Check-Ins

When? Who? Comment Place Location
Nomad Katia

Very clean and modern hotel, with secured parking underground for my motorcycle (and another car).
Good price, paid 30 USD/1 person, comfortable bed, clean room and bathroom, hot water, AC/heater, fridge, toiletries, drinking water.
Free breakfast, good for Iraq standards, but bring your own coffee, only tea available. Average wifi. They accept and exchange dollars. Very friendly guys, speak english. Eateries and groceries around. Very good base to explore the amazing mountains around.

Hotel Diane Palace 36.64496, 44.55360
youtube.com

From what I can tell, this is free camping provided by the Loop Power District. They do over free electric camping and primitive campsites. I thought Hwy 22 would be loud, no problem once it got dark. Definitely would stay here again.

Headworks Park 41.41283, -97.78824
instagram.com/newton_travels

This is a little building used in a piece of land for hobby purposes. We camp there at night and in the morning, around 8h the owner came and invited us for coffe and rice (he was with his grandson)

In here you can find ovens to make charcoal (curious) and electricity

If you don't like to be inside, there're flat surfaces nearby (and trees to place a hammock)

Little building next to lake 21.10778, 106.31464
kinoyves

Great restaurant with very good pizzas. The food arrives fast. Also, Beppe now has an additional place to accommodate travelers, not far from the restaurant, with 8 rooms with hot shower and wifi. 30,000 Burundian Francs.

Afrita -3.42583, 29.93334
marog6

It wasn't so perfect. It was quite busy place. We were seen by at least 20 people. However nobody approved us and in general Lao people are friendly so we felt safe

Large grassy areas with shade trees and easy access! 14.83368, 107.24922
ohexploitable

it’s open, for visa applications you only deal with the 2 security guards in front. they’re not very nice. if you don’t speak french, good luck 😂

Senegal Embassy 18.09953, -15.98912
ohexploitable

some nice ladies from côte d’ivoire cooking up chicken skewers and fish on the side of the road. prices range from 50-100 mru, good proper salad. popular with migrants from sub-saharan africa. they’re here in the evenings from 7pm except sunday.

ivorian street food 18.10037, -15.99301
roamingabout.com

Asked inside the office and they said it was potable so we filled with it. If we get sick we will add another comment.

Municipalidad de Ollagüe free potable tap water -21.22541, -68.25608
pascal.la.croix

Tres bel endroit pour passer la nuit. Superbe vue sur les deux baies. Aucun service mais reseau tel. Tres calme !

Pedra do frade -28.42391, -48.74090
PerfectAdventures.com

Hotel Fortuna Verde

Nice hotel on the Pan-American highway & located only 12 miles from Paso Canoas border.

Owner gave us a tour of hotel & beautiful grounds with lots of trees on the property. They have standard & premium rooms and both are nice, comfy & very clean. Premium rooms are a little bigger & have 2-3 beds. Gated & locked parking lot is secure at night. We stayed here the night before our border crossing into Panama.

Owners live on site & are super helpful. We got restaurant recommendation for Ciudad Neily nearby.

WhatsApp owner Miriam at +506 2783 9292 for reservations & let her know when you are arriving so they can open the gate. Spanish & English spoken here.

Future plans:
This would be a great place for overlanders to camp the night before or after crossing the border at Paso Canoas. I spoke to the owner & told her about iOverlander & how we all use it during our travels. They have nice flat parking areas, banos, outdoor hangout area & place for kids to play. So check with owner as this might be an option in near future.

Hotel Fortuna Verde 8.64405, -82.96476
massivelightning90

If you just walk on the beach, it is easy to find. Watch for the tide.

You need to climb through some rocks, shoes will be useful and enough drinking water.

The ship beached in May 2016 on its way from Dakar to Nigeria.

Shipwreck Tamaya 1 6.73108, -11.37860
MartaMatiRodandoPorAmerica

We were able to get an exchange of our brake pads for a Landcruiser 79. Mauricio and his team did a god work. His son Nicolas speaks english +56 9 8777 3758

Techicentro Automotriz -41.45771, -72.94308
ATeamOnTheRoad

Free, just need to sign in with the park ranger. 150m along the boardwalk from the ferry/ water taxi pier.
The Concha De Perla is teeming with wildlife
- green sea turtles eating away at the algae on the rocks
- Galapagos penguins and sea lions shooting around
- marine iguana swimming across
- heaps of tropical fish
- tones of birds in the mangroves and overhead.
Arrive early to avoid people. We had the lagoon to ourselves.

Concha de Perla -0.96234, -90.95700
ATeamOnTheRoad

Free, just need to check in with the park ranger at the entrance to the National park.
4km down the sandy track passing heaps of giant tortoises to photograph along the way.
Beaches and view points to stop off at along the way.
We hired bicycles for $10 pp for the full day.

