Originally Posted by theresa p
welcome, jo! your future touring trip sounds wonderful.....i am certain you will love your new casita.
i am intrigued by your camping experiences in spain. we are considering a month in spain in the andalusian region, this spring. is the camping good?
would we be better off renting an apartment instead of camping considering the cost of campgrounds and gasoline>???
Hi Theresa! We did a trip a couple of years ago to the south of Spain (we live in the Northwest on the Atlantic Ocean) with our little caravan and had a wonderful time. We crossed over to Valencia, then Murcia on the southeast Mediterranean coast, and lastly, down by Malaga in Andalucia.
There are some very nice campgrounds in Andalucia and some of them are located right on the Mediterranean. An option that would probably be great for you (since you are only coming for a month) would be to rent a bungalow at one of the campgrounds. This would give you the opportunity to experience a European campground (I don't know of too many caravans (RV's) for rent here).
We use discount "Camping Cheques" (for camping with TT) off-season (July and August are the high season here) and camp for 15 Euros/per night, including electricity, showers (really nice facilities!), washer & dryers, a "kitchen" comprised of sinks for dishes and washing clothes, supermarkets, pools, jacuzzi's, entertainment at night on weekends, restaurants, etc., etc. There are some beautiful campgrounds with all of the amenities. Then there are also some more rustic ones for those who don't want all of that.
There are some similar discount coupons for renting bungalows at the campgrounds called "Holiday Cheques".
You can get a substantial discount using these!
Even though fuel is twice as expenisve here - if you were to find a caravan (TT) to rent - I wouldn't worry too much about the cost of gas/diesel because Andalucia is not that big and the caravans tend to be small and can be towed with a 4-cylinder (low-gas consuming vehicle). The problem would be to find a rental car with a hitch, etc.
Renting an apartment is also very "do-able". Andalucia is an area where there are lots of options for tourists, as it is Europe's "Florida" and there are a lot of northern Europeans (especially lots of Brits!!!)
Hope this information helps you out.