Amazing place, highly recommended! The owner and his wife have five greenhouses full of organic vegetables that are for sale, and they will make fresh bread on request. There is a big grassy area for camping, and a giant common area with kitchen (drinking water and gaz) and fire pit. There is a new room with 2 bunk beds and 2 large mattresses (8 persons). This place is also just across the road from Rio Simpson which is great for fishing! Internet was fast, the best we've had in 4 months in South America.
dont miss the mate lessons.
Laundry service possible. 2‘000 Pesos per kilo for wash and dry.
NO CAMPING HORRIBLE Road to get there, steep and in very bad condition. Driveway is almost un-useable.
They don't allow to camp anymore. there s a new law apparently that doesn't allow people to camp within 3km from the city. so they have shared bedrooms for 15000clp. Nice common area. may be challenging to come up to the entrance when raining. it get s chilly at night.
It is per 1st of December 2021 9.000 pp for foreigners
Oa small lake about 45 minutes east of the town of Villa Cerro Castillo. A very well-maintained campground but unfortunately without wifi or power. Every site has covered shelters, multiple tables and a giant stack of firewood. Ranger is very friendly and can help start a fire for the shower and will bring more firewood if you need. Showers were hot but wood-fired.
A beautiful location about 1km south of the small town of Rio Tranquillo. There are wind breaks and huge tables, but no roofed shelters. The showers are amazing, and bathrooms are spotless. The owner also sells firewood and will light up the sauna if enough people are interested. Electricity in the office (small fee).
(May be closed seasonally)
After several days of freezing rain and no internet we stopped in this guest house for a little relaxation. The family here is incredibly friendly and helpful. We had trouble connecting to the wifi and they actually called the guy in town that runs the internet to come over and sit at our laptops until it was fixed. A nice place if you need to get warm and get some work done. Breakfast is included and other food is for sale. Some rooms have a microwave, sink & kettle. Parking available on the street.
Please welcome! Refugio will be open november 2021 - april 2022
Refugio with Sleeping room for 4 and 6 persons,
Hot shower, Fogón, Camping and Farm shop
Horseback riding tour to El Saltón (rapids of Rio Baker)
and Corte San Carlos (National Monument)(7 hr)
Horseback riding tour across our land (2 hr)
(Riding tours: reservation please 12 h before)
Hiking to Saltón and Corte San Carlos and sendero bosque nativo
This season we also receive VOLUNTEERS!
Pricelist summer 2021-22:
Tent: $ 6.000.- pesos per person
Sleeping room: $ 12.000.- pesos per person
Horseback riding tour El Saltón and Corte San Carlos:.
2 – 4 persons: $ 35.000.- pesos per person. Incl. Guide
for 1 person: $ 60.000.- pesos
Horseback riding tour across our Farm: $20.000.- pesos per person. Incl. Guide
Huge grassy camping area run by a friendly family. They sell fresh veggies, some of the only ones you'll find on this road out of season. There is a nice kitchen with wood-fired oven and stove and a big sink area. There is a second covered fogon with a fireplace and sink. Five minutes walk from the huge Rio Baker. Stunning scenery, mountains, rivers, and fields.There is a very narrow bridge with weight restrictions on the way out. Wide or heavy overlanding vehicles may have trouble.
A beautiful lodge right on Lago General. The restaurant is huge and has plenty of space you can hang out an work and use the internet. There is a beach area to chill out, and lots of hike and excursions available. The sort of place you could stay for a while. The camping area is a hike from the lodge, but you can park close to where you camp. Bathrooms and showers are in a cabana, but it sounds like there are plans to build proper camping facilities. Wifi and electricity are available in the restaurant only. Cabanas available as well.
The kitchen is very small, but the rooms have AC, are relatively cheap and breakfast is included. They will cut you a deal if you stay three or more nights. Wifi, Cold showers, walking distance to old town, nice owners, a/c. We paid 171.000 for 2 Nights. No parking on-site but there are secured lots nearby.
