Parqueadero La Amistad | Vehicle Storage

Colombia

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Long-term vehicle parking and storage option.

La Amistad offers about 40 covered parking spaces (high vehicles won't fit) and open field parking in a large, enclosed space.

I stored my truck here for 10 months, under the covered parking for 40.000 pesos per month (Eduardo has increased prices drastically in 2024, tried to charge me 100,000 for uncovered parking, came down to 80,000).

There is an electrical shop beside the parking lot who were able to give me a jump when I returned to the truck (since nobody would give me a jump in the parking lot).

They have cameras on the premises, and I was very happy to get back to my truck and see that everything was just as I left it, no problems. The parking lot is a short walk from the bus terminal in Ipiales.

Ipiales is sort of the no-man's land between the borders, so it is possible to turn in your temporary import permit to the DIAN (you do not need to stamp out first), flip a U-Turn back into Ipiales and park for the long-term. You can do the u-turn right before the bridge, after you've gone past the sheltered area for refugees.

We traveled from Cartagena, and turned the paperwork in at the Ipiales border before turning around and parking lot. Upon returning to the truck we will finish the rest of South America.

This strategy works for south-bound travel at the least, but I'm sure you could also make it work for northbound travel. Perhaps by getting the TIP at the border, then going to park the vehicle, and turning in the TIP at the border again.

Run by Yolanda and Eduardo, Eduardo can be reached at +573154806518

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I left my vehicle at this place for five months. When I came back, the vehicle was in the same conditions how I left it. Eduardo is a great guy and his wife is very kind. He told me he has another parking lot that he also uses as a long term parking. I would leave my vehicle in this place again. This place is just a few minutes from the border. It worked well for me.

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Changed its name. By now called Parquadero Lamaye
Left our car for 3 months. When coming back the car was safe. We're not sure if Yolanda and Eduardo are still in charge. The young guys we met were at when picking up the car were pretty unfriendly and tried to cheat on advances paid and the duration. Not sure if we would not prefer to search for another parking lot.

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I stored my motorcycle here for 2 years and 8 month over COVID and collected it on the 21 July 2022. When I left it I did the same as everyone else and stamped my bike out of Colombia, but not my passport. I then turned around and stored my bike here. Storage was under a corrugated roof but pretty much open to then elements. The bike had a cover when I left it but due to strong winds the cover got ripped and the bike was very very dusty when I returned. If I did this again, I’d by 2 or 3 bike covers and ask Eduardo to replace it every year when it rips. I would definitely use this place again. Eduardo and his wife are lovely. I worked on the bike all day when I returned and she gave me fruit and chatted to me from time to time. Upon returning to the boarder, I did as everyone else did. I drove right past the Vehicle Office and parked 30 meters down on the left. I then walked back up and only checked my self / passport out of Colombia. No one was checking vehicles. No one even so much as raised and eyebrow. This system still works fine.

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This seems like a good place, I'm also leaving my bike here.

NOTE: when handing in your TIP to the DIAN, when people say "just hand it in", they mean it. I listened to one of the Cambio people and got stamped out first. YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET STAMPED OUT!!! They don't check, it takes all of 2 seconds to leave.

Clarified the description because this caused me unnecessary anxiety :)

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I need help regarding the lack of TIP of my car in Colombia:
In October 2019 we parked our car at the "La Amistad" in Ipiales. However, because of the Coronavirus, the land border with Ecuador is closed (and will be close for a long period). So we wish to travel in Colombia. The problem is that we do not have the temporary Import Permit (TIP) to travel in Colombia. We canceled the TIP 2 years ago, as described earlier by other travelers.
Does anybody can advise us on how to fix this problem ?? Does anybody know a lawyer or a "fixer" or any person that can help to fix this problem?
Thank you,
Tamar Kimmel

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very good place to leave a vehicle. We are 7.25 long and had no issues leaving our truck and camper here for 3 months. The place is nothing much to look at, but family live on premise so we felt it safer than alternatives in town.

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as stated before this is a good option to leave your car for a while without trouble.

you can drive to the border, cancel the importation (just hand in the dian papers, maybe keep a copy) and then do an u turn and drive back to ipiales. you are then technically illegally in Ecuador with your vehicle so drive straight to the garage. when you pick up your car, drive straight to the border to get a new importation (for Colombia or Ecuador).

storage costs around 15 dollars per month. Eduardo is super friendly and we were even allowed to sleep one night there. The parking is called la amistad, but the outside wall painting says lemaye.

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Eduardo has undercover long term parking next to bus station. there are other motorcycles here from Germany.
15$ per month. catch a bus to Bogota 40$. fly home for a few months. 5kms from border.

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We are travelling north and left our truck here for 5 months. On entering from Ecuador we checked ourselves in at passport control but didn't check our truck in. We just drove it here, nobody stopped us. On returning we drove to the border, did a U turn and parked. We had no trouble getting our TIP and resumed our journey. The truck was just as we left it.

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Long-term vehicle parking and storage option.

La Amistad offers about 40 covered parking spaces (high vehicles won't fit) and open field parking in a large, enclosed space.

I stored my truck here for 10 months, under the covered parking for 40.000 pesos per month.

There is an electrical shop beside the parking lot who were able to give me a jump when I returned to the truck (since nobody would give me a jump in the parking lot).

They have cameras on the premises, and I was very happy to get back to my truck and see that everything was just as I left it, no problems. The parking lot is a short walk from the bus terminal in Ipiales.

Ipiales is sort of the no-man's land between the borders, so it is possible to turn in your temporary import permit to the DIAN, flip a U-Turn back into Ipiales and park for the long-term.

We traveled from Cartagena, and turned the paperwork in at the Ipiales border before turning around and parking lot. Upon returning to the truck we will finish the rest of South America.

This strategy works for south-bound travel at the least, but I'm sure you could also make it work for north bound travel. Perhaps by getting the TIP at the border, then going to park the vehicle, and turning in the TIP at the border again.

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