Potosi camp | Established Campground

Panama

Details

Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
588.8 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
patemari

Amenities

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

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Description

Track in front of Cabinas Portosi. Nice place held by a very welcoming and friendly naturalist. Camping $ 5 per person. Cold shower and electricity.
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piste en face des Cabinas Portosi. Bel endroit tenu par un naturaliste très accueillant et sympathique. camping 5$ par personne. douche froide et électricité.

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Mario is the property owner and he has a nice spot for vans. A bit tight for our Ford Transit high roof, extended but we managed to squeeze in. Cold outdoor showers and flush toilets. Lots of flying insects. You’re in the jungle, so it’s to be expected. Lovely property by the water and definitely worth $10 (5pp/pn). If an extra $2 from $8 to $10 is going to break you, you may as well stay home. Mario is a great camp host and there is lots of great hiking nearby. We only stayed one night because it was too hot for us to hike and there is a dog on site. She seemed ok with our dog around but we didn’t want to risk it.

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Owner told that the normal price is 20$, but right now he is giving for us extra price - 8$. We did at some moment agreed on 5$, but the owner started feeling sorry for himself and talking how much he has to spend for keeping this place, how much all the taxes costs him and that 5$ is nothing, so we decided to sleep in the forest for free.

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Fantastic stay! Mario is extremely friendly and knowledgeable willing to explain everything he knows in both Spanish and English. We pitched our tent under one of his many ranches and enjoy the serenity of his property. Bird watching with coffee early in the morning, day trips and hikes all around, close to town and all that for $5pp/pn… score!
Highly recommend

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Mario is a great guy and the morning coffee starts your day off right. Covered camping for 8USD/night.

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It's big rig friendly. Any size will fit in. There is enough space. Only at the entrance you will touch some soft branches.

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Very nice and quiet place to stay. Mario is an excellent guide for birdwatching. El Valle is a cozy little village.

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We liked this place very much. It’s in full nature bordering a river. Very quiet. Nice climate because of the altitude. In dry season there are a couple of big camping spaces with a big palapa each and seating possibilities. Lovely hosts. Mario and Olga invited us twice for dinner, once when they had family around and the other time was with Christmas Eve at his brother’s place the other side of the street (Potosi cabanas). Price is still 5$ pp. we stayed 5 days, much longer than expected.

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The owner wasn’t around but his brother came and explained all we needed. Nice place with limited space in the rainy season. All grass is too wet, and so we shared the space of the driveway with other 2 cars. Was asked for 7 but mentioned price here and paid 5.

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We stayed here for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. Mario is a very kind host and provided a lot of information about the best hikes in the area. As a added bonus we got free and delicious coffee at multiple occasions. Please be careful in the rainy season, the ground is very soft and it is very easy to get stuck even with 4x4 and A/T tires ! Best park in front of the main house and wait for Marios instructions. 5$ per person. PS: There is no WIFI and Claro had no coverage. Marios WhatsApp: +50764949987

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Mario was out of town since it was off season but caretaker across the street greeted us. We paid $5ppn. The water was not functioning. So toilets and shower unusable. It was rainy and very muddy but the major issue was the insects. They were biblical. Beautiful grounds but biting insects forced us inside. We stayed only one night

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Lovely place! Mario the owner is very friendly. The are lots of plants, birds and you can walk down to the river from the campsite. Mario even brought us coffee one morning, he grows the coffee beans. We were able to go to the cabinas across the street to access internet and we could plug in our vehicle at the campsite. We paid $7/pp, I am sure you could negotiate, we didn’t try. Great spot for doing the India Dormida hike.

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Very nice place with a lot of birds around. Owner is a very friendly naturalist. We had good talks with him. Quiet place

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Very nice place with a lot of birds around. Owner is a very friendly naturalist. We had good talks with him.

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Great place to camp and nice owner. Beautiful grounds, clean facilities. We stayed there for 2 nights and did India Dormida hike.

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Great place to camp in El Valle. Mario was very helpful with local hikes and nature info. There is 3 covered areas to camp, a bathroom with cold shower and a bbq area. 5 pnpp. Very quiet nature setting, perfect to relax. Safe to leave your stuff while out during the day.

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really nice spot in the middle of nature. in the morning you hear the birds and evening the frogs. Mario is very friendly. Toilet was clean with toilet paper. also due to cooler tenperatures this is a very neat place.

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We stayed for a few days over the weekend. Very quiet and peaceful. There are a few little covered areas with picnic tables which was helpful for cooking during threatening weather. The bathroom could use some work as it was a little dirty and exposed. We paid $10 a night for two of us and we plugged in our fridge.

Also, we did a loop hike from here on the India Dormida which goes along the crater and has really great views of the town and surroundings.. We started here, walked up the road to cross and took the trail through to the town and back. Took about 3 hours at a leisurely pace.

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piste en face des Cabinas Portosi. Bel endroit tenu par un naturaliste très accueillant et sympathique. camping 5$ par personne. douche froide et électricité.

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