Camping at former restaurant | Informal Campsite

Colombia

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Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
3898.8 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
molinandrea55

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Big covered building where the folks who live just in front let you camp for 10,000 pp. It’s the only place around to hide from the rain. This is the place to camp and then hike to Laguna Otun the next morning (5hr hike round trip).

The area for camping is a big building under construction - it is fully covered, has a concrete floor (dry floor!), plenty of electrical sockets (all of them worked!!), no lightbulbs, bathrooms with running water, a sink to do dishes/prepare food/refill water to drink, and lots of chairs and bird poop...

The workers who lived in the house in front (the people you pay to camp) told us they hope the place is done and ready to offer lodging and restaurant services by January 2022. In the meantime you can camp here and scape the rain...

To keep in mind: This is the only camping spot in the area; the Potosi Camping (at the park entrance) is no longer taking people - they will send you here. It is absurdly cold during the night so bring a good sleeping bag and many layers; it is brutal.

We rode our bikes from Santa Rosa de Cabal (going towards Manizales) and came prepared to cook since there is ***absolutely*** nothing around here.

The hike to Otun was gorgeous. Be prepared for rain up there ! You can hike all the way to the Laguna (11km - 22km round trip). Bring snacks and a rain layers. We only hiked to the mirador (6km) where you can see Nevado Santa Isabel and the laguna, it’s was beautiful! Very recommended. Foreigners pay $47.500 to enter the park and do the hike.

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Still under construction but first rooms and restaurant is getting ready. Paid 35kCOP for tent camping with a bycicle including a basic breakfast and a hot coffee/chocolate handed over by the friendly workers basically whenever they saw the chance to give me one.

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The hotel they are building is getting closer to completion, the large inside area is now the restaurant, the rooms are almost finished, no hot water yet but apparently coming shortly.
Camping outside on raised platforms is 20,000pp, the rooms will be 50,000pp. Possible to negotiate during construction period.
Still plenty of building noise going on during the day, very friendly workers however, they made us hot drinks free of charge a couple times, very nice. It is COLD up here, bring all your layers! Attached photos

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Big covered building where the folks who live just in front let you camp for 10,000 pp. It’s the only place around to hide from the rain. This is the place to camp and then hike to Laguna Otun the next morning (5hr hike round trip).

The area for camping is a big building under construction - it is fully covered, has a concrete floor (dry floor!), plenty of electrical sockets (all of them worked!!), no lightbulbs, bathrooms with running water, a sink to do dishes/prepare food/refill water to drink, and lots of chairs and bird poop...

The workers who lived in the house in front (the people you pay to camp) told us they hope the place is done and ready to offer lodging and restaurant services by January 2022. In the meantime you can camp here and scape the rain...

To keep in mind: This is the only camping spot in the area; the Potosi Camping (at the park entrance) is no longer taking people - they will send you here. It is absurdly cold during the night so bring a good sleeping bag and many layers; it is brutal.

We rode our bikes from Santa Rosa de Cabal (going towards Manizales) and came prepared to cook since there is ***absolutely*** nothing around here.

The hike to Otun was gorgeous. Be prepared for rain up there ! You can hike all the way to the Laguna (11km - 22km round trip). Bring snacks and a rain layers. We only hiked to the mirador (6km) where you can see Nevado Santa Isabel and the laguna, it’s was beautiful! Very recommended. Foreigners pay $47.500 to enter the park and do the hike.

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