Spanish Costa del Sol and Gibraltar
Gone Camping has never been further south. Andalusia is Spain’s most populous region and is very popular among Swedish tourists with motorhomes as well as those who fly.
Balcón de Europa and more in Nerja
Nerja is located in the Andalusian province of Málaga. A nice and cosy place that’s perfect if you are looking for relaxation or shopping, enjoy cafés, bars and a cosy atmosphere. Nerja’s best-known destinations include the Balcón de Europa (Europe’s balcony), El Puente de Águila (the Eagle Aqueduct) and the Cuevas de Nerja (Nerja Caves).
Andalusia’s capital, Seville
We stop at the barber but try lots of other things too. Seville has about the same number of inhabitants as Stockholm but in a smaller area. At least it feels that way as you can reach all the well-known sights on foot. It is less than one kilometre between, for example, the Plaza de España and the Alcázar Palace, which are among the best known. In the alleys of the old town it is easy to find a nice place for refreshments.
A visit to the Flamenco Museum, Sevilla
One of Andalusia’s best-known exports is flamenco. Flamenco is a combination of music, dance and song, Romany costumes, Indian hand movements and Arabian language melody. We visit the Flamenco Museum in Seville and enjoy sombre tones and fiery dance.
The sherry producer in the city of Jerez
A drink that has long been left, forgotten and dusty in grandma’s cocktail cabinet. But it has become hip and trendy once again, maybe mostly as an ingredient in cocktails. We are of course talking about sherry, which also put the Spanish city of Jerez on the map. There is an abundance of producers who welcome curious tourists with open arms. We visit one of them and enjoy a guided tour of all the variants of the drink.
Wind in the surf sails in Tarifa
On the southernmost point of the European mainland in southern Andalusia, you’ll find the wind worshippers’ paradise – Tarifa. If you enjoy kite or windsurfing, you’ve come to the right place. Here the side shore winds blow for the greater part of the year and with an intensity to satisfy the most demanding.
A visit to Gibraltar
Gibraltar is a British territory located in the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula by the Strait of Gibraltar. The best-known landmark in the region is the 426 m high Rock of Gibraltar that is a strategically important defence place by the entrance to the Mediterranean.
Our accommodation on the Costa del Sol
El Pino Camping
El Pino Camping in Torrox, a campsite in an elevated location drenched in sun. By Swedish standards it is basic, but it’s a good location for exploring the surrounding area.
If you want to stay near the sea and the best surf spots, then Camping Valdevaqueros is an obvious choice. The campsite is bathed in sun, with bushes and trees to provide shade and shelter. The pitches measure between 50 and 100 m² and have access to electricity and water.