We do apologize to all the Campers who made a bad Experience, due to the German Lady, who was at our Campground Caretaking, giving such a bad Service, we are not used too. We are disapointed ourselfs. We allready changed her, hopefully for more caring people. We are still in Europe, because of Dr. Appoinments, and turn back at 26th of August. We do hope you get better Service now!
We do have now Internet 10 high 3. The street get paved in July 2021 and then we also get fiber optic for great Internet.
All Bikers are wellcome too!
We can tell you now that we changed the size of our gate to 5 Meter heights. So campers with higher vans do have the chance also to pass by! You are very welcome!
Just after you turn away from the street at the fireworks, pass the Clinic of Parrita, then follow the board: " Playa Bandera" about 3 Km, until the last curve drive 200m further ahead, on the right hand side, there is a long yellow wall on the left hand side. On the right hand side, there is a red brown wooden gate, on the Gate there is a Board with red Switzerland on it, and this is Swiss Palmgarden, There is also a white dart with open wirtten, and a Blue black Camper sign. Ring the bell where there is the colourfull sticker. Incase nobody should answer, go 200 meter arround the corner there is a kiosk (Pulperia) ask for Mario. (Do not follow the NAVI! Sorry it is wrong!) Otherwise call us: +506 8421 6519
- Camper over 7,5 Tons and + / cost $ 30.- first day, the following days each $ 25.-, Camper they want to stay for longer get better price.
- Camper under 7,5 Tons, with 2 people cost $ 25.- first day, the following days each $ 20.-.
Tents 2 people $15.- each further person each $ 5
Children till 12 years for free
Children 13 to 18 years $ 5 each
Airconditioning: $ 6 per day extra
Washingmashine for 14 kg $ 5 1 hour til 1 1/2 to 2 hours
Washingpowder $ 1
Grill and Stove Gas $ 2 each day
Dogs $ 1 each
Carwash $ 5
Swimmingpool and Kittchen area for free
Internet at Camp Internet and Pool Internet for free
Fruits and Coffee for free
If there are people they want to stay longer than 7 days, they can talk with us and we can make a different arrangement, according the price, we can make a flat rate for you.
When you want to rent a room, it normally costs $ 35.- one person, in the house, with private bath and dressing room, There is a cooking place and a grill, and a shower too.
The Bungalow costs $130 at high Season, and at low Season $ 90.-
During the raining time it is possible that rooms are available, at high season they are often occupied. please call us before.
You will find pictures if you google Swiss Palmgarden. We would love to serve you: Jörg & INKA Moser. +506 8421 6519.
Ein 5000 qm2 großes, sauberes, ebenerdiges, gepflegtes Gelände erwartet Euch. Der Platz ist Moskito-frei. Geeignet für alle Arten von Campern. Geschützt sicher, eingezäunt.
Viele tropische Pflanzen und eine große Wiese laden ein zum spielen. Angenehmes runtergekühltes Schwimmbad vorhanden. Eine außen Dusche, Grill mit Küche in der Pool Area. Waschmaschine wird vom Haus aus bedient. Das WC, Urinal und die Dusche, mit Abwaschtrog befindet sich im neuen gelben Häuslein. Es gibt da fliessend kalt und heiss Wasser, auch zum Abwaschen, Es gibt auch einen Aussendusche, Steckdosen für Stromentnahme, und einen Wasserhahn zum Tank auffüllen.
Es werden auch Zimmer und ein Bungalow vermietet. Zimmer in der Hochsaison für $ 35.- pro Person, und der Bungalow in der Hochsaison $130.- vermietet (hat Platz für 4 Leute). Hier hat es eine Menge Saisonale Fruchtbäume auf dem Gelände, von den Früchten und Kokosnüssen darf jeder gerne was essen. Wir sind gerne behilflich wo wir können. Eine Moderne Klinik ist gleich in der Nähe, Tierarzt ist auch erreichbar.
Es ist hier einen sauberer, sicherer und schönen Platz welcher innerhalb von 3 sehr schönen Parks liegt, und vielen anderen Abenteuer Möglichkeiten. Wir haben für unsere Gäste auch günstige Ausflugs Angebote. Bitte fragt uns danach bei Interesse.
