Review for Camping Valdevequeros, nr Tarifa

Country:                                Spain

Co-ordinates:                        36°4’8″N   5°40’49″W

Address:                                Ctra N340, km 75,5     11380 / Tarifa/Cádiz    Spain

Good for visiting:                Tarifa, Baelo Claudia (Roman remains about 5 miles away in Bolonia); possible to take the ferry to Tangiers (Morocco) from Tarifa

Phone & e-mail:                      +34 956 68 41 74                info@campingvaldevaqueros.com

Website:                                  http://www.campingvaldevaqueros.com/index.php?lang=en

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

What are the pitches like?                

Some big pitches, many others have trees in the middle!  Muddy – fine for the summer but not so good in the winter.  A bit of gravel would solve a lot of issues.

Is there water on each pitch?            

No.  Just a few taps, but we were close enough to use our hose (across the road though)

What is the electric like?           

Dreadful – about 5amp, but, although it never tripped, at times if you put the kettle on the fridge went to gas….  You certainly wouldn’t be able to run your heating on it.

Drainage?     

Yes – a very good motorhome service point (fairly new) with washing facilities, drainage, Chemical dump (there were several of these around the toilet blocks as well), tyre pressure gauges and taps for filling water tanks.

What’s the site access like?        

Very good – easy access from the main road, N340

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                             Old, but acceptable (metal, graffitied doors).  3 blocks of varying standards.  There are also private bathrooms available – as you pay for these I suspect the standard was better…                                                                                                            Toilet paper provided? Yes                                                                                                          Showers:                         Put it this way – Calv showered in the van whilst we stayed here…   The showers were not good; very small with 1 hook on the outside and nowhere to get dressed in privacy (which bearing in mind there were no doors leading to the outside was not good)  We saw several people (including ladies) returning to their vans just wrapped in their towels as there was nowhere really to dress (something we’ve never seen before).

What other facilities are there?    

1 swimming pool – looked quite nice set in a grassy area.  Not open whilst we were there

Restaurant/bar – seems to be quite popular; chemical waste (strange place though in the middle of the car park); dish washing facilities; small supermarket; reception; laundry; kids play area, tennis court, babies room; underpass to an amazing beach

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

Yes.  Free in the bar area.

How welcoming are they at reception and staff in general?  

Fine – although cost of taking the little car in wasn’t made clear, and when I spotted it and queried it (I thought it was 5Euros for the stay), I was told it would probably be removed…  (It was actually 5 Euros per night and was discounted to 3 Euros per night…..)

How much is it?     

18 Euros with ACSI + the cost of taking the little car in.  This doesn’t actually represent value for money for this campsite – we would have thought it was worth a maximum of 16 Euros per night (in total)

What’s the area like?            

Opposite the simply stunning Valdevequeros beach, and about 6 miles from Tarifa.

           

Suitable for 5th Wheel Vans?    

A couple of pitches are probably big enough

More detail:

The Good:-

The beach opposite (not part of the campsite)

Motorhome service area

The Bad:-

Muddy pitches

Showers

Roads slippery in the morning (as some roads and steep with an odd camber this is not good)

 The Ugly:-

Muddy pitches!

Moving On:

We headed to Cadiz – staying in nearby Puerto de Santa Maria at Camping Playa las Dunas (another stunning beach 🙂 )

Would we return??

No – we would try one of the numerous sites in the area or one of the free parking areas (in winter) such as the car park backing onto the beach just a mile or so further up the road

See post for where we visited whilst staying here: Tarifa & Bolonia (roman ruins Baleo Claudia)

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