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Camp listPosted by Espen Thu, April 12, 2012 20:09:19



Taganga Dive Shop Camp N11 15.899 W74 11.408 30 m

Price: 10.000

Finding a place for three vehicles to camp in Taganga was hard, but we camped at the Taganga Dive Shop which had a very friendly owner. A room was opened up so we had toilet and hot shower. They also have rooms. Nice and quiet overnight.


Los Naranjos

Casa Grande Camp N11 16.663 W73 51.877 10 m

Price: 20.000

Camped on the beach under some threes. A great place for a final camp by the Caribbean. They had toilets and cold showers. Filled the water tank and found out it was full of swimming creatures – so no good water!! Free coffee.



Ocana Camp On Farm NA

Price: free

When we looked around in Ocaña for a place to camp some locals found us and let us camp on their country side property. Looked like it would be possible to camp at Los Estoraques Natural Park N8 13.254 W73 14.310 , 1461 m, which might be the reason for coming to this area in the first place.


North of Rio Negro on Highway 45

Balneario Camp N7 17.434 W73 09.234 692 m

Price: 10.000 pesos

Camped on gravel/grass next to a building so we had shelter when it rained. Power, toilet and cold shower. They had a restaurant we did not use except for coffee.


San Gil

Balneario Camp San Gil N6 33.358 W73 06.691 1232 m

Price: 6500 pesos (but we are not sure if we paid the right person)

Camped on a gravel parking lot. Toilet was open all night. People was swimming in the river, did not look to tempting for us and we do not know about showers. No other facilities. There was a few buildings and cafes around and when we arrived there was only on that was open. We paid there, but do not know if that was right according to where we parked.


North of Santa Ana on highway 45

El Ganadero Rest Camp N6 05.234 W73 23.217 1530 m

Price: 3000 pesos to the night guard and we had dinner in the restaurant

Camped in a gravel parking lot a bit away from the road. A room was opened for us so we could use the toilet and hot shower. Quiet overnight.


Villa de Leyva

Rencon Guesthouse Camp N5 38.482 W73 30.791 2235 m

Price: 16.000 pesos

Camped in their parking lot. Good water to fill up tanks. Nice and quiet location outside town (15 min walk), good facilities and a kitchen we could use. Nice and clean toilet and hot showers. WIFI.



Cranky Crock Hostal N4 36.001 W74 04.197 2626m

Price: 20.000 per bunk bed

It was a secure parking next door to the hostel, but 2,60 meters is the limit to get into the parking lot (there are other parking options a few blocks away). Good bunk beds with big lockers under the bed with power outlets. The hostel had a kitchen where you could cook your own food and free coffee all day. Big TV for watching movies, WIFI, laundry and hot showers. We stayed in a dorm, but they had private rooms also. We thought it was a good location for staying in Bogotá.


Tatacoa Desert

Camp Tatacoa Observatory N3 14.061 W75 10.210 469 m

Price: 7500 pesos

Camped on the gravel parking lot next to the observatory. Toilet was open all night and there were some outdoor showers we did not try. Really quiet at night.



Camp Tierradentro Museo N2 34.217 W76 02.195 1553 m

Price: free

We camped on the grassy parking lot of the museum. On facilities after the opening hours of the museum (8-16). Night guard walked around at night. Next to the road, but no traffic at night. The road up to Tierradentro is rough and narrow, but no problem for a 2 wheel drive. We camped next to a French Mercedes Sprinter.



Camp Villa Claudia N2 24.382 W75 31.845 900 m

Price: 10.000 pesos

Camped on the gravel parking lot of this hotel and balenario, it was on Highway 45. Nice location. The clean toilets (with toilet seats and paper) was open overnight and they had showers, but we did not try them. Huge and good dinner portions that we paid 32.500 pesos for including some beers.


