Parque Carolina | Informal Campsite

Ecuador

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Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
2783.3 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
Yes - Slow
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
No
Water:
Yes
Toilets:
Yes
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
No
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Parking lot for a giant park in Quito. $0.50 per hour 24/7. Ran into lots of other Overlanders here. Noisy in the mornings but quiet at night. Paid toilets in the park, 100m south. Bus to historic centre 25c.

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we spent a weekend there, ideal for visiting the city, no problem with a 24 feet, not too noisy, 12$ per 24 hours.

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50 cents per hour, 12usd per 24 hours. it's expensive, but totally safe and perfect central location in a lovely park. Police station in the car park
I arrived after dark, when the carpark is closed. Shifted bollards, rode up and over high curb with big tyres. Less city traffic, car park empty. Park at the far end nearest the cross.
I'm a 7.7m long big rig, I parked in the corner but the tel graph pole.

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The parking doesn’t cost 2 dolars anymore. You have to pay 0,50 dolars per hour and during night time (10.00 pm to 6 am ) is free of charge. In the morning you need to take another ticket to renew the payment. Zumba stillat 6 am

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Arrived just after 5pm and left the following morning at 9.30am and got charged $8.00!! Absolutely not worth it, recommend others find somewhere else to park with better value for money (you also have to pay to use the toilet here).

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Good spot for a few nights. The park is really beautiful with so many activities. Bathrooms are only open during daylight hours so you will need to get creative during other times. We had a shower for free at the sport center, although it was FREEZING cold. But after walking around the city all day you may need to tough it out like we did. The price has now changed to 50c per daylight hour. We paid $8.50 for two nights. I dont exactly know how they calculate it haha. The wifi only works for 1/2 hour per day and is not very fast. There are a few mega maxi supermarkets nearby if you need groceries.

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Good place to stay during the weekend, U$ 0,50 / day (saturday and sunday)
during week U$ 0, 50 per hour.
In weekend have organic fair.
the bathroom stay in side the park (100mts).
now 0.50 per hour incluse weekend

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No nos dejarin dormir en este lugar.
Las dos veces que fuimos, nos dijeron que no.
Los días de semana sale 0.5 usd la hora y el finde 0.5 uSd cada dia.
Es muy lindo lugar.

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It was closed when we arrived here. It was newly paved so it may open again? We instead went to the Parqueadero close to the center in Calle Sucre. There would be other secured parking in the park but it is not fenched. He wanted 10$ but we decided to go to the center.

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Great place indeed. Very safe. Spent 2 nights. The first night was possible to sleep until after 6, the second it all started really at 4:30. Shower across the street, but cold. The hot shower was out of service. No WiFi at all.

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2 us per car, everything as described previously. You can get fast WiFi from centro comercial Naciones Unidos (north of the park). We went to the Centro deportivo metropolitano to take a shower (crossing the street, but the entrance is from the avenida Atahualpa).

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As described by others but no wifi at all..
3 USD by cab to go to the city centre..
great skate Park in the Park, kids enjoyed.

Early Morning, gym classes with loud music, but better than traffic noise.

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El lugar es ideal para vender, especialmente los dias domingos. Pero cuidado!!! HAY UNA MAFIA CON BILLETES FALSOS Y LA POLICÍA NO HACE NADA. TENÉ MUCHO CUIDADO ESPECIALMENTE CON BILLETES DE USD 20.

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PLEASE BE VERY CAREFULL WITH THE FALSE MONEY HERE. We stayed 3 nights here, feel safe and its very quiet but a women give us a false 20 USD

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We stay here whit our big rig (8,4 x 2,5 x 3,70) it’s not easy to arrive whit a truck, but if you prepare the route in advance it’s possible. It’s very important choose carefully the arrival hour. In commercial hours may be impossible to go on, but in the afternoon, evening or holidays you can go into whit out problems. The situation, security and reasonable quiet do this place very confortable. Price at this moment 3$ per day.

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estuvimos 5 noches, nos pareció un lugar cómodo y seguro. compartimos con otros overlanders. el fin de semana es perfecto para vender, pero cuidado, que es común el uso de billete falso aqui!

we stayed for 5 nights, comfortable and safe. we met other overlanders. the weekend is perfect for selling, but be carefull here with fake 20 dolar bills !

