Our pitch was a good size mainly on gravel with water and drainage. There was also a TV point but not much use to us as we did not bring a cable. The campsite is well sited with access to the beach and local shops and restaurants a short stroll away. It is also "doggy heaven" we guessed around 80% of people on site had brought their beloved pooches with them! Handy for the beach then ( dogs are not allowed ) as if that would stop them! The restaurant was also a doggy wonderland, where happy furry friends could meet, share the seating, their dog hairs, woofs and generally enjoy the atmosphere. To be fair the dogs did not cause us any issues, there were just so many of them!!
The choice of pitches was interesting, the dark side ( under the trees ) mucho mossies
( by the river ) or the gentle hum of the motorway! We got the road noise, but there was morning sun.
The toilet facilities should have been fabulous but this was spoiled by the total lack of maintenance. Shower heads missing, blocked drains, rusty fittings, just lack of love. However the water in the toilet block was always hot! This lack of care was echoed throughout the site and it was a shame. Dish washing also all outside with very variable hot water and of course blocked wastes. The bar and restaurant was OK though lacked any real atmosphere, we didn't try the food but had a few drinks.
There was a swimming pool but again it needed tidying and cleaning more frequently. Good position though and a sun trap.
The beach was lovely, coarse sand and nice walks.
The marina was a thriving area with lots of interesting bars and cafes.
Judging by the cars, a few X or Y rated celebrities in residence on the Costa del Sol.
We caught the bus to La Linea and had a great day exploring Gibraltar. We went up to the top in a cable car, said hello to the monkeys, walked along the main street taking in the shops. We spent an enjoyable hour wandering around the very expensive boats in the marina.
We were really lucky it was a clear beautiful day with good visibility.
Top of the rock! It was a beautiful day and amazingly quiet.
A few evil looking monkeys around! We stayed far away from them. Despite the notices people were feeding them.
A very expensive marina on Gibraltar judging by the boats and the prices in the restaurants.
Houseboats in the marina at La Ligna. An interesting holiday idea. Looked fun! I think if we came back this way again a stay at the marina in La Ligna would be a very good option. An easy walk into Gibraltar.
We walked around the Botanical Gardens and had a great meal in an Italian restaurant aptly called Mama Mia.
Botanical Gardens. A shady oasis on a hot day just watch out for the "processional caterpillars". We didn't actually see any here, though warning notices were up. Beware furry friends!
This part of the coast has been a nice place to spend some time but is terribly commercialised! The positive part of the visit has been the weather and we really enjoyed the day at the rock. If we come this way again we would not come back to Bella Vista, vastly over rated and over priced! However, part of the experience of travelling. Next on the agenda two short stops before Costa Valencia and Kiko Park.