San Agustin

Camp Finca El Maco N1 53.533 W76 16.792 1730 m

Price: 15.000

Camped on a grassy area in a small slope, but leveled it out with rocks. Nice location and quiet except for the “guard” dogs that barked a lot some night. Kitchen was available so we could cook our own food. Ping pong table and hammocks. They had WIFI but it did not work when we were there. We ordered some of their good home made whole wheat breads.


Laguna de la Cocha

Camp Chalet Guamuez N1 08.266 W77 08.485 2806 m

Price: free if you had dinner

A Swiss Chalet in a nice location. We camped on the gravel parking lot. Toilet was open all night, but we never asked for a shower. Large dinner portions and it was good, and we were seated in front of the fire place!! We paid 44.000 pesos for two dinners, juice and a glass of wine. They had WIFI for 1000 pesos per hour.



Playa Aruba????

Camp Aruba Hosteria N0 26.964 W78 00.510 1687 m

Price: 10 usd

Camped on the gravel soccer field. Aruba is a hotel with swimming pools so we had access to the pools. Toilet was open all night and the showers were hot. WIFI in the reception and at the pool. Good restaurant. We filled out water tank here.


North of Cotopaxi National Park

Camp Secret Garden S0 30.210 W78 28.258 3438 m

Price: NA

Road up from Machachi was a bit rough and took a while. Camped in the parking lot. Fantastic location with amazing views to Cotopaxi (on clear days). Facilities was great and it is a perfect place to relax (no WIFI) and we had three meals included every day. Perfect location for the sunset is the Jacuzzi!!



Camp Hotel Petite Auberge S1 23.941 W78 25.330 1837 m

Price: 3 usd

Camped in the parking lot of the hotel, not too nice, but it has a perfect location in the city center. Toilet and shower by the reception. WIFI in the reception.



Camp Cabanas Yanancoy S2 54.342 W79 01.659 2581 m

Price: 15 usd

Camped on a grassy spot and could use the toilet inside the house next door. A shower would have been available in one of their cabins, but we did not use it. Good WIFI, power and water. A bit outside the city center, but it should take 25 minutes to walk in.



Camp Hosteria Izhcayluma S4 16.735 W79 13.394 1700 m

Price: 8 usd

Camped on the gravel parking lot down by the road. Had water, power and WIFI at the parking lot. Toilets was open all night and the showers was nice and hot. The hostals facilities were great with hammocks, swimming pool, great views and a good restaurant.



San Ignacio

Camp Hostal Faical S5 08.714 W79 00.427 1296 m

Price: 5 sol

Camped the secure parking of the hotel that was muddy with grass. The parking was small and big rigs might have a problem to turn around. The toilets were in the parking lot and open all night. A couple of minutes walking into the city center.



Camp Hostal Villa De Paris S6 14.417 W77 52.247 2323 m

Price: 35 sol

Camped on the parking lot of the hotel. Toilets was open overnight (not to clean) and it was hot water in the women’s shower. Had internet, but no WIFI.


Kuelap Ruins

Camp Kuelap Ruins Parking Lot S 06 25.613 W 77 55.611 2955 m

Price: free

Camped on the grassy parking lot of the Kuelap Ruins. Amazing view, nice and quiet overnight. No facilities, but there flush toilets up at the ruins about 1 km away.



Room at Hospedaje La Petaca

Price: 30 sol

Right on the plaza. We could park the car right outside the hostel, on the plaza and the Police Station was 30 meters away. We had our own bathroom and hot shower.



Camp Hacienda San Vicente S7 09.786 W78 31.728 2875 m

Price: 20 sol

Hacienda in the hill on the west side of Cajamarca city center. We were allowed to camp in the parking lot of the Hacienda and we had dinner in the restaurant. Toilet open all night and there was cold showers that we did not try. WIFI included. Road up is narrow and a big rig might have a problem.



Camping Huanchaco RV Park

Price: 40 Sol

Small grass area next to pool, behind locked gates. Power, WIFI, a room was opened up so we could have a hot shower, they do laundry service, short walking distance to the beach and town.



