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Camping La Garrofa

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Camping La Garrofa: Looking towards the sea

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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Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.


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Reviews

7.7

Overall rating based on 31 reviews

 

77% would recommend this site to a friend.

74% would stay here again.

  47% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Cozy site, nice bar and clean facilities21/07/2021

Reviewer's country: FranceChristine B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location, friendly staff and size of site.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Location was on the beach and excellent, pitch was level …29/03/2021

Reviewer's country: SpainStephen J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location was on the beach and excellent, pitch was level and space next to us for a table and chairs etc. Had dinner at the bar 2 nights and both nights the food was great. Bar staff friendly.

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From the manager...

Hello;
We have been in a very difficult time, COVI19, but we didnt stop working for our clients.
Your comments make us very happy and enforces us to continuoing on inspite of those difficult times.
Thank you very much.
Your faithfully.
CAMPING LA GARROFA TEAM.

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Very restful week spent in beautiful scenery18/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Vicinity and peacefulness

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Hello;
We have been in a very difficult time, COVI19, but we didnt stop working for our clients.
Your comments make us very happy and enforces us to continuoing on inspite of those difficult times.
Thank you very much.
Your faithfully.
CAMPING LA GARROFA TEAM.

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Cafe10/07/2020

Reviewer's country: SpainRoy B.Confirmed

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

    Cafe

    Disliked: 

    I was charged double. Once on my VISA and once with cash.

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6
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Everyone was very friendly, the restaurant was good but stock …27/01/2020

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

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

    Everyone was very friendly, the restaurant was good but stock up before you arrive as there is no supermarket

    Disliked: 

    We were told to park on the beach, which was lovely, until we were told to park the other way round. We then got stuck in the sand trying to manoeuvre. It is a very steep site, not suitable for large Motorhomes. The buses didn't run to Almeria due to a landslide but they offered to drive us there.

From the manager...

Hello, we want to answer to Rosemarie.
Firstable, before you came to our Campingsite, we explain to you that due to an accident in the road was close in a part and the buses didnt run but we offered you to take you to the city with our car, I think we were very nice to you.
The pitch we gave you in front of the beach was one of the best, we are sorry if you park not in it but into the beach itself, is quite clear were is the beach not to get inside, anyway we remolque you and in 10 minutes , you were in your pitch.
We are sorry but I think we try our best for you to be good, even we didnt have the fault of the accident in the road, we didnt have the fault you were inside the beach itself.
Anyway,
Our best Regards.

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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
  • Liked: 

    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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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

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Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • Carretera Nacional 340A, KM.435, Almería, Almeria, Spain, 04002
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   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 site, 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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 (£88.21) 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping La Garrofa have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping La Garrofa dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping La Garrofa? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping La Garrofa?
    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.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping La Garrofa? From £18.84 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

Coronavirus
Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

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

Hired accommodation
€0.38 kWh not included in the rate and payable on site (meter in place).
Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£88.21) 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 (£17.64) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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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