Truchas Selva Madre | Established Campground

Costa Rica

Details

Verified:
about 14 hours ago
Altitude:
2473.3 masl
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Life Remotely

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Hot
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

High in the mountains, relatively cold weather. Crowded with locals on the weekend, especially Sunday, but very few overnighters. Covered areas for cooking. Trout pond for fishing, gear provided. $9 per kilo, no catch and release, expensive but delicious. Beautiful 1.5 mile hiking trail into the cloud forest behind the restaurant.

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Super place to stay. We arrived in the rain and we’re greeted by such a warm welcome! Campsite area is great; electricity, hot shower, toilets, lots of space to cook and eat. Road is steep but tarmac makes it easy. We walked the trail and saw hummingbirds and lovely forest. Highly recommend!

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C’est juste WoW
Superbe endroit
Je passerai ma vie ici

Si WoW
Beautiful place
I can spend my whole life here

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Really nice place if you are looking for a cold night to recover from hot beach nights ;-) the owner is incredibly friendly. The road to get there and return is challenging with 3 tons and 2WD. But we could do it. We also went fishing in the morning. Delicious trout.

Bathrooms were clean and wifi reliable. 5000 per person.

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This place is awesome!

The trout farm owner, Jose Maria, might just be the nicest Costa Rican in the whole country. I think he really loves campers. We stayed 3 nights here and had fish all three nights (sashimi & fried trout). We paid 5000 per kg of trout and 5000 per person per night.

The lake area is really nice and there are some wonderful trails starting from the farm.

Bathrooms are clean and the shower is either cold or burning hot.

The main parking lot isn’t very level and can get busy if you’re coming in the weekend. We parked 30m down the hill where it was flatter and more private.

We super recommend coming here. Road is quite steep going in and coming out, but doable with our 2WD. Friendly dogs on-site. It gets really cold here at night…you’ve been warned.

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Quiet, calm, friendly owner, hiking trails through the cloud forest. Saw Quetzals here during our stay on the trees at the Camping area. They recently installed a shower. Still 5.000 CRC per person.

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Great place to stay a few days and relax! still 5.000 C. p. p. we are on bicycles and tent camped here. the way to here is steep on some parts, but it’s worth it! on the place you can choose where you want to put the tent. you have a little wooden hut with table, chairs and grill for your own. so if it’s rainy, you can stay dry! there are bathrooms and we were allowed to use the hot shower inside the cabaña (because they had no other guests at this time). The owners are super nice!

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This place is in wrong location - it is located at 9.67881, -83.87887

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Nice hiking trails on the property with a few water falls. Trout fishing if you want as well as areas to cook it on bbq. 8000 per kilo of fish. Camping was 5000$ pppn. Can fill up on water. Wifi worked for us. Road is steep but we made it really easily with our 7m ford transit even during rain. Steep parts are roughly paved so I wouldn’t imagine ever needing 4x4.

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Just Great, big Rig - all easy... the owners are lovely and no one here, spended 3 days here. Was 5.000 Col. For 2 and truck

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The hike to the waterfall is moderately strenuous. Watch your footing, hiking poles recommended. Wifi is hit or miss, slow and really only usable in the restaurant. The are 2 electrical outlets at the entrance to the building that houses the bathrooms.

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Truchas Selva Madre is actually 2 km off Hwy 2.
But saw the signs and headed east. Road is gravel and steep in places so in dry season ok. If in rainy season, we would probably not be able to get in with truck camper since not 4x4.
Once at faculty, owners and staff were friendly and helpful.
We took the trail to Cascada #1 and it took about one hour.
Needed the hiking poles as wet and slippery in places.
Charged 5500c per person per night but does include electrical hookup and wifi access.
Restaurant is good with only trout on menu.

Update:
(Facility-not faculty. Power went out with storm so no electricity or wifi last two days.)

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Lovely, quiet, place! Seemann w're in Switzerland...
VERY gentel, Familie. Owner.
We handeld 6.000.- for 2.pers+Truck-RV. +Electicity+WIFI.
Restaurant, we eat trooth at her lake, good Taste.
Quiet + secure, IN the mountains.
Road is very up+down, we mad'd
Panamericanissimo.

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Endroit très bien. Un peu froid car en altitude. Avons été reçu avec beaucoup d'intérêt par un des propriétaires, José Maria. 10 000 colónes par nuit pour 2 avec véhicule . Toilettes propres mais pas de douche. Wifi. Very Nice place and very Nices persons too.

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Very nice place to camp, not free, $10 per person/night but it offers a very nice place to stay, bathrooms and trout lake, restaurant and security. It is good for rv, maybe not a 40ft one but I have a 24ft and had no issues.

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Incredible place in the Cerro Muerte mountains. Stocked trout pond, restaurant, camping areas, hiking trails. Clean bathrooms, no showers, no wifi.

Price: $10/person/night

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High in the mountains, relatively cold weather. Crowded with locals on the weekend, especially Sunday, but very few overnighters. Covered areas for cooking. Trout pond for fishing, gear provided. $9 per kilo, no catch and release, expensive but delicious. Beautiful 1.5 mile hiking trail into the cloud forest behind the restaurant.

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