The "Automariscos Camping" is the best camping we have encountered from Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina. Makes to want to stay longer or come back to!!!
This is the TripAdvisor review:
“Natural Hot Springs, Camping for RV and Tents - best in the Americas”
5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
From Alaska to Argentina, driving the Pan AMerica Highway in a RV, we have never encountered such a paradise campground. Seafood Restaurant, Olympic Swimming Pool, 5 smaller pools, jacuzzi, vapor baths, picnic tables, barbeques, shelters, full hook ups for RVs, and free high speed WI-Fi.... what more!!!
Was a OK review but was missing many of the highlights here:
The Automariscos camp is located at km 33.8 of the CA-9 highway, known as Carreterra Al Pacifico. the altitude here is 1400m which provides a all-year perfect weather and low humidity (55%). Temperatures are usually 15c nights and 22c days (no need for a/c). There is space for 40+ RV, but only 10 have full hookups (elect/water/sewer) and also each space has a nice shelter, with table, elect fan, and barbeque grill.
The water is alway warm to hot..fed by underground volcanic springs which also heat the vapor baths, jacuzzi, and the many thermal pools.
THIS IS A IDEAL BASE CAMP TO SEE GUATEMALA, WITH SECURITY, AND IS THE CLOSEST LOCATION TO START YOUR CLIMB TO PACAYA VOLCANO. EXCELLENT BUS SERVICE TO ANYWHERE IN GUATEMALA. 34 KMS TO THE CAPITAL CITY, AND ABOUT THE SAME TO ANTIGUA. TOUR BUSES WILL PICK YOU UP HERE IF YOU WISH TO USE THEM.
LOCAL ATTRACTION: Worlds largest Cieba Tree located just 5 kms in the market of PALIN....fresh veggie and fruits too.
Be sure to include this camp on your itinerary.