Jul 6, 2013

Best Campsites in Granada

This years trail of good campsites around Granada had us visiting five of them one in the city two on the outskirts and two in Los Alpujarras. All very different in both size, location and charm. What is it you look for in a campsite? Does location come first or the size?

South to Granada, Snow on Sierra Nevada

Our first stop was Camping Sierra Nevada which rather confusingly isn't up in the mountains but in the city one minute from the bus station. Very handy if you're using public transport and a good base for exploring the city itself. If camping isn't your thing then the site also boasts a motel and to get about there are mopeds to rent on site.

Not the most attractive setting, right on the road, but easy to find. Our visit at the end of May found a quiet, well-kept site, the swimming pool wasn't yet in action. I imagine, moving a month to two ahead to Spanish school holidays, that this site would be very busy. The bar and restaurant, which are near the road, are open to all and it would be noisy to have a pitch near them.

Head to the other end of the flat site and things could be much calmer. For an overnighter or two to explore Granada and visit the must-see Alhambra Palace it's perfectly adequate and situated. Personally it's not for me, just too big.

Next post will be Camping Suspiro del Moro 10 minutes from the city.

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.