the night and she offered to cook and we could stay. Later we paid 6 $ for the dinner and drinks (very basic but really ok for the price) and she wanted additional 5 $ only for parking. We told her that was extremely expensive for really NO facilities (baño is closed with restaurant from 5 pm on) and as it is tiempo de lluvia it was not sur if the fog would be gone at 8 am for train-watching. She insisted on the price and explained it's only 2 per person (actually 2.5 and parking prices per person and not per car?). We were the only tourists and we had parked our motorhome at the end of the parking place nearly on the road and after months in Bolivia and Peru we were tired of all those Gringo Taxes and left (for the really great place at the river more north on iOverlander). They have a banner in their restaurant that describes the effort of this indigenous community to develop local tourism which we find is great and we really like to support but when it comes to the point when you get the impression people get greedy and relations get lost, we pass (Dinner 6$ and parking in the mountains 5$? We would have had a coffee or drink after train-watching anyway next day). 2 or maybe 3 $ would still be much to park in the lonelyness beside a cow fence but we would have taken that one. Above all its a nice place on the way and everybody must decide on his own if he feels comfortable with that or not.

We arrived at 5.30 pm when the restaurant was already closed and spent a quiet night there. In the morning we went down to the lookout to see the train (8.20 am). Payed 1USD pp entrance and 3 USD for parking the night (asked price for overnight was 5 USD, which we think is too high as there are no facilities during the night...).

Nice place to spend one day and night, beautiful view the Nariz del Diabo, who don't want to pay 30 dollars for person for the train, it's the good idea!

For those that don't know, the 'Devils nose' is an engineering feat, with the train line switchbacking up the mountain. It's $1 pp for the lookout. It's worth a quick stop from the highway (well signed). It's hard to see from any other angle, as it's down in the valley. We had the lunch menu at the restaurant for $3 each.

Viewpoint of the Nariz del Diablo with restaurant, you can stay in the parking lot or just in front of the restaurant when you eat there. Very friendly staff. You can also do some nice walks. Super quiet by night