Review for Area Autocaravanas Home, Cartagena

Country:                           Spain

Co-ordinates:                N 36°50’53”, W 2°07’05”

Address:                        Unnamed Road, 04116 Los Albaricoques,Andalusia

Good for visiting:         Cabo de Gata (including San Jose, Las Negras, Cabo de Gata itself, Las Presillas – walk in the crater of an extinct volcano)

Phone & e-mail:            +34660674645            info@areacaravanashome.com

Website:                          Area Autocaravanas Home

Visited:                            February 2022 (we stayed 2 nights)

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr E769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Excellent.  Plenty of space to park out the back + at least a dozen at the front (use these only if the back area is full up – although they are perfectly acceptable, they’re just nearer to the road)

Is there water on each pitch?            

No, but fill up either in the  motorhome service point or on the road to the rear area

What is the electric like?           

Very good – our friends had no issues at all

Drainage?     

Yes – there is a good motorhome service area.

What’s the site access like?        

Good – easy access from the main road – turn onto the road beside the area and then left into the area

Just drive in and the manager will likely appear at your side within minutes – we have never had such a warm and friendly welcome 🙂

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                            Excellent.  Ladies and gents in the same room (1 shower and 1 toilet each), + a foot wash (we think), hand basins and a fully stocked first aid kit.  There was a separate changing area provided

Toilet paper provided? Yes                                                                                                             Showers:                         All very clean

What other facilities are there?    

Bins etc.

Indoor washing up area within a kitchen diner type set up.  Including 2 microwaves and a TV

Washing machine and drier – sorry don’t know the cost

Motorhome service area

Playpark

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

The website says there is wi-fi but we were using our own so didn’t test this out

How welcoming are they at reception and staff in general?  

Excellent – really friendly.  Best welcome we’ve had in Spain.  The family lived on site and had 3 young boys who all said ‘hola’ with a smile when they saw us.  1 of them also played Steve at table football (having given him the side that had an ‘injured’ player!!

How much is it?     

14 Euros without electric – 17 Euros with.  Cheaper if you stay longer.  Excellent value for money

What’s the area like?            

There is a decent walk/ride from the site – like a loop off the main road and back

About 20-25 minutes on the bus to Cartagena.  The bus-stop is in Residencial Buenes Aires about half mile along the road (you can’t miss it!)  It cost about 1.20 each to get into the city (we got off at Plaza de Espana)This time we wandered around a bit more of the little village and even found that there is a bar!  We also found a little shop – so it was worth the wander 🙂

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Suitable for 5th Wheel Vans?    

Yes

More detail:

The Good:-

The site itself

The feel of the site

The welcome

The facilities

The area

What could be improved:

It’s a work in progress – there’s talk of a cafe and terrace and various other facilities

 We really didn’t like:

Nothing

Moving On:

We headed back up to Banos de Fortuna(again!), and the thermal pools 🙂 (La Fuente)

Would we return??

The site – yes absolutely.  Highly recommended 🙂

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