Centro de Tourismo Shalala | Established Campground

Ecuador

Details

Verified:
3 months ago
Altitude:
3730.0 masl
Website:
Phone:
None
Contributor:
on-tour-again.de

Amenities

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

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Description

Relatively new (2014) community Cabanas & Camping. Very nice setup 150 meter from the Lagua Quilotoa away. Good starting point for a hike around the lake. There is a mirador at the lake rim. Camping in walk in camping area or with a RV in the parking area. Very quite place. Extremely friendly stuff. We paid the 2 USD Entrance Fee pP and could camp without extra fee in our RV. Clean Restrooms and Showers next to the camping & parking area. Place can be reached via a 7km long very good gravel road. Big sign 1 km before reaching the lake on the road from Zumbahua.

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Stayed here for one night. The person here charged us $7.50 per person to camp, even though the ticket said $5. Said it was extra to use the bathrooms and the mirador. Meh.

Place is ok, cold showers and didn’t say we could use the hot shower in the cabana, as mentioned below. No wifi. Clean bathrooms.

Not sure what the benefit of staying here versus the parking lot by the lake. But it is easy access to the lake from here and our cat LOVED it.

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Hermoso Lugar, con todas las respectivas medidas de bioseguridad, su es gente muy amable, excelente servicio. Cuenta con espacio para acampar su valor de 5 dólares por persona, sus baños son muy limpios, ducha, también cuenta con senderos muy bien cuidados los cuales llevan a un mirador de cristal hermoso en donde se puede apreciar
La Laguna del Quilotoa. Tiene restaurante

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Acces road is 7 km unpaved, but ok for any rig. Price is 5$ pppn, and 1$ for kids at parking. We didn't stay.

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Arrived Sunday afternoon. Parking lot so full that we had to park close to another camper van. So no one of us could really access their side-doors. Parking was fine once day tourists left. Went for a hike the next day but didn’t stay a second night. Saw that the CAMPING FOR TENTS is really, really NICE. Not accessible for vans unfortunately. Hot shower was available in separate building once we asked. USD 5 pppn.

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+ really close the laguna
+ we asked at the Restaurant and were allowed to use hot showers in a cabaña next to the restaurant (usually the bathrooms for the guests only had cold showers)

- it is a parking lot that gets crowded during the day (we parked a bit further away and it was better and we were alone)

- no other facilities like hang out area or kitchen

- gets really cold after sunset

5$pp (on the camping ground they asked us many times to show them the little entrance ticket where it said that we paid the 5$, so don’t throw it away ;-) )

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Very nice place. Cabins are excellent. Car camping is good and quiet. Windy. People are very friendly. Quilotoa lagoon rim is near.

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The community seemed to be working on this place! It’s beautiful place, nice secluded camping area - 5$ per person. The mirador is a beautiful deck with looking glass. Worth the overnight stay. The road there was great condition. The quilitoa hike that loops around the lake is wonderful, it takes about 5 hours with about 3,000 ft of elevation. A little steep a places. Oh and we had 5 dogs accompanied us. They are well behaved, bring some food for them if you can!

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muy buenas instalaciones camping por 5 dólares en carpa o en el auto, servicio de baños , excelentes cabañas nuevas $35 dólares por persona incluye cena y desayuno agua caliente. las indicaciones de Google maps no son buenas me Jorge usar Mapsme, vía en muy regular estado destapada , llevar tanque lleno no hay venta de combustibles cerca.

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Don’t bother with this except to pay for the viewpoint. $3 per person. Bathrooms with paper, no seats. Tight parking. No services. More interesting at Quilotoa.

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Great Mirador, very well maintained. The camping area for cars is not so good.

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We did try to get there, following Google Maps and ended up getting stuck. I added a warning to iOverlander, be sure not to use Google Maps to get there. Ended up staying in the hostel of one of the guys who helped to get our car out.

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We stayed on a Thursday night, and had a good experience. Very quiet at night when we were there, but can be very busy in the weekends. Overlander camping is in the small parking area; very close proximity to cabins, tent camping, and daytime events. Good hiking options from the parking/camping area. Clean toilets with seats. We paid $10 for 2 adults; we weren't asked to pay an additional $2 as others had been. 7km dirt road in is pretty smooth, but steep, tight switchback turns at about 5km in may be tough for vehicles over 7m long.

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The place is nicely set in a sheltered little valley with trees. It’s only a 150m walk to the rim of the laguna. There is a great viewing platform. The cottages look quite new, but there was no running water. Definitely too expensive for 60$ (2 persons). The camping is ok. You can camp behind the restaurant with more privacy or at the car park. Very tight for big rigs. The toilets are neither clean nor is there any water. No showers either. The restaurant is ok, but there was no coffee available.

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if you want to hike the lake the trail starts right here. very lovely staff and welcoming. we did not hike it was SO windy and cold. beautiful views though. worth the short visit.

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The view from the mirador here is great. it is very stunning. The cabanas look very new, it was very clean. Also no WiFi but they did have power and light.

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Perfect place to stop. Camp for $5 pp. parked in car park. Toilets open all night. Showed like an ice challenge. Gets cold later afternoon. Restaurant did a great soup and main with juice for $5-ask. Friendly people. Great views. Not bothered about the dog so you could take it around the lake trek. The trek is thin and skippy.