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2 USD every morning. Safe overnight. Restrooms in the park open until 6pm ($15cents). Also there is a shop with bathroom open until 8pm, next to the police ($25cents). Fill up tank water out the station police(UPC)

2 dólares cada mañana. Seguro durante la noche. Baños en el Parque abiertos hasta las 6pm ($15 centvos con papel). También hay un negocio con baño que está abierto hasta las 8pm($25 centavos), al lado de la
policía. Rellenamos el estanque de agua en una llave de agua afuera de la UPC

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Great option for Quito - not as loud as we feared in the mornings. Super friendly security $2 for 24 hours. Bus into town easy to get and cheap, lovely park and quiet at night. Other overlanders here too - this is THE place to stay in quito.

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We have been here twice. If you arrive mid-day or late at night you can get in with a big rig. The price is $2.00 every morning. We also have the parking attendants coffee each day. Zumba is real and it is loud. Saturday is an organic food market from the mountains nearby. Dog park nearby, pay toilets during daylight hours. Area restaurants are great. Even malls and groceries. We stayed for one week each visit and it worked out well for us.

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Not recomendable for big rigs . Too loud from 4.30 am on !! Not only zumba from 6.30 am, also all the other sporters from 4.30 am on !!

Lots of cars parking everywhere. No way to go in or out of the parking. Way too small for a big rig.

Super cheap: 2 USD a day.

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THE place to stay in Quito! we were 10 overlanders at peak time, very nice atmosphere, safe, toilets during the day. Zumba starts at 06:00 so don't expect to sleep until late :)

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para una noche bueno. Pero no tiene más wi fi, ducha caliente esta proibida para viajeros por puro preconceito.
mucha gente Hasta las 8pm haciendo ejercicio después tranquilo.
policías passando toda hora haciendo mucho sonido con sus motos.
Pero bien para una noche es seguro y bien ubicado.

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Great place in a huge sport park! We stayed from friday till sunday, the nights were very very quit. Wifi, toilet, friendly security, food and drinks and a great (sportive) atmosphere. If you want, public showers on the other side of the street. Love it! For 2 dollars a night!

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Perfect spot to visit the city! Everything as mentioned below.
Make sure you arrive early and before the weekend, because the parking lot can get very crowded.
But as soon as you get your spot, you are all set!
There are food- and juice-stands and you can easily go to the centre by public transport.

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excellent emplacement, tranquille la nuit , un peu de musique le matin pendant les séances de gym , toilettes fermés et pas d'eau dans le coin a priori. beaucoup de monde le week end ! en journee le samedi et dimanche , difficile de sortir de son emplacement pour les plus de 7 mètres.

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Parque recreativo para practicar cualquier tipo de deporte.

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Parque bem movimentado, mas a noite para dormir bem tranquilo, tem segurança, para os viajantes cobram 2 dólares por dia, perto do centro, ducha quente e banheiro grátis no ginásio uns 300 metros, por ser cidade grande, nos sentimos bem seguros e tranquilos. Recomendamos.

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We arrived at about 10:00 am on a saturday and were told that the parking was closed for an event but would be available at 7:00 pm. we tried a few other gated paid lots around the park but none could accommodate our sprinter. we then parked on the street on the opposite side of the park. there is an “attendant” whom we gave $1 tip. our car was fine there all day.

when we returned to this location around 5:30 they told us no. we asked several attendants and they all said no.

i’d suggest not trying relying on this spot on a weekend.

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Be aware that the lot could be very full and that the spaces are narrow and short. We are almost 7 meters long and did fit in one of the three long spots they had. The park is all people have said.

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$2, no wifi, showers and toilets for free if you ask. Once the toilets in the park are locked you are able yo use the one in the police station that is next to the car park. Very loud music at 6-10am due to fitness classes. Beautiful park.

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Really awesome place to stay in the heart of Quito. Beautiful park, quiet at night.

Bathrooms are a "pay to poop" situation, but only $0.15 and about 100 meters to the South.

When we were there we were unable to connect any of our devices to the internet. Despite that, we liked it so much we stayed two more days than planned, and used the great workout facilities at the park everyday! Sweet place to train at 9k feet.

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just a note to help others, not suitable for those with roof top tents. they wouldn't let us stay here. :-(

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Great place for the middle of a city. Park is super busy with great running track. Police on-site 24/7. Supermarket & cinema (in English!) just up road.
For pet owners, we rode the buses with our mid-sized dog without issue, and I believe you can use the trolley system too.

