May 31, 2012

Campsite in Jaén Province - Camping Despeñaperros

Camping Despeñaperros is in the north of Jaén province near the natural gateway from the north into Andalucia at Despeñaperros, a rocky pass that was fought over in days gone by.

This site is on the edge of Santa Elena in a natural park with shade from mature pine trees. The access is rather oddly through housing which opens out to countryside. This is a good stopping place on the way from Madrid to the south coast of the Costa del Sol.

It is also a good base to explore Spain´s largest Natural Park, Sierra de Cazorla, Segura and Las Villas. This is one of my chosen sites to visit this summer so watch out in a month or two for a review post.

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.