der_optimist Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
Hotel Los Arcos

Run down hotel with little grassy area to park. We rented a economic room for 250 peso/night. Toilets are very very run down (rings are made on foam!!!).

(Parking of) Aguas termales de Recowata

Hot springs, possible to camp in the parking lot (not directly at the springs). Last few kms are rough. Pit toilets, no showers or facilities.

Rincón de San Agustin

Nice owner women (only friendly if you rent a cabaña ;-). On sundays she gets drunken and is singing love songs. Clean toilet. Shower is solar heated. Paid 150 peso/person/night

Rest. Juquilita

Very good traditional food in little restaurant and bar with own brewed alcohols. highly recommended!

La Jolla, Barra de la Cruz - TOP

Very nice and helpful owner. Pizza owen is now ready :-). Very clean bathroom. Surfboards for rent also available. Beach access now 30 pesos/day and person.


Paid 85 peso/person. Restrooms: no comment.

Camping Cancun RV

Very nice and helpful owners. They offer special prices if you stay a few nights. Very clean bathrooms and warm showers. Self service laundry and dryer.

Yax Ha Resort

Nice and quite place. Paid 100 pesos per night for one van and two persons. Electricity at sites. Nice pool and directly at the sea.

Fruit Control

We had just an orange with us and that was ok they said.

Barca de Oro

Very nice hostal, parking next to bamboo cabañas. Paid 25 usd/night for a cabaña. 3 minutes walk to the beach. Restaurant has cheap drinks and good food. At weekends loud music from the restaurant.

Hotel Congo

Nice and clean rooms (paid 35usd/night for a family room). Very quiet, about 3 minutes walk to the beach, restaurants at the beach. Good for surf.

Salida Costa Rica

Place to leave Costa Rica

Hotel Obaldia

Hotel with secure parking for an overnight stay if you can't reach the Costa Rica border at the same day. Paid 35 usd for a doble room with a/c. Very clean, friendly and helpful. Phone 730-7330

Surfers Paradise

Very nice and quit place at the beach. Paid USD 8/pp. Friendly staff.

Rozo Ferry Express - Cartagen

First step to do paperwork for ferryxpress

Ferry Xpress Terminal - Cartagena

Where to enter with your car to ferryxpress

Hotel San Roque

Nice, quiet and clean rooms. Had problems to find the hotel, because the bullet on the app was around a half 'quadra' in the wrong direction. For correct position look at the added picture. Paid col 80'000 per night for a double room (excl. Breakfast, incl. A/c).

Hotel Cuarta Avenida Cali

Hotel at Avenuda 4 N No. 9N-77. Very clean appartement with kitchen and secure parking in garage (max. 2,6m). Paid usd 60 for a double room (2 room appartment) incl. Breakfast. Very hot water in shower and good pressure.

Hosteria “San Luis”, Huizho

Nice relatively clean rooms with van. Paid 12.5/pp. Parking for free. Good overnight place.

Huanchaco Gardens RV Park

Nice grassy area and swimming pool. Bathroom in room no. 11 was nice and clean, showers hot. Paid 20 soles per person/night. Very nice person, who runs the hotel. 200m away from the surf beach.

Camping Albufera Medio Mundo

Nice camping next to the beach. Area for tents. We asked to camp on the grass next to the laguna because overlanders cannot enter to the grass area. We were allowed to camp in the green, quiet area of the laguna.

Hotel Grande Playa

Hotel next to the beach. Paid 100 soles for a double room/night (view: sea). Quiet and friendly owners. Didn't try the restaurant.

Huarco Hotel, Camping, Restaurant

Huarco Hotel: possible to camp on their grass area or (if overlander) next to a terrass. The cleanest bathrooms we ever seen in Peru. Nice view from the hotel over the landscapw. Very quiet. Swimming pool can be used. Expensive: 70 soles per night (2 persons and a car), negotiable.

Brisas Del Sol

No possible to camp here. Just for rent rooms (140 soles a doble room)

Sodimac Construccion


Playa Roja Reserva National de Paracas

Campsite next to rangers house (not as windy as the other two beach spots). Pit toilets. Ranger offered to use his private shower.

Hotel Tampumayu

Nice little grass space for overlander. Quiet; good place for an overnight stay. Paid 30 soles for two persons and one car.

Hotel San Marcelo, Nazca

Camping on parking, cold shower and flush toilets from swimming pool for use, quiet at night.

Cusco Overlander Service

Did great work: service, organised a new turbo and original antishocks. Only negative point: forgot to tighten the screws at the two backside tyres.

Quinta Lala Camping

Very nice campground! Hot showers, free range eggs and fresh orange juice. Clean bathroom. 36 soles for two persons and a car.


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