Rio Mar | Informal Campsite

El Salvador

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Verified:
over 2 years ago
Altitude:
0.0 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Camping in a dry grassy lot inches from the sand, electric hookups, bar/restaurant on site has ice cold beers for a dollar, clean bathrooms and showers, walking distance to bars/restaurants, you can use the facilities over at La Tortuga Verde if you want (we were perfectly content with our private beach) – CONS: no wifi (not even our Claro stick worked here), lot is full of coco-palms so keep your eye out for falling coconuts – 10 USD/night, has a dance party every Saturday night.

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Ok place for an overnight. Was there on a Saturday so busy but still lots of room. It's at least 100° during with limited shade. Friendly, clean toilets, great showers, didn't try the food. Steps to the ocean, a pool, lots of hammocks and plenty of space. Easy walk down the beach to Adele's pupusas for food. I couldn't fit there as I am over height at 3.3m, so ended up here. Parked here in a 25' Class C.

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Pretty basic but big field with views of the ocean. Toilets were fine, we didn’t see the showers. We walked down the beach for pupusas and then woke up early and powered through both border crossings and made it to León

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Love this place. This was our last stop in El Salvador before heading to Nicaragua. We spent 5 nights here. Arrived during the week so they charged us 5 USD per night for the van for 2 people and our dog. The swimming pool was empty when we were there. Toilets were clean, showers were cold, and we had the entire place for ourselves. We were able to work using our router and we had 3G every single day. We worked like 8 hours per day without a single issue. The real name of this place is El Pelicano.

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So the real name of this place is Bar pelicano. It’s owned by the same guy as La Tortuga. Secure private plenty of room clean toilets and shower. Empty. And I mean empty during the week. Busy on weekends. Had 5 bars 3G and was able
To work. Fishing in river mouth at low tide was productive. Croaker catfish and sand bull. 5$ cab to surf break in Las Flores.
This place is a food desert. No real stores. Produce available in El cuco but not quality Luckily we were stocked up and stayed 8 nights. $10/night for 2 ppl and 2 dogs with electricity. Felt like a great deal as we had the entire place to ourselves. Except for sat and Sunday which is normal in any beach town

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We didn’t fit with our truck camper at la tortuga verde (tree at the entrance) and didn’t wanna spend the night on their other parking opposite of the street (far away from the beach) so we went to this spot (same owner).
They charge $10 / night for two people in a truck camper. Had the place to ourselves on a Friday, big parking lot, some of it grassy.
The pool just got cleaned and refilled with new water so that was definitely a plus.
Electricity available and ok clean toilets (flush / with TP) plus cold shower. No wifi.

Place probably gets busy with locals on weekends as they were starting to come in Saturday midday when we left...

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This property belongs to the la tortuga owner (tom). It's about a 10 min walk down the road. It has cold showers, bathrooms, 10 amp electricity and water (but not at organized sites). There's a tienda between la tortuga and rio mar with enough food/supplies. La tortuga has great activities, restaurant, pool, wifi etc. we stayed for several days and really enjoyed it.

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Grassy dirt parking lot feet from the beach. Old, but very clean and stocked bathrooms. Cold showers, greenish pool.

Lots of friendly locals on the weekends/evenings. Quiet all night and in the morning.

$5us PP

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Stayed 4 nights. Loved it. Confirm other posts. Our Moviestar sim worked great here. They had a kids bday party one day but all other days,,tranquilo. We didn't stay for a Saturday.

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One quite night. with pool and electricity for 5$/person. through the day it can be very busy.

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Large grassy site in a beautiful spot next to the beach. secure on the road side with a big high fence, open on beach side but no one really walks past so feels very secure. $5 per person per night with electricity. Adels pupusas back up the road towards tortuga Verde were excellent. We left on Sat but it looked like they were setting up for a party, so keep in mind that it's still possible they have weekend parties here. We really liked it here, recommended! also the sign out the front says "pelican" something now...but you'll find it.

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Stayed two nights. Name changed to Pelican something or another, but still apart of the Tortuga Verde hotel. The walk to Tortuga is not far. Its faster via the road. We did there trivia night on Thursdays and it was really fun. Paid $10 for the two of us. There is a big shaded area, and they fill the pool on the weekends, but they also host parties on the weekends so we left Saturday.

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This was sadly our last El Salvadoran beach stop and was so worth it.
The playa from El Cuco down to El Esteron is an awesome stretch of sandy coast with gentle waves and very few people.
This camping spot is called Rio Mar but actually it is easier to spot the El Pelicano sign on the gate than the Rio Mar sign (both are the same place).
We paid $10 per night and had electric hook up and access to a non-potable water tap. The place does get busy at the weekend but was totally manageable. The Saturday night party doesnt seem to happen any more (well not when we were there anyway).
The washing machine was free to use (bring your own detergent) and the toilets were cleaned daily and flushed (no paper).
Showers were cold but good.
If you arrive at the weekend then you will see the pool is full - you can use it - but at some point on Monday or Tuesday they empty the pool until the next weekend.
There is a bread man on a motorbike that comes past around 3pm each afternoon (white bread and rolls plus a few cakes) very cheap and the bread was pretty good for white bread.

