When? Who? Comment Place Location

Drove by today and there was nothing in both directions.

Checkpoint - Police Municipal 18.58646, -92.56789
Salty Vanventures

Really nice pools. They are man made but the water is coming strait from the river and the water is super clean and clear and refreshing as it’s really hot here. The area is surrounded by a cocoa farm and you can also see lots of cool birds. The pools are 6k pp. To get here from San Vincente we needed to find an alternative to google maps as the road was closed. There was a dirt road for 1km that bypassed the closed section

Piscina Naturales 6.93019, -73.42161

Great spot. Washrooms are heated and have running (non-potable) water. Lots of level space to park. Dog walkers coming and going.

Park La Barrière 49.71984, -97.17298

Perhaps wrong timing , but no helpful at all. No time. Send us to the opposite of the gas station.

Electronic & mechanic - Sem & Re -17.84619, -60.73339
Salty Vanventures

Google tells you to go on a road that is currently closed and we could not find another way around the closure so a local allowed us to follow them to this bypass road. It’s about 1km of rough dirt road with a little sketchy bridge. Then you get back onto the main road to the piscinas

Bypass road piscinas 6.88703, -73.41751

This is a beach as if it was from a commercial for the carribean. Deserted under palm trees with blue waters.
We were the only people for three days in this paradise.
The people who keep the beach clean 'charge' 5$ a day which is absolutely OK. They even bring you some fresh coconuts every now and then for free.
They said that they would love to see more foreign tourists as until this here, there weren't foreigners for 10 years.
So don't hesitate to come here. You will need at least high clearance to get to the beach. Some low hanging trees. No phone reception and no facilities.

Chaguarama 10.70934, -62.98919

Nice little tour on an organic Cacao farm. Takes around 45 minutes and you see the plantation, the processing and a nice little movie about the region in the end.
Costs only 2$ per person and you can buy the chocolate in the end for 2-3$ per block.
We didn't ask but I am pretty sure they would let you camp there for the night. They have toilets and showers.

We would absolutely recommend the tour as it is inexpensive and you support the local economy.

Cacao Tour Paria 10.65590, -63.03808

filles our German fixed GPL tank here fast and easy. used ACME connector. Super friendly.

SHELL - Propane & Fuel -53.11551, -70.87662

Officers sitting next to the road and looking at cars, but didn’t stop us.

Routine Inspection Point 18.64226, -92.45821

really nice! nice modern house converted into small hostel, with private rooms. pet friendly. parking for 2 cars, with lots more on the street which looks safe. very cheap. paid about $4-5 for a private room, one person.

la Casita hostel -37.38597, -70.26868
Brian Bourbouze

Bikecenter, technical service for your bike in Loja, attended by cyclist, Jorge Ramón +593 98 022 2312

BIKECENTER -3.98046, -79.20156

Easy to get a day pass for $8. I was going to hot tub then shower but a lot of local elders use this facility and the hot tub was full. You can bring your items into the pool area if you don’t want to get a locker. The showers are hot and they have soap

Newport aquatic centre 44.63447, -124.05208

broke a wheel, got me right in and fixed me up. Does all general mechanical repairs.

Vics Tires 27.50831, -97.86744

Eric at the front desk was super welcoming and helpful. They are also able to provide towels!

center YMCA 39.74894, -75.55128

Has a sign on it that says Out of Order.

Valero Water and Ice 32.28152, -107.76055

Good bicycle shop with lots of spare parts and good mechanics.

Bicycle shop Ciclo Castillo 2.97065, -75.28760

open campsite space. trail to the river is starting to get overgrown where you would walk it. the parking area for this WMA land has plenty of space though.

Hoot Owl Bend 40.31547, -95.61747

Pessoal é mal educado, não tem balança, cobra um valor e não entrega o botijão cheio! Me cobrou $7.000,00 pra completar e entregou faltando uns 4kg de gás e ainda querem ter razão!
Com o botijão cheio o marcador fica da metade do verde pra mais e mal saiu do amarelo! EVITEM!

La Union -42.91948, -71.32094

Hotel parking right next to the highway. Not nice at all, but if you are desperate (or get kicked off of the beach camping in the middle of the night by the police like us) this place will work in a pinch. Noisy all night. Use of hotel reception bathrooms, nice and clean. 70MAD/night.

Hotel Cashba 33.88802, -7.01373

There is a no camping sign, a bit hidden in the bush of the adjacent park but quite firm about prosecution in case of violation.

Arlington Visitors Center 48.19334, -122.12705

Was able to reverse our van up to the fountain, our hose was long enough and with a bit of patience (and a quiet Tuesday morning) we filled our 40 gallon tank in 25 mins. Slow for sure but great as a free water option in the area!

Baywinds Park 37.57215, -122.27959

Still going strong! There’s a hose here but we disconnected it and used our own. Super powerful!

Cambridge Farmer’s Market 38.57495, -76.07192

Speedway gas and diesel. Also a propane refill. There are three sanidumps at this location. Signs say non potable water but I asked a worker inside and yes it is potable, city water. Health inspector has to say non potable because it is right by the sanidump. So we filled up the trailer. To dump turn at the lights bySafeway from highway 260 then come in the backside of the Speedway. Sanidumps and water are then on drivers side of trailer. We got in easily with our 40ft fifth wheel. Water and dump are both FREE.

Speedway 34.24086, -111.31266

The location is correct. We’ve paid 250$ for 10kg of clothes. Ready the same day

Lavanderia del Angel 19.53411, -101.61017

Hot showers. You don’t get bath towels from them and they charge you 1000pp

Sherpa Hostel -40.43879, -71.53363

A landslide broke through the mountains and wiped out the road and guardrail. All asphalt but currently unavailable. Normally a fine road. 200m after (or before) the corrupt pathetic losers.

Landslide on main road -12.76435, -73.99555

This establishment provides gas refills for Brazilians, however, we DO NOT RECOMMEND doing so with them for the following reasons: 1 There is no scale, the calculation is in the chute; 2 the service is terrible and with a lot of lack of politeness and respect; 3 when questioned he replied: "I'm not walking, I'm working... whether you want or not, you can leave.

La Union -42.91951, -71.32101

Amazing view of the river and very quiet spot!

Blind River 46.18195, -82.95770

Drove through 101 and the rest stop is now open. 11/21/23

Highway 101 rest stop 39.82698, -123.59535

Nice, quiet campsite, right on the water with very nice owners

La cantera -25.83976, -54.53953

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