Campsite Mitad Del Mundo | Established Campground



Last Visited: over 1 year ago
GPS: 0.003670, -78.172960
Altitude: 2734.0 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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This is by far the Best campground we have been in Ecuador. Is a campground that is just starting of a local farmer family. The place is beautiful, very quiet, safe, lot of space and you camp in flat grass. The owner is called Valentin and is the father of the local guide of the monument of the center of the world in Cayambe (actually the real one, because the others are not at 000). He has a nursery and a garden with all kind of organic vegetables, if you want you can buy some lettuce, etc from him. The price is 10usd per vehicle.To get here follow the signs of "casa de los venados", (they will probably put new signs for the campsite), is before the casa de los venados, after a swimmingpool with blue roof, the first house on the left. 300mt from the panamericana. You can have water and bathrooms, and electricity. Help the locals!


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We had a lovely stay. Very friendly people. Excellent wifi. Very much recommended

Nice place to stay .
Lot of space to camp. We were there with our tent and our bikes. Valentin is very friendly.
2 toilets now and cold water available.
Still no shower but hot shower in Valentine's home .
Wifi was out of order.

As all others mentioned the family is very welcoming. Camped on a nice grassy spot, paid $10 for 2 people in truck camper. Next morning we got a tour of the premises which was very educational. Valentino shared a lot of cultural aspects, and his goal of keeping it alive for generations to come.
We also could not leave without being given homemade treats.
A very special family. Thank you.

Nice place, but only one toilet. They are kust building a second toilet. Owners are very overlander friendly, invited us for breakfast and showed us the caves.

Valentín, Fernando, Leydi, the kids and their dog, Goofy now have a place in our hearts. We were treated like family, we cooked and ate with them everyday and got involved with the schoolruns. We spent a total of 12 nights with the family and it was tough leaving. Colaboration is the deal here. Nice getting to know the other travellers too. Go and stay with them and get involved, you'll love it.

Extremely welcoming family, beautiful campsite, toilet closeby and clean. Shower in the family's house. You definitely have to have a coffee with bizcochos in the family run cafeteria (yellow building opposite of the equator line, called Cafe Ecuatorial). Fernando's sister who works at a chocolate and coffee factory spontaneously gave us a tour there. Great place!

Such a lovely family, very welcoming and hospitable. We were made to feel at home and Fernando, Lady and Valentin were all very patient with my terrible Spanish! We struggled to find this place but the pin on Maps is pretty accurate- come off the main road down a dirt track, round a few bends and eventually you're there.

Lovely, family run campground only few minutes away from the mitad del mundo.
We paid $10 for the night (2 pers in one truck camper). The family also cooks dinner for the guests and shares a lot of cultural information.
Didn’t use the facilities other than the wifi.
The next morning we got a little tour of the premises with a little cave, a mirador and a cool endemic insect. Also they wouldn’t let us go without giving us fruits & biscuits.

All seems to be written , as soon as we arrived Valentin told us to come take a tea at his home. wifi ok, not yet shower, banos, and electricity 110v, but with a transfo it's ok. paid 10$ for 2 and the motorhome. Big rigs ok, grassy place for 3 or 4. We hear a little bit the road.

En verdad uno de los mejores lugares para hacer camping o pasar la noche en la camper, tranquilo clima agradable familia muy amigable y generosa, están adecuando nuevos baños y duchas para overlander , el dueño permite que pagues según tu presupuesto pero lo justo es la tarifa estándar de $5 dólares p/p , muy cerca de la panamericana y es realmente el centro del mundo.

Very friendly family. We love our stay with us and our sharing. We went to Otavalo by bus. The shower is on built, so you have to take one in our house. We use their washing machine for nothing. We paid 10/night and we give more for the machine. Really nice stop.

Nice place. Place for all kind of vehicules.
Shower ONLY in the moment inside the house of the owners.

Not much else to say here. One of the best places in our trip so far. This family really knows the meaning of sharing, they don’t do this for business, they love their culture, traditions and their place, they truly enjoy sharing it with everyone who is open to it. Do yourself a favor and come here, memories for a lifetime are waiting for you in camping mitad del mundo

Like described before, very nice campground and a amazing owner family. We spend a graet evening together in the town at a dance festival and then at there home. Next morning we had breakfast together.