Wir freuen uns auf Euch.
Jörg und Inka Moser
00506 8421 6519
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We were a bit hesitant to go this place after reading the below review. However our experience was overall great! We were quite tired after two weeks of non-stop traveling and happy that we stopped here for two nights to relax. The garden is very beautiful and safe. Facilities were clean.
And our host, Juliet, was very kind and helpful. She made tea for us, offered freshly picked fruits from the garden. When we had a small problem with the shower, she has immediately solved it. Thanks a lot for the hospitality. Totally recommend this place.
I really don't leave many negative reviews. Especially not for places that are seemingly loved by other overlanders...
The road to get there is a bumpy dirt road but really nothing that should deter you when driving through Central America. We arrived at the place late (6PM) and nobody was there to open the gate. Not a problem as there where instructions posted on the gate for that case. So we looked for and found the grounds keeper Mario who was super friendly, opened the gate for us and showed us around.
Next morning a German lady introduced herself to us and it turned out the Swiss owners were in Europe at that time and she is watching the property. She mentioned that we and another couple were the first travelers in weeks. The grounds were nicely kept and the covered pool was also a great feature. The bathrooms were dirty though and the kitchen filthy. Trashcans hadn't been emptied for a while and smelled horrible. Anyways, we stayed two nights and were able to do our laundry which was nice. Van was parked under trees and close to bathrooms. Wifi at that area spotty but mostly okay. The German lady offered cash payment in USD or Colones or send her money via PayPal on our last day before we left. Couple of days later I received an unfriendly email where she stated it was "a bad deal" because of the exchange rate from my USD to her EUR account which I have zero control over. Further she mentioned that I burdened her with fees. I wasn't able to see any fees on my end but answered her email by offering to pay any missing fees in case I accidentally clicked anything wrong on my end... never heard anything back.
I thought a while if I should even write this review. Clearly other travelers had much better experiences with this place. Perhaps it's just that the actual owners were not there...?
We have just left after a wonderfully relaxed 3 night stay. Martino and his wife are looking after the place for the moment and were so welcoming and friendly, we had great chats and they offered to take us to the supermarket and beach so we wouldn't have to take our 4x4 tent down.
The campsite is spotless and has warm showers - what a luxury! The beach is a gentle 15 min walk away and really quiet with a great sunset.
Nice and clean green grassed flat spots for your tent. Friendly owners from Switzerland, who are happy to help you with anything you want. Checking out was very nice, was invited in the house, got some coffee, had a nice chat and made the payment. Felt really welcoming and relaxed. Sanitary is clean. No cooking facilities, but a nice restaurant Alma Marina at 10 min drive.Report Check-In
great place! tidy, quite, neat&clean | good facilities | spots for vans - gravel & tents - lawn | super friendly owners w/ a chat & coffee in the morning | can recommendReport Check-In
Very safe and clean place even for very large campers (ours is 10ft high and 24ft long). $25 the first night, from the second night $20. Dog 1$ per night extra. Very clean showers and toilets. An indoor pool with guest kitchen and lounge area, if you have enough of the mosquitoes. Jörg and Inka are very keen to make it nice for their guests and sometimes celebrate together. They have two female shepherd dogs that are very sharp. We didn't dare to leave our dog with them.Report Check-In
Excelente zona de camping. La infraestructura está en muy buen estado, Jorg e Inka junto con Mario (el jardinero) mantienen todo muy bien. Como puntos altos está las zonas compartidas (baños, cocina y piscina), la sombra para colocar la tienda de camping y la seguridad, todo el lugar está cercado y tienen cámaras en la entrada. La playa queda como 1 km del lugar, se recomienda ir en carro. El costo por noche es lo justo por todo lo que se ofrece.
