Sunday, 24 February 2019

Aire - Gelves Marina - Sevilla - Spain

Puerta Gelves (website link)

C/ Rafael Zamora, 10
41120 Gelves | Sevilla
(location link at end of post)

We stayed here for six nights in February 2019.

€12.10 per night without electricity.

Level parking on concrete within the marina complex, or inside the sandy boatyard if it's very busy. Electric hookup available for an additional price. Office open all day but motorhomers can only pay between 9-10.30 in the morning! Fresh water available, plus WC and waste disposal. Toilets and showers in a small portakabin.

Superb location for visiting Sevilla. Bus stop right outside and only €1.40 fare each way. Restaurants very close to marina and Mercadona supermarket a short walk/cycle away along mostly offroad cycle path.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Campsite - Donarrayan Parque - Hinojos - Spain

Camping Donarrayan Parque (website link)

Ctra. Hinojos - El Rocío Km. 7
21740 - Hinojos (Huelva)
(location link at end of post)

We stayed here for five nights in February 2019.

€18 per night ACSI price which includes electricity.

Good sized naturally surfaced level pitches in two areas - one open to the sun, one more shaded. 30 minutes free wifi access twice a day with further time available to buy (our mobile gadget couldn't find a signal here). Water taps and waste water drain by pitches, but WC emptying near to campsite entrance - quite a distance over sand. Small bathrooms with shower available. Restaurant and small supermarket not open.

Flat walking routes directly from the site through the national park - mostly pine woods surrounded by agricultural land. Off road cycle path from campsite entrance about 5km to Hinojos town. Cycling also possible in opposite direction on fairly quiet tarmac road towards El Rocio (13km).

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Campsite - Camping Rural Presa La Vinuela - Los Romanes - Spain

Camping Rural Presa La Vinuela (website link)

Ctra. A-356, Km. 30. La Viñuela, Málaga.
(location link at end of post)

We stayed here for ten nights in January 2019.

€18 per night ACSI price which includes electricity. Plus ACSI discount: stay 7 nights, pay for 6.

Large naturally surfaced level pitches, most with sun canopies. Views out across the lake towards distant mountains. Restaurants and small shop on site. Free wifi, washing up and laundry sinks, toilets and showers. Washing machine and tumble dryer available.

Walking routes directly from the site around the lake and up into the hills. Nearest supermarket, a little Coviran, is only about a kilometre away, but is a nearly vertical walk(!) through the picturesque Los Romanes village.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Aire - Alcaidesa Marina - La Linea de la Concepcion - Spain

Alcaidesa Marina (website link)

Avda. Príncipe de Asturias. s/n. 11300, La Línea de la Concepción. (Cádiz).
(location link at end of post)

We stayed here for three nights in January 2019.

€12 per 24 hour period for parking in the marina car park. No electricity. No 'camping behaviour' other than levelling ramps and silver screens.

Practically level tarmac surface along the side of the marina overlooking the boats. Free waste water and wc disposal, and fresh water available (carry on past motorhomes, turn right at end of marina). Frequent patrols by marina staff. Clean and reasonably quiet, but secure fence knocked over in several places! Smallish marked bays along the edge with a larger area at the end for bigger motorhomes. Toilets and washing machines available.

Easy walk into La Linea for shopping and eating. Also easy walking access to Gibraltar although having now visited The Rock once, I wouldn't want to go back again! Except for the Alameda botanical garden which was a pleasant oasis.

Friday, 18 January 2019

Aire - La Morada Del Sur Parking - Jerez De La Frontera - Spain

La Morada Del Sur Parking (website link)

Avda. Tío Pepe, 33. 11407, Jerez de la Fra. (Cádiz).
(location link at end of post)

We stayed here for two nights in January 2019.

€15 per night for parking in a secure gated and guarded area. Electricity included.

Practically level tarmac surface around the sides of a motorhome sales and storage place. Waste water and wc disposal, fresh water, toilet and shower. Washing machine available. Discount in the accessories shop and a glass of sherry on arrival (the cream one is delicious!)

Friendly and very helpful staff, bus stop for Jerez right outside and well worth visiting the town, especially the Alcazar.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Campsite - Almada de Ouro Club - near Odeleite - Portugal

Almada de Ouro Club parque de caravanas (website link)

GPS: 37º 19'54N  7º 28'05 W, near Odeleite, Portugal. (location link at end of post)

We stayed here for ten nights in January 2019.

€5 per night for campsite pitch plus €3 for electric hookup if required.

Natural surfaces for two areas of good-sized, pretty level pitches. Fresh water taps and electric hookup points across the site; waste water and wc disposal in the centre. Excellent free shower room. Washing machine also available for €5. Small bar with free wifi and library in the clubhouse. Visits by local baker, egg seller, and a mobile grocer's shop.

Owned by the local hunting club who sometimes have events at the clubhouse - we didn't see or hear any shooting though. Friendly welcome from the French managers who are very helpful. Superb location for walking and hiking. Panoramic views across the local countryside as the campsite is on an open plateau. Bit of a trek to supermarkets in Vila Real or Ayamonte, although there is apparently a good grocer and cake shop in Azinhal (we didn't visit it ourselves).

Friday, 21 December 2018

Campsite - Camping Canelas - Armacao De Pera - Algarve - Portugal

Camping Canelas (website link)

N269-1, 8365-908 Armação de Pêra, Portugal. (location link at end of post)

We stayed here for eight nights in December 2018.

€9 per night for campsite pitch plus €3.50 for electric hookup if required. (An aire is also available just at the campsite entrance priced at €5 per night plus €3.50 for electric)

Natural surfaces. Various sized pitches, some with tree cover or separated by hedges, others in open areas. Several shower blocks with waste water and chemical WC points. Fresh water points and electric hookup near most pitches. Free reasonable quality WiFi across the site. Small supermarket and cafe-bar (both open in December!), swimming pool, tennis court, tourist information leaflets in reception. Campsite reasonably busy, but still quiet and public areas such as shower blocks kept clean and in good condition.

Easy cycling into town for cafes and restaurants or shopping. Beautiful sandy beaches. Ecovia and walking routes easily accessible from campsite. Egrets, azure-winged magpies and storks on nearby grasslands.