Camping Castillete | Established Campground

Colombia

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
3.1 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

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

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Description

A (usually) quiet place to camp on the beach in Tayrona. Water is not drinkable, but the restaurant sells simple meals and drinks. Friendly owners. Not safe to swim on the beach most times of the year. Trails to the more popular swimming and snorkeling beaches start nearby, or they can be reached by car in several minutes. A bit pricey considering the park fees on top of the cost to camp. If you are sleeping in your car, note that you cannot drive to the palapa beach area, you'll have to park in the back near the restaurant. General parking available away from beach area

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The campground has a new management. There are new toilets and showers. The pool is clean and nice. Very nice employees.

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Place is open. Quit place with not a lot of tourists. People are extremely friendly, facilities are basic but working and the swimming pool was restored.

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We stayed here for two nights with our campervan on the grass area close to the beach. One other motorhome next to us, and a few tent camper. A bit of a strange or rather "lost place". Everything is run down, but somehow still working ... sometimes. Water went off regularly and WiFi available at the night (apparently, we didn't use it).

On the positive side: the site was very quiet, the nature is beautiful, we experienced a super nice sunset / sunrise, and you can easily walk to the start of the Cabo San Juan and other hiking trails.

They asked 120k for two people for two nights, we negotiated 110k. On top we paid entrance fee for us (62kp.p.) and the van (42k) as well as mandatory insurance (6k p.p. per day) for two days.

Note: There were some "tourist guides" approaching us at the entrance gate of the NP, telling us we need to make a reservation with them for a campground before we are allowed to enter the NP. We ignored them and had no issues.

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We paied 30000 COP per person per day. Here is a hotel and camping, and the only place within the National Park that you can theoretically camp with your motorhome. We parked on the beach, facing the sea, but if you need power, you should park near the hotel. Very precarious bathrooms and showers, but they exist. In addition to the value of camping, we paied about 70000 COP per person to enter the park, plus 6000 COP per person per day of health insurance. They also wanted to charge us a car access fee, but we negotiated not paying.
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Pagamos 30000 COP por pessoa por dia. Aqui é um hotel e camping, e o único lugar dentro do parque nacional que teoricamente você pode acampar com o seu motorhome. Nós estacionamos na praia, de frente para o mar, mas se necessitar de energia, você deve estacionar próximo ao hotel. Banheiros e duchas bem precários, mas eles existem. Além do valor do camping, pagamos cerca de 70000 COP por pessoa para entrar no parque, mais 6000 COP por pessoa por dia de seguro saúde. Queriam também nos cobrar uma taxa de acesso do carro, mas negociamos não pagar.

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We stayed here in our van and paid 20000 pppn. Basic shower and toilet. We slept in the parking or you can camp in your tent. Restaurant serves basic overpriced meals. You need to pay for the entry and insurance for 2 days if you stay over.

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Nice place, 25000 per person If you bring your own tent. A lot of mosquitos, so bring repelente!

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We stayed here for one night. Facilities are very basic and the “kitchen” is actually only a stove to make fire... WiFi only at restaurant.
We didn’t make into the grassy area with our rig but staying in the parking lot was okay for one night. 40.000 COP for two persons. They told us to get a registration for the campground before entering the park at the entrance...

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The most expensive place we’ve stayed in Colombia. The price can only be compared to Torres del Paine in Chile. One night in the park at this camp will set you back about 400 000 peso (for the entrance for 2+2 and camping).

The place is run down. It looks like no one invested the time and money to do any renovation for long. The staff is unfriendly and the amenities are poor. The place is dirty. I even tried to ask someone to clean the kitchen so that I could wash my dishes but they just don’t care. WiFi’s terribly slow and works only part time.

You cannot swim on the camping’s beach because of the fierce currents. The next beach you can use for swimming (La Piscinita) is far away, although they might tell you at the park’s gate it’s 20 mins walk. You cannot reach it by walking on the beach so you need to get back to the main road and walk from the official parking. The beach closes at 4.30pm because of the change in the sea currents.