Sin duda alguna, volveríamos a visitarlos.Report Check-In
Very nice campsite on lawn with a lots of shade under the palm trees. You have a pool to cool down, a well equipped kitchen, a clean ablution block with warm shower, reliable and fast Wifi, a laundromat... And above all really friendly, welcoming and helpful hosts! Highly recommended!Report Check-In
Inka and Jörg are super friendly and helpful (They speak German, Spanish, English, Swiss, Italian and French!). The campsite was clean, save and we finally have clean laundry again 👌🏻 We stayed with our 4x4 with a rooftop tent and were abled to stay in the shade under the palmtrees. The kids enjoyed the pool. We spend 2 nights and the price was absolutely worth it. Danke Euch Inka und Jörg!Report Check-In
Wir haben 3 Nächte bei Inka und Jörg auf ihrem super schönen GrundstReport Check-In
Very friendly guys Jörg y Ilka! We had coffee and even dance in the morning. The place is good for overnight: save, quite and has everything for camping. Thanks and danke Tania y HeikoReport Check-In
Great camping. Very friendly owners. It has a small pool, hot showers, close to the beach, nice dogs. Kids loved to look for frogs at night.Report Check-In
Nice place, cost was 30$ for 3 people. The pool was welcome because it was so incredibly hot during the day (cooled off in the night though for a good sleep. Nice clean bathrooms and the owners aare super super nice! Felt very welcome. The two guard dogs are super criendly and playful too! Recommended if its within your budgetReport Check-In
We spent 1 night here, we paid 25$ for 2 people with our roof tent. This includes hot water, toilets, car washing if needed, water to fulfill the tank, swimming pool. We arrived late and we had to leave early so we did not enjoy the camping as we could do but the owners are very nice and helpful.Report Check-In
Perfect spot to relax a few days. For overlanders, here is everything you need. $20 p/n for 2 people and a small truck when staying for a few days is reasonable for the quality of camping with a few miles long beach within walking distance.Report Check-In
We do have one of the most beautyful beaches nearby,, 700 meters down the road. Pulperia is arround the Corner. Shopping facilities are nearby. Ask for the Turtle Action, or fruits of the trees.
We do have several shadow spots, we do have a seperate Toilet, Urinal and Shwoer House, with fluent hot and cold water, we do have a washing mashine, for 14 kg cloths, cost $ 5 washing powder addicional $ 1, you can have coffee in the morning, if desired one can also a very tasty Continental, American or Tico, breakfast $ 7.additional. We also do have a kittchen in the pool area, and a pleasant Swimmingpool. Gas for the day costs $ 2 addidional for grill or stove. There is dishsoap, and handsoap all over. There is also Toilettpaper, and dusbins all over. There is a Watertube to fill Water in the Watertank. There are two plugs at the Shower house to load the Cellphone ore Laptop. At the Swimmingpool Area there are also loadingpossibilieties. There is a caboard with dishes and cuttlery, cups and glasses. A pool shower with cold water for the pool. There is a beautytul wood table with wood benches to sit for eating or working whatever, an Van for cooling, 2 deckchairs, a frige if needed, and a toaster, We do have the fastest internet Nr. 10. There are Coconuts from the Garden, Star fruits, Bananas, Oranges, sometimes pinaple, Mangoes, Papaya, Nonifruits, Oregano, and many more. In the morning we often offer a cup of coffee. We cut reagulary the gras, and do moscito and aunt protection on the whole place. Price for one day is $ 25.- for two days $ 20.-
We do have a clinic nearby, a really good dentist. If you need a mechanic we can help you. Any other issue we are here to serve you! You are very welcome! Just ring the bell up at the Brown Gate.
