Monday, 2 March 2020

Winter Sun 2020 Castille de Banos and La Canada Spain

We were somewhat relieved to be escaping from Bella Vista and onto our next short stay destination at Castille de Banus near Motril. A nice little site by the sea, we had stayed there last year and were looking forward to the change. An interesting drive through the plastic of Almeria and we arrived in time for lunch. This site is a rally site but the rally section was great deal quieter than the last year, so plenty of choice for pitches. As we were only staying 2 nights we opted for the seaside option. Backing onto the sea we were soon settled in.




A really nice pitch. We woke to the sounds of the sea!



The beach had suffered in the winds earlier in the season but was making a good recovery

Sadly the weather was not as bright and sunny as last year but at least it was dry. We really wanted to do the walk over the mountain but it was very overcast and unsettled. We did a beach stroll instead to La Mamola. 

Again much the same as last year but so much quieter. There were a lot fewer people on the Camping & Caravanning Rally and we did wonder if that had effected the bars on the front. Far fewer were open! Even the two Pedros bars were shut. The village this year was slightly depressing.





The campsite restaurant and bar was open so we had a very nice meal and shared a bottle with Jack ( Daniels. ) Very generous measures too, so we were happy. 

Would we stay again. Maybe for a couple of nights if we went that way. A very quiet relaxing campsite with a few rally options for those interested. We did note this year that the second open part of the campsite was much fuller with customers mainly German and French. Possibly due to the clamp down on wild camping in the area.

Our next stop was La Canada, described as "like a CL site." Basic toilets and showers, lovely views but no water ( take your own.) We were only stopping one night so we were not too bothered.

La Canada was easily found by Madam SatNag. On a main road not too far from Mojacar. A short walk to the village of Turre. 

We were given a warm welcome and a massive pitch. The views of the mountains were lovely and the sun was coming out.



Plenty of room!!

There were quite a few long stayers on this site. Apart from a bit of farm yard noise it was silent at night. Probably a bit too quiet for more than a 2 night stay for us.

We decided to wander into nearby Turre. A 20 minute stroll along the rambla and we were surprised at the town. Loads of bars and restaurants we had a very nice meal.



The walk along the rambla was flat and easy, very isolated until you reached the town.






An easy stroll to town.

The following morning we admired the views and took advantage of the sunshine before moving on. Definitely worth another stay!






A short dash cam. Castillo de Banos to La Canada.


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