Albergo Los Pinios S9 02.901 W77 48.833 2285 m

Price: 35 Sol

Camping on gravel in the Albergo’s parking lot. Nice garden, power, WIFI in the Albergo, water, hot shower and walking distance into town center.


Lago Paron

Wild camping by the lake S9 00.012 W77 41.096 4217 m

Price: 15 Sol, the entrance fee to the lake

No facilities, or there were some toilets there, but they were so bad that we did not use them. Road up to the lake is quite narrow and rough a few places. Beautiful view.


Huanuco Ruin

Huanuco Inca Ruins parking lot S9 52.185 W76 48.665 3621 m

Price: free, but we paid entrance to see the ruins

No facilities, only toilets by the entrance to the ruins. Beautiful location, really quiet and peaceful.


Name of town???

Hostal Tunaspampa S10 26.306 W76 11.404 2962 m

Price: we camped for free

Camped behind the gates to a small hotel. Toilet, shower (we did not try it) and WIFI. To get to Tunaspampa you have to get a cross a bridge, did not look like the best so your vehicle should not be to big.


La Florida

Hacienda La Florida S11 22.124 W75 40.822 3028 m

Price: 30 Sol

Camped in the parking lot of the Hacienda. It is a working Hacienda run by a German family, but most of it is redone to accommodate tourists. They have camping area for tents in the garden with toilet and hot showers. WIFI. They do have a restaurant and bar.



Hotel Santa Rosa S13 09.628 W74 13.632 2772 m

Price: 115 Sol

We arrived late at night and this hotel was the first place we found with secure parking. We booked into a double room and the price included breakfast. Really nice location, a few meters from the plaza, and we ended up staying two nights. WIFI.



Hostal Samary S13 09.548 W74 13.731 2772 m

Price: 30? Sol for double room with shared bathroom

We did not stay here, but looked at the location because we thought about moving to a cheaper place. Hostal with secure parking, maybe possible to camp in the parking lot. Good location for exploring town.


San Fransisco

Hostal Villa S12 37.439 W73 47.344 646 m

Price: 15 Sol

Price for a double room in a really basic hostal, shared bathroom. Parking outside the hostal that is next to the police station. A lot of traffic noise at night.



Hostal Plaza de Armas S12 51.807 W72 41.606 1061 m

Price: 30 Sol

Double room with shared bathroom. Wifi. The hostal has no parking, but we were allowed to park in front of the police station, a few meters away, as long as it was just for one night.


Parking at Hydroelectrica S13 10.439 W72 33.904 1824 m

Price: 10 Sol for 24 hours

We parked the car at a private house while we spent a night in Aguas Calientes and looked at Machu Picchu. In Aguas Calientes we had no reservations, but we had no problems finding a cheap hostal. We stayed in Hostal One, not too nice, but it was just for a few hours’ sleep. Double room with hot shower cost 35 Sol.



Wild camp at the river S13 10.512 W72 34.552 1739 m

Price: free

No facilities. Nice and quiet at night.



Ollantaytambo Lodge S13 15.592 W72 15.702 2810 m

Price: 30 Sol

Camped on grass behind closed gates at the lodge. Access to toilet and shower. WIFI. Water.



Quinta Lala S13 30.344 W71 59.105 3607 m

Price: 30 – 38 Sol. Depends if you want power and Wifi

Camp on grassy area. Power, Wifi, access to kitchen, shared one bathroom with toilet and shower with all the campers. When we were 15-20 people in the campground one bathroom is not enough. Possible to by fresh orange juice and eggs from the hens in the campground (nice but they were really noisy in the morning). We stored our car here for 10 Sol a day while we flew back home to Norway.


Rio Santa Rosa

Wild camp at Rio Santa Rosa S14 45.646 W70 44.232 3924 m

Price: free

Drove away from the road behind a small “hill”. Beautiful location with great view.




