Awesome campground. While you are there ask the rangers about the national park "Patagonia Azul" - what a great project!
The pist to come until here is amazing (4x4 is better during the rainy season). You can sleep here for free with access to shower, toilets and share lounge with kitchen. The Visit to gorilles is interesting but we have prefered the trek that we did in the forest in Cameroun. Of course here you see gorilles really well not like in the forest but the sensation is not the same. For the price the expérience is ok.
Great spot. Out of the wind, lovely flat platform tucked right into the cave with views out onto the flats. Pin is not quite in the right place, the cave is directly on the east side of the island looking towards Incahuasi.
|Sheltered cave in isla mogli
Was here over Thanksgiving weekend. Very crowded, many people come every Thanksgiving. The next week they were all gone and only about 3 campers. Lots of space in an open field or under the trees.
|East tower camp Osceola NF
Just an emergency parking space in the middle of a narrow parking lot. The food is mediocre. Clearly too expensive for that.
Nice hostel in the city. I paid 11000 pesos (11euros) for a single room with breakfast included (very light breakfast). Very clean and there is aircon in the room so it was perfect.
|Hotel San Martin
Super helpful people, most of them can communicate with English some better than the others but all friendly.
We made 2 months insurance for our Landrover defender for 14.000 kwanza ( 14 euros) at the time of the payment because of the inflation.
I paid the girl cash and she paid with her credit cars the insurance to the official insurance account.
Place is still passable for a night though it’s been planted with corn and doesn’t have as much coverage as it sounds like it did previously. We went a little further up the road (<1km) and found a more protected spot though it was not elevated from the road like this one.
|just before vietnam - cyclists only
Just a convenient spot to or from the border. Hard to find a wild spot here. We chose one of the many picnic spots at random.
|Picnic spot next to the main road
It seemed to be a confusion between two guarderias here. We marked the one of Soledad at the other place, where she lives.
Judi is another woman with this guardería. We wrote her shortly to make sure, her guarderia still exists. And yes, it's open. We didn't use it, because we already had a nice appointement with Soledad.
But to actualize the infos here: Judi was really nice to give information. She works together with a vet, seems to be really professional, too (my opinion after texting with her) and takes care of dogs and cats.
(Ask about the exact location in whatsapp, I'm not sure if it's actual here.)
|Escuela y guarderia canina
lugar top para ficar muita natureza, cidade pequena super tranquila. o local tem wifi, chuveiro que te, geladeira, churrasqueira e cozinha compartilhada. os donos são super gentiles. Ficamos dois dias dormimos no carro mas da para instalar barraca, motorhome e também tem gampling no local. é também da para alugar a casa que está no terreno. nós somos @viajandodecorsa.
lugar muy bueno con cocina compartida, heladera, ducha e wifi. lugar para quien gusta de naturaleza. los dueños son super buena onda. lá ruta que lleva al pueblo está nueva.
|camping casa hóspede.
O Dono Don Marco nao e amigavel, parecia que eu nao era benvindo!
The owner Don Marco is not friendly, it seemed like I was not welcome!
|Bambu piscina y restaurante
I live near the lake and we use the BRA sites often. They are very well maintained and during non summer times are very quiet. There are a few other BRA areas close that have showers and during off season they are free to use with no fee. There are organic toilets at South D&D.
|D&D South Free Camp
A very good restaurant to stop while you make your way to Comalcalco... They serve delicious butifarras (a sausage which is the local speciality) with platanos. The owner and his family are very friendly and helpful people.
|Al Punto del Sazón
The access is by a narrow asphalted road. But if you drive slowly you can easily go, even with a big rigs.
|Cconoc thermal pools
Beautiful store with everything from food to kitchen related items to body/health/wellness products. Including jars to store your products in. Very beautiful store, absolute recommendation.
