Benidorm

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It’s only 15 miles (or 25 km) from Calpe, but Benidorm is another world! It’s certainly very different from when I came here as a child back in 1974. According to Giles Tremlett (author of Ghosts of Spain – recommended reading) Benidorm “is to package tourism what Las Vegas is… Read more »

Calpe Part Two

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We’ve enjoyed our second week in Calpe (or Calp as it’s know to the locals), going out and about every day. The weather has stayed warm and dry, which certainly helps. Thursday was ‘Constitution Day’ which this year marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the country’s constitution in… Read more »

Calpe Part One

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Leaving Valencia we steered clear of the AP7 toll road, and drove the 150km to Calpe on the national roads. The weather in this part of Spain has been great – sunny most days with hardly any rain, and daytime temperatures in the 20’s (though it does get quite chilly… Read more »

Benicàssim

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The main reason for going straight to Benicàssim from Girona is that there’s a Euromaster in the next town where we could get the van’s front brakes and tyres changed. We found a campsite with great reviews on CamperContact and had reserved a pitch for a week, giving us enough… Read more »

Girona

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It took less than an hour to drive to Girona. The aire is very well located, a 10 minute walk from the old town, and a bargain at €12/night. The attendant was very friendly and super helpful, giving us information leaflets and a map of the city. He didn’t speak… Read more »