Puerto Velero | Wild Camping



Last Visited: over 1 year ago
GPS: 10.950867, -75.028767
Altitude: 51.2 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Long sand Beach. Parking on beach in front of row of Palapas. Absolutely deserted during the week. There are restaurants which I assume are open at the weekend but were closed. Free. Porta-toilets are available.


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Buen lugar para Pasar la noche al lado de un restaurante frente a la playa. puede entrar todo tipo de vehículo, Prestan servicio de energía y restaurante el dueño se llama Victor. El valor por la noche es voluntario.

We stayed one night (on a tuesday) and it was only us staying, the rest of the beach was empty. Some locals live in the restaurant houses. They could supply you with drinks and food. They charged us 20.000 Pesos for the night, so it wasn't free, even though we bought some beer and fish for dinner. During the night, some dogs were barking and the sandflies are annoying. Other than that, it is a lovely place.

Great free spot as described. Got here around 8 PM. A couple of people who lives here cane out with their lanterns to check why the dogs were barking. Once they spotted me at a distance, they went back home. Seems like we are welcome...

FREE. A lovely and quiet spot to camp. We stayed 1 night. Had it all to ourselves. It was very windy (made cooking outside harder) and mosquitos came out as it got dark. There was an unlocked portapotty available. Recommended!

We stayed here 2 nights without any problems. Very quiet spot, even in the weekend. We took a shower with the bucket, 2000 cop per person.

nous avons passé 3 nuits ici gratuitement.
il y a de l'ombre grâce aux quinchos.
et on y dort bien car la température baisse le soir et il y a de l'air et du vent.
très très tranquille y compris le samedi.
le dimanche pas mal de monde mais quiet.
nous ne nous sommes pas baignés car il y avait des méduses sur le bord, mais les locaux se baignent.
l'eau est très calme.

we stayed 10 days a bit more south than the gps after talking to the guards of the beach for free. we left for the weekend. water temperature 27 degrees celsius, very nice to swim. you can order meals at the first restaurant (not cheap, but very good). 3g claro reception.

Très bon spot GRATUIT pour une ou plusieurs nuits. A l’ombre sous les palapas à 5 mètres de la plage. Pas de services, à part un peu de wifi dans les restaurants, demandez le code. Chiens bienvenus. Bière à 4000 cop, assiette de poissons frais à 24000 cop. Tous les gens sont très sympas et accueillants. Par contre, personne en semaine, tout est fermé, très tranquille, en sécurité. Le week end, un peu de monde mais c’est très raisonnable, les restaurants sont ouverts.
Beaucoup de vent, on dort bien :)

Great place. Free, quiet, safe. Restaurants around with fish. Perfect for a night or two.

Really nice place to spend a night on the way north. We spent our first night camping on this beach during the week and it was very quiet, we didn't see anybody. When we returned from Minca, we spent another night on sunday. The beach was crowdy but around 6 all the people were gone. We bought a fish from a restaurent and planed to cook it on the fire but we were told that we couldn't make fire on this beach due to palapas. The guy from the restaurent cooked our fish for free. Watch out if you are sleeping in tent, it can be VERY WINDY.

Still free. Not very windy when we were there but a lot of mosquitoes after dusk. No one there except some restaurants setting up for the weekend and quite happy for us to stay. Beautiful sunset

It is definitely deserted during the week. We are in a roof top tent and it was pretty windy but we were able to sleep through it for the most part. Bathrooms are scattered around along with trash receptacles. We felt very safe.

Nice place but the wifi is now secure!

We first wanted to stop at Volcano Totumo but too many people hanging us so we drive to Puerto Velero !
So quiet at night and a wondefull little wind !!!

stayed one night, it was supper windy and very busy, high season for kite surfing. Winds die down when the rain comes in may. very nice but too windy to stay longer

Dead-quiet during the week, bearable on weekends. very windy, long beach, restaurants open on weekends. Free.

Nice, quiet, safe and free WiFi (good antenna required).

Nice quiet and secure. Men from restaurants and beach were friendly and said that el padron spends the night there too and we could go ask him if we have a problem.

Nice and free at the beach.
No people during the week, somethimes a car or bike drives through

Nice and quiet. We were at the mud volcano First, but they wanted 10,000 pp and plenty of werd People hanging around so we left and found it was a good decision. Plus there is a nice breeze from the Ocean.

the exact n'aime is puerto venero...... cool place

We rejected this site for tent camping because of the insane number of bugs (no-see-ums). The site is as described except that it was not deserted in October. It's called Playa Puerto Veleros (not Playa Veneto)

Long sand Beach. Parking on beach in front of row of Palapas. Absolutely deserted during the week. There are restaurants which I assume are open at the weekend but were closed. Free. Porta-toilets are available.