Camping La Torreta Benidorm

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  1. Tom'n'Gill

    Tom'n'Gill Funster

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    We are planing to go to La Torreta late March/ beginning of April depending on the weather in France. Plan to stay 2 months, 2 crinklies and a canine companion. We picked this site purely that it seems the nearest to Benidorm centre/beach and it allows dogs. We have heard reports that it can flood and one report on Trip Advisors says that Gypsies are staying on site. Your good counsel and worldly advice are needed here. To paraphrase The Clash, Should we stay or should we go (somewhere else!!!).
     
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  2. mike mcglynn

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    I'm sure Snowbird will advise as I think he on this site long term.:)
     
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    Dave @Snowbird is our resident funster and guru on that site.
    It did flood a few months back but was cleared up very quick and it's a rare event. El Raco has also been known to flood in past but again very rare. I was over in January and the site was full and all clean and tidy,
    Gipsys can't comment but none when we visited just rowdy funsters who gave us free beer.. !!!
     
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    It was flooded in October, but you should be OK this time of the year. The areas that do flood are on the lower levels, so if you can get on the high ground do so!
    Don't know about the Gypsies, but they were on Raco a while back, but not a problem, other than their dogs sh*****g everywhere!
     
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    We're all bloody gypsies. That's why we travel in vans. I've been a middle class gypsy for the past three years. Oh and by the way. If your coming to Benidorm at the end of the month, the chances of rain, let alone flooding is pretty small.
     
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    Site split on 2 sides of the road, It slope considerably get a map and resrve a pitch higher up. when I looked around the right side looked better but pool and @Snowbird on the other side:)
     
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    If you are thinking of coming late March/early April, flooding is pretty low down on your worry list. Bring plenty of sun cream and you will be fine. Have been on this site for the past 16 years and strangely enough have never been flooded once. There are some pitches that do get flooded during very inclement weather, but they are right down the bottom of the site. Regarding the Gypsies on site, there are sometimes one or two, me being one of them, but I have never stole anyone's children and hate the taste of hedgehog, so no worries there ;).
     
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    Ah, I see you also have a dog. I can assure you that unless of course it is not a direct descendant of Master Mcgrath he will be perfectly safe from those thieving gipsies :).
     
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    I can vouch for this man....
    Kept sending my grandkids over to play by his Gin palace and they kept coming back :(
    Sadly we had to bring them back into the UK with us.. ;)

    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    I did notice you doing a head count though :rofl:.
     
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  11. Tom'n'Gill

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    Should land at La Torreta on the 22 March, at least that's the plan.
     
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    Not sure if any Funsters left on Toretta, It's that time of year when most of the Snowbirds are heading north, Dave ( Snowbird) is away doing magic in Portugal, even those of us left on Villasol will be going in the next 10 days or so.
    Have a safe trip down.
    Cheers
    Ed and Shirley
     
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    Magic indeed Ed. Am trying to magic some Benisun.
     
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    even those of us left on Villasol will be going in the next 10 days or so.

    Don't be in too much of a hurry Ed, it's freezing back in the U.K.
     
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    Some people hey?

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    Are you feeling any better today Merlin. Dare I ask how the footy went?.
     
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    Add garlic and salt to the hedgehog, does wonders for the taste (y)
     
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    At the risk of hijacking the thread why are folks abandoning Beni at this precise time?
     
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    It's the traditional time for the snowbirds to fly north. Many have been there since September/October so by now they will all have spent there winter fuel allowance on cheap plonk.
     
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    :DWe're still here.
     
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