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In Argentina it's quite easy to find places to camp. If it's just for sleeping, you can put up your tent at that stripe between the road and the fence, but in many communities, there are little campsites with toilets and some basic infrastructure. They are quite cheap.
But what I do mostly is to look for a little side-road which goes into a field, and drive there about 500mts away from the street. Sometimes land owners come by, but I never had to change the place. They mostly invite you for a or something :-) (or you could invite them!)
Its possible to camp for free pretty much in the whole of Central & South America. Had no experience in Equador or Columbia though.
The most beautiful spots were in Chile.
In Argentina you can camp at fuel stations and use the showers, toilets and not have to carry heaps of water around. In southern Chile, there always seems to be a river next to which you can camp. Never wild camp near big towns or cities - you will always attract the wrong sort of attention.
As Marco says, farmers will sometimes come to see what is going on on their land, but are mostly friendly.
Location: After almost 2 years on the road back in Germany
HI, check out my postings under Acc rest of the world for some nice spots. Beside that, In most of the times u can ask to camp in hotel or hostel gardens. Often costs 3 to 5 Dollars and u can use the pool and everything. Is a lot of fun, if u swim with those who paid 30 dollars ;-)
In Mex there are campsites (the famous Church guide). In Guatemala there are camp sites sometimes, but ask the people, they let u camp in their garden and u can talk to them. In Honduras u can often camp in the balnearios (public pools beside the rivers and streets). In Nicaragua, camp in Hostel gardens. Costa Rica in hostel garden as well. Panama in Parks possible.
In National Parks u can camp in Ecuador for free (unf. park fee).
never encountered any real problems when bushcamping in the many years I've been travelling around South America. Not even at the Shining Path time in Peru. But somehow I always felt less willing to do so only in Colombia and lately some parts of Brazil(mainly the densely populted mideastern parts). If you are a tight sleeper (trucks come and go!) the 24hrs petrolstations are a safe option. Cold drinking water and warm showers here for free too.
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