Tyrona is beautiful but what you get for this amount of money is almost like a robbery.

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We actually really enjoyed staying here, which was a surprise given previous comments! We didn’t have to park into the parking lot by the restaurant, we were allowed to drive onto the grassy area towards the beach under the palms, it’s a pretty scenic camp spot. The bathrooms are indeed very basic and we didn’t use the kitchen so can’t comment on that. I think we paid 20k per person to camp. Although you can’t swim, the beach is very nice! We were told at the park entrance that this campsite is the only option inside the park if you want to camp in your vehicle. It’s an 8km walk each way to the main beach (Cabo San Juan) where you can swim. You can also rent horses if you don’t want to walk. Don’t go on a weekend though, the main beach was heaving!

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This is the only actual campground that you can stay at inside the park unless you camp at the car park. Paid 20,000peso/person/night. Cold showers and toilets. The kitchen is unusable as it was so dirty. Showers and toilets are not in too bad shape but nothing special. We parked the car on a grassy patch to the right when you enter under the shade of the coconut palms. Lots of monkeys around and nice beaches but you can not swim at the beach where this camp ground is.
We did the walk to the last beach. Took 2.5 hours each way. Very hot! And we even left at 7:30am before most other people.
Overall, it is a lovely park however I have seen much nicer forest and beaches and didn’t have to pay an arm and a leg to see them. Wouldn’t really recommend the whole experience solely for the price. If it was free, it would be another story.

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The organization of the park is a bit of a mess. Expensive for what it offers and as mention before the spesific campground is very rundown. With that said though the N.P. it self Is still beautiful and worth to visit. As well come here well prepared as everything is overpriced in the park. Enjoy it for what it is.

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Let's face the truth: the place is definitly not nice (anymore). Everything is rundown (i attached some photos). We stayed there on the grassy field with our small van and had to be pulled out the next day because of heavy rain. The toilets and showers are totaly damaged, the former Swimmingpool is not existing anymore. Maybe this is the lost city everybody is talking about?! Hm...the "kitchen" is not usable. And for this campsite we paid 30k aditionally to the 13k entrance fee for the car AND 8k for parking the car inside the nationalparc. Furthermore electricity is available only from 6pm to 6am. Ah, swimming is also not allowed at this beach. I would recommend not to visit the parc and go to other and nicer places around. This was the worst campsite we had in colombia. And btw the Cabanas are not better. Friends of us took one and it looked not really renovated...Not recommended!

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Nice place with friendly owners/stuff. They renovated the cabanas. So I hope the next job will be to renovate the showers and toilets...

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BTW cost to camp here was 15,000CP pp. Our entry fees to the park for two nights (three days) for two people cost about 102,000CP. DOG: We hid our dog until we were in the park and took him to the beaches once on a short lead. A few security guards at the parking area told us he was not allowed but we just said we received permission if he was kept on a leash. Castilletes was dog friendly and our friendly guy ran around off leash when he was on his good behaviour :)

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Nice place with showers, washrooms + a beautiful beach. Last night we stayed in the parking area but the nearby facilities had no running water. After some friendly chat here we convinced them to let us camp on the grass close to the palapas :)

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Beautiful and very quiet Place to stay and enjoi the Tayrona Park. Friendly owners. Electric at night time. We paid 15000 each person a Day. Park entrance is 42000 and you have to pay 12500 to enter the Car.

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A (usually) quiet place to camp on the beach in Tayrona. Water is not drinkable, but the restaurant sells simple meals and drinks. Friendly owners. Not safe to swim on the beach most times of the year. Trails to the more popular swimming and snorkeling beaches start nearby, or they can be reached by car in several minutes. A bit pricey considering the park fees on top of the cost to camp. If you are sleeping in your car, note that you cannot drive to the palapa beach area, you'll have to park in the back near the restaurant. General parking available away from beach area

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