(2014-15 Winter season) - Rally Stewards will be Chris and Gill Steel • Approximately 50 rally pitches (subject to demand); located near the main facilites and allocated by the rally stewards • The rally enjoys exclusive use of a basement rally room (access by steps), while daytime activities may take place near the rally tent (weather permitting) • Previous rally activities have included escorted walks to local places and hostelries, boules, barbecues, economical meals
in the site restaurant, tapas outings to local English-speaking bars, crafts, quizzes, games and social evenings, coffee mornings, good value coach excursions to the extraordinary natural and cultural sites in the region, and supermarket trips by minibus • Rally Stewards Chris and Gill look forward to developing this winter’s rally with the input of rally members.
This is a small, friendly rally where as usual you have the freedom to partake in all, some or none of the organised activities as you wish. There is much to see and do either through organised coach trips (subject to demand) or your own transport.
Rally Date: 18 01 2015 - 31 03 2015
We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible.
Located in an amazing region, rich in places to visit.
Rally Dates 18 Jan - 31 Mar 2015 (Members only)
This small, pretty, verdant site, much loved by members for its welcoming, friendly and relaxing atmosphere, is set among mimosa, pepper, palm and eucalyptus trees on the Costa Tropical, and separated from the seafront by a gated bamboo windbreak. Castillo de Baños is popular with those who want a break from big resorts and instead a taste of the authentic, rustic Andalucía, with many members staying for two months or longer, but the site is also convenient for breaking the journey between Mediterranean and Portuguese destinations. A coastal bus service (often erratic!) passing the site offers links further afield, and while some of the mountain roads may be challenging in a motorhome there are many others that are less demanding. Most walking and cycling routes locally are reasonably strenuous hill routes, and you should be prepared to use your own car or motorhome for shopping and to get out and about, in order to get the most out of this hugely rewarding area. There are some wonderful regional attractions, including world class historic jewels such as the Alhambra Palace in Granada or Cordoba’s stunning Mezquita. (Please remember that pets are not allowed on coaches or on public transport.) You may have heard of the intensive greenhouse horticulture en route to this delightful site, but immediately around Castillo de Baños this is minimal, while returning regular members have commented that the advantages of the area far outweigh any visual impact encountered further afield. Many of the best parts of beautiful Andalucía are within easy day-trip reach, including not just Málaga and Granada, but also Almería, the mountains of the Sierra Nevada National Park, the Sierra de la Contraviesa and hills of the Alpujarras, the Sierra de Tejeda National Reserve, and the many coastal towns and villages both inland and on the coast between here and Almería and Málaga.
- Close to the attractive small coastal town of La Mamola and near to the coast road, lying alongside a small, narrow, grey sand and rock seafront with direct access through a gate
- La Mamola centre 1.5 miles, Castello de Ferro five miles, Motril and Adra 19 miles, Almería 52 miles, Granada 60 miles, Málaga 78 miles
- Dogs allowed
- Electric or gas barbecues permitted on pitches
- Communal barbecue area
- Maximum unit length 8.5m
- Run by Sonia Peña for owner Álvaro Garcia
- Local bus services (not always reliable) 500 metres, to Motril, Almería and Granada
- Electricity (1-29 nights): 5A included, or 10A £1.30. Electricity (over 29 nights): either pre-paid flat rates of £3.80 (5A) or £5.05 (10A); or pay on site metered at €0.30/kWh (5A), or €0.30/kWh plus daily flat rate of €1.50 (10A). Prices for metered electricity may be subject to change.
Dedicated accessible facilities - One cubicle, direct access from outside by key, with toilet, shower and washbasin, at wash block. Ramp to wash block. Ramp to reception. Small ramp to bar/restaurant and shop. Terrain throughout the long, thin site is very gently sloping towards the seafront, with tarmac roadways and grassy/earthy pitches. No wheelchair access to rally function room, which is down a flight of stairs. Contact us for further information.
Castillo de Baños
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Touring and rally pitches about 70m2, but variable in shape; all are grass or compact earth; all with 5A or 10A electricity; most with grey water drainage
Older style central wash block with: hot and cold water to showers; hot water to most wash basins and to washing-up and laundry sinks; one chemical disposal point
Sports facilities on site include an outdoor swimming pool (unheated, opening subject to weather), fishing from the seafront
Site shop open seven days a week, includes fresh bread
Wi-Fi over whole site; free in bar.
Shared water tap and drain between each two pitches (on most pitches)
Two washing machines and one drier
Well stocked small supermarket (400m) in village, very popular with members. Other shops, bank, cash machines and pharmacy in La Mamola; supermarkets in Castell de Ferro; hypermarket in Motril. Outdoor exercise machines in village
Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.
Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.
Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 2 weeks please call us.
More information on pricing can be found here.