When? Who? Comment Place Location

Three large parking lots — all amenities closed in the off-season — locals come and go until 10pm depending on the weather — can be incredibly windy due to it being a peninsula — received no trouble, only a few curious eyes — reception is ok

Melmerby Beach Provincial Park 45.65461, -62.50121

It’s the parking of the football field. Very quiet for the night. Not a lot of shadow. Restaurants and shop in town. Perfect for one night.

Quiet spot at football field 20.80921, -89.44161

Very nice campsite with all the facilities an overlander needs, including clean ablutions at an affordable rate. Can strongly recommend.

Tuuthebe Lodge -21.39769, 25.51542

better tondo the walk in early Morning, thé light is fantastic

Phillip's cave -21.79979, 15.64109

no water more in the Pool. local guide say to is that water is only up to june or july

Rockpool -21.83987, 15.18754

computer laptop phone specialist electro mechanics with an amazing workshop a must stop shop for electronic repairs

smart fixers 20.30154, -103.19126

Got in late at night. Was a quiet flat peaceful sleep with some bush area for dogs to pee. Would 10/10 recommend for a quiet sleep spot

Turnout 39.45317, -123.32965
Kip stone

Stunning views of the mountains north of here. pretty cold in November, not crowded just me and another couple in a van a campsite away. easy to drive the road in. Google maps screwed up the directions on the turn, it right after the power lines. also you don't have to camp anywhere near them. I did move further down the road. a local couple rolled into my camp around 9am almost hitting me then parked at the entrance. they then proceeded to dump 5 unleashed dogs out of their truck who ran all over the place peeing and pooping. very uncool of them to do this. I move about a mile down the road and found another site which wouldn't allow for bad mannors.

West Rim Rio Grande 36.38817, -105.72561

As described - awesome Pizza ! Fabio is entertaining and has an interesting background ( worked all over the world ) - he’s Argentine. Highly recommend the Pizza Andina.

pizzas de fabio -43.18685, -71.86311

You have to use your nous to find this place, there is no sign.

On the plus side, this place is right on the beach, is safe, the hosts are friendly, and there is a nice pool. Prices are unknown, but for tent camping we left 200Ps which seemed fair.

On the minus side these things need to be fixed:
1. There are 7+ mangy dogs running around that are a pain. They will scavenge your food if you're not careful. These need to go!!!
2. There is a major mosquito problem in the evenings which make it too difficult to sit outside after 5pm. This needs to be fixed!
3. There is no Wi-Fi, although cell tower reception is good.
4. The nearest place for reasonable groceries is 40km away. A small camp store or ordering service would go a long way for securing long term visitors.
5. The camping area could use a good tidy up. The electrical outlets are ragged. There is too much loose sand - grass it or concrete it! And each site needs a picnic table.

Playa Bonita Beach House - formerly Mr. Moro's or Cangrejo Moro 25.29557, -108.52488

We stayed here for one night in late November. We were heading to the other wild camping spots north of here but we're concerned about our van on the sandy roads! Nice and quiet, with peaceful sounds of the waves in the background. There were other people here using the beach but they left and didn't seem too bothered by us. There are dirt tracks to get to this spot. No amenities, but a beautiful view to wake up to and fall asleep to.

Beach car park -32.27652, -71.47185

Excellent carrot cake (some of the best we’ve ever had) and rosterkoek. Coffees are meant to be good (our friends had and said they were good!), nice little cafe with lots of treats. Worth the stop.

Kole & Deeg -33.28517, 19.13914

R360/2 people per night, as mentioned it’s a bit steep however, it’s extremely peaceful and you have a wonderful view of the mountains. You are surrounded by olive orchards, and grape vines. There is also a dam to swim in. It’s in fairly close proximity to some of the vineyards for wine tasting, so convenient. The ablutions are great with lovely hot showers, western toilets. Juergen and Vineshree mentioned that for groups, they can separate the ablutions to be more COVID-19 friendly. However, we were alone at the campgrounds with our friends, it was great albeit a bit windy (should that bother you, you could also get a cabin of theirs).

Fraaigelegen Farm Tulbagh -33.36273, 19.20517

Nice and safe little spot around a small lagoon (ojo de agua), entrance to swim is usually 10$MXN, we asked to sleep on the place in our van and paid 50$MXN/night.

There's some BBQs and tables, two toilets, no shower. The place and the people are nice.

