Sep 7, 2011

Camping Lake Negratin in Granada Province, Andalucia

Having just had a couple of days exploring Guadix and the area known as the Altiplano de Granada with its incredible red lunar landscape and abundance of cave houses. I had almost circled the Embalse de Negratin, a beautiful aquamarine reservoir when I spotted a camping sign.

That of course had to be followed especially as it seemed to be heading in the reservoir direction and it was. Just a short walk down to the water´s edge and beach area where there´s a decent bar with great views was a camping as a campsite is called in Spanish.

The reservoir had parked pedal boats, someone fishing and several swimmers and I spotted a boat launch ramp which makes this campsite a great base for water lovers, the camping brochure says canoeing, rowing and windsurfing are possible, and exploring the area too.

Embalse de Negratin from opposite side to campsite

Embalse de Negratin near campsite

Camping La Cabañuela 2km from Freila, 7km from Zújar is a nice level site, it´s fairly new and flat without much shade yet. They have bungalows to rent, there doesn´t seem to be a  website but the email is campingfreila at

There´s nothing in the world quite like getting back to nature. Lying on the grass, watching the stars and listening to the sounds of nature.