Stayed here for 1 night. Paid 25 dollar for a car with rooftop tent and 2 people. A very nice place with a kitchen and even a swimming pool. Douche and toilet are clean. However, 25 dollar is to much. Use of the kitchen costs extra, so it's not included in the price. We arrived at 6 p.m. not using the swimming pool etc. Came along other campsites in Costa Rica, which were as good as/better for just 8-10 dollar pp pn. It's a nice place to spend a whole day, but asking just 15 dollar for people arriving late in the afternoon/evening would be better.Report Check-In
Nice place with a swimmingpool! This was really nice, because its very hot at this time of the year. Nice spot to rest and have a bit more luxury (hot shower, cooking area near the pool, camping between Palm trees). We paid $25 for a car with rooftop tent.Report Check-In
It is a great Camping Ground! Very clean, well mantined, with down cooled swiming pool, own Toilet, Urinal and Shower house with warm and cold water, for Campers, well protected ara though watchdog and electrical gate with fence. Not much bugs and aunts! Fruit trees and Palmtrees, big madow. Fast internet access, electricity avalable, water, avalable! Really great place when you want to calm down, relax and having a great time. Sea is nearby, and kiosk for beverage too, shopping facilities not far away, dentist and clinic too. Surrounded with a lot of parks. It is a bit hidden between many plants, not so easy to find. So watch out, when you drive down to Playa Bandera, after the clinic, there is a blue written Board to follow, all the street long though the palm haynes, attention: until there comes a long white wall left hand side, there you have to watch the other side, the right hand side of the street!!! There is a big red Gate, with a camperpost, Campersign on it. Then you arrived. Just in front of the street there is an other curve. When you passed the white wall, and there comes a church on the left side, and the curve comes nearer, and on the right side there is a big red house with a gabled roof, then you are allready gone to far!Report Check-In
Very neat and everything very clean. Pool was nice. 25 USD for the night with a campervan of 2 people. To use the kitchen it was 2 USD more.. spots where you park have no lights or plugs. Also, only two spots with shadow, the rest is under the sun.Report Check-In
Nice and quiet location. You park on a big grassy area, with some palms. Shower and toilets are very clean. You can use the nice and fresh indoor pool❄️! With 25US$ per car for one night and 20US$ per night for 2 or more nights, it’s rather expensive.Report Check-In
This place was amazing. We camped with our rv. Everything was perfectly clean and the owners were the nicest ppl we have met on our travels yet. So helpful and accommodating. Friends for life here.Report Check-In
Great camping at Swiss Palmgarden. Sparkling clean bathroom and warm shower. Lovely pool in a breezy covered area. Beautiful gardens with many large trees and flowering shrubs. Hosts Inka and Jorge are very welcoming and friendly. Short bike ride to a long sandy beach. Paradise.Report Check-In
Sehr sauberer platz. Neue Duschen und WC.
Wilan und Pool. Küche vorhanden.
Schöner Garten. Absolut sichere und Sauberer Camping. Sehr zu empfehlen.
Really nice place to stay when visiting the surrounding parks. Very helpful hosts arranged for us to see the release of newly hached seaturtles!
Clean and well maintained camping.
From Dr. Andreas Linke
He said, it is a beautyful ara for Campers! Has a nice big garden. Very friendly hosts and owners, which recogmend places to visit, and help with many kind of question. Show places one could not see, and recogmend good restaurants. From here Dr. Linke went to a friend of them for horse riding. Very good recommandation, in the montain area, where he spends an other night. Dr. Linke wanted me to write this, he is not used to computerwork and any kind of web. pages. He stayed for two nights, Was very happy here.
Sehr schön gepflegter Garten mit sehr lieben Gastgebern, die sich um die Gäste kümmern, auch mit Ausflügen. Wir können die obige Beschreibung nur bestätigen. seht empfehlenswert.Report Check-In
Nice place with a beautiful garden to park. Friendly owners.
A little bit expensive for a stay in family. Room also available but very expensive for a non private bed.
