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Saturday, 19 March 2011

Day 38 Fri 18.03.2011
Location: 2nd day at Alto de Vinuelas , Beas de Granada,
(ACSI campsite page 637 site number 1758)
Long / Lat : N 37º13.29’ W 003º29.19’
It’s so hot here during the day when the sun is out but it gets very cold at night.
The views from the camp site are spectacular and we are surrounded by olive groves.
The young girl at reception is lovely, friendly and very helpful, her mum is from Halifax and her dad is Spanish, she speaks English with a charming accent.
To be honest I don’t think we would stay on this site again, it’s very handy as a stopover if you are travelling on the A92 but the pitches are not big enough for a motorhome of our size and when we arrived at the site it was a bit tricky pulling in as the locals use the camp restaurant and there were lots of parked cars.
The showers and loos were fairly new and very clean but the water for the showers was heated by solar panels and was not very hot.
We paid 8€ for two days Wi-Fi but the connection was very slow for the few hours that it actually worked, complete waste of money.
The laundry was interesting, 3€ to use the washing machine which was in a store room (I had to step over a bed frame to get to it) the staff use the same machine so I’m not sure that you could use it when the site is busy. I did enjoy hanging my washing out on a line strung between the olive trees.
We are planning a long drive tomorrow to an Aire near Benidorm (I’ve never been to Benidorm).
FYI we filled up with gas in Portugal just before we left and have noticed that the Spain & Portugal Aires book stated that the service stations with LPG on the A22 are between junctions 15 and 16, they are actually between junctions 11 and 12 the other side of Faro. But the co-ordinates in the book are correct.

We met an English couple a few days ago who has a French guide to parking places for campingcars in Portugal It included maps and gps co-ordinates. It had loads more places than the vicarious books guide as it included unofficial parking places not just the designated aires. It is written in French and was published in 2009, we have ordered a copy from Amazon but won’t get our hands on it until we get back to the UK.

                                          Alto de Vinuelas


Alto de Vinuelas View From Campsite

Alto de Vinuelas Pitches


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