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We stopped in here to do the hike around Lago Quilotoa. We thought it would be a good place to rest for a couple of days but they wanted $2pp entry and then $5pp to camp. They have nothing, no water, no electricity, no restaurant, no wifi and the showers are cold, so we moved on.

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With a little car there is no problem to park and camp. The site is on the little car park of the tourism center. People are nice and helpful. The view from the rim to the laguna is awesome. Restrooms are clean and open all night. We did not use the shower. We payed 5$ per people for the night.

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Gravel road generally in good condition. Limited space for our caravan, and on a slope. We were there at the weekend, which was busy, however when we left on the Monday, the place was empty, in which case you maybe able to camp in the main car parking area. Beautiful quiet place to stay. Highly recommended alternative to the commercialised parking lot at Laguna Quilotoa.

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Nice place. Clean restrooms. Warm showers (only in the women's restroom) Very nice lookout platform 5 min away from campground. Restaurant seem to have very inconsistent hours. Nice place to leave your rig while hiking around the lake. $2pp to enter $5pp to camp. $14 total.

The road here is an OK dirt road. Lots of potholes though.

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Beautiful and tranquil spot with super friendly staff! $5 per person plus $2 entry (which you only pay once). The mirador and hike around the rim are absolutely stunning. (With stops the hike took us around 5 hours)

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We paid $5 per person to "camp" in the parking lot plus $2 per person entrance fee. the electricity was working again so the showers were hot. very friendly staff! Great Mirador overlooking the crater lake.

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Nice place, but they increased prices. Camping including entrance fee is now 15$ p.p. The price of 40$ p.p. in a cabaña without electricty and hot water IS quite ambitious too (although it includes breakfast and dinner).

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nice place, 5 Dollar Camping, 2 Dollar Entrance, nice view, toilets clean , door 2,60 m , we get something to eat and you can get breakfast. owner very friendly.

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2$ entrance to the laguna. You can take your dog for the hike, nobody cares.

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After 7km non paved road (not so bad) you reach the gate, where a you guy collects the money: 2 dollar entrance fee plus 5 dollar camping fee...
so for two people you cash 14 dollars....
What you get: nice cmmunity setup area, nice lookout over the laguna, hike around the lagoon possible. Your Camper can park in front off the stairway to the mirador....not recommanded, course the Visitor cars come and go...or 20m back at the right side...a "overflowparkspace", grassy, much more private, we were alone, so quiet at night. The mirador is nice and good for taking "the laguna"Photos!
What you DEFINETLY not get: Flushing toilet and shower...course the sanitary block, who is pretty clean, did not have any water.
So only a bucket toilet, nothing else.
Not much for 14.- Dollars!

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A very nice place indeed! It's quiet, safe, while it nearly blowed us away at Quilotoas Parkinglot we had here no wind at all, the lookout is amazing. We found it much better to support this local Posada then camp at the dreary parking lot of Quilotoa.
Paid 5$pPpN and camped in our Car.
Clean toilets open all night. Hot shower was working, but a bit tricky.
Very friendly people!!!
The gravel road is in a very good condition, no 4x4 required!!!
It took us 4 1/2 hours to walk the Crater loop.

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Very nice Place. You can stay overnight of the parking lot. But now we payed 5,-Dollars per Person.

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The walk around the lake is beautiful. But for old people like us a little hard! We heard, that the walk would last 4 hours, but we needed 7.

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Friendly indigenas let us camp on the parking lot for 7$ each per night. The price includes the park entrance of 2$. The showers were cold, but they will fix it, so the parkguard.

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NEVER AGAIN !!! The 7km road is now in a very bad condition, and you probably shouldn't try it without 4x4 if you're heavy. The owner asked at first 10$/pers/night to sleep in the empty parking. We could negotiate to 10$ for two, but next morning the owner and two women of the staff got angry with us about the price discussed, one threatening to beat us with a large wood stick while the other took pictures of our plates and ourselves, saying he would put them on the internet!! They were very aggressive (for nothing!!) and didn't want to let us leave, it was very scary! You really should't go there, maybe the staff has changed recently. Moreover there was no hot water. The view is certainly beautiful from the mirador, but you can reach it easily walking from Quilotoa. Again, we recommend you do not go there!

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it is a very nice and save place, we stayed on the parking place. everything is in good shape they have hot showers,cabanas and a restaurante. the staff is very friendly and helpful. we paid 2$ for each of us and stayed with our rv over night. the way to the crater lake is an easy 10 min. walk and the view is amazing. go there and support the afford they make. the gravelroad to the areal is in relativ good shape.

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The best place to stay overnight and visit the lagoon. Clean bathrooms, hot shower (eletric), no Internet. We paid USD 2,00 for the entrance and USD 5,00 per person for camping. Very quiet at night.

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Relatively new (2014) community Cabanas & Camping. Very nice setup 150 meter from the Lagua Quilotoa away. Good starting point for a hike around the lake. There is a mirador at the lake rim. Camping in walk in camping area or with a RV in the parking area. Very quite place. Extremely friendly stuff. We paid the 2 USD Entrance Fee pP and could camp without extra fee in our RV. Clean Restrooms and Showers next to the camping & parking area. Place can be reached via a 7km long very good gravel road. Big sign 1 km before reaching the lake on the road from Zumbahua.

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