1. Marlene’s Family land, Estanzuela in Reserva Natural Cerro Tisey-Estenzuela (Private)
offered 100 Cordoba to Marlene. No facilities.
Parking on the owner’s land in the middle of the community, Estenzuela. Quiet and peaceful night.
We stayed here for 1 night in February 2014, hot day, cool night, no bugs.
Recommended camping options nearby in Reserva Natural Cerro Tisey-Estenzuela.
Salto Estanzuela waterfall -parking lot
A good option for camp. Possible to park overnight in the parking lot for a reasonable fee (negotiable). There’s a lovely 8 mins walk down to the waterfall and its pool. (the entrance is 25 Cordobas)
Also an option for overnight camp in the parking lot of Mirador Segoviano and Eco-Posada. It’s a 15-20 mins walk up to the view-point. the temperature is cooler up here.
2. Lago Apoyo, Camp behind Restaurante del Tran
FREE (toilet, shower was offered at the restaurant)
Asked permission at the restaurant. Parked up on public land, just passed the restaurant at a turn-around area, with lovely overview at the lake. Very quiet night.
Stayed here 1 night in February 2014, very hot day, cool and breezy night, no bugs.
3. Beach camp, Playa Maderas
FREE (toilet at beach restaurant)
Perfect beach camp. Parking right on the beach, tucked away. Other overland travellers were already camping here but we asked at the restaurant if it is OK to drive up on to the beach. No problem.
Stayed here 4 nights in February 2014, hot days, breezy nights, no bugs.