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Date Place Comment
Fettes Avenue

Parking restrictions 08.30 - 17.30 Monday to Friday.
From 17.30 on Friday till 08.30 on Monday no restrictions.
Stocksbridge has many bars, cafes and restaurants which is between 5/10 minutes walk.
Princess Street about 25/30 minutes walk up hill.
No facilities but a great place to park up for the weekend if visiting Edinburgh.

Antel WiFi

Internet is locked and password required.

Antel

Antel shop where we obtained SIM cards and had them activated.

La Coronilla

Small ATM outside the Cultural Centre which accepts international cards.
100 pesos fee.

Valle Bier parking

Not sure if this place exists anymore.
Drove past the location twice and couldn't see it.

praça de Porto belo

Stayed here for 4 nights. A few other camper and came and went over the weekend. Rained most of the time so it was reasonably quiet. Rain didn't stop the beach football.
Toilets, water tap and dump point all at the same location.
Short walk to supermarket.
Only downside was the floodlights for the beach football stayed on all night.

Praia Grande

We arrived in Penha and visited the other sights pinned on iOverlander but found nothing suitable for our big rig.
We eventually came across this spot on a Friday afternoon, not too invasive on nearby houses but suitable for our rig.
Praia Grande beach 100 metres. Praia do Cascalho 6 minutes walk.
A few bars/restaurants open (depending on the season) and a couple of stores nearby.
We stayed for the weekend.
Honolulu bar next door has WiFi.

Recinto Ferial Arjonilla

Informed by the village council that this area is planned to be developed further to provide facilities for motorhomes.
At present the council are happy for visitors to stay but there are no facilities open.
They have already installed electrical points, water outlets and toilet and shower facilities but as yet they are not accessable.
The village has a number of olive factories, one which provides tours. A museum, castle ruins and an air raid shelter.
There is a fresh fruit and vegetable store and also a small supermarket. There are cafés and bars also.
In the centre of the village is a beautiful church.

Tokavaig

Beautiful spot overlooking the Cullin hills. Came here in 2008 and camped alone. Considering the number of vans on the road in 2020 surprised to find this place relatively quiet.
Would not recommend driving a big rig down here.
No facilities other than the scenery.

Hushinish parking

Toilets and shower closed due to Covid-19. Black water dump currently free. Should be £3.00 under normal conditions.

Beach parking

Not the prettiest of towns for sure but this small parking area behind the Post Office sorting office has beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and white sandy beaches.
Don't expect the planes to land on the beach like Barra.
No WiFi but good 4G. Supermarket in town.

Kisimul

Indian restaurant serving Indian and Italian food. Waiting for our takeaway. Will update when eaten.

Kisimul

Excellent meal. Open Tuesday - Saturday, 4pm - 8pm during Covid-19.

Between Two Sandy Beaches

A couple of flat spots with hard standing set between two beaches.
Honesty box and we were greeted by one of the community who suggested £5.00 per night.
Toilets at the nearby community cafe. Opening times as per cafe. Water also available but they ask for a contribution as their water is metered. 2 coin operated showers which were closed on our stopover due Covid-19.

Mossfield Stadium

Found this place on Searchforsites. Large flat parking area. No facilities just a place to park overnight. On one entrance there is a yellow/black sign saying no overnight parking, this is not enforceable. No sign on the other entrance. Another 6 campers here tonight.

Pendreich Forest Car Park

Flat car park outside of Stirling. No facilities but a quiet place to spend the night. Numerous walks in the area.
Would recommend approaching from Bridge of Allen as the road north from the A91 direction has a nasty steep/sharp bend that a couple of cars struggled getting round, wheel spin.
Would not recommend for big rigs steep and narrow roads from both directions.

Three Lochs Forest Drive

This is the location of the Warden's office. Toilets also located here. There are other toilet facilities elsewhere in the forest.
Effectively £5.00 to camp per night. £2 per day, £3 overnight. Permit required.
Tried to book online told no spaces available. Went to the Warden's office and paid without problem.
For vehicles the drive is 7 miles long so if you miss your favourite spot you'll need to drive the loop again. Cyclists can do what they want, as usual.
On the road from Callander saw a number of motorhomes parked up in various places. Not sure of the legalities as they where within the controlled parking area of the National Park.

Portnahaven, Islay.

Flat parking area next to Scottish Water waste pump No 2. Overlooks the lighthouse. Toilets nearby but we're closed due to Covid-19 when we visited.
Don't think there would be a problem parking overnight. Locals were friendly.

Kalma

We travelled to the end of the world and found this excellent restaurant.
Not cheap, so not for all overlanders. Pairing menu was 5500 ars each. Worth every penny.
Like good food? Come here and add your opinion.

Ramos Generales

Been in Ushuaia 2 days and our second visit to this restaurant. Booths meals have been spot on. Staff do a good job of servicing this busy place. Be patient and things seemed to work out well.
Recommended.

Kalma

Found an expensive restaurant at the end of the world.
We experienced the Menu Premium at 5500 ars each.
So glad that Jorge took this challenge and set a standard higher than anywhere else in Ushuaia.

Refugio Tati Yupi

We stayed 3 nights and had an excellent time. Yes, your not allowed to take the trails into the forest but you can certainly walk on the shoreline.
Free camping, WiFi and electricity. Hot showers. Mango and avacado trees. What's not to like about this place.

Club Social Akaray

We would also highly recommend this place. We spent 5 nights here. Easy access to and from the city with Uber.
David even took us to the bus terminal the day we visited the falls.
Restaurants and bars a few minutes walk and a large outdoor food court too.
We made a contribution to cover the electricity that we used.

Camping Parque Manantial

We followed Google Maps from Encarnacion. Friendly local guided to the correct location.
Coming from Encarnacion stay on the highway until you see the huge signs directing to this beautiful location.

San Ignacio

Plenty of places to park up for the night around the main square. Quiet town. Not much open when we where here.

Dangerous Potholes (FIXED) - Avoid at Night!

Well, that was one hell of a challenge.
Glad it's not my daily commute route.

Refinor Gas Station

For a gas station this was relatively quiet.
Were glad of the Aircon and cold beers at the shop. Didn't use the showers or toilets so can't comment on them.
Good for one night.

Vaccin Yellow Fever

We arrived the previous Thursday at around 11am to be told the 30 allocations had gone.
Times on the notice board said Tuesday and Thursday between 9 and 12.
We decided to arrive early, 8am, on Tuesday. We were issues with ticket 27 and told to return at 11.30am.
So if you need a certificate plan arriving as early as possible to receive your allocated ticket.
On the notice board it gives you details of other places that do vaccinations and the days and times.

Monumento Gral Guemes

We spent 4 nights here at different locations around the monument. In front of the steps there was a lot of traffic. At the back near the museum was quieter.
Yes there are lots of people chilling out all night but they just sat around chatting. No crazy music.
Tried to get into the municipal campsite one day but it was ballistic. Holiday season so we ended up coming back here.
Good location for walking to the centre. Police had no problems with is parking anywhere around the monument.
We're a big rig so parking elsewhere in the city was an issue.

Camping Municipal

Like the campsite opposite this is probably only seasonal too. But definitely open today.


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