El Muro de las Lagrimas -0.96456, -91.01293
rustbuckettravels

Mauricio and his son Nicolas worked tirelessly to help fix my tie rod on my old Land Cruiser. Mauricio worked till late into the night and even offered his workshop to sleep in although it was not needed. They also have a machine to skim and reline brakes disks and shoes as well as a tire balance machine. We highly recommend them. Nicolas speaks fluent English and his dad also makes an effort to help in English. We enjoyed a nice sandwich and tea in their break room before we bade them goodbye. The price was more than fair.

Techicentro Automotriz -41.45771, -72.94308
Rireland

Nice stay! Felt very safe. RV area separate from trucks, so less truck noise. But, like other have said, very close to I30, so lots of traffic noise, didn't bother us; quiets down around midnight. Did not get a chance to check out bathrooms. Would definitely stay again.

Welcome Center-Rest Area Texarkana Texas 33.47003, -94.05657
DumboRose

Très grand stationnement où on peut passer la nuit, sécuritaire, pas bruyant à partir de 21h. Près de three sister spring.

Big Lots Parking Lot 28.89290, -82.58557
bernbo

Osceola National Forest nice campground with 3 places to choose from: 3 services, 2 services or primitive (no service). Dump station with drinkable water. Laundry machine was unavailable at this time. Free hot showers. Quiet and clean.
À l'intérieur de la Forêt nationale Osceola. Camping avec 3 espaces : 3 services, 2 services ou sans service. Les laveuses à linge étaient hors service. Douches chaudes gratuites. Tranquille et propre. Voir photos pour les prix.

Ocean Pond Campground 30.24024, -82.42778
trandhawa250

Same as previous posters. Beautiful scenery, quiet place. We stopped at the first pull off area, easy to get to in our skoolie and minivan

Guebara Tank 33.57847, -105.66328
nomadexpedition.es

lavandería autoservicio, las máquinas son bastante grandes así que entra buena cantidad de ropa. lavado + secado 25.000 cop si te llevas tú jabón y suavizante si no son 28.000. las máquinas tardan más o menos 45 min, tanto las lavadoras como la secadora. se puede aparcar en la plaza , en uno de los lados hay un cuartito con policía.

Lavandy Café 10.97573, -74.80326
troopy_pb

Also for us, no road restrictions. Traffic going in both directions. No problems at all, every once in a while you need to back up a little to let trucks or other cars pass, but lots of road pull outs to let others pass.

Road restriction Mocoa - Pasto 1.07094, -76.74618
troopy_pb

We had a lot of rain the night before and it was still raining during our trip. The road was still driveable for any kind of car. Only the views were of course blocked by the clouds. It took us in total 5,5h from Mocoa to Pasto. We are driving a Landcruiser.

Trampolina del Muerte 1.06897, -76.77134
brightanalog22

Public space used as a parking spot by foodtrucks. during the day you can find water

Espaço público Food Truck -20.81107, -40.63496
katerine.champagne

Great quiet place with a beautiful hike.

Old ruin 23.41516, -110.22816
instagram.com/marcog1

Wonderful place, with all kinds of animals roaming around. Still $10 for camping.

The Farmhouse -19.80530, 32.88159
boryenek

Nice place run by nice people.
Clean rooms at 20.000.
Fan, mosquito net, hot shower, confortable bed, TV.
Safe parking inside the place.
Quiet by night.
Around here there is a local restaurant and some shops.

Careen Lodge -4.49765, 37.90650
kileyoshields

Print shop for all your needs on Flores island! I searched and searched and this is the only one. 1 quetzal per page.

Print shop 16.93006, -89.89204
familiarreactant43

Very calm and safe place. 30 min walk from the city center.300 m from the public toilets.There are people training until late and the police patrol the area.We spend one night here.

Next to the pond -31.43221, -64.17926
FamiliaUrso

A pior ducha da Argentina. Caríssima. 4 mil pesos por 5 min. que na prática são menos que isso, porque o sistema deles é desumano. vc tem que por a ficha lá na entrada do banheiro e correr para aproveitar o tempo que resta. Se vc ainda estiver de roupa, o que é minimamente ético para a entrada de um banheiro, vai precisar de pelo menos um minuto para se despir e entrar na ducha. Isso lhe deixa com menos de 4 minutos pra tomar banho. O atendente explicou só uma vez e deixou que nos virássemos. Gastamos uma ficha de forma errada só tentando entender.

Zero respeito com o viajante. Fomos muito mal atendidos.

YPF - El Calafate -50.33131, -72.23002
ResqFE

Hola! as of 12 Feb 24..... dirt access road is washed out and will require a high clearance 4x4 to access, AWD will get you stuck until the road is levelled out. still amazing views!

La Lobera 30.11147, -115.78800

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