Trying to explain this land with simple words is daring, but the real experience —or madness— is to climb into a Flamenco Camper and hit the road, knocking off the kilometers without worrying about where the road goes, or where you’ll sleep, or the heat of the summer. And this is the spirit that Andalusia exudes, because the important thing is not how, but as the great poet, Antonio Machado said, «There is no road, only the road that forms where you have just passed»
In the Natural Parks of Andalusia; from Doñana to Cabo de Gata in a Camper Van
If you’re looking for contrast, for a place rich with a spectrum of experience, then look to Andalusia. A day that starts with a colorful Mediterranean sunrise and ends with a sunset behind the cliffs of the Sierras. The fresh scent of oranges in the courtyard blending with the warm aroma of Arab spices; the peace of the forest against the clap and stomp of the passionate Flamenco show; sharp cliffs melting into solitary beaches… you’ll find it all here.
Andalusia is this. And much more. Trying to explain this land with simple words is daring, but the real experience —or madness— is to climb into a Flamenco Camper and hit the road, knocking off the kilometers without worrying about where the road goes, or where you’ll sleep, or the heat of the summer. And this is the spirit that Andalusia exudes, because the important thing is not how, but as the great poet, Antonio Machado said, «There is no road, only the road that forms where you have just passed»
Summer is approaching and our Flamenco Campers are impatiently waiting to give you an adventure. Many speak of the heat, but few will have experienced the beaches of Parque Nacional de Doñana, World Heritage Site, where the breeze of the marshes will make you forget the thermometer. .. and contemplating the inexhaustible biodiversity, you’re sure to also forget the clock.
For those that love the out-of-doors, the Camper offers the chance to adventure past the ordinary. Imagine a picnic breakfast under the flight path of Flamingos in Doñana and arrive for lunch at one of the Natural Parks, of El Estrecho. There the Playa de Bolonia waits for those looking for a peaceful place in one of the last virgin beaches on Earth, guarded by the Sand Dunes of Bolonia and sheltering the Roman city of Baleo Claudia, with almost four kilometers of fine white sand just waiting for your barefoot feet to ramble by.
Of course perhaps you are looking for a dose of adrenaline, no worries, just step out of your Camper in El Estrecho, one of the best beaches for windsurfing, or if you’d rather fly… Kitesurfing! We have to mention Tarifa, of course too. Home to the magical beach that divides the old world with the new. On one side the Atlantic, on the other, the Mediterranean. At the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula you’ll find La Punta de Tarifa, where, with the reach of a finger, you can almost touch Morroco.
Enjoy the coastal road as we continue on our route, if you dare, use the secondary roads which cross endless paths meandering towards forgotten beaches, picturesque villages and unique landscapes that you’ll never find in a guide book.
And if you do such a thing such as take the less traveled road filled with intrigue and discovery, don’t forget to stop the Camper at the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo, in Málaga. Leave the Camper to rest, grab a day pack and explore any one of the small bays. The steep cliffs watch over small beaches that only the adventurous will step on. A good alternative is an excursion in a kayak, to see the occasional visit from a dolphin, maybe even get the chance to dive with them. Check out the beauty of the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo, although it’s not on land, rather, it stretches under the sea with stunning marine life, diving is a must!
We cannot leave Andalusia or park our Camper Van without a visit to one of the natural jewels of the Mediterranean. Make sure to find your way to a land carved by volcanoes, winds, and the relentless sea, where the volcanic rocks contrast with the idyllic beaches and home to Cabo de Gata, in Almería, one of the few and grandest Protected Maritime-Land Spaces of the Mediterranean. A perfect place to practice diving, or to bathe in its crystalline waters, or to explore its volcanic crags.
And now we rest, because although there are still a thousand footpaths, beaches and villages that we can speak of, we’ll leave some things for the summers to come…
As we stated at the beginning, whatever you seek with your Camper this summer; whether in Cabo de Gata, in Tarifa, in Doñana or in which ever little corner of Andalusia… You will be sure to find it, whatever it is.