really great place, clean bathroom and pool. friendly people !Report Check-In
Stayed two nights with my family. Payed 13.000 for 5. Lovely hosts. spacious garden, clean bathroom and a small piscina. About 750 meters to a lovely beach. Quiet at night. They do have 2 dogs. Big rig friendly.Report Check-In
Für alle die, die ein grösseres Wohnmobil haben als 4,20 Meter können wir trost zusprechen. Wir arbeiten daran das Tor auf 4,50 Meter zu erhöhen. Da wir gerade Arbeiter da haben, die an einem neuen Bungalow arbeiten, geht das im gleichen. Also bald wird es soweit sein dass auch dieses Maass möglich ist. Alles was darüber ist können wir leider nicht bedienen.Report Check-In
It looks beautiful but unfortunately they have a height restriction and our truck camper didn’t fit under the entrance gate.Report Check-In
A large flat camping area with some shade, refreshing swimming pool beside a covered cooking area. great shower and new facilities being built/ planned. 10,000 for tent camping up to 2 people. extra if you cook on their gas!Report Check-In
We stayed at Swiss Palmgarden for 5 nights. Jörg and Inka helped as a lot and even organised a mechanic for our car. The place is lovely, with a nice pool and a lot of spaces to camp. We recommend the place highly.Report Check-In
Dear Campers, we are back in a couple of days. Just please be patient, we are back soon. In Costa Rica has been Nite giving a lot of troubles! That's why our swimming Pool could not be cleaned as fast. They had to mend for 3 weeks watertoubes. Electricity failed also for a long time. We are happy that our place keept clean and flodding was not so bad as in other places, thanks of having had enough shingles there. So we are glad when we are back, to do the rest of cleaning work that the storm left, and starting to build the toilets outside, for all our next guests. Soon there will be a second washing machine outside.Report Check-In
We arrived on a thursday afternoon and didn't know that the owners were in Switzerland the whole October. So we just talked to Mario who showed us the place which looked nice and has all as described. But according to the heavy rainfalls days before the Pool was not usable and Mario didn't have the permission to use the washingmachine (which we wanted to), so we decided to move on to Jaco (as there was a Lavanderia).Report Check-In
We are for a while absent! But even when we are not there, there is always somebody. When you ring the bell and nobody answers: Then you can call our gardener and housekeeper:
+506 8480 2764
He is always at the pulperia (kiosk), is just after the bend 50 meters ahead. Attention he speaks just spanish. Just tell him you are Camper, then he knows. He will open up the property and show you everything. Gate has to be closed, all the time. Mario will let you go out and close everything again. The fee per night you can pay him right ahead. It is Colones 10'000 per car and two people. When there is one person it costs Colones 5'000.-. Rooms are not avalable from 1. of oct. till the end of october. We wish you a good stay and hope you enjoy the place. Who ever comes in November see you in November 2017.
There is a long term selling board outside. That does not mean the place is closed. It is open! In case the place get's sold, it just changes the Owner.Report Check-In
I definitely go along with previous positive entries. I came here for a second time on the way back from a visit to Osa Peninsula; I intended to stay 1 night and stayed for 6 – says everything! I especially enjoyed the refreshing pool and the nice gardens … and profited from the free WiFi and a good washing machine. The two beautiful Belgian Shepard watch dogs are well behaved and fine as soon as they know you and you know them. Inka and Joerg go out of their way to please their guests. They took me shopping and to the beach and gave me a lot of useful advice. One night we all went out for dinner together. The price of Col 10'000 is per vehicle with up to 2 people. For a single traveller like me it is pricey but if one decides to stay over a prolonged period of time, the fee is negotiable. For me it was clearly the best place in Costa Rica … as a Swiss I felt practically at home!Report Check-In
Inka & Jorg are very gracious hosts, and happy to share their beautiful property with overlanders. Amenities include the following: showers, toilets, swimming pool, fast wifi, and a beach within walking distance. They even arranged a boat tour for us through the mangroves where we saw many animals including white faced monkeys. This is a highly recommended stop for overland travelers. The gate height is 4.2 meters.Report Check-In
It is a very nice and secure Place with friendly Owner. We can use the Pool and the Garden. The two Dogs watch for us! There are Hot Showers and a Summerkitchen. Also we had a good Internet, elektric and Water. A good Place to relaxe!Report Check-In
Very large and secure area for camping with wonderful Swiss hosts. The covered pool area has a cooktop, dishwasher, large sink, and potable water. Flush toilet and hot shower is available in the attached home and a cold open shower is near the pool. Jorg and Inka are eager to host more overlanders and will expand their facilities if their property is frequented more. This property is large enough for large groups. The fresh mangoes are delicious. We paid 10,000C per night and were invited in each evening for coffee or tea. The gate is down the driveway from the house so ring the bell or follow the instructions posted in a previous check-in. They also host fly-in travelers so they may not be onsite. Call or WhatsApp +506 8421-6519 if you wish to prearrange.Report Check-In
The Place is not permanetly closed! This is a lie!
When you come at the moment that people went shopping, then please go to the kiosk 200 meters furhter down and ask for mario. He can let you in. Just please think a little bit, and do not get frustrated. The people come back.
There is a sign for selling but it is a long term sign, as it stands on many places. This needs time. And when the place in some years is sold we would inform this page and people by itself. We are honest responsable people and let people not burn their bott!
