Next to a busy road and pretty crowded but everyone was friendly, the restaurant/bar was good and it was easy to get to the alhambra without going through the city. A drive to the shops no problem. We booked and were lucky, some people were turned away because the site was full. There were trees around for some shade if you were lucky, the toilets were basic and adequate and if you wanted you could rent a bungalow I would use this site again
We visited this site in late June, 2009. We didn't want to take a car into the city so we chose a site with convenient bus routes into Granada. You can catch a bus from the site entrance into the main drag in Granada, or, if you want to visit the Alhambra, you can walk about 500 metres from the site to catch a different bus that will take you to the other side of Granada from where you can walk up to the Alhambra, or, as we did, catch a bus up the hill to the entrance. The timetables for both routes are posted on the doors of the toilet blocks.
The site is run by a French couple, so you have a choice of speaking Spanish or French, but little English is spoken.
The busy season begins at the end of June when the schools break up, so they were just gearing up for that when we arrived. They were not busy, and had not yet filled the pool, or cut the grass, so the place looked a little scruffy.
Be aware (as we were not) that all camping pitches on sites south of the Picos mountains have only sparse grass. You will be camping on rammed gravel, and your lightweight alloy tentpegs will not penetrate the ground. You need, indeed, must have, steel nails at least six inches long, and preferably eight inches long, and a claw-hammer to deploy and remove them.
All the facilities you would expect - hot showers, washing machine, a place to wash dishes, and also a small restaurant and bar.
Shade was variable, and you might find yourself with an unshaded plot if the site were more than half full.
I echo the comment about the noise from the main dual carriageway nearby. There is a constant hum of traffic, though you will probably get used to it.
They spontaneously gave us a 50% discount when we paid on leaving. They offered no explanation, even when this was queried by our (fluent Spanish speaking) daughter. We think it may have been because nobody had booked us in, and they were pleased that we told them truthfully that we had already been there for three days. Who knows? We would use the site again if we wanted to visit the Alhambra.
This camp site was in a good position to visit The Alhambra, we could get on the ring road and follow the signs straight there. The tent pitches were close together with no hedges and the dual carriageway runs right past so quite noisy sometimes. The toilets and washing facilities were clean and a splendid bar and restaurant on site. We could also follow the main road right into town for shopping etc. Limited English spoken so learn some Spanish. I did send an e-mail to say we were coming and was told that it would be no problem as it was not a busy time of year, even so, there were plenty of people camping and if I went again I would try and make a firm booking. Like a lot of places in Spain the pool is not made ready for use until later in the year. I would be happy to use this site again.
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