Motorhome parking in Santander (or not as the case may be)

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  1. Lindy-C

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    Just read a thread on Facts regarding the Stance Spanish officials are taking against Motorhomers in Santander and other areas.......:Eeek:

    Anyone going to this area needs to be very vigilant, or so it would appear.
     

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  2. Don Madge

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    Linda,

    It appears at present it's only Santander, it will be very interesteing to see what the Brits in Spain have to say about.

    Don
     
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    2008 August 14th, vehicles arrived on Plymouth Santander Ferry
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    2008 August 14th, welcome of Santander Municipality on free parking zone near Sardinero stadium
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    2008 August 14th, present... who is that?
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    2008 August 14th, its a fine of 90€, thanks to the carry difficult crane dont do to policeman deposit (90€+180€ 270€)


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    When I hear of this kind of thing I make a mental note never to go there again.
    I was wild camping at Los Nietos near Cartegena with a friend and we were visited on the 3rd day by the local police and details of ourselves and our motor homes were taken. We were then told that if we were found parked off a recognised camp site in the area we would be in trouble.:Eeek:
    I won't be going to the Cartegena area again, Spain is a big country.
    Pete.
     
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    I take it RVs are exempt than not seen any of them towed away:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  7. ton_pc2007

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    Hello, I just want to advise that the towe service won´t take your RV but will clamp it.
    Best regards.
     
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    I have read that MOJACAR (Ameria) police are also clamping (!) down on wild parking overnight ...Spain is becoming very MH unfriendly?? We have a small casa there and this does not make us happy!! Whilst over there for the winter, the MH is our only vehicle and we do like to take "trips" down the coast etc....:cry:
     
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    Presentation

    Presentation: I am a veteran user of MH.

    I travel with my wife, Charo for seven years. We have visited the Circle Polar Arctic (I.Lofoten), Greece, Morocco and numerous times Central Europe. In Spain the MH users we are persecution objet.

    The owners of camping press to so that the MH users we happen through its cash. Thanks for your aid and letters.

    Excuse me for my English I am using a translator and correcting what I can.

    Autocaravanismo

    (Info about the spanish MH's law in spanish)

    VIAJAR EN AUTOCARAVANA

    (Infor about travels and MH miscelanius in spanish)
     
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    wild camping

    On our first trip to Spain in 2005 we were fined Euro 60 by the Gardia for spending 2 nights wild camping by a beach near to a small village (can't recall the name) on Capo de Gato. apparenty one can only spend 1 night on a Parc Natural. Typically the Gardia drove round for the 2 days and we thought they were being very vigilant & keeping a watchful eye on us all and were quite impressed. Then we really learnt what the Gardia were like. They must have fined at least a dozen vans (mostly German) The problem was they sent the fine, by post to our UK address Luckily our neighbour who was checking the post, had her brothjer (home from Spain) and they forwarded the letter so we could pay the fine. I dread to think how much it would have been when we returned 3 months later. I believe they are cracking down on "Wild camping" all over Spain so beware! any other "horror stories" ??:cry:
     
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    The Plymouth to Santander ferry has changed from the days when i used to smuggle cigs from Gib to UK :Eeek: but thats another story.....
     
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    In this post there is a sign that states 'superior 1.8t excepto turismos'.
    In Google, the translation of excepto turismos comes up with "except cars", so I guess this excludes motorhomes. :Sad:

    Anybody out there speak Spanish & could confirm this?

    I have always assumed this was 'except tourists' but clearly I don't know enough Spanish. :Doh:
     
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    translation as lifted from Out&AboutLive

    My car is registered as a 'turismo', my motorhome is registered as an 'autocaravana'.

    courtesy of Derek
    Viewing a thread - Out&About Live
     
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    Most definitely anti Motor Home
    your parked much better than the silver car on the right of the pic ,or was that the Police car!!!!:Doh: 150 Euros just that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I just hope Gordon Brown and his Darling don't read this thread :Sad::shout:
     
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    This thread is a bit out of date but as I'll be in Santander for a few days later this year I wondered if the situation is still the same.
     
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