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General

  • Beachside site surrounded by a centenarian eucalyptus grove
  • A five-minute drive from Almeria
  • Bar-restaurant with spacious terrace

A five-minute drive from Almeria? That sounds just splendid in itself... but add in that Camping La Garrofa is right on the beach and there are strong possibilities that one might want to hide away here for weeks.

The ancient city of Almeria is known as Spain’s sunniest, and the province of Almeria is the most arid area of all of Europe – so dry that many a spaghetti Western has been shot in these here parts. And this is the region of Andalucian coast, the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, the Calar Alto Observatory and the Sierra Nevada… yep, one could hide away here for weeks.

And yep, this site is right on the beach. It's also surrounded by a centenarian eucalyptus grove, on a sheltered corner of Almerian coastline and in a (highly) scenic setting with fishing right on site and heaps of hiking in its nearby hills. Pitches are spacious and many have sea views.

Spanish cuisine at decent prices can be sampled from the daily menus and tapas at the cosy bar-restaurant, where you can eat indoors or outside on the big terrace.


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7.5

Overall rating based on 34 reviews

 

74% would recommend this site to a friend.

74% would stay here again.

  40% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Nice site well mannered staff. Places are a little crude.13/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Position

    Disliked: 

    Tight spaces

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Lovely Peaceful Site, Clean Facilities With Good Cafe/Bar07/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaureen F.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    On a private beach
    Lovely meal in the cafe
    Going to sleep with the sound of the waves

    Disliked: 

    Some of the Motorhome pitches were trick to access

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The site was clean with facilities near by $The staff was very helpful23/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesShawn M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We loved that the location was on a beach on the side of a mountain. It was a one minute walk to get in the ocean when we woke up. We would have enjoyed staying a few more days 💓

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It was okay. I would stay again, if it was cheaper.10/08/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainMarcus L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The proximity of the beach was amazing and it’s a lovely little cove. The tapas was very good and for 0.50 cents with the beer you can’t go wrong! The staff are friendly.

    Disliked: 

    The place was dated. Needs some love. The tapas only came with beer. Even though we paid more for copas (gin and mixer) old rules and ridiculous tbh. It was noisy as it’s right near the main road. The place smells a lot, of toilet! The water was salty when you brush your teeth. A caravan is cheaper to stay then a tent!! That too is ridiculous!

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Clean showers and toilets, private beach, but needs a makeover.13/07/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainIan G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch right in front of the beach

    Disliked: 

    Not having the shop open, no facilities for children, no swimming pool etc

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Anonymous user

Worse camp site in Spain.07/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding tent, trailer tent or touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to the sea

    Disliked: 

    When we arrived the reception was closed we had to drive around to find someone. Ended up doing a big loop around the site back to the reception where there was a man (maybe the owner) who stuck of booze. He delt with us, well me as my Mrs was upset by him and waited outside. We had already booked and paid online, but he was demanding that I show him my passport or we could NOT come in. I explained to him that we lived in Spain and did not carry our passport with us for a 1 hour trip down the cost. I give him my NEI number that I keep with me and this ties me to all my ID in Spain. I had a photo of my passport on my phone I showed him so he then let us in. Told us to pitch up any pitch between 30 to 34 as this was for tents ONLY.
    We got there and the pitch was Hard gravel and we could not pin the tent down. And within 30 mins two large motorhomes come and parked in the tent pitch either side of us. Did not have a good night sleep and its directly below a flyover and traffic is very noise. Worse camp site in Spain.

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Beach03/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beach

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Fab site!!!26/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinda W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything - it was such an amazingly positioned site, so close to the beach and fantastic walks. Great runs every day; hot showers; spotlessly clean and restaurant on site.

    Disliked: 

    One owner bit grumpy but most of the staff lovely.

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Excellent site. great owners24/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNigel M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Family run. Private beach

    Disliked: 

    Some pitches a little tight

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Near beach WiFi clean showers21/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLiz N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Near beach WiFi clean showers

    Disliked: 

    Electricity broken not able to walk very busy road pitch not clearly marked people parking anywhere

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Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

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Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

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Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Sailing nearby

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Groups welcome

Family friendly

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Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

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Bar nearby

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Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Carretera Nacional 340A, KM.435, Almería, Almeria, Spain, 04002
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 36.8267°N 2.5171°W

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Local attractions

Camping La Garrofa's setting has it well placed for easy access to the excellent city of Almeria as well as the natural areas of this arid province, from deserts to coastline to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra de Los Filabres.

Almeria's only natural park is Cabo de Gata-Nijar, the biggest protected coastal area in the province. It has a desert climate (yet tis at the sea too), Spain's biggest volcanic rock formation, craggy cliffs and tiny islands brimming with marine life: the park has been a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1997. Birdwatching, diving, boating and geology field trips can all be arranged at the natural park; if you're hiking, try the Caldera de Majada Redonda trail, leading to the centre of an ancient volcano caldera.

The Tabernas desert is where the Almeria spaghetti Westerns were filmed, including the Dollars trilogy (that's A Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for the uninitiated). It's still used these days for film shooting, but quite a few critters are around too if you'd rather spot native species instead of cowboys: look out for Bonelli eagles, peregrine falcons, ladder snakes and natterjack toads.

Several traditional Almerian villages are a few miles from the campsite, and do have a few days in Almeria too, to see famed sights like its Alcazaba; the air raid shelters used in the Spanish Civil War; its cathedral and its Chanca, the group of houses carved into rocks.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Camping La Garrofa cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping La Garrofa will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£88.61) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£88.61) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €20.00 (£17.72) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.
€0.38 kWh not included in the rate and payable on site (meter in place).

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

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