Campamento Evangelico La Buena Esperanza | Established Campground

Panama

Details

Verified:
about 1 month ago
Altitude:
170.0 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
SteyrXtreme

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

This is a Christian Campground for children and young adolescents. But they take travellers as well. Dog Friendly. Camping is based on donations. Shower and bathroom (with toilet seats and TP) very clean. Electricity available at the bath house.

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Cold showers, flush toilet, no WiFi, tent under a small covered area as the rainy season has started. Nice & quiet. Host very welcoming.

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Nice quiet place not far from the highway.
we took out a few tree branches getting to the spot which was right by the washrooms and shower.
Their kids played with our grandchildren in the evening and in the morning at 8am they were out playing soccer.
we plugged into their electric outside the toilets.
we donated $20 for each rv

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Excelente campamento, mucho espacio, limpio y rodeado de naturaleza, hay un lago y senderos para caminar, los baños están muy limpios. Todo lo necesario para sentirte cómodo, tranquilo y seguro. Reciben donaciones.

Excellent campground, lots of space, clean and surrounded by nature, there is a lake and walking trails, the bathrooms are very clean. Everything you need to feel comfortable, calm and safe. They receive donations.

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Excellent place to camp off the Pan-American hwy. Quiet at night, clean banos, toilet seats, cold shower, and big sinks for washing dishes. Bring extension cord to plug in at banos building. Lights inside & outside banos building. Some shade around banos & edge of forest. Water is safe to drink. Big flat soccer field perfect for overlanders although they seem to prefer that we camp close to the banos building. Trees all around & nice breeze. WhatsApp the manager to let him know of your arrival date/time. Super friendly & helpful. We donated $20 for 2 people & totally worth it. We really enjoy this location! +507 6566 0310, photo of Olmedo, the manager and me.

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Arrived around 8pm - no Problem.
The family was around and let us in.
Big flat campingarea, clean toilets.
Very calm and quiet.

Donated 10 $ for 2 in a Van.

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This place is by donation, very friendly family, they have 3 dogs, and there’s TONS of mango trees all over the property, they have 26 different varieties!! There’s a place to pitch your tent under a roof if it rains

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Lots of space, numerous showers and toilets, super quiet, easily accessible, nice managers, what else do you need?

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Great place as described before. We were the only ones, very calm and peaceful. And so much space! The family who takes care of the property is very friendly and welcoming.
We paid 10$ for 2 people and a van.

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Huge property. We camped right next to the bathrooms, in a huge open soccer field. We were the only ones camping. There was a summer camp taking place, so it was a little busy. Not too noisy by any means. It's really peaceful and not far from the highway. Cold showers were nice since it's hot and muggy here. It's dry season and it's still 52% humidity and 35*C or 95*F. There is s deep sink to wash clothes or dishes if you need to. The people here are very welcoming and kind. There are two phone numbers to call or you can honk and wait. Either one is ok. Great option since we don't really enjoy camping at gas stations and only try to do that as a last resort. They didn't ask for any payment, we gave $15 for three people for one night and they said it was more than sufficient. Definitely recommend staying here if you need to get off the road and are looking for a space to stretch out for a bit.

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Very friendly people & peaceful, quiet place to camp. Clean showers and toilets. Donated 10 USD (1 night, 2 persons, 1 tent). Thanks!

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We spent two nights here and they couldn’t have been more peaceful. We were greeted kindly when we arrived, then left completely alone the rest of the time. We were able to park right by the bathroom and showers, and a wonderful overhang that protected us from the rain. There was enough room for three chairs, our table, and an improvised dance floor. Oh, and an awesome deep sink for washing up. Cold showers. Everything clean and obviously taken care of. We walked down to the lake which is available for swimming. We didn’t use it because it drops off quickly for our little guy. Highly recommend. Donation-based. La Isleta right down the road is $20/night, so that is a good reference point (amenities are better here).

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Nice, quiet place at the moment.
Donated $15/night.

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A quiet spot near the Panamerican. Lovely hosts with electricity and a clean shower and bathroom. There’s also a washboard sink outside to hand wash laundry if you need to. Very hot during the day, though. Pay on donation but definitely worth $15/night.

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We stayed for one night and felt very welcome. Olmet and his wife are lovely. It's still on donation, we give them 10 USD for two persons one night in a van. Clean bathroom and electricity.

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Great place to pitch your tent or park your van to get off that highway and chill for a while! Set up a hammock by the lake, read a book, go for a swim…
We spent the night in our tent next to the shower block, super friendly ground keepers, quiet, clean… perfect!
Payment by donation (we have $5 for each here if us, that seemed very fair) not too many other options around and this was a great find.
Highly recommend

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First Overlander in over a year they told me. A very,. friendly and welcoming place to this cyclist.
They have a sign with 4 phone numbers to call, or just honk your horn. In the rain I couldn't use my phone and no horn on my bike. I just called out and after a few minutes someone showed up.

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We had a night with a 24 feet. Super welcome, very nice bivouac.

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Quiet place to stay . Plenty of space for tents and RV . Showers , toilets , electricity and water . It's free to stay here .

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Olmedo received us and was really kind, we slept pretty good, cool and quiet night, we went for a walk to the lake and the forest, and our children were playing with the worker,s children. Next morning we had a wonderful shower before we left, we gave a small donation even they do not ask for any, but was worth it to sleep here!!!

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sadly no one around for more than two hours, so I continued cycling.

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Can’t recommend this place enough! We drove in just as a heavy rainstorm started, and was greeted by Olemar. We got to park under the roof with easy access to toilets and showers. Next morning we took a walk around the property and the lake. We were there in the midst of mango season, and got to pick some for breakfast. Friendly owners and a great place to stay the night.

