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  1. Teuchter

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    Planning to move from Cabo de Gata on Sunday to either Camping Mar Azul or Camping Roquetas del Mar.

    Anyone any recommendations / comments will be gratefully received (y)
     
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    Roquetas is a site in regeneration, the bottom end is all new and they have been doing the roads too. Good cycling and walking. Make sure you visit the web site and get the directions, do not follow signs or gps it will take you through a very tight bit of road. We like it stayed there twice.
     
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    Teuchter,

    We had a brilliant time in Cabo de Gata like yourselves but we find that the stretch of road from Almeria down to just before you get to Malaga to be utterly spoilt by the miles and miles of poly tunnels. I'm sure someone will come back with a better suggestion but if it were us we would drive a bit further down Marbella way.

    The Tincas
     
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    Spoilt by poly tunnels:LOL: Where do you think all the fresh Mediterranean veg comes from;)

    Marbella way - now that is spoilt - everything west of Malaga is spoilt by high rises, appartments and English pubs!

    Have a look between Nerja and Malaga - lots of nice places, plenty of wilding opportunities right on the beach, and a few good sites - one at Nerja and 2 in Torre del Mar(y)

    We live on that stretch - a few miles inland.
     
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    Bona vista here in Duqesa we' re here now but not with the van,anybody else around here?
     
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    Hi Bootneck - from an ex Matelot! :)

    If you mean Camping Bella Vista at Manilva then we hope to be there in a couple of weeks time :)
     
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    Great site, we love it there.
     
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    Just left there lovely place pretty full as we pulled out a van was waiting to move in
     
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    Camping at Bella Vista is of a very high standard but it is also very expensive for the short stay visitor at 29 Euro per night. It is also totally rammed with 100% occupancy on most days. Do not bother emailing or calling them to book a pitch as they will tell you that you have to "just turn up and hope for the best". When we went there was only one pitch available which we took for 3 days and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. If you find yourself stuck without a pitch there is some limited wild camping spaces near the sea wall just before you get to the marina at Duquesa.

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    Otherwise go in September or October, May and June, half full then!
     
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    another vote for Roquetas Camping ..

    spend several months there winter 2006/07 ..great site with huge pitches..
     
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    So we went to Camping Roquetas and have mixed feelings about the site - great location, tired facilities, no MoHo service point, some very large pitches but far more very small ones, not a friendly site on the part of the staff!

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    Then moved on to Camping Mar Azul at Balerma - fantastic site - full facilities, friendly, cheap, MoHo washing station etc.etc.
     
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    I would agree about the staff at Roquetas they have had a triple bypass Charisma, politeness and smiling and the toilets are 1920's but as we take full service pitches that was never an issue. Balermo, thats the new one right? We saw it in construction 2014 and cycled there last autumn to see how it had turned out and it is a nice modern site with a good central reception block etc. Apparently lots of mozzies at the wrong time of year, September we were there? We put it in our file. The one issue is the village is a bit of a one horse town.
     
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    Agreed - the local village (Balermo) is a bit disappointing but does have a very good supermarket and the site, unlike Roquetas, does have very polite, friendly staff.

    The yachting haven of Almerimar is only 6 miles East along the relatively quiet, easily cycleable (with electric bikes ;) :D) coastal road and has lots of shops, bars & good restaurants
     
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    The aire at Almerimar is great, thats where we were when we cycled to Balermo, so back to front from you. Glad you like it we might give is a go for a few days next time
     
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    We're off tomorrow having spent a whole week here (a long time for us!) heading for another new (to us) site near Motril - Playa de Poniente - beach site ACSI rates with cycle way to the Puerto de Motril according to their web site.

    Anyone know it?
     
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