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Overview

This small, pretty, verdant site, is much loved for its welcoming, friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Set among mimosa, pepper, palm and eucalyptus trees on the Costa Tropical coast road, it is 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 prefer 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 (famed for its almond blossom, usually towards the beginning of February) 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.

 

Location:

  • 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
  • Castillo de Baños village 300m, La Mamola centre 1.5 miles, Castello de Ferro 5 miles, Motril and Adra 19 miles, Almería 52 miles, Granada 60 miles, Málaga 78 miles
  • Local Transport: Local bus services (not always reliable) 500m, to Motril, Almería and Granada. No local train service available.

 

Pitches:

214 Touring pitches all about 70m², but variable in shape; all are grass or compact earth; all with 5A or 10A electricity; all with shared water tap and grey water drainage. Maximum unit length 8.5m

 

Worth noting:

  • No fifth wheelers due to access
  • Dogs allowed
  • Gas BBQ's permitted on pitches
  • Communal charcoal BBQ area
  • Well-stocked small supermarket in village (400m), very popular with campers. Other shops, bank and pharmacy in La Mamola; supermarkets in Castell de Ferro; hypermarket in Motril
  • Site shop open 7 days a week, includes fresh bread
  • Shared water tap and drain between two pitches
  • Recently refurbished central wash block with hot and cold water to showers; hot water to most wash basins and to some dish-washing and laundry sinks
  • Run by Sonia Peña for owner Álvaro Garcia
  • CDP

 

Site Accessibility:

Dedicated accessible facilities - 1 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.

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Facilities

Key facilities

  • Flushing toilet
  • Showers
  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Swimming pool
  • Shop
  • Restaurant / Takeaway
  • Washbasins
  • Motorhome service point

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Site Facilities

  • Drying room
  • Flushing toilet
  • Motorhome service point
  • Showers
  • Washbasins
  • Washing Machines

Site Features

  • ATM
  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Shop

Activities

  • Boules
  • Snacks
  • Swimming pool
  • Fishing (licence may be required)
  • Restaurant / Takeaway
  • Public House / Bar

Offsite Facilities

  • Shop
  • Outdoor fitness area

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Travel info

Camping Castillo de Banos
Castillo de Banos
Costa Tropical
18750
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 12:00
Latitude: 36.7410
Longitude: -3.3011
Nearest bus stop:
See 'Overview' below
Nearest train station:
See 'Overview' below

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