Accommodation & Overland Camping in Colombia


In Colombia we a variety of places that were perfect to camp with our overland vehicle. Some were beautiful, some convenient.

For example:

  • Parking lots of hostels.
  • Streets and plazas.
  • In the Tatacoa Desert – the best so far.
  • In the wilderness.
  • Along the side of the road, asking owners for permission to park in their driveway.
  • A workshop.
  • In a garden of friends’ places.

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Overland Camping in the Tatacoa Desert
Rough Camp between Landazúri and Embalsa de las Playas.
Overland Camping in the Andes Mountains
We camped here for a couple of weeks. It looks like as we’re not enjoying but we were! Great workshop, which we recommend.
Rough Camp in Los Llanos.
Camping in the middle of the plains of Los Llanos.
A woman in La Venturosa let us camp on her terrain under a huge mango tree with this fabulous view!

Drinking Water – From the Tap vs Water Filter

Note that sometimes we write ‘drinking water from the tap’. This means we drank that water because locals told us it was safe and we didn’t get sick from it. Things change, including the quality of water, so always ask local people if the water is still safe to drink.

Because of the heat, you’ll need to make sure to stay dehydrated. Please do the environment a favor and don’t buy plastic bottles. Bring a stainless-steel water bottle and a water filter system.

There is an amazing selection of small, handy, water filter systems out there, such as MSR water filters or, even smaller, a SteriPen or Lifestraw. Or carry water purification tablets if weight and space really are a big issue (we do so on our long-distance hikes).

Travel Guides for Colombia

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Insight Guides – Colombia

Bradt Travel Guides – Colombia

Lonely Planet Travel Guide – Colombia

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Campgrounds & Overland Camps in Colombia

Let there be no misunderstanding: no, you don’t have to go to these places. No, these are not by definition the best spots. After having traveled in South America for so long we realize that it’s no problem here to find your own beautiful spots for camping.

We decided to continue the page anyway, for travelers who would like some tips about camping spots which we enjoyed or found practical. Please note that this is always our personal experience.

You can also check out iOverlander, where you can see where other overlanders spent the night.

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