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Andalusia is enormously diverse and has a lot to offer you, the lively but also quiet and sometimes deserted beaches, the mountain ranges, even snowy in winter, the beautiful cities: Seville, Ronda, Jerez, Cordoba, Malaga and of course Granada. Beautiful mountain landscapes; including the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra de Guadarrama with its characteristic white villages. Beautiful walking and cycling routes. Beautiful protected nature areas; such as Parque Nacional Coto de Doñana and Parque Natural Cabo de Gata.

 

Traveling by motorhome is a fantastic way to explore this region.

 

A wonderful temperature in winter and spring provide endless possibilities. Think of walking tours, cycling tours, horse riding and various water sports.

 

Fantastic food; fresh fish, tapas and delicious wines. Cozy bars and restaurants can be found everywhere.

Camping with a motorhome makes your stay relaxing and comfortable. You stop when you want and you can alternate enjoyment on camper pitches, in nature or on a rustic campsite.

 

You will find 2 books in your motorhome;

- Rustic camping Spain and Portugal

(small, quiet campsites in a natural environment, written by Bert Loorbach).

- With the camper through Spain

(a versatile and fascinating camper route through Andalusia, written by Mike and Loes Biscchops).

Useful and / or useful links;

www.campercontact.nl (NKC app)

www.camperplaatsen.nl

Cheap flights to Malaga;

www.ryanair.com (Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Maastricht and Weeze > 30 minuten from Nijmegen!)

www.vueling.com (Amsterdam)

www.transavia.com (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Den Haag and Eindhoven)

www.jetairfly.com (Charleroi, Luik, Brussel and Antwerpen)

www.easyjet.com (Amsterdam)

Travel tips from our guests

Tip Piet and Ineke:

The first week of September we went out in Andalusia with the motorhome Monda. We had a great time. Everything was perfectly arranged, from the pick-up at the airport, the layout of the camper, travel information up to and including the return to the airport. We have traveled via Tarifa, Conil de la Frontera, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, Alora and then again to Malaga. We really liked Jerez (sherry tasting). There we were on a motorhome, just outside the center, La morada del sur. Upon arrival at the motorhome you will receive all kinds of information and a glass of wine. The bus stops across the road and takes you to the center in 10 minutes.

 

We also made a beautiful walk in Caminito del Rey. Don't be put off by the announcement on the site that the tickets are "sold out". If you walk to the ticket office (in itself a very nice walk) you can usually just buy a ticket.

In Alora we have been on a motorhome at Dos Alamos You can use the swimming pool there for a fee and there is also the possibility to make use of the breakfast buffet and dinner. The highlight of our trip was the jeep safari, organized by Adri, the owner of Dos Alamos. Amazing experience. He tells you, if you are in his jeep, about the environment, the olives and almonds. You drive on unpaved paths and you arrive in remote places where you have a beautiful view of the mountains. If you're lucky you'll see mountain goats and birds of prey.

 

In short, had a wonderful holiday, partly due to the great camper from Go Spain!

Tip Karin and Wilbert: 

Camping Cortijo San Isicio www.campingcortijo.com 

This campsite is an ecological campsite (835 meters high) surrounded by beautiful nature. Campsite is near the nice town of Cazorla.

On 1st day arrival and when you do not want to drive too far there is a nice little campsite. minicamping Ardaleo, nearby the village Alhaurin Grande.
Do look on the website or camping is open, owners sometimes want to be away in the summer.

Nice simple quiet basic campsite (5 or 6 camper places) Finca Vegana  with swimming pool near nice town of Zahara de la Siërra with a beautiful view over a beautiful blue lake. From this campsite you can walk to the village

Camping Las Dunas

at nice town of El Puerto De Santa Maria, where you can also take the ferry to Cadiz and return in the evening.

Still quiet at the campsite during this time (busy in high season)

Tip Leny and Karel:

Direction Faro, parked the camper in a paid parking lot and walked on the boulevard before we drive inland towards Monchique. We have already selected this place via the internet. This place is i.d. a beautiful place. A camper place for max. 14 campers with marked out places. Water / electricity and waste water drainage available at every location. This place is located in the "Valle de Monchique" which can be reached via a dirt road and also has a beautiful swimming pool, very spacious showers, free washing machines and clean toilets. The daily price of € 12.50 in case of use of the swimming pool € 15.50 p / day is reasonable, which includes electricity and water. We stayed there for 6 days and enjoyed the peace and sun, a beautiful place to unwind. [Parque Rural Vale da Carrasqueira Barracão 190, 8550-213 Monchique, Portugal]

The owner is only slightly surly and speaks only Portuguese, French and some Spanish. You can order fresh bread for the following morning from the cleaning lady.

Read the travel journey here with a lot of tips about camperplaces.

Tip Paul and Patricia

Hi Karin,

 

in pleasant memory of Go Spain with this a travel tip from Paul and Patricia

 

In eastern Marbella is on the AVD. ANDALUCIA at Restaurant & Beachbar SIMBAD a nice parking place, right on the beach, where campers are tolerated.

The tomtom showed the way via a turn on the A7 and just follow the Avenida, restaurant Simbad is indicated on a sign. We were there at the end of February and stood next to the ancient, restored watchtower, almost with the front wheels on the beach. Very pleasant to fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the surf. to become. It is in a kind of residential area, not really mass tourism, about six, seven campers and a great fresh sea bass eaten in the restaurant. We stayed for two nights and thought it was a very nice beach experience.

