Winter site fees abroad!

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Funster

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    All this talk of freeloading tossers in their expensive vans has got me wondering,just how much is living in squalor like a bunch of refugees actually saving them?
    I take it there are sites both big and small that could offer a camping experienceAt decent rates out of season.
    What amounts are we talking,can anyone enlighten us?





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    450 Euros per month including unlimited 16 amp electric, UK TV, weekly blood pressure checks, and half price alcohol one night per week.
    20 Euros per month extra for good internet connection.
     
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    Gravellines last week was 3 euros per night in this Winter season..........
     
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  4. Vlad The Impaler

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    Thanks Snowbird Is that in Spain or Portugal,large or basic site?
    It would be nice to get the full picture of what's available out there across the board.

    Site,country,cost lets findout what's available and who's offering the best value.



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    The price I quoted is in the centre of Benidorm. Its expensive as site fees go in Spain, but all other living costs are half the price of the rest of Spain because of the competition in Benidorm. Nowhere else can you get a pint of beer for 1 Euro, or a 3 course meal for under 5 Euros. As Benidorm is surrounded by mountains the weather is as good as it gets in winter. For example, we had about 3 hours of rain since last November. Most days its mid 20s, and thats what we come for in winter.
     
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    Monthly rates on decent sites upwards from around€280. Aires with limited facilities are available around €5/€7.50 a night in Portugal and many in very nice locations. In Portimao/Prai de Rocha there is a large parking area for €2.50 a night but water has to be purchased and no leccy, they also accept caravans.

    The site we are on in Portugal charges according to pitch size from €318 for a small(36sq.m) to €392 for large, ours is 160sq.m. Good facilities, 16 amp electricity, free internet.

    Problem for us is that if all the freeloaders had to use sites they would all be full.

    Agree with Snowbird about Benidorm but 2 or 3 nights is enough for us. We stopped on Armanello in Nov last year and was just too crowded and poky.First time camping in Benidorm but have enjoyed short breaks there over the years.
     
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    There are a few members currently in Portugal on a site that charges 220 € a month, which includes wifi, some electric and even a loan car to get your shopping in !!

    We will be there next year IF there is room for us !!
     
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    Costa Del Sol €392 per month all in. WiFi is extra.


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  9. Parcverger

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    Well, the beers not as cheap as in Benidorm:Laughing:, but you'd save on the fuel costs if you stayed with us at Parc Verger! Based on a three-month stay, and allowing for the Funster discount, the monthly cost would be 328€ (10,80€ per night). For one month our off-peak rate would be 351€. For those who want a fully-serviced pitch, the monthly rate for a three-month stay would be 410€. All these prices are for the pitch and two people, and include 16A ehu and wifi.

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    Out of interest when does off peak start and finish at parc verger. Cheers
     
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    Good prices Bob.........but what about the Benidorm Sunshine ?

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    Snowbird, we may want to stay a few nights in Benidorm on the way down or back from meeting people further South. Any chance of naming names (of campsites) please?
     
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    For that sort of price I'd prefer to stay on the proper sites, but not the same one for months at a time. Roll on full retirement - sell the big house and buy something smaller that can be locked down for the winter and off to the south for the winter!

    Having said that I do understand that for some people site fees would be a problem but that does not excuse the photos we have seen of the illegal sites.

    I can only speak for myself but personally I would rather have a less expensive MH and pay site fees (with an occasional single night discrete wild camp when en-route if necessary) than a top-of-the range-new MH which left me penniless and unable to afford to live.

    I want to experience the places I visit - eat local produce - visit museums and be a culture vulture. Perhaps even take a language course and practice speaking with native speakers! Kayak and swim. I do NOT want to make a nuisance of myself and get up other people's noses. My take on life? Do no harm.
     
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  14. Parcverger

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    We have lowered prices for all months except over Christmas and Easter, and the July/August period when we are normally fairly full. For a week here out of season Funsters will now pay only 91,35€ (about £72 at today's exchange rates) this including 2 people, 16A ehu and wifi.

    Actual dates are on our website

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    If you are parking up for months at a time and on sites, you may as well have a caravan.
     
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    Or rent an apartment at "out of season" rates. Alternatively, instead of buying the MH you could afford to go on cheap cruises as you would have either the capital or the interest you would have been paying on the loan to buy the MH.
     
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    Haven't you heard that with global warming all of the sunshine is going to be here, and that Spain will be the new Sahara? We are opening bookings for 2020 - 2050 shortly, so for the best in the future, book early:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

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    I don't think ACSI has been mentioned, for sites in Spain in the winter. This year you can find a good selection of well equipped sites, eg pool, bar, restaurant, shop, necessary services, etc, for between 12€ and 18€ a night and that's for short term stays not months. If you want to settle for a month or more you may get a better deal on the same sites.
     
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    Cruises don't appeal and apartments don't have the same 'ambience' of sites but we have looked at afew for when our vanning days are over....tempus fugits and all that :Smile:

    We have 5'er which we are leaving on a site in Portugal and have a caravan for touring and visits to the UK.
     
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    Thanks for the info Funsters...

    So at €350 a month for 6 months per year for the 14 years I have hung out in the winter sun it could have cost me €29,000.

    What a stupid, tight wad, freeloader I am... only saving a few grand a year... hardly worth it... After spending all that money on my Hymer (£13,000 ish) I am skimping on a mere twenty nine grand (and counting). :Rofl1:

    And I have to suffer different scenery and places when I wake up rather than the comforting white walls of a stranger's van blocking my sun...

    Each to their own...


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