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Best spot in the area! Secluded & quiet. Big property with great views of the beach. Large patio & bar area, large upstairs palapa. Good showers & toilets. You have to ask them to turn on the power if you need electricity. This is no longer the weekend late night "party spot" (now at Tortuga Verde) so it was very quiet the weekend we were here. They did have a family use the facilities for a birthday party during the day but they just used one side of the patio & everyone left by sunset. The beach is safe to walk at night - we carried a flashlight & large stick to scare away the strays. Dogs allowed here but be aware of strays - they mostly just bark & keep a distance but someone told us some packs can get unruly. Try Adela's pupusas on the road next to Tortuga Verde!

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We pulled in here on a Friday and Noah greeted us and told us where we could park. Said we had to pay at Tortuga Verde but could do so next day if we wanted. he also advised that next day, being Saturday, there'd be a big party and we might want to spend one night at parking across from Tortuga. cost at both was $5pp with power. This place is about 800 metres past Tortuga Verde. There are bathrooms and showers right here unlike the parking spot across from hotel. lovely view but you cannot park on beach, only in area behind large palapa which is where party is held. we stayed that night and then parked across from the hotel. bathrooms okay.

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we stayed here for one night and loved it so much we ended up staying over 2 weeks! we ended up volunteering at La Tortuga Verde which is attached to rio mar. the pool is only filled over the weekends and there is a big party every Saturday night (you can either stay - it all ends around 2) or go park at La Tortuga Verde and use the facilities there - they won't mind on a Saturday night. there is a family that lives at Rio Mar - they're super lovely and then the volunteers from LA Tortuga Verde live there too.

the facilities at La Tortuga Verde are lovely and there are events happening most days which you are welcome to use.

the bar is open on weekdays and is perfect for enjoying the ocean breeze and your meals whilst it's closed! bathrooms were spotless when we were there with toilet paper etc. costs $5pp with electric plugin.

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this is a sandy place to camp between palm trees, beware of the coconuts, there is a wall to the street, but is open to the beach, there are some cabanas, and a bar ( but is only open on Saturdays), the bathrooms are not clean, you can use electricity, during the week it seems unoccupied, there is no guard over night, price 10 U$, you have to look for somebody to pay,

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Nice spot directly on a long sany beach. Grassy area with a lot of cocos tree's. Be carful where you park! For us only option in el cuco as all other places has an arch over the entry gate. We are 3.5 meters high! We had electricity and paied 5 dollar. On the weekend is a party so you have to move if you prefer a quiet place:) dog friendly. Had some sandflies on the beach!

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Great location by the beach, clean bathrooms, pool, good indoor kitchen and secure. Has a dance party every Saturday night so need to choose somewhere else to stay then. Otherwise, a very good option.

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$10 night (2pax). Seems to be empty during the week. Beautiful and quiet spot.

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Good place to camp right on the beach. Cold showers, toilets and full hook up available. No wifi. Paid 5 USD p.p.

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Beautiful place with a beautiful beach, if you can stand the heat. (hot!!!) Tortuga verde restraunt has very delicous and good priced food. There is also icecream by the kitchen. There were bathrooms and showers available by the pool. There is the main lot where you can park and camp or rent a cabana and there is a lot down the road ( construction site) where we parked because of the burning man festival which was very nice and peaceful. We had bathroom and a shower, also place for washing clothes/dishes. There are surfboards and boogieboards also available to use (great surfing). We paid 15usd a night for five people. Owner ( tom ) speaks english. Definetly recommend staying a few days. CONS : you dont have wifi beyond the restaurant.

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Beautiful place!!! We stayed a few days. You also could use the facilities of the hotel/restaurant Tortuga Verde (about 1 km away, also directly on the beach. Slow WiFi at Tortuga Verde). Unfortunately there were some jellyfish in the sea - locals said it's just at the beginning of the dry season. The Rio Mar was under construction during our stay (some buildings and the pool). We paid only 5 USD/night, electricity included.

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Camping in a dry grassy lot inches from the sand, electric hookups, bar/restaurant on site has ice cold beers for a dollar, clean bathrooms and showers, walking distance to bars/restaurants, you can use the facilities over at La Tortuga Verde if you want (we were perfectly content with our private beach) – CONS: no wifi (not even our Claro stick worked here), lot is full of coco-palms so keep your eye out for falling coconuts – 10 USD/night

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