Spain, To Book or not to Book

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  1. Scottyboy

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    We are planning on heading down to Spain between the French border and Barcelona for the last two weeks of August, Do I need to book in advance at that time of year as I can imagine it being busy? Still in my first year of motorhoming and still cant get the need to book everything out of my head.:Smile: I'm quite happy to wing it with the sites or Aires on the way down.
     
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    Not sure.

    We were in Las Dunas last summer and it was very busy but there were a few spare pitches. I think if you were going for a week you might need to move pitches during your stay.
     
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    Hi

    I would probably book for that time of year....

    Where are you staying? We usually stay at Bon Repos, it's chaos but lovely in a way, right on the sea front.

    Russell
     
  4. Scottyboy

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    We were looking at Camping LasPalmeras which I think is just up from Las Dunas, I have made a reservation request but they need a 150 euro deposit to confirm reservation, they only accept bank transfer and my bank wants to charge me £25 for the transaction!
     
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    we,ve been here in august and september,just turned up,phone ahead gives you an idea of spaces available.we,ve always got in there.Close to the beach with 3 supermarkets(1 lidles) nearby and one onsite,good themed site.Lovely pools,Pensioners get special rates out of high season :Smile:
    http://www.barapark.es/index.asp?lng=en&doc=allotjament_camping&sec=3
     
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    We went to El Delphin Verde during school hols about 10 years ago and it was packed. You can book this site through CC I think - I would book to be sure of a pitch :Smile:
     
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    book book book
     
  8. Scottyboy

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    Ok thanks all, I have just booked Camping Las Palmeras fo 18th August. Spoke to my bank and they only charged £4 fee so alls good. I've been thinking of opening a euro account from Citibank for future use has anyone tried this?
     
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    Hi , we do the journey down to Spain via France almost every year, we've never booked and always got in OK, then we can drive as little or as far as we like before stopping. We never use Aires because of the kids/toddler.

    When we decide to stop for the night we find the nearest campsites based on our current location using the ACSI DVD although if you plan to use a coastal site, then probably worth booking.

    Enjoy:Smile:
     
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    i use caxton and its seen me ok
     
  11. Scottyboy

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    So the Caxton Card is just a prepay card you load up before you travel? sounds good
     
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    yes there are a few places where it wont work but i dont normally have a problem with it here in benicassim it is working everywhere i have used it there is also the nationwide cc which doesn't charge to use as well but being its a cc you dont get cash out on it
     
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    Aires in Spain are very far & few between at the best of times - in the height of summer it's almost impossible to find any free camping, you will get moved on by the police.
    We did this last July so first hand knowledge. the costas are very busy at that time of year.
     
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