tincansprintervan.com Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
January 23rd, 2018 Repuestos Legitimos Surbenz Land rover and Mercedes

Get your Sprinter filters and parts here. Very helpful staff. They also sell parts for Mercedes-Benz, Land Rover, and Chevrolet.

October 17th, 2017 24 hour Parquedero

Secure parking, no height limit. Can probably handle vehicles up to 25 feet or so. We are in a 19 foot long sprinter. We stayed at nearby Hotel Casa Blanca and the parking fee was included with our stay.

October 16th, 2017 Hotel Casa Blanca

This one of many hotels in this town. The price for a double for two people was quoted at $70,000 COP, and $75,000 COP w/breakfast. We were able to negotiate for $50,000 COP. We were led here by a moto, whom I tipped $5,000 COP. There is no secure parking on site; however there is a secure private 24 hour parking very close (which I also added to iOverlander) with no height restrictions (we're in a low top Sprinter) and the parking fee was included with the price of the room. The room is basic but nice. Fast wifi, air conditioner, tv, private bathroom. Many food options nearby.

October 4th, 2017 Part 1 - DIJ Vehicle Inspection for Exporting Vehicle

There is a dress code for entering the building to pick up your paperwork. You must wear long pants.

September 26th, 2017 Swiss Palmgarden

Inka & Jorg are very gracious hosts, and happy to share their beautiful property with overlanders. Amenities include the following: showers, toilets, swimming pool, fast wifi, and a beach within walking distance. They even arranged a boat tour for us through the mangroves where we saw many animals including white faced monkeys. This is a highly recommended stop for overland travelers. The gate height is 4.2 meters.

July 27th, 2017 La Zapoteca

Nice family run restaurant and hotel. They let us park our Sprinter in their gated courtyard (good for smaller rigs), use the bañó and wifi. $100/MX. Gate is locked at midnight. Many food and shopping options available nearby. This was a better option for us than overnighting at the free parking at Milta archeological site and getting locked in at 6:00 PM with no baños.

July 8th, 2017 Olga Querida B&B Hostal

Hostel located close to Centro Historico. 24 hour service. Discounted secure parking a few blocks away that can handle medium size rigs (they say up to 3 meters, but it looks like they can handle taller vehicles) although the streets are very narrow in this area. Lucy is very helpful and called the parking lot to make sure we would fit okay (we're in a Sprinter with the regular height roof). The hostel has dorm style and private rooms. We got a private room with ensuite bathroom $625/MX per night through Booking.com. There is also a common area courtyard and kitchen available.

June 10th, 2017 Grandview

Nice campground among pinion and juniper. Very sunny and dry, but there is shade to be found. Located 18 miles NE of Big Pine. Road climbs 4500 ft with steep grades and many tight curves and dips. $5 suggested donation. Pit toilets, no water.

June 7th, 2017 Butte Creek CG

10 campsites along butte creek. No fee, 14 day stay limit. Fire rings, picnic tables, and two pit toilets.

June 7th, 2017 Williamson River Campground

Campsites (20 total) are on a large loop and spaced out pretty well and among Ponderosa pines. Sites are all relatively flat + a couple of pull throughs for larger rigs. $10/US in season. This a NF campground. Short hike to river.