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The managers of the place have changed, it is now Olmedo and Cindy who run the place.
Except from that everything is as described: every traveller is welcome, you can get a shower, baños, a sink... and there are tons of mangos.
Not sure about the wifi, we didn't ask for it. Very quiet place, and fresh enough.
We enjoyed it a lot!
We recommend donating a bit as a thank you.

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Endroit parfait pour se détendre, en pleine nature au bord d’un lac, des oiseaux partout et surtout la tranquillité. Pas un bruit la nuit et très calme le jour. Les chiens sont les bienvenus et les chiens sur place sont friendly et n’aboient pas. Les hôtes Érika et Heinz sont d’une rare hospitalité, ils vous accueillent gratuitement sur leur terrain. Vous pouvez vous brancher en électricité, prendre une douche etc...
On recommande l’endroit 👍

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Just great... all as described before. Hoping this place will be open even when Heinz is retired...

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As described. Lovely place and people. specially the puppy and the cat. We even shared dinner and breakfast. Stayed one night. WiFi slow as they only have 1Gb a month.

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We spent 4 nights at this lovely place and did some preparational work for the shipping of our truck. Erika and Heinz are very friendly, generous ans helpful. Everything was very clean. WiFi wasn't always stable and is only suitable for WhatsApp. Email didn't connect.

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verry sweet and quiet spot, Just few metters from the highway !! the owner are such good people, welcoming and generous !
free camping, but donation are welcome !!
I was To wash clothes and erica offert me to use hier machine, si if needed...!

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Very nice place to stay. Great to have some covered tables out of the rain. Super cute puppy.

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Realy nice and quiet place, perfect for camping, Erika and Heinz are very friendly!

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very friendly spot with lots of space. toilets, showers, electricity, soccer field, basketball. we donated $12.

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Erika and her husband are nice people. The atmosphere of the campground is very calm especially setting up your tent near the pond or sleeping under a patio if you want out of the rain showers. Dogs weren’t any issue. If you can wake up early in the morning to enjoy sitting on their patio in the rocking chairs and watch tans listen to all the birds. Erika also had showers and a place to even do laundry. This was a great place to stay.

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Drove up and honked horn. Nice sign with iOverlander logo at gate, so you know you are in the right place. Shown where to park on lawn near cafeteria by maintenance guy, very nice. Thought we'd be here for a day, turned into many days as they let us move under the main church palapa where we worked on readying our vehicles for shipping. Perfect place to be during the frequent rain storms. Also just 20 minutes to town of Santiago where we went multiple times for truck repairs and groceries. They recommended $3 per person or whatever donation we could do. One blonde dog there that was aggressive, two nice ones, and we chatted with the grounds people often. Great hike around the lake with the kids as well.

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that is a very nice and beautiful place to stay. Very nice people. telephone 0050766351942

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Excelente lugar, la gente es muy amable prácticamente tiene todos los servicios, menos internet, lo mejor es que solo es una donación, pero sin duda una gran opción si te queda de paso. Podrás descansar y trabajar muy a gusto.

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Nice place. We camped right next to the owners house. Owners are very nice and accommodating. Clean restroom and shower. Shaded palapa with electricity.

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Erika and Heinz are such welcoming and warm hosts! We could wash our clothes here, Erika gave us some typical (and missed) european bread and Heinz showed us around their lake. The toilet and shower were super clean, we could also plug in our car and use a kind of palapa style building to sit and cook. As said before its free, but a donation should be given considering this nice hosts and services they offer! If the gate is closed besides the sign you see, honk as mentioned on the sign, even if nobody opens there is always somebody home. Erika and Heinz are the last building on the right by the lake.

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this place is awesome! the owners are as nice as everyone says and the space is great to camp and is especially nice for those traveling with dogs. there is a ton of space for them to run and play and the resident dog is nice. they hooked us up with power and water and all for free. please let's all give a donation. we don't want to lose this spot for other overlanders!

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Excelent place to spend more than one night, we stayed only one because we had people to meet in Panama City but Erika and Jaime were super welcoming, they showed us were the restroom shower, water were and left us in their property by ourselves because they had a meeting. It was really nice meeting them super nice!

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A great place to stay halfway to Panama city, very friendly Swiss owners, lots if room for any size of rig. Temperatures will cool off somewhat at night.

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A great friendly place - for swiss: a place for a Brändy Dog game! =)

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Erika and Heinz are really welcoming.
They live there since over 20 years and have created a little paradise. The reforestation and the lake (repair finished) make it really to a little hide away if you like to relax a couple of days.
The offer electricity and spring water (own well).

The laundry is not an official service. Erika sometimes offers it to travelers (its her own washing machine)

Donations are appreciated to help to maintain the 20 hectars of property.

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Nice big area. The hosts are very nice and welcoming. We would like to stay longer but we couldn't. Safe and quiet.

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A very very good place and wondeful people, Jaime and Erika. We washed our car and clothes. At night the temperatura is agradable. Safe and quiet. Near the road 700 meters.

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there is clean shower and toilette facility. the friendly couple offers electricity, too. lot of space, quiet, pet friendly and safe. the big lake, next to the house, will be filled next. nice for walking and jogging. laundry available. Donation welcome, we spent $ 10.00.
homepage: www.elcampamento.net; email: [email protected].
the swiss people speaks spanish and german.

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Good spot to stop over on way to Panama. No English is spoken, Erika and Heinz are managers who are very friendly. Will let you use their toilet n shower. No electricity or wifi but Breeze at night is nice. Amazing star gazing at night

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This is a Christian Campground for children and joung adolescents. But they take travellers as well. The friendly owners are from Switzerland (Erika) and Panama (Heinz). They speak Spanish, English and German. Dog Friendly. Camping is free! Donations welcome. We did not check the bathrooms, but there should be some, as they take care of youth groups.

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