Hotel Gloria S16 10.039 W69 05.304 3849 m

Price: 30 Bolivianos

Camped in the parking lot of the hotel. Access to toilet facilities inside the hotel. WIFI. Nice location.


La Paz

Volks Auto Motor / Ernesto Hug Garage S16 30.916 W68 08.157 3675 m

We neded to fix the car and had the job done at Volks Auto Motor. We were allowed to camp in the garage while the car got fixed.


La Paz, south

Hotel Oberland S16 34.107 W68 05.364 3289 m

Price: 100 B

Camping on gravel parking lot behind locked gates. Power, water and WIFI, nice new toilet and shower facility. Can also use the swimming pool and other facilities at the hotel. Resturant with Swiss food.



Aba – Aba S16 22.498 W67 30.866 1603 m

Price: 80 B

Difficult to find the right way up to Aba – Aba. Quite pricy. Nice location with good view of the surrounding hills. Water, toilet facility, do not know about the shower, but they do have a swimming pool.



Wild camp Quime S16 58.113 W67 12.227 2947 m

Price: free

No facilities. Just needed at place for the night. Nice and quiet just off the road in between some trees.



Private camping.

Price: 80 B

Camped in a private garden, room for four-five small campers. They did not want their details on the internet, but a really nice location in town. Power, water, Wifi, toilet and hot shower, access to kitchen and room to sit inside. Ask other travelers for their location.


Salar de Uyuni

Wild camp on the Salar just after the entry S20 19.147 W67 00.649 3663 m

and one night at:

Isla Inca Huasi S20 14.505 W67 37.662 3664 m

Price: 30 B

Camped next to the salt tables at the island. Access to toilets, but no other facilities.


Wild camp in a vally south of Uyuni S21 15.034 W67 34.627 4322 m

We were looking for a laguna, but took a wrong turn and by the time we realized we just needed at place to camp.


Laguna Colorado

Wild camp at Laguna Colorado S22 13.296 W67 47.770 4305 m

Price: “free”, have to pay entrance to the park

No facilities, but really nice location with view over the laguna.


Termas de Polques

Parking lot next to Polques hot spring S22 32.160 W67 38.940 4300 m?

Price: free

Paid to use the toilet at the restaurant next to the hot spring.


Laguna Verde

Wild camp at Laguna Verde S22 46.777 W67 48.396 4354 m

Price: free

No facilities, but walking distance to a hot spring by the lake. Sheltered behind an old rock wall



San Pedro de Atacama

Puritama Hostal S22 54.717 W68 12.173 2436 m

Price: 12 000 Chilean Pesos

Camped in secure parking lot at the hostal. Hot shower, Wifi and good location in town.


Salar de Atacama wild camp S23 44.954 W68 17.511 2351 m

Wild camp just of the road somewhere. Rough road.


West of Mina Escondida, wild camp S24 11.042 W69 17.702 2203 m

Need 4x4 drive to get off the road.


South of Blanco Encalada, wild camp S24 23.812 W70 32.849 20 m

On the coast of Atacama. Need 4x4 to get there.


Cifuncho wild camp S25 46.883 W70 32.616 626 m

Need 4x4 to get to where we camped.


Cordillera Domeyko, wild camp S26 25.949 W69 16.183 3605 m

Just off the road behind a little hill



Valle de Chaschili??? S27 48.055 W68 05.106 3096 m

Need 4x4 to get there, off the road


Therme de Fiambala S27 44.572 W67 33.111 1909

Price: 40 Argentinian Pesos

Price include camping in the parking lot and 24 hours access to the hot spring. Possible with power and there is toilet at the parking lot. Changing room, toilet, shower and restaurant next to the hot spring. Really, really nice place to relax. Thought we would stay one night, ended up staying three and would have stayed longer if they had internet (we needed to get online).