A (usually) quiet place to camp on the beach in Tayrona. Water is not drinkable, but the restaurant sells simple meals and drinks. Friendly owners. Not safe to swim on the beach most times of the year. Trails to the more popular swimming and snorkeling beaches start nearby, or they can be reached by car in several minutes. A bit pricey considering the park fees on top of the cost to camp. If you are sleeping in your car, note that you cannot drive to the palapa beach area, you'll have to park in the back near the restaurant. General parking available away from beach area
A good midway stop between the north coast and central highlands. Restaurant next door serves a decent and cheap breakfast. Rooms with AC available. Parking available at the car wash next door. Also a restaurant right next door.
Looks great on paper - pool with swim up bar, camping next to a river, free coffee, small kitchen, but it's a horrible place to camp, especially on the weekend. Incredibly noisy at night, unresponsive staff and a long uphill walk from the camping area to the parking lot. A terrible place to put tent.
We moved to these cabins shortly after a sleepless night Hotel Posada Campestre. Nestled between two large river-front hotels, it was a good place to catch up on sleep. The very friendly owner brought us coffee every morning.
This is a fantastic place to stay. Plenty to do, lots of space, great facilities and a quiet camping area. Nice hot and clean showers. There are several nice grassy areas where you can park if you sleep in your car. Good internet. Free coffee. $18k per person.
A very relaxing guesthouse with great camping spots along a river running through a coffee farm. Very helpful management. A great pool with hammock-lined patio for chilling. Restaurant serves set meals for a small fee and coffee, rum and beers are for sale. Espresso machine, coffee roaster and a fresh supply of beans grown on-site are free to guests. Grill available for use outside. The road in can be a bit bumpy, 4x4 required if you come from the south as the road is washed out into the river. Wifi was ghetto.
UPDATE: The Hacienda now has two places to stay - the main Casa at 350k COP a night an a Hostal that has been open about a year. There is a third place that was the original coordinates that is being redeveloped. The place to stay in a van is the Hostal (5.037147, - 75.565742). They do a decent lunch there if you want (15k COP). It is not possible to have lunch at the main Casa and Hostal guests cannot use the pool there either. The Hostal does have a kitchen.
A simple and cheap hostel to stay at in Cali. Kitchen isn't the best, but the restaurant is decent. Beds are harder than your average patch of dirt and grass. Dorms and private rooms available but no AC. No parking on-site; street parking is not recommend.
Might be permanently closed?
Another top pick on our trip. Friendliest owners on the planet. On the road to Pance there are dozens of places to camp, but you should hold out until the end of the road for this gem. All the facilities including internet. Beautiful property, tons of space to spread out. Areas to grill, watch TV, hang out, go for a swim and fish. Said to be internet as at August 2015
NOT bigrig friendly. Progressively worse road as you come towards the end.
A decent hostel, part of a larger network of hostels, in Popayan. All of the facilities you would expect from a downtown hostel in a central location. TV room, good kitchen and a couple common areas for hanging out. Rooms on the street are very noisy. Two secured parking lots are within blocks.
A very simple place at the end of the main parking where the trails lead down to the church, next to the internet cafe. We ended up here because it was cheaper than camping. There are a few other hotels in the area that were cheaper than what we found in Ipiales. A good place to stay before crossing the border as it's only a 15 minute drive to Ecuador. Parking lot in front is guarded at night.
Very friendly and helpful owners. Good covered areas to cook under. Showers are bit rustic. Lots of bugs and even more crabs! Close to Playa Carrillo which is a beautiful beach and less crowded than nearby Playa Samara.
On the shores of Lake Arenal in the town of El Castillo, just off the main road through town before the pizza shop (right across from Cafe Lago near the boat launch). No services, but it's free and chef bene in the soda is great
We stayed here when our parents flew in after dark, and again the night before they left early. Ten minutes from the airport. Had our parents not been paying we would not have stayed here. It is a very nice hotel, cheaper than other boutique hotel options. The steakhouse restaurant is also very good, and not expensive given Costa Rican prices. +$100 USD per room
High in the mountains, relatively cold weather. Crowded with locals on the weekend, especially Sunday, but very few overnighters. Covered areas for cooking. Trout pond for fishing, gear provided. $9 per kilo, no catch and release, expensive but delicious. Beautiful 1.5 mile hiking trail into the cloud forest behind the restaurant.