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The open city wifi (QUITOAPP) works well - we could even download Netflix. It gives you an hour and then cuts you off, just wait another hour until you can join again. No wifi network Capeipi. Toilets are 100m South in the park (15c). Really friendly parking attendants. Bus to / from the historic centre is 25c, or about $3 in an Uber. Walking distance to a few malls, and with Supermaxi and bakeries close by. Ideal place in Quito for a few nights.

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Ok 2$/nigth.Police sécurité

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It's a good place to stay on the night for 2 $ but there is no wifi and no toilets

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Good for 2 or 3 Nights
2 Dollars for 24h, Safeparking with Security.
There is also a Toillet. For us no Problem with Nois. Actually the quietest Night in a Town was here.
Also ok for Big Rigs

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This is a very convenient place to stay. The parking attendants are all very helpful and friendly. We didn't get the best sleep with late night and very early morning disturbances but Saturday morning's organic fruit and vegetable market a few metres from our parking place went a long way towards making up for this lack of sleep.

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Nice and safe place in Quito. 2$/night.
Police is at this area 24h. 10 minutes by bus in the city. Quiet until 6:30. Than a lot of fitness fans are in the park.

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Parking du parc de La Carolina, tous les bus passent à proximité que se soit pour aller dans le centre historique où à la mitad del mundo. 2$ par jour tranquille et sur

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muy buena alternativa. tranquilo por la noche. wifi. baños. centros comerciales cerca. bus al centro a tres cuadras por 0.25. seguridad 24 hs destacamento en el mismo parking.

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We stayed for 4 days in October and 2 nights in November and the people that charge for the parking lot always treated us horrible. Very disrespectful and mean. We paid $2 per day . The wifi CAPeIPi is not very reliable but the only one that works. the parking lot is super noisy and during the weekends there are many events, unfortunately is the only place is Quito to park safely and very cheap.

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Price was 0.5/h or 2$/day. Toilet is 0.1$. Didn't sleep here. Using the shower of the tennis club was not possible. There was a guard at the entrance, who didn't let me in.

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muito tranquilo e agradavel. 2 dolares por dia, com posto policial ao lado. a senha da internet deve ter sido trocada, pois nao funcionou.

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Its NOT free. $0,50 for hr. Only free from 10 pm to 5 am, and weekend paid $0,50 for all day.

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Good for small RV. Security and good place for rest the nigth. In the early morning is very noisi!!! but ok.

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Very nice park to do sports and to let the car. Free from 10pm to 6am then 2$ for the entire day.
There are free showers at the sport center "Centro Deportivo Metropolitano Iñaquito" just across the street (you can see the tennis court from the street), the entrance of the building is just a bit further up.

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The WiFi pw does not work anymore. But everything else is still the same.

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Paid $2 to the lot attendant. Bathrooms are closed at night.

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Hot showers (only one is hot) and restrooms for free in "centro deportivo" just 200 meters from the parking lot.
Big mall with a "Supermaxi" close-by.

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Parking lot by a big public park. Very busy in the morning and past 4pm. On Monday there was a parking attendant lady that refused to charge us because she thinks travelers should be welcomed with hospitality in her country. Very sweet. The wifi was working fine.

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Greta location in the centre of the city. All the information below is still valid including the wifi details. Park in NE corner by fresh juice stall for best wifi.

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Alright city camp spot. Noisy aerobics classes on mornings, toilet open during the day about 200m into the park. 24h police station on the spot. Great park and shopping malls nearby. Hot shower and public swimming pools about two blocks away (free, bring ID). Paid USD 2,-/night for van.

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Secure parking, nice park with lots of fun activities. Stayed there 3 nights at $2 per 24 hour period. Love this park! Got the wifi password from travelers (from Argentina), who said that they got it from other travelers, so... We're paying it forward. Wifi name: Capeipi, password: [passwords are not allowed unless explicitly permitted by the owner] We only got to use the wifi for a few minutes before we left, but it seemed to be good.

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We were told that this lot is only public parking on weekends and reserved for CAPEIPI business during weekdays.

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1 dollar a day to the parking attendants. Police checkpoint nearby. Free aerobics on weekdays at 06:00

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