Guandacol wild camp S29 43.124 W68 29.234 1087 m

Off the road and you need 4x4 to get there


Barreal wild camp S31 44.777 W69 28.597 1874 m

Off the road and you need 4x4 to get there



Hostal Indepedencia , just off the main plaza. Parking possible in 24 hours parking area just around the corner.

Price: 180 Arg peso

Ok place for a few nights, double room. Really hard to find a nice cheap double room in Mendoza. I did not like how the doble room in Indepedencia looked first time, but after looking at 10 more places it was ok. Perfect location in town.


Camping Park San Martin S32 53.400 W68 53.005 861 m

Price: 110 Arg Peso

Power, water, hot shower, WIFI at the reception area. A bit expensive for a rundown place.


Viñas de Vieytes S33 00.948 W68 50.084 885 m

Price: 50 Arg Peso

Camping south of Mendoza. In a sport, soccer area with swimming pool. Power,water and hot showers.



Municipal camping Uspallata S32 35.187 W69 20.812 1894 m

Price: 30 Arg peso

A bit rundown. Power, water, hot shower.


Los Pennitentes wild camp S32 51.076 W69 48.688 2252 m

Just off the road



Portillo S32 50.157 W70 07.777 2876 m

Wild camp at the parking lot of the ski resort. We were told to move in the morning. Maybe ask the guard if there is some where better to park in the area.


Islote Las Gaviotas S33 05.607 W71 43.517 71 m

Price: 6000 Chile peso

Camp in the forest out by the coast. Hard to find and not the best facilities.



Olas de Matanzas S33 57.793 W71 52.530 39 m

Price: 15 000 Chile peso, in low season after bargaining

Power, water, hot shower, Wifi. Really nice place in a small coastal village that is becoming more up marked. Surfing.


Lake Colbun

We had to different wild camps at the lake

Nr 1 S35 39.884 W71 19.175 419 m

Nr 2 S35 39.634 W71 16.930 438 m



Huimpalay – Lemu S39 17.871 W72 05.835 224 m

Price: 15 000

Good location on the lake. With private toilet shower hut on the camp site. Wifi by the reception.


Palguin Park wild camp S39 26.734 W71 47.731 891 m

Off the road up to the park entrance


Lago Neltume wild camp S39 46.631 W71 57.465 193 m

Nice place by the lake. Asked some local is it was ok to camp and they said yes. Also camping possible at Huile- Huile resort (15 min away to the east) in the summer, but it was not open in early spring.



Lago Villarino S40 26.785 W71 32.744 941 m

Free campsite at the lake. No facilities. Great view. Covered in volcanic ash when we were there.


Villa la Angostura

Dormis Unquehue

Price: 160 Arg peso

They do have camping, but when we were there it was covered in volcanic ash. So we took a one room apartment, with kitchen and a really nice bathroom. WIFI.


El Bolson

La Chara camping S41 58.336 W71 31.543 309 m

Price: 60 Arg peso

In a nice garden/ apple orchard. Power, water, hot shower, wifi.



Villa St Lucia S43 26.380 W72 21.655 203 m

Price: free when we was there, looked like they charged in summer season.

No facilities. Nice location on the river just next to the road.


Lago Las Torres S44 47.884 W72 12.105 264 m

Price: 4000 Chile pesos

Located next to the road on the lake. Toilet is on the other side of the road. Next to the camp site a small shelter to hide from the wind.


Rio Ibanez wild camp just off the road S46 07.542 W72 29.168 345 m


Puerto Guadal S46 50.530 W72 41.485 224 m

Price: 6000 Chile peso

Nice location overlooking the lake. Hot shower.



Casa Piedra wild camp at Ruta 40 S47 07.782 W70 51.909 720 m


El Chalten

Albergue del Lago S49 19.926 W72 53.247 407 m

Price: 60 Arg peso

In the city center. Access to kitchen, hot shower, wifi, water.



