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Colombia Accommodation

S&M Boiler Works' Colombia accommodation (camping and hotel) listing including descriptions, GPS coordinates, and photos (viewable on our website). There is also a Google map showing locations and our routes available on our website. Costs are all based on two people. Generally, potable water was not available so we filter our own. Locations included secure parking.

Cartagena, Colombia
Website: House in Barrio AirBNB
GPS: 10.428020, -75.530030
Cost: 25USD per night without breakfast. There was three of us sharing (one double and one single bed) but the price is based on the room and not number of people.
Dates stayed: 17-25 April 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Warm
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes, shared with family
Restaurant: No
Notes: The studio room with bathroom can be rented through AirBNB. It has very secure motorcycle parking though the driveway is narrow so side bags likely need to be removed. It is also okay to do some motorcycle work at the house. The house is located in a typical barrio and is a great experience. There is a good common area, table outside the studio with large table for getting work done. The internet was fast.

SANS SOUCI – tent camping
Minca, Colombia
GPS: 11.14450, -74.111450
Cost: 10,000 COL (4.25 USD) per person per night for tent camping.
Dates stayed: 26-28 April 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Cold
Electricity: Yes, in the common area
Internet: No
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Notes: Good for tent and motorcycle camping though you set up the tent away from where the motorcycles are parked (hauling gear up a hill). They have dorms and cabins. This would not be great for people who sleep in their vehicles. There is a pool but it was not cleaned and looked slimy. The other negative is there was only one bathroom shared for the campers and backpackers staying in the hammocks and it wasn’t cleaned regularly. It was a nice walk into the town of Minca.

Cucumania, Colombia
GPS: 9.199497, -73.547403
Cost: 40,000 COL (16.50 USD) per night per room (double or single)
Dates stayed: 29 April 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: This was a great hotel as a mid-point stop with secure motorcycle (or vehicle) parking. The motorcycles were just outside our door. It was very clean and the air-con was a welcome relief from the heat.

EL PORTAL – tent camping
Rio Negra, Colombia
Website: [url=http://www.elportal.com.co]El Portal, Para
Shannon & Mike Mills
S&M Boiler Works

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There is a list of about 16 locations that we have on our website. I will try to get them all posted here.
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