Gran camping zarautz review

We are currently at this site having chosen it before we left home. We didn’t book as the site advised it wasn’t necessary.  We felt welcome immediately on arrival and the site has a lovely feel to it.  However it is January and there doesn’t seem to be any rules regarding distance between vans over here… not a problem at the moment but don’t think we’d be so keen in the height of summer.

We are sat atop a cliff with a lovely view out to sea, and there is a steep walk (a mixture of inclines and steps) down to the beach.  There is also a historical site, Malla Harria,  just below the site (the walk down to this is VERY steep!)

The facilities are good.  The toilets are clean and plentiful with a full suite of facilities – toilet paper, seats and soap.. however just 1 soap dispenser for 12 sinks and no hand drying facilities.  I don’t know if this is to do with their ecological status..

Walking back up from the beach we counted the steps – there are 438 as well as the inclines.  This is not a gentle stroll! We’re going to go down and back up to the beach each morning we’re here 🙂

You don’t need detergent for the washers here, but the drier we used didn’t completely dry our clothes. We don’t know if it’s just a rogue machine.

Wifi is free and pretty good.  We’ve also managed to get a number of English speaking channels on our aerial – get ready for a healthy dose of murder she wrote and the Simpsons!            UPDATE: Wifi was pretty good for the 1st couple of days, but non-existent (except up by reception) for the rest of our stay.

Tomorrow we’re going to explore on our bikes – beware this is mountainous country…

So far so good – we would definitely return 🙂    UPDATE:  There are only 2 spots for refilling water on site; rather than move the van we ran our hoses.  There were about 5 units on site and it didn’t interfere with anyone, but the lad manning reception that day didn’t like it!  So Calv filled up our 2 Dutch neighbours as well.  But he was not impressed by the attitude especially as no explanation of the problem could be given.

So the update is that we probably wouldn’t return (but I wouldn’t rule it out…)


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