Tierra del Fuego, wild camp just south of the ferry S52 31.662 W69 23.574 10 m




Camping Hain S54 31.554 W67 13.929 36 m

Price: 60 Arg Peso

Good location down by the lake and a great owner. Shelters to hide from the wind. Nice house/ shelter to sit inside and there is a kitchen. Free fire wood. Hot showers and wifi.


Estancia Harberton, Rio Varela S54 52.586 W67 18.276 1 m

Price: free

Ask for permission to camp at the entrance to Haberton. They do also have some more free campsites on their estancia. Nice location.



La Pista del Andino S54 48.770 W68 21.075 128 m

Price: 70 peso

Located up above town. Hot shower, kitchen, wifi.



San Juan (south of Punta Arenas) S53 41.466 W70 58.290 3 m

Wild camp sites down by the Magellan Strait. Beautiful location inbetween the trees on the beach. No facilities.


Puerto Natales

Camp Josmar2 Pt Natales S51 43.716 W72 30.221 22 m

Price: 9000 pesos

Camping in city center Puerto Natales. Basic facilities, a little run down, but no problems.No internet



Rio Santa Cruze:

Camp Santa Cruze S50 29.662 W70 48.318 411 m

Bush camp on the pampas. Just took off from the road and followed some old tracks a couple of hundred meters from the road. Quiet, but a little windy.


Rada Tilly

Rada Tilly Municipal Camping S45 55.053 W67 33.089 22 m

Price: 30 pesos

Nice municipal camp ground a couple of hundred meters from the beach. WiFi and hot showers.


Camp Dos Bahias S44 54.118 W65 35.454 41 m

Bush camp by the sea. Nice views, away from the road, very quiet.


Puerto Madryn

ACA Camping S42 46.851 W64 59.979 36 m

Price: 75 peso

Okay facilities. WiFi on the sites close to the reception area. Small shop in the campground.


Balneario El Condor

Camping ???? S41 03.116 W62 49.863 15 m

Price: 91 pesos

Basic facilities. WiFi close to the reception. Two minutes to the beach and restaurants.


Sierra de la Ventana

Camping ??? S38 08.034 W61 47.684 258 m

Cosy town with lots of crafts shops and nice restaurants. Fantastic pizza at “de la Mancha” on the main street. Camping has hot showers. No internet.


Camp Laguna Lobos S35 16.691 W59 08.263 18 m

This is a huge camping and picnic area about an hour south of Buenos Aires. Good facilities, but no internet.



El Faro S34 05.793 W59 00.386 9m

45 pesos (one person + vehicle)

Camping by the river in Zarate. Friendly owner and decent basic facilities. Hot showers, but no internet.


Top Malo Camping S33 43.184 W58 40.867 16 m

55 pesos (one person + vehicle)

Nice and quiet campground by a river just 20 minutes off the highway. A good place to wait for shipping. They have hot showers, internet, power, and it is about 500 meters to a local supermarket/butcher. One hour to Zarate, and about two hours to Buenos Aires (but not many buses, so not easy to go into BA for a day). Run by a very friendly couple who also organize fishing trips on the local rivers. BBQs on each site.




Hostal El Espanol S34 28.350 W57 50.802 21 m

This is a backpacker guesthouse 2 minutes walk from the “old” town in Colonia. Great little town with nice, quiet streets, and okay restaurants. Relatively expensive. Parked in the street just outside the hostel, no problems.


Camping Nogales (Colonia) S34 27.789 W57 49.523 26 m

Campground a few kilometers east of Colonia. Basic facilities, no internet.


Parque El Plata S34 44.951 W55 42.301 13 m

Basic campground. Internet close to the reception area. Location is just next to the highway, noisy during the day.


Camping Las Flores S34 48.864 W55 19.389 42 m

Nice camping close to the beach (not on the beach). Walking distance to a couple of restaurants and grocery shops. Internet and hot showers.