 

We also camped wonderfully wild at the reservoir, on the way to the well-known campsite Ardales at the northern entrance of the Caminito del Rey. We saw some campers standing by the water, about 3 km before the campsite, coming from Ardales and decided to leave the campsite for what it was. A choice that worked out well, we lit a great campfire and had an undisturbed night.

By the way, we turned out to be good at Playa Granada, just before Motril. Again on the beach, lots of palms and space for many campers.

At these places there are no facilities, no accommodation costs and there is a bar or restaurant, at least at the beach places.

 

Karin, thanks again for all the service, it was absolutely fine !!

Tip Laura and Connie:

Very nice report with plenty of tips and photos, if the route to Extremadura is sure to read. Hereby a fantastic travel journey.

Tip Piet and Annie:

They have made a very nice and complete report and pictures of their journey through Andalusia. Many tips!

Travel journey part 1 

Travel journey part  2

Travel journey part  3

Tip Mirte and Vincent:

Tarifa, there can be a lot of wind here, so there are many kite surfers. There are a number of campsites just beyond Tarifa where you can camp, but there is also a place where you can stand free. There are always more campers here and there is a relaxed atmosphere.

Travel journey Gertjan and Linda

Tip Karin:

Huelva, beautiful piece of Spain close to the Portuguese border. Beautiful nature with Parque Nacional De Donana. Just beyond Huelva at Punta Umbria you will find beautiful beaches where you can still enjoy the space and walk for hours. Playa La Bota campsite (www.campingplayalabota.es) is a great site. Just a little further towards the Portuguese border you will have lunch in El Rompido (see photo) and then another night at Isla Cristina; Camping Giralda (lovely campsite with lots of trees, sheltered and for Spanish standards large places, www.campinggiralda.com). Here too you can walk for hours and have the feeling that you have the beach alone.

Tip Frans and Martha:

Cabo de Gata, a beautiful nature reserve which is characterized by its many beautiful walks. Beautiful beaches, nice restaurants with the tastiest fish. You can see flamingos, a paradise for birdwatchers.

Tip; perhaps on the route to Cabo de Gata, just before Almeria is a nice campsite; La Garrofa (small campsite on the beach).

Tip Stefanie:

Alpujarras/ Sierra Nevada and camping Trevelez

The mountains of Las Alpujarras surround the terraced campsite in the valley of Trevelez (highest village in Spain, 1700 meters). View of the village and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada. The campsite enjoys as a starting point for climbing some impressive mountain peaks. You can also buy the tastiest ham here.

Tip Jacqueline en Werner:

An absolute must is walking the Kingspath,El Caminito del Rey.

This was once the most dangerous hiking trail in Europe. The 8-kilometer journey is breathtakingly beautiful and leads along the steep cliffs that have been worn through the guadalhorce river

In 2015 the new path that runs above the old path has been opened. This tour is completely safe!

Admission is € 11.50 per person

including bus transfer to the starting place.

Order your admission tickets in time! more

info: www.ontdekmalaga.nl/caminito-del-rey-het-koningspad

You can camp in the village of Ardales.

Tip Els and Wouter:

The walk in Paraje Natural Torcal de Antequera is very beautiful and we want to advise other travelers. www.torcaldeantequera.com

Tip Jaap and Coby:

On our trip along the coast on the A7 we turned off at kilometer marker 194.7 to spend the night at Camping Cabopino. We didn't want to drive far the first day. We left the Netherlands early and therefore got up early, it was enough for the first day. Cabopino seemed like a good decision. Tired and then eating somewhere to eat without having to tinker yourself, it looked very inviting. But no sense to go far for that. Surprise, at the campsite was a restaurant Da Bruno à Cabopino. Put there and first a glass of red wine, that was nice. A snack was added immediately. The food was good, which we did not expect, at a campsite. Incidentally, it was not cheap, but tasty.

The Camping was close to the sea, so for water lovers it was also a nice place.

Tip Amos and Egbert:

If you pick up the camper, a nice location at a reasonable distance is particularly pleasant. You can find two of these locations within an hour and a half's drive from the pick-up point. One of them is the beautifully situated run by a Dutch management Area Mils-Car in Torox. From all places you have a view of the sea, town and sea within walking distance. It is clean and the motorhome is fully equipped. If you want to be a little closer to Malaga, look at Camper Area El Rincon in Rincon de la Victoria. A small, neat, well-kept motorhome. The route there is through a "typical" neighborhood, but it is definitely worth it! The beach is within walking distance.

 

A third campsite that you should not miss is Cala del Aceite in Conil, province Cadiz. The large, well-kept campsite is in a forest. Plenty of shade but also open spaces. There is a naturist and a dressed part. In our opinion, the nicest place is on the dressed part No. 343. This place is under the trees with a large open field in front. If you park your camper a little handy (parallel to the path), you are in the shade all day long with a mandarin tree in front of your door.

Tip Mirjam and Rick:

Camping Almocita in the village of Almocita, this campsite is operated by Spaniards. The campsite is still fairly new, nice view and a nice little restaurant. www.campingalmocita.com