Crendon Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
October 6th, 2021 Motos Y Servitecas

Really professional, they were as helpful as possible and very friendly. Clean and well equipped workshop.

Edgar speaks perfect English, and knows about adventure bikes from experience. As well as bikes they are the national dealer for Hepco & Becker and Wunderluch kit.

Wish we had found them earlier. Highly recommended!

July 21st, 2021 DIAN office

Changed from previous posts

First you need to do the online form here;

It does nothing to help the process, just extra admin

Then go to the office. It’s in a military base, as the first tourists in 12 months + it took them 24 hours to give us permission to enter.

When we were allowed in it took 6 hours before we were seen, despite nothing else going on

We needed copies of passport, vehicle title, driving licence, Colombia entry stamp, and insurance. They used Panama shipping documents as they already have all the details in one place.

Be careful, she used my original vehicle title as a tick list with a permanent pen!!

Eventually we had to follow the lady to the bosses house down a backstreet in town (not suitable for big rigs) where we waited another hour for his signature.

Worst process in 8 countries! Hopefully as more people come through it will speed up.

July 17th, 2021 La Miel

Awesome village on the border in the Darien gap. Sea access only unless you feel extra gnarly.

No facilities, just beauty and a bay that captures sunset perfectly. Great policeman called Happy.

July 15th, 2021 Rancho Juancho

Lovely location, great family.

When our boat to Colombia broke Eddy was really helpful in trying to find us another, and totally flexible to our changing plans.

Perfect before/after using Portobello harbour

July 8th, 2021 Durallantas

Really helpful team, sorted us out with unusual tyre sizes and even sent us elsewhere as their friend had them cheaper.

July 6th, 2021 Part 2 - DIJ Vehicle Inspection to ship Vehicle

Slick, took 10 minutes.

If you need more copies there is a copy shop just across the road.

July 6th, 2021 Part 1 - DIJ Vehicle Inspection for Exporting Vehicle

Much quicker with fewer travellers, we could have arrived at 0700

They checked VIN and engine number

July 3rd, 2021 Hostal Kala

Workable but nothing special. Let us put the motorbike undercover within the fence.

Average wifi, barely enough for work calls.

Dogs barking for ages during the night...

$20 private room for 2 with a/c

July 3rd, 2021 SBS Rooms

Closed 'for COVID'. Even if you are freshly tested or vaccinated.

No information on when it is re-opening.

June 14th, 2021 Hostel Caracolito

Great vibe, cheap, epic food.

Just watch the flooding in the little camping area if it rains hard!!