So you can bealive me that place is open and people enjoy the place! You also can send me a message that I can advice people at +506 8421 6519.
this place is CLOSED. There's a big "for sale" sign, no signs of human life and owners don't pick up the phone. Neighbor confirmed lot is for sale.
to owners: if you're going through the trouble of advertising your place on I please take the time to delist it when no longer available. not cool.Report Check-In
We stayed for 2 nights. It was a great place to rest & plan for Panama & crossing to Columbia. The kids were able to play in the pool all day, it's shaded and the pool is cool enough to be refreshing! Wifi was fast! Lots of grass to run & play as well.Report Check-In
The swiss couple Inka & Jörg are nice hosts with two well educated dogs (Belgian Shepards). We enjoyed our stay here very much! Nice pool and good shower. Fast wifi. Quiet and lots of shade.
10'000 Col / 2 people with car.
The Hosts please the people who want to rend a room to call, before they arrive: +506 8421 6519
There are rooms to rend, but only when they are not booked out!
The hosts are as friendly that when they do not have rooms, they recommend to other convinient places they no. They offer a lot of service. Somtimes the place looks like empty, but when the people who ordered the rooms come latly in the evening, please do understand, we do our best, and are welcoming all the nice people. When people get offended because there is no room free, and we even give them a hint where there is also a nice place to sleep, I am very sorry therefore with my whole heard! The streets in Costa Rica are what they are, we are waiting to get pavment. That will probable be in 2018 so god wants it to be! :-)
Wir sind ein Deutsch - Schweizerisches Ehepaar welches seit 2 Jahren Unterwegs ist mit einem Hymer Wohnmobil. Per Zufall sind wir auf den Swiss Palmgarden Camping in Parrita an der Playa Bandera gestoßen.
Wir wurden sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend empfangen auf einem wirklich bestens ausgerüsteten Platz mit Pool, Waschmaschine, Grill und einer wunderbaren warmen Dusche. Alles ist sehr sauber wie es in D oder der CH ist. Das Angebot hier ist die 10 000 Colonels wert. Wir bleiben noch ein paar Tage hier.
Inge und Walti
an der panamericana zwischen jaco und quepos ca 3 km ausserhalb der hauptachse richtung panama.
bei der feuerwehr ca 4 vor parrita rechts abbiegen an der klinik vorbei,nach 400m erste kurve rechts dann ca 800m durch einen palmenwald links. nach 400m rechts ca 300 m dann wieder links alles richtung playa bandera. immer der breiteren strasse ( schotter ) entlang bis ein grosses braunes holztor kommt. angeschrieben.... swiss camping. neu mit schwimmbad und bungalow sowie duschen und wc. sehr angenehm und sicher hier.
They are still building the place. The pool was not open, they didn't have toilets for campers yet. Unfortunately the lady was so unfriendly and charged us 20USD even though we didn't use electricity. It's actually a nice place, but overpriced.Report Check-In
The place of Inka and Jörg is really clean, comfortable and beautiful. We stayed in a room, while some friends slept in their camper in the garden. The pool area is covered by a mesh net, which very effectively holds moscitos away. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful, espedially in providing local support (veterinarean, best soda,..) We can fully recommend the swiss palm garden to campers and rentalcar travelers. Birgit and Henner from GermanyReport Check-In
Place is to sell and even if the owner said it was full for the night, it was all empty and looked more like she did not want to accept us.
So no worth going there, as the road is bad and the area not that appealing!
Very nice stay! All day / night pool access.
After the first signs to the playa, at one crossing there is no sing for the playa but you have to turn right here(follow the more common road). After this, you will see the sign for the playa again. Price has increased to C 10.000 per night. But you can also use the BBQ on site for C 2.500. Very helpfull owner with a solution for everything and sharing free fresh out of the garden.
A site in process of getting set up. Swiss couple Inka and Jorg very friendly show you the property, shared free range eggs and tea at night. Very keen to have over landers at their place. Beach about 700m walk through a dirt road, nice pool and outside shower you can use. They have a nice toilet n showers inside the house which you can use before they go to bed and after 6 am. You can use laundry at 5usd if your washing powder. Two dogs on site. Priced at usd 15 per car/ couple. Follow the signs for Playa Bandera which are usually posted on trees.Report Check-In