Puma Gas Station | Informal Campsite

El Salvador

Details

Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
54.0 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Unknown

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Gas station puma , 6,5km before border El Salvador/Honduras . Perfect if you Want to cross early the n'est morning! There are toilets in store and (open and dirty out back) shower if you need. You can fill up water too. Big place for severals camper/motorhome...
Last ATM before the border. $2 to stay

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We spent one night before crossing the border. We paid $2. A bit noisy but that didn't keep us awake. There was a guard all night, we felt safe

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SCAM ALERT: There's a local dude that roams this place that speaks perfect English. He will talk you up and offer to help you cross the border into Honduras via his "contact." He'll claim you'll probably get fumigated, and that the border people will rigorously search your vehicle and mess it up. He says it'll take 4-5 hours total, but his contact that "knows everyone there" will get you through in 20 mins for a generous tip.

This is all false. It's relatively easy crossing, granted you did your research and are willing to say no to the 50 people trying to help you cross. However this guy in particular is relentless. He waited all night for us, was taking photos of our van, and had his guy waiting to meet us first thing in the morning after we told him no the previous night.

We declined again, and his "contact" followed us on a motorcycle to the immigration office and continued to try to get us to use his help. Eventually we had to firmly tell him to STOP FOLLOWING US and he left.

Other than that a peaceful night's rest. Costs $2 from the security guard

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filled up with gas, they told us we can stay the night in the car park. it was a Friday night and loud all night as the gas station sells alcohol. in the morning the security asked for $2 as we spent less than $100 on gas

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We didn't stop here beacause we didn't feel really secure. Parking is big but also open. We prefered staying at the parking of the hotel nearby, but quite expensive.

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heaps noisy but cheap ($2) you have to pay the security boss. he put us around the back so a bit dangerous looking back there. the toilets in the shop are ok, out the back they are horrible. the showers are basically for male truck drivers and no doors. fuel is expensive try to fill up before here ($3/gal)

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Stayed the night before crossing to Honduras. Lots of trucks, not very quiet but ok for a night.

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Dormimos acá x 2usd suuuper tranquilo y seguro. Hay duchas gratis y Baños pero no muy limpios.

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Great option for before border. $2 for the night showers toilets and safety. Trucks are loud though...

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$2, warm shower, toilets were ok when we arrived, very dirty and busy in the morning, open all night. We were told to leave at 6:00. It was noisy all night with traffic and those black birds in the trees went nuts at about 4:30!!!

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Safe night at this Puma station before our crossing to El Salvador. However, not quiet at all! Trucks pulling in and out all night, we could barely get any sleep.
Toilets and showers - not too clean but OK.
There is a truck stop closer to the boarder on the left hand side, a truck driver said it’s safer there than here (though we didn’t have any issues here).

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As described good option before or after crossing the border. Still 2,- US per vehicle for overnight, no discount when you take gas. Bathroom and showers are clean and accessible the whole night. Shower was warm although you can’t regulate the temperature, cold shower would have been great. We parked right in front of the showers. It was pretty quiet at night for a gas station on Saturday night. Friendly people and night guy. ATM didn’t work, security guy at the gas station said it’s only for local credit cards.

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2 usd for a night stay. Feels safe with all the armed guards. A lot of tracks on their way stops there too. Showers and toilets in poor condition. After all very good for one night just befor crossing 2 borders a day

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We paid 2 $, perfect overnight stop for an early boardercrossing. Very noisy, trucks stop all night long

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Stayed the night before our border crossing, Perfect location, safe and easy! We paid 2USD

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Perfect for overnight before border crossing.

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This place definitely isn't closed! Open and easy to camp. My mistake - Sorry!

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We crossed the border 5 pm, so se decided to stop here. Good choice. $2 for the night. A lot of trucks. We felt safe. | Cruzamos la frontera a las 5 pm, así que decidimos parar aquí. Buena decisión. $2 la noche, los guardias pasan a cobrar. Muchos camiones descansan allí. Nos sentimos seguros.

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Looks nice and safe, may use it when coming back. Last ATM before the border.

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good stop after or before attempting to cross both borders in day! the gas station attendants were really lovely. charged us 2us dollars. we used the toilets in the gas station, they offered us showers but none of us used them

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Gas station puma , 6,5km before border El Salvador/Honduras . Perfect if you Want to cross early the n'est morning! There are toilets and shower if you need. You can fill up water too. Big place for severals camper/motorhome...

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