Cafe Chuasinayi | Established Campground

Guatemala

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
1571.8 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
CarpeViam

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Fast
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

This is a nice little coffee shop with a decent sized parking lot right near the center of town. Fairly private given the central location. Paying 40Q. Can pay an additional 10Q for power and 5Q for wifi... Or get a cup of coffee and get the wifi free. Cheaper weekly rates available for 30Q a night. Nice friendly owner. They also own the lot across the street that can accomodate larger rigs. Food and drink not half bad either...

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Nice place to spend several days camping. The place for tent is nice with good grass and when raining it is not turning into swamp. There is clean bathroom and shower, but cold. Tap water is very dirty - avoid drinking or cleaning dishes with it.

Price after a little negotiation 40 quetzales per day for three of us(two adults and one 4 year old).

When you go out of the main entrance on the left side at the end of the street a local very nice woman sells Atole de Arroz y Banana and tostadas. Her name is Julia and the food she prepares is cheap and delicious. She is very kind like most of the people around here.

The coffee at the cafe is also nice and relatively cheap.

Overall good place to spend several days and explore the area.

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The parking of the cafe is a great place to stay in San Pedro. You have access to a bathroom and shower, plus you can get the wifi from the Cafe ! People who work at the cafe are very nice :)
****Be careful if you have dogs… Around the lake and in San Pedro, they sometimes put poison in the street to kill all the street dogs, and it might be a good idea to ask around. We unfortunately lost one of our dog just before Semana Santa last month due to the poison…:( be careful !

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we came here as the road we needed to take to the place we had in mind was closed for construction. planned on staying just for the night, but enjoyed it enough to stay for 4. we were not in any hurry to go back up that devilish hill out of town. 30 for 2 people in our van across the street where the roaster is. wifi reaches this area when it's working. the food is good and the coffee is great so make sure you stop by and check it out. very friendly family. the street is very busy with tuk tuks and backpackers from pre dawn until 11pm when most of the restaurants close. but this parking area is visible from the cafe and feels very secure. no one bothered us our messed with our stuff while we were there. you can escape the noise during the day up on the terrace in a grassy section. not many people visiting the cafe even know it's up there. cold showers but great water pressure. toilet seats, TP, and a place to wash your hands. I would come back if it didn't mean traversing that mountain again. streets are very narrow!

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loved this place. We spent a week here and it's nice and quiet. We used the shower (cold) the wifi and enjoyed the terrace. They charge 15 pp an 20 per vehicle. Super recommended. And they also sell very good coffee (40q/Libra)

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need to level the rig as it's a bit sloped. good views from terrace. coffee shop and BBQ restaurant on site are good and reasonable price. lively during the day with music and slightly older crowd. cleanliness is okay

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Great spot to camp up on concreted raised area behind cafe. Felt very secluded and private at the back and had great views. Staff were super friendly as was the nighttime guard when they lock up. We paid 25Q a night which we felt was worth it, it was a bit noisy at night with dogs but to be expected camping outside.

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You have to ask the owners to open the gate wider for sprinters. The price was $20Q pp, plus $20Q to park for the night with electricity and WiFi. P

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Great location with camping site in front of the lake and close to the city center. 20Q pp. clod shower and swimming pool. A night watchman is securiting the place. Nice people and a decilous smell of coffee

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20Q/pp tent camping on a covered platform with nice view of the lake. Free Wi-Fi with purchase at the cafe. Secure parking for moto. Excellent location, close to tourist quarter and lancha water taxi dock.

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This is a really simple and nice place to camp. The owners are really nice and allowed us to put our hamacs. So we had a roof and the view on the lake for only 20Q per person per night in low season. They have a swimming pool and good wifi but only cold showers. You can have breakfast there and a large choice of good coffees. We also took a coffee tour with them that was really interesting.

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Really nice place for camp. 20Q /person with one tent, with wi-fi. It’s possible to camp sheltered from the rain and near an electrical outlet.

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Café parking lot, nice location and view of the lake. Sweet one eyed cat around, if you meet her give her some love! Very good local coffee as well. Price depends on length of stay but expect ~ Q20/person. We were stopping for 3 days and ended up staying for a whole month. Access to fast WiFi, clean bathroom and cold showers. They also have a small pool and a huge Sunday barbecue that brings in quite a few people.

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It was not easy to reach with our 25’’ RV, roads are narrow and makes it even harder with tuk tuk all over the place or parked motor bikes. Well we did make it and parked inside next to the fence. It was a bit noisy with traffic, early morning work next door so be open minded and wake up early ;) other restaurants and hang out places are close by.

Parking is tight for the big rigs. Closer to the center(very touristic) :-) restaurant was nice, small pool is ok to dip in, toilets we didn’t use, cold shower.

Paid 80q with electricity. WiFi is off at 8pm.

The owner was friendly and a very busy person.

