We are happy to present you a new travel diary. Last November, 4 friends went on a 6-day trip to Andalusia. Here Elsa, Ester, Alba and Pol tell us in detail where they travelled, where they stayed overnight and give us valuable tips with the respective google locations.
We left l'Escala in the morning via the AP 7 south towards Malaga and stopped halfway with our rented campervan at a picnic area (Àrea recreativa de la Carrova). in Sant Jaume dels Domench.
Once in Málaga, we settled on a promenade near the beach, which was very nice but a bit dirty, maybe due to the wind. The police came and talked to us for some time. They told us that we could stay there overnight without any problems.
The next morning we drove directly to the beach of Bolonia near Tarifa. There we parked our van on a meadow where many other campers were camping, the parking La Duna de Bolonia. We can recommend this area 100% at any time of the year. It is teeming with campers and there are many places where you can stay with your van. The impressive dune of Bolonia is not to be missed.
We took a walk along the beach of Bolonia and after lunch we visited Tarifa.
At the small beach of Tarifa 'Playa Chica' there is a car park where you can park the camper well protected and enjoy the beautiful sunrise. This is the place in Tarifa where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. We enjoyed watching the kite surfers jump from one side of the beach to the other.
After our stay in Tarifa, we wanted to stay another night in the area and enjoy the cool atmosphere, so we decided to stay again near Bolonia, because the next day we wanted to visit Zahara de los Atunes.
The next day, after visiting Zahara de los Atunes we made a detour in Barbate and spent the rest of the morning in Vejer de la Frontera, one of those typical white Andalusian villages. If you want to arrive with a camper van, you will find plenty of large parking spaces here where you can easily park your camper. We parked ours near the Califa Gardens.
We liked this village so much that we decided to stay there all day. We had lunch in a Moroccan restaurant where we were served fantastically. Afterwards, we strolled through the narrow streets and finally enjoyed the view of Vejer on the terrace of the restaurant called "El Jardín del Califa".
When it got dark, we drove towards the "Urbanisation Alanterra", where there are several car parks where you can park your rv in a relaxed way and spend the night undisturbed.
The next day we visited the bunker beach and the beach "Los alemanes". The whole area is part of the Strait of Gibraltar Nature Park.
Afterwards we made our way to Gibraltar. We wanted to pay a visit to this small state, but unfortunately the weather conditions did not allow this, as a heavy thunderstorm was coming up.
Without further ado, we decided to change our route and continued towards Málaga.
In Málaga, as in most cities, it is not easy to find a parking space for a motorhome in the city centre. We therefore recommend that you better look for a parking space near the port.
After visiting the city, we drove towards Almeria, more precisely to Cabo de Gata.
This area is not only beautiful, but also perfect for spending the night with the rv. We decided to stay at the beach of Los Escullos - it was fantastic. The whole natural park is full of coves and beaches, one more beautiful than the other. There are very diverse hiking routes from which you can enjoy the beach and the mountains at the same time. We visited several small villages in the area, such as La Isleta del Moro.
In the evening we enjoyed the sunset while driving to La Manga del Mar Menor.
The entire area of the Mar Menor is quite touristy, and we didn't like it very much but at least we could spend the night directly at the sea.
The next morning, after a short stay in the village, we took the long route to Catalonia and ended our unforgettable journey with the Activans camper van in Montserrat.