Also for gluten free diets, lots of items available such as flour etc.
|Zero Waste Store
We wild camped here on 30th November. Glorious spot at base of Shingwedzi cliffs with incredible view up and down river. Trail is available on Gaia maps of route down from Shingwedzi cliffs road. Very overgrown, don't attempt unless you have bullbars and little concern for your paintwork.
|Project Soul Quest (Tori and Dylan)
Great spot to stay just outside of Cabo Pulmo. Lots of spots depending on your vehicles capabilities, we’re in a 170 sprinter and had no issues. We were some of the only people staying just a few nights, people come out here and set up for awhile it seemed. Great snorkeling by the point to the north without having to go into the national park. Came in from the North, road was fine, as expected
No overnight / Camping signs. Apparently they had a enough of the long termers.... Another one bites the dust :(
It was lovely! Make sure to take the road furthest to the south which has a sign saying “Arantas”. We initially tried the road furthest to the north as we were coming from north but decided to turn back as it’s a bad road and far from the beach. We asked a local fisherman if it was ok to stay, he said yes, it’s very calm. No amenities but a perfect wild camp! So beautiful, amazing sea views. We saw a perfect sunset. Loved it :)
We had a little stopover while on the way to Chimoio. Nice place, but a little expensive (two Sandwiches, two Cokes and two Coffee for 1000 MT). But very pleasant staff.
It is not a campsite, but if you nead a brake, you can stay here and can also have a hot shower and there is also a toilett.
|Gan El Matarara
If you have a problem with your van maybe Yair could help.
We had a serious water infiltration that we undetected because covered by furniture. A large part of the floor has been rotting over time and we found out when we were heading to Costa Rica.
|Van Love - Mechanic Services
estava fechado para reforma, não conseguimos entrar!
A large rest area with clean restrooms and vending machines. Although it’s close to the freeway I found it to be quiet enough.
|WisDOT Rest Area 53
Camping e Cachoeira........................
|Recanto da Natureza
Camping com estrutura de água, energia, banheiros e uma conexão incrível com a natureza, inclusive Cachoeira maravilhosa no próprio camping incluso na diária de R$ 20,00
|Recanto da Natureza
C'est le pire passage de frontière en 4 mois. Les agents du Nicaragua sont extrêmement désagréables. Ils posent beaucoup de questions ridicules. Il y avait 4 agents à l'immigration et on était les seuls touristes, car il était environ 19 heures. Ils ont fait exprès de nous faire attendre, passant leur temps sur leur smartphone. Au bout de 2 heures, on a eu notre visa. Puis la voiture est passée aux rayons-x. Pour le drone, on a utilisé une technique qui peut être risquée, mais qui a fonctionné: on a mis le drone dans le sac à dos du passager. Seul le conducteur amène la voiture aux rayons-x. Et les sacs à dos ou sacs à main ne passent pas aux rayons-x. Le douanier a demandé si on avait un drone dans la voiture: on a dit non, ce qui était vrai. A vous d'évaluer les risques, mais on a économisé pas mal d'argent en n'utilisant pas DHL... Le passage de frontière a duré au total 3h40. Très éprouvant mentalement! De plus, un agent de police du Nicaragua a usurpé de ses fonctions pour utiliser le numéro de portable de ma compagne, qu'elle avait noté sur la fiche de renseignements. Il a voulu la draguer, et même l'appeler! Bien sûr elle l'a ignoré, mais c'est vraiment honteux...
This is the worst border crossing in 4 months. The Nicaraguan agents are extremely rude. They ask a lot of ridiculous questions. There were 4 immigration officers and we were the only tourists, as it was around 7 p.m. They made us wait on purpose, spending their time on their smartphones. After 2 hours, we got our visa. Then the car was x-rayed. For the drone, we used a technique that could be risky, but which worked: we put the drone in the passenger's backpack. Only the driver takes the car to the x-rays. And backpacks or handbags are not x-rayed. The customs officer asked if we had a drone in the car: we said no, which was true. It's up to you to assess the risks, but we saved a lot of money by not using DHL... The border crossing took a total of 3 hours 40 minutes. Very mentally taxing! In addition, a Nicaraguan police officer usurped his position to use my partner's cell phone number, which she had noted on the information sheet. He wanted to flirt with her, and even call her! Of course she ignored it, but it's really shameful...
|La Fraternidad, San Marcos de Colon, Honduras to El Espino, Nicaragua
Several small streams crossing the road near this pin. Made it through these with high clearance but higher up the road is completely blocked by snow.
|High clearance needed
It was an incredible experience!
|Departure Uros tour