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Nice little place. pulled in on Christmas day. Paid 60Q with electric the first night. We then decided to stay and take Spanish classes. We negotiated 55Q for 13 more days. They had us move toward the fence and added electric by the gate for us. The owner is very nice man, but you might not ever get to meet him as he is very busy. The ladies that run the shop are very sweet. They have coffee, smoothies, pastries, crepes, desserts, 1 hamburger, 1 sandwich, and stuff to choose for breakfast. Not far from most anything you would want to do in town. The Sunday bbq is worth the trip to come down and eat. Place can be busy at times as they also use their property as a secured parking lot for the locals. Guard on duty at night. But I really don't think that's necessary. Fair warned, they do not have hot showers, so shower by noon or head over to one of the hot soak areas.

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Nice spot where you can camp at the back of a coffee. We stayed 2 nights paid 30q per night. There is also a pool (20q pp) on the site. Wi-fi, toilet and shower. On sunday, there is a nice bar (not the same proprio) that opens. Very good bbq food and a lot of people during the afternoon. A lot of fun.

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Stayed here for 2 weeks while studying Spanish. 45Q per night. Its ok place and very near to Gringolandia. I think it's better to stay at the camping site in San Marcos and take the public boat every day to San Pedro. The boat ride is 10Q per person and camping is way better there

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After bargaining, we ended up paying 45q per night for 4 nights. Cold showers, space for laundry, tiny dirty toilets & a small restaurant. Despite the last reviews, they happily gave us the wifi password when we asked without consuming something. I cannot see how they can fit more than 2 vehicles here, the parking is small, uneven and they also have regular customers. As for the village, its a neo hippie Gringoland full of alternative hipster coffee places, "gypsy" clothing and trance festivals. Everything costs twice as much compared to other places. They come here to spend the money they made after trimming season. There are 2 roads. The easiest one, we have been told by locals that armed robberies take place from masked locals. The other one is horrible.Terribly broken, huge dusty potholes, washed out, windy road (you go down 1000m). The downhill is more dangerous than uphill. Dont need 4WD but still its between challenging to difficult. Make sure you have excellent brakes & suspensions. There are also 2 pay stations. One collects 5Q for the road improvement and the other asks also 5Q for the entrance to San Juan (the previous village). Disfruta ;-)

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Didn't camp but have come a couple of times for the great Sunday BBQ! About 10 main options with a salad bar and a whole list of all you eat sides. Although it says no takeaway, they gladly bring you to go containers for leftovers. Good bloody Mary's!

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This location is not available during a city fair /festival. We tried to access it, but the roads into it were getting blocked in by festival stands. People warned us that if we did get in we would be blocked in for weeks.

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Nice place to camp down by the lake. There is a spacious grassy area where they will let you park your car for 20q/night with a gate and everything. Camping costs 15q a person, not bad considering there is a pool and everything here! To me it seems like the best place for an Overlander in San Pedro. They have restaurant service, bathrooms, showers and a place to wash clothes. Must consume in restaurant for them to give you wifi password, which they change everyday and shut off at 7pm.

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Nice place, big BBQ event on Sundays. The water for all the taps comes from the lake and has lots of bits in it. The water they use to fill the pool seems to come from a well and is much cleaner. We purified this for drinking water. We paid 40Q per night for two people.

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Dusty , messy , rundown yard with access to ice cold showers and flush toilets across the road. They lock the gate at 11 pm so no access to toilets at night. We could not bargain the mentioned weekly rates at all, they asked for 420 Q a week with 3 hours of electricity only, ended up with 350 Q per week, without wifi. Better alternative at Nazareth Parking.

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Decent place to stay with a beautiful view. Is busy on Sundays for the weekly BBQ (which we hear is delicious, but we didn't try). The rest of the time we were there it was very calm. Wifi is only available from approximately 7:30am - 6:30pm. Be careful in the shower by the pool -- the handle shocks you!

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Convenient location at the edge of town. Very noisy on Sunday for the Smoking Joes BBQ set up. 40q per night.

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Getting here is a bit insane but this is a nice spot with friendly people near the center of town. Cafe has good coffee, OJ and banana bread. This is walking distance to about 2 dozen Spanish schools. We paid 35Q per night (included electricity) but this was a weekly rate. If you only stay a few days expect to pay more.

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This is a nice little coffee shop with a decent sized parking lot right near the center of town. Fairly private given the central location. Paying 40Q. Can pay an additional 10Q for power and 5Q for wifi... Or get a cup of coffee and get the wifi free (wifi only on from 7-7). Cheaper weekly rates available for 30Q a night. Nice friendly owner. They also own the lot across the street that can accomodate larger rigs. Food and drink not half bad either...we loved the warm banana bread! Pool onsite as well, though at an additional cost.

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Coffee shop with camping on the edge of Gringolandia. Showers are ICE cold. We paid 250Q/week including internet.

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