Incredibly heartfelt family!! Nice place for Camping and to enjoy ecuadorian culture and hospitality. Valentin, Leady and Fernando open their home and their hearts to their guests. Enjoyed together nice Dance Festival with participants from 10 Latin American countries in Cayambe and than set in the family kitchen for a long time whith coches, queso and vino.
Are Building separate bathroom, but to use the family bathroom it‘s not really a problem.
Highly recommended!!

when you come here you don't have to think that you are entering a campsite; Nando, Leydi and Valentin are able to give to you the opportunity to became a member of the family. You can learn a lot here, and also if you are not commonly people that use campsite (like us) we have to say that this place worth the visit. We have spent two night with the family eating local food prepared by Laydi and we really enjoyed their hospitality. One day is not enough, better to stay three or four.
We have also to say that we have a big truck (really big) and we can fit perfectly.

Essential passage in Ecuador. meeting with a Ecuadorian family very endearing with the heart on the hand. if you go there, do an abraso to leydi, Fernando and valentino.

Passage incontournable en Équateur. rencontre avec une famille équatorienne très attachante avec le coeur sur la main. Si vous y passez, faites "un abraso" à Leydi, Fernando et Valentino de notre part..escapade en famille

It was an awesome experience. All of the family did their best for welcoming us. It's not just a campsite, the most important for them is to share with you their culture and traditions.
You have to take the time to discover this place

Totally agree with the comments, we had a very pleasant stay! Price for one night is 10$ or 5$/person in a van, if you stay longer Valentin gives you a discount (3$/person).

Pros: Kind and engaging family run this campground; flat, grassy camping area, within walking distance to the equator. Cons: only bathroom is in the family home right off of the main lounge (construction of new bathroom in camping area appears to have halted); wifi wasn't working while we were there. Considering all, we had a pleasant stay for one night.

We couldn’t have had a better experience! Valentin, his son Fernando with his wife Leydi are among the best hosts we encountered. We were invited to coffee and bizcoche, Fernando showed as the colegio he works for, Valentin showed us the venados of a nearby farm and at night, we were invited to a traditional pachamanca. Absolutely recommend!

We spend one amazing day at this nice place. The owner-family are very kind hosts, they invited us for cafe and dinner in their house.
Some of them speak english, so we had a good conversation. We stood on a grassy field, it was very quiet at night. It is a 10-
minute-walk to the Äquator-Line from here. Highly recommended.

Very nice place to camp. We were able to hang our hammock under the avocado tree. They said we could use the kitchen and bathroom. Very friendly hosts, we wish we could have stayed longer.

As described. Great family. Superb hospitality. Delicious food. Highly recommended. Especially for cyclists!

Great little campsite right by the equator line. We set our tent up in the garden and could use their bathroom (hot shower!) and kitchen. $3 pppn. Very friendly and welcoming family. Just be careful of the super mosquitos that bite through clothes, but the family have some good repellent they gave us. Decent wifi when sitting in the house.

Valentino is proud of his garden, he will organize a visit tour for you and could invite you for a coffee and bizcocho. We strongly recommend.

Hermoso camping a solo 3 usd por persona. Es una valle muy bonito a solo 6 km de ciudad de cayambe. En los dias despejados se puede ver al volcan cayambe que es hermoso. La familia de valentin, fernando y lady es increiblemente gentil y esta dispuesta siempre a ayudar.

It is a beautiful camping and it costs only 3 usd pp. We stayed here for three weeks. It is in the middle of a valley that it is only 6km to cayambe. In the sunny days, you can see the cayambe vulcano that is amazing. Valentin, fernando and lady family was very kind with us and has a great project here with caves, legends and beautiful landscapes.

Its great to support those people. There are so welcoming and so friendly. They building banos and duchas, but now you can use their hose for it. It will be a good place in future !!! Highly recommended.

valentin and fernando have a awesome family. super friendly and welcoming. great place to stay for at least a night.

We staid for 2 nights here and it was hard to leave again. Valentin and his family made us feel like home. Thank you so much Valentin and Co.!

We stopped here after we met Fernando at the equator site nearby. Senior Valentine very nice, in fact whole family was most hospitable. we parked on grass across the road from the house and had power. Bano with shower is IN the house. His grandkids played on grass around us. Decent internet. second night a group of tourists came in and we were invited to join in their activities. We were able to fill our water tank from hose a house before we left.

Es sin lugar a dudas un sitio hermoso y sobre todo, con gente familiar, amable y generosa. Es una buena pausa para descansar y conversar con locales. Maravilloso

It is without a doubt a beautiful place and above all, with family people, kind and generous. It is a good break to rest and talk with locals. Wonderful

its the best place we have been so far. valentin, fernando and lady are really really nuce and good people with a big heart. they have a big garden. they cooked for us pacha manca (eartoven). they have wifi, electricity and hoz shower!! fernando and valentin can help you with everything!! they organised us a trip to cayambe. we gave them 10$ per night. really nice people dont miss this place!!!

