Review of Camping Mar Azul, Balerma

      Country:                                    Spain

     Co-ordinates:                           N 36 43 20  W 2 52 40

     Address:                                    Carretera de Guardias Viejas
04712 – Balerma (Almería)

     Good for visiting:                      Roquetas de Mar

     Phone & e-mail:                        +34 950 912126     info@campingbalerma.com

     Website:                                   http://www.campingbalerma.com/en/situacion/

 Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Swift Kontiki 669 tag axle – 8.56m)

 What are the pitches like?                

Lovely pitches.  All the same size – a good size at that.

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On our pitch at Mar Azul, Balermo

Is there water on each pitch?            

Yes

What is the electric like?           

16A – perfect        

Drainage?     

Yes, on every pitch                                  

What’s the site access like?        

Excellent – broad access and wide roads on the site.      

What are the Sanitary facilities like?    

Toilets:                                   Fantastic.  2 blocks – only strange thing is 1 soap dispenser and 1 hand drier in each block (at opposite ends of the 10 sinks)                                 Toilet paper provided?                              Yes                                                                                                                                                                                                           Showers:                               Excellent

What other facilities are there?    

Swimming pool.  Bar.  Café-bar.  Launderette.  Petanque.  Car & van wash.  Shop (tiny).  Reception.  Multi-sport court.  Motorhome service area.  Chemical toilets.

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

Yes.  Free  

How welcoming are they at reception and staff in general?  

Very welcoming, friendly and efficient

How much is it?     

With the ACSI card 15E per night (1/1-30/6 & 1/9-31/12)                                     

What’s the area like?

Not as taken with the immediate area as we were with the campsite.  We did cycle into Balerma itself but wouldn’t return.  Although the Consum supermarket on the outskirts was useful (and okay).           

Suitable for 5th Wheel Vans?    

Yes – probably paying for 2 pitches though?  There were 2 there when we were staying.  Worth asking the site.

More detail:

The Good:-

The fact that they appear to have asked people what they want before building the site – it’s only a few years old.  However, if you cycle in the opposite direction you find an old castle (not open on Mondays – when we, of course, visited!), and further along the marina of Almerimar, which is worth the ride.

The toilets are exceptional

The bar is good, if a little expensive (there’s not really any competition!)

The pitches are excellent

 The Bad:-

Not the campsite’s fault, but relevant nonetheless – the immediate area and the beach isn’t overly nice either.

Only 4 kw of electric is provided with the ACSI rate.  However, the extra charges were very reasonable – it was a shame that you had no means of monitoring your usage though.

 The Ugly:-

Nothing at all 😊 (except Balerma…)

Moving On:

We moved on to Granada to visit the Alhambra Palace. 

Would we return?

Yes – if the site was located somewhere else!

 

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