(2016-17 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 in consultation with site reception • 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) • Typical rally activities may include escorted walks, coffee and craft mornings, communal barbecues, quiz and social evenings, meals in the site restaurant, shopping trips, coach trips to local places of interest and fishing from the seafront. Friendly games may include boules, horeshoes, lawn darts, skuttles and many others. Chris and Gill have also been trying out new cycling routes on the quieter roads, but most walking and cycling routes locally are resonably strenuous hill routes. They look forward to planning golfing trips to Los Moriscos Golf Course, and to further developing the rally and the 'Baños Family' atmosphere.
This is a small, friendly rally, away from the big resorts, 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: 12 01 2017 - 31 03 2017
We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible.
Located in an amazing region, rich in places to visit, this very friendly site is set away from the busy resorts, in the 'real' Andalucía.
Rally Dates 12 Jan - 31 Mar 2017 (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 coast road, and separated from the narrow 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. The site is also convenient for breaking the journey between Mediterranean and Portuguese destinations, located just a short distance off the A7 motorway. A coastal bus service (often erratic!) passing the site also offers some 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. (Please remember that pets are not allowed on coaches or on public transport.)
There are some wonderful regional attractions, including world class historic jewels such as the Alhambra Palace in Granada or Cordoba’s stunning Mezquita. 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 towns and villages both inland and on the coast between here and Almería and Málaga.
- Close to the attractive coastal village of La Mamola and near to the coast road, lying alongside a small, narrow, grey sand and rock beach 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
- Local transport (2015): local bus services (not always reliable) 500 metres, to Motril, Almería and Granada.
- Dogs allowed
- Gas barbecues permitted on pitches
- Communal barbecue area
- Run by Sonia Peña for owner Álvaro Garcia
- We are not able to offer the option to pay electricity on site as part of booking a stay at Castillo de Baños.
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 beach, with tarmac roadways and grassy/earth 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 all about 70m², but variable in shape; all are grass or compact earth; all with 5A or 10A electricity; all with grey water drainage
Maximum unit length 8.5m
Two washing machines and two driers
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
Wi-Fi on pitches (charge); free in bar.
Shared water tap and drain between two pitches (on most pitches)
Older style central wash block with: hot and cold water to showers; hot water to most wash basins and to some 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, boules area
Site shop open seven days a week, includes fresh bread
Outdoor exercise machines in village
We went on the rally originally intending to only stay for 31 days, and were so impressed we ended up staying for 65. The Stewards worked extremely hard to make everyone's stay enjoyable. There was a good variety of activities and excursions, and everyone mucked in and was very friendly. we enjoyed it so much that we have booked to attend the full rally next year!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
A costal site with a fab local shop and bars, walk out of the back of the site and you are on the beach.
The staff are friendly and welcoming and while the facilities are a little "tired" they are kept very clean.
Well placed for sorties out to surrounding area and Granada.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
As advertised -- spacious, hedge-lined pitches - water, electricity & grey-waste outlets on pitches - toilet facilities old-fashioned, but spotless - new washer/dryers this year - on-site restaurant "ok" - receptionists speak English - local (mini) supermarkets within 6km, large supermarkets within 20km. Highly recommended for a lazy, do-nothing, relaxing stay. We'll be back again this year.
- Towing: Moderate
- Location: Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
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.