What a lovely family! We had tea and special cookies in the morning and owner showed us all her property. They have lot of projects to realize. We could use the family bathroom what was nice and clean. We payed 10 $ for one night.

Valentin and his family are such a nice people. We plan to stay there for a night and finally we stayed 4 nights! They invited us to share a local meal with them and they gave us vegetables from their garden.

During our stay my wife needed to see a doctor and Fernando, (Valentin's son) came with us. Our kinds payed a lots witch Fernando sons.

For us it was our best, and freindliest place in Ecuador.

Estuvimos casi dos semanas en ese camping familiar que nos encantó. Pasamos por un difícil momento de nuestro viaje justo cuando estávamos ahí e fuimos acogidos con carino por Don Valentín, Fernando, Lady e sus hijos, así que nos sentimos como en família.
El camping es simple, muy bien cuidado, pero lo que más nos encantó fueron los duenos.

It's a very nice campside with the most friendly owners! We could pitch our tent next to the house in the garden, use their bathroom and were invited for lunch and breakfast. It's really quiet and safe at night. We can highly recommend it!

Here is the Road to enter for the Camping Midad del Mundo. Otherwise is hard to find.
The Road is not shown in a lot of Maps.

Nice Place with very nice Owners. They showed us around. Also ok for Big Rig.
10 Dollar per Night.
Water, Electricity, Wifi.
Stop here, its realy worth it!!!

We had a great stay with Valentin and his family. They went out of their way to make us feel at home. If you like space, plants, some company and creativity you'll like it here. We were asked to pay $6 (2 p + tent), but paid $10 to support them on the projects they're working on. We'd highly recommend this place.

Best camping ever. Lady and Valentino are amazing hosts. Will make you feel welcome and are ready to help with anything. There is a great atmosphere and energy. I camped here with my two dogs. We had meals together and was able to taste local dishes on the house. Would recommed to anyone passing by. No fixed price, I gave them 10usd p/n for sleepover and all meals.

The price has increased to $10 per night to camp. We really enjoyed Valentin and his families company.

Great location, very flat parking available and very friendly owners. We were here for just one night, but they still offer wifi, hot showers and electricity. Quiet at night and chilly.

Very friendly and welcoming family. Nice grassy area to camp at. You can use the family's restroom snd shower. No price set bit we paid $5 per night. Shared dinner with Mr. Valentin, Fernando and Lady.

If your driving south on the Panamericana keep driving past the bridge, up the hill turn. To your left you'll see a building with a hay roof turn left and leave the highway. Go down the dirt road all the way down and then turn left. You'll see a blue camping wooden sign. Ask for señor Valentin.

If heading north on the Panamericana drive past the Mitad del Mundo place and turn right after on the first road to your right. Drive down the dirt road all the way to be bottom turn right and look for a blue camping wooden sign to your right. Ask for Señor Valentin

Beautiful camping area with multiple options to park or tent camp. Bathroom and shower is in the house of the family, no problem for the them. For us it felt more like a homestay than camping on your own because they invited us in to their house and to a family gatering, they let us taste a lot of local food and we helped with the making of humitas: we loved it.

There is enough place for parking big trucks.

See pics of place to turn off main road

Ya great place. Can be more of a home stay than a campground. Road not on the map (at least mapsMe and google) so don't expect to just drive to this place without studying where the turn of is.

Incredibly welcoming family who are very interested in meeting travelers. Nice grassy spots with electric. Wifi reaches most of the camping area. Worth noting that if you're not self contained (we're not) the bathroom & shower are behind a curtain only a few feet from the living room and dining table in their house. We left with hugs from the owner and some avocados as a parting gift. Worth a stay to meet some of the friendliest locals ever.

everyone is nice and it is calm and quiet and safe but this place had really been over sold. it's not an established campground, the wifi was spotty at best, the electrical scared me, five minute walk... what a joke, and at $10, this wasn't a value.

Bel endroit avec des patrons et une famille extrêmement cordiaux et disponibles . Prestations minimales mais permettant de vivre avec les locaux. Difficile à trouver il faut tourner au panneau avec un cerf.

We had a great stay with such a welcoming family.
Valentin, his sons and daughter-in-law and sister ( brought us some flowers from her garden)and the grandchildren.
We loved the spinach Valentin gave us and the herbs to make tea. Today we had the last avocado. They were so good, muy rico! Thank you so much!
It was a shame we had only time for one night.
A great place to stay, very quiet at night.

What a wonderful place ! Don Valentin, Fernando, Leydie, the kids, Sebastian and all the family are very nices and generous.

Endroit tranquille à côté du point 0.00.00 avec une super vue sur le glacier du Cayambe.10$ la nuit.

