Jun 25, 2012

Ciudad Real - Camping Los Arenales

Camping Los Arenales was a real treat, an unexpected find on a weekend away. The entrance doors are enormous ancient coaching inn doors and there´s a windmill housing a TV room and billiards.

Following signs out of the town of Almagro we shot straight passed the campsite turning as there were no signs and even though we looked at the entrance it wasn´t a typical Spanish entrance with flags flying.

Backtracking, though the detour was fascinating with a rubbish dump packed with storks, the entrance is clean and welcoming (especially as I have a wooden door fascination).

An obviously well cared for site with lots of trees for shade and bright pink oleanders scattered around. The restaurant, pool and bar area were spotless and hubby and I agreed it was one of the better sites that we´d seen and that we would happily stay (maybe next time).

It´s not a huge site (36 pitches & 14 bungalows) but does cater for weddings and has an accommodation block that hosts theatre groups at times, so I guess those times would be busy.

What I really liked about it is that the two-generational family live in the middle of the site and all really was spotless and obviously lived-in with pot plants and decorations all around.

For a stop-off on a north-south run the site is about 20km off the main Madrid to Malaga route and worth it.

Camping Los Arenales
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.