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Head to Andalucía, where many campsites are open all year. There you can enjoy the huge sweeping beaches of the Costa de la Luz, the friendly resorts of the Costa del Sol and miles of unspoilt coast. The cities of Almería and Granada are the flamboyant grand old dames. While Malaga, Picasso’s birthplace, offers fantastic all-year-round beach life.
Andalucía is a modern region with a well-developed infrastructure. It offers visitors a warm welcome. Spend time visiting the important monuments celebrating Andalucían cultural heritage and the legacy of the ancestors of the region.
Andalucía is the top holiday destination for Spanish citizens. And, one of the top destinations for overseas tourists. It is also renowned for its wine and brandy, which are produced in Jerez (where sherry originated), Niebla, Montilla, and Málaga.
Andalusia’s hinterland is the hottest area of Europe. It is perfect for those wishing to venture forth and feel the sun on their faces throughout the year.
Top rated campsites in Andalucía include:
Camping Los Escullos, Almería, Nijar
This well maintained medium-sized site has 185 pitches with a pool overlooking the bar and restaurant. It offers an excellent typical Spanish ‘menu del dia’ food at reasonable prices. The salinas (salt water marsh) on the approach to the region are famous for birdlife. Including flocks of pink flamingos.
Venture inland, to the whitewashed village of Nijar. It is renowned for rugs and basket weave products. Crossing the Sierra Alhamilla mountain range you’ll find Tabernas with its castle. Nearby is ‘Mini Hollywood’ which was the location of Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti westerns.
Camping Las Lomas, Granada, Güéjar-Sierra
This beautiful site, high in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park overlooking the Pantano de Canales reservoir, boasts excellent campsite facilities.
The large bar, restaurant and pool area enjoys wonderful views over the lake and there is a grassy sunbathing area where you can relax in the warmth of the Andalucían sun. The site also offers private bathrooms for rent, including one with a spa tub.
Camping Cabo de Gata, Almería, Cabo de Gata
Cabo de Gata, situated on the Gulf of Almería, is an all-year campsite offering great facilities. Popular with visitors throughout the winter, and within the Cabo de Gata-Nijar Nature Park and set amongst fruit farms, it’s only a 1km walk to a fine- sandy beach. The campsite caters well for large leisure vehicles, with very high canopies for shade and also offers seven chalets for rent.
There is a pleasant irregular-shaped swimming pool to cool down in and a bar/restaurant which has a very Spanish feel. To the west of the site you will find Salinas de Acosta and the lighthouse at Faro de Gata (fine views).
The Salinas are renowned for their bird life and from the hides you will see large flocks of pink flamingo and many other species. Almería has many quality shops and the Alcazaba (a fortification within a walled town – 955 AD).
Camping Cabopino, Málaga, Marbella
This large, mature site is ideally located, only 12 km east of Marbella and 15 km from Fuengirola. The Costa del Sol is also known as the Costa del Golf and fittingly there is a major golf course alongside the site. The campsite is set amongst tall pine trees which provide shade for the pitches and offers 250 touring pitches. There is a separate area on the western side of the site for groups of younger guests.
The upper areas of the site are filled with permanent pitches and bungalows. At the other side of the site you will find a fenced swimming pool with a grass sunbathing area and a heated covered pool.
Close to the entrance is an Italian restaurant serving with a terrace that enjoys shade. A short venture away from the campsite takes you to a restaurant on the beach and an unofficial naturist area. A small yachting harbour with a range of restaurants and shops is a similar distance.
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