The most impressive about this place is the incredible nice family of the owner Señor Valentin. He and all of his brothers, sisters and children will make you feel at home!! Very lovely and warmhearted. Highly recommended to all of you. We spend more then a week and enjoyed it a lot. Thx to Valentin, Josué, Sebastián, Miguel, Son... and all the other lovely family members.

We stay at Valentin camping place. Everything stay the same And him and his kids treat us like kings . If you in the area don't mind to camp here!!

Valentin and his family are very welcoming and helpful. The equator is only a 5min walk away.
The house with the bathroom was under construction but was usable. Should soon be finished.

Really nice place to stay . Grassy and super clean , the owner Valentin is one of the friendliest person we ever meet . He offered us plenty of medicinals herbs and ask his sister for laundry service . Really helpful , he ll try to set you as comfortable as possible . There is enough place for several big campers and tents . You can make a camp fire , he also have so many veggies growing in the garden . He gave us some yummies avocados . Such a beautiful view from there this is one of my favorite place in Ecuador . Prices are the same than described before . Highly recommend .

So sorry Valentin was not at the campsite a day when visitors came. Anyway, we will be happy to show the campsite, so you can stay there.
For more information contact Valentin's phone number 0987690433

we arrived in the afternoon. toilette was closed, had to wait for the key until 7 pm. internet was not working. we used no shower, no electricity. next day we paid $ 6.00. just before we left, the owner wanted $ 10.00. we did not agree.

Great campsite and lovely family! Best Internet so far in Ecuador. Hot shower, clean bathroom, quiet area. All members of the family live in the different houses around the area so that makes the place very safe. And everyone will welcome you and give you vegetables, treat you to dinner, coffee, etc., so don't hesitate to help them in any way you can. They are just starting but I can see this place working great! To get there you have to take the dirt road with the sign for the venado place and keep going for 300 mts. Then just ask anyone for the Valentin Camping and they will tell you where to go. Don't miss the explanation at the solar watch in the middle of the world by son and nephew of Valentin. They speak English too.

Dear Friends,
Let me tell you that now we have internet access!!
You are welcome to camp in this wonderful place in the middle of the world!!

Beautiful quiet spot. Entrance from road hard to find - it's about half way up the hill from valley bottom towards Equator, after long bend in road (when going south). Bathroom is in cabin where another guest was sleeping so not available overnight. Very helpful and welcoming.

Nice! Bathroom was clean. Valentin was super hospitable. We paid $10 donation for four of us (two adults, two kids 11 and 13) and bought 3 avocados for $1.

We pulled up around 8pm and without anyone else in sight, set up our tent. The faint hint of noise was overshadowed by the enchanting glow of a powerful moon, peacefully lulling us to sleep by 9pm. After a marathon 11 hours of sleep, we woke up and packed up our tent with plans to head off to Quito ASAP. Of course, we had to pay for our stay, so we wandered over to the quaint home next door in search of Valentin. Instead, we found an adorable puppy and Valentin's niece Evelyn, who we paid $6 to.

Very nice family, beautiful area, beautiful garden very quiet very safe nice short trail to walk along the rivers. Help support the locals !! No set price he asked for a donation to help continue to expand the campground. We when arrived no one was there but we set up anyway so if he is not around just set up anyways I'm sure he won't be to far away ( no signs for the campground but you will see the some stone benches)

this is a nice privat campground,with space for tents and midsize Rv,s. they have one room with 4 beds and a hot shower. wifi will come soon. turn off the Highw. at pos. N 00.00346 W 78.17625 follow the smal gravel road for approx. 300 meter. you are there if you can see the big stone tables on the grass. its well worth to visit the place ! Valentin and his familie are very friendly, and it's worth to support them with your visit. valentins son is the guide at the mitad del mundo site.

Amazing experience with the locals. The owner Valentin is very kind and also all his family. USD 5,00 por car for camping. You should not miss the opportunity of stay some days with them and live a real experience good people. We also repeat: help the locals!

Camping is a great experience. We will be happy to have you in this place. You can camp, learn spanish, know about ecuadorian culture, have fresh organic vegetables, and stay near the real equator. Come and enjoy the nature.

This is for far the Best campground we have been in Ecuador. Is a campground that is just starting of a local farmer family. The place is beautiful, very quiet, safe, lot of space and you camp in flat grass. The owner is called Valentin and is the father of the local guide of the monument of the center of the world in Cayambe (actually the real one, because the others are not at 000). He has a nursery and a garden with all kind of organic vegetables, if you want you can buy some lettuce, etc from him. The price is not establish, only on collaboration, so we gave them USD6. To get here follow the signs of "casa de los venados"., is the fist little house and grass, to the left. You can have water, electriciy, bathroom, and electric shower. Help the locals!