Ojo de Agua de San Juan 23.95142, -104.26872
Improbably Adventuring

I'm really happy that I stopped here. Nobody was around when I got there so I let myself in and pitched my tent, no problem! Mike cooked an amazing dinner

no mobile signal, although Mike said you can pick up some from a corner of the beach but I didn't try. Sweet Pea may be my favourite dog in Mexico and she slept outside my tent all night.

"Two wheels" campground 25.83325, -111.33484

Great spot for a quick stay.

Wide open, quite, beautiful morning views.

Poverty Flats 36.48375, -114.44987

Super nice guy will fill up tanks or built in ones
A little pricey comparatively but not awful

Metro rental 36.01236, -75.66144

we stayed one night here. it is not flat. and I'm not sure how everyone had phone reception because we had none for the entire stay.

Beaver Dam BLM Area 36.95666, -113.80206

Pretty quiet. A bit off the highway so some of the noise is blocked. Good sized back lot that backs up to a field. It’s located right down the road from some outlet malls if that’s your thing.

Cracker Barrel 40.26569, -82.93582

Make sure you let them know you want to camp on their property, and not on the beach. We asked if there was camping and we’re told ‘No’, until we pointed out our rooftop tent vehicle.

Camping Tanga 9.76981, -85.26497

Nice level pullout spot just past Paint Gap 1.

Paint Gap Pullout 29.38027, -103.29476

Nice clean campground. Flat level spaces, just off I-10 but not too much highway noise. All long pull through spaces with full hookups. Very big rig friendly.

Saddleback Mountain RV Park 30.99113, -103.66431

Delicious lunches served starting at noon. This place normally has two options for menus del día. The menu includes a soup, main dish, and a drink. It was yummy.
13K per person.

Covid: the restaurant has tables inside and outside in their front porch and back patio. Well ventilated and all staff and most customers seem to be respectful of distance and wearing a mask.

The place has a very nice mural. It gets busy between 12-1pm.

MadreSelva Restaurante vegano 3.44696, -76.53904

We wanted to have access to a kitchen and found this place on Booking.

We paid 58k a night for a small studio with a double bed, a two-burner stove, a fridge, private bathroom w hot water, a closet, a plastic table with two chairs (good if you need to work), cable t.v, and a closed garage to leave our bikes safely. Our room was on the 3 floor and it had a big window facing the street w a great view of the neighborhood. It’s on a relatively quiet street, it was comfy.

It’s a 3 story building with a narrow staircase and there is a big terrace (nothing fancy just a few chairs/tables with a nice view of the Cali and San Antonio) to chill.

You can find it on booking as “apartastudios Cayetano”

We were previously staying in San Antonio (just few streets up) and found San Cayetano to be more lively during the week; a lot of restaurants/cafes/stores/eateries are open *only* during the weekend in San Antonio because it’s more touristy. San Cayetano has more of a local vibe, streets at night are full of locals eating food, hanging out and there are more groceries, local bakeries, and food stands available. D1, supermarkets, fruvers, and tiendas are in every corner. It’s all 2 streets down from this location. Safe at night and folks at the other apartments are kind and keep to themselves, so it feels very private.

Cayetano ApartaEstudio 3.44296, -76.54221

Update Nov,25/2021. Border has been announced to be reopening by Dec, 1st 2021.

Aduana / DIAN 0.81476, -77.66236

100% recommended, we stayed 2 nights. no problem, nobody bothered us. super cheap casino gas $3,99

Twin Pine Casino & Hotel 38.73367, -122.62546

I think we were the last ones to camp this site. We woke up with constructionworkers boarding up the entrance =) got out in time, but it seems like a lost place now…

Playa Venado -41.26332, -72.81403

very quiet spot near the end of the road. at the bottom of a pretty steep valley. when we stayed here at the end of November the small creek nearby was dried up, but otherwise still pretty nice. There is a small spring in the dried creek bed about half way between this spot and the one marked "permanently closed" on here. The county is doing a lot of restoration and has closed MANY spots down this road. The main group camp at the beginning of the road it's still open, but we only passed like 4 other spots between there and here.

Dalton Canyon Creekside 35.67068, -105.71590

lab for PCR 115. really fast and efficient no need booking

PCR lab 24.70151, 46.66750

There is a faucet behind that building. It was really quiet and a lot of space.

Planet Fitness 27.17718, -80.25476

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