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  1. Spottycatz

    Spottycatz Read Only Funster

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    For those of you thinking of coming to Benidorm, Raco has closed the doors, and I understand that both Villasol and Toretta are close to full.
     
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    Hi both
    We were looking to leave this weekend to come to benidorm but i fell ill last week and need an op on feb 9th
    So we will start out near end of feb all being well. Could you keep us updated as to availability. Hope you are both well and enjoying it
    Alan
     
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    Hi, we're heading to Spain in mid February and I am becoming a bit alarmed about reports posted on here of full camp sites. Apart from Benidorm what other areas become busy in the low season? I had imagined that we'd come across a similar situation to the South of France but it seems I could be wrong.
    Do we need to book in advance and if so where would you recommend doing this?
     
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    med spain sites popular in winter...But there is surely movement most days with people coming and going, also you would be unlucky to get on somewhere as a fair few sites around.....

    if you have a particular site in mind and definitive dates why not book. I may book once I know for def when going, we head down around Easter time which is April this year
     
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    I'd hate to be on a full site. I like quiet places.
     
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    Benidorm campsites have been full in winter for years, more so since the Scandinavians found out how cheap it was. There are of course comings and goings all the time. Unfortunately the best sunny pitches are taken early in the autumn. A few of the best pitches are booked and paid for years in advance. My pitch was booked last Easter for this winter, and already booked for next winter with deposit paid. Some long term snowbirds even pay for the whole year on there pitch, just to secure a good one.
     
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  8. Jenowen

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    Gosh! Looks like we're going to have to plan this trip with a lot more rigour than I'm used to. Haven't come across planning like this since trying to book Caravan Club sites!,
    Please can anyone tell me where to find quiet sites with spaces?
    Jen
     
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    None in Benidorm until May at least. Then the Spanish take over.
     
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    We had a lovely site in the Algarve.
    Better weather and quieter.
     
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    I wouldn't have thought Benidorm was the place to be at any time if you want quiet:)
    Usually spaces at most sites we have been to, may not always be the choicest pitches but unusual if there are none. We have been to Alcossebre, both Tropicana and if you want really quiet and out of the way Ribamar. Los Escullos in the Cabo de Gata Parque Natural in Almeria or La Caleta at Las Negras nearby both a bit out of the way but magnificent locations.
     
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  12. Jenowen

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    Thanks for the tips. To be fair, we're not thinking of going to Benidorm but I was concerned that other places in Spain were going to be similarly booked solid. Hopefully sites away from the coast will have places.
     
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    Planning a lightning social visit to the land of the Bearded, Bull Bating, Lispers pretty soon...

    No room in the campsites?

    What a shame... looks like I will have to off-site park somewhere.

    What a shame.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Appears to be a lot less French here in Morocco. We've heard that the Algarve is busier than usual so perhaps that's why Spain is full up too i.e. it's the French.
     
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    In 4 winters taking in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, and
    apart from the MHF rallies we never book anywhere.
    If in the unlikely event that the site you first decide on is booked there's usually something else close by where you can stop
    Just go and enjoy.
    We probably won't be far behind you
     
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  16. Jenowen

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    Thanks, we'll head out boldly with Plans A, B and maybe C if necessary.:)
     
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    No need for all the panic :rolleyes: it's just the larger popular sites and those catering for the long stay that get really busy. If you don't want all the trappings of heated pools, entertainment etc then there are plenty of great smaller sites all along the coast and even more if you head a little inland.
     
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    Why not contact Tonks and see if you can join some of us at the Benicarlo rally?
     
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    Baiting with an i I think.



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  20. Jenowen

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    Thank you everyone. Much happier now. :) Can't wait to set off.
     
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