Costa Verde, Colunga, N Spain. This site wasn’t on our original itinerary, we had planed to stay 10 nights at another site, but after 4 nights we decided it was time to move on, and so out came the laptop with the ACSI camp site guide pre loaded and we decided to give this site a try.
No English was spoken at reception, so again my pigeon Spanish came in handy. We were not happy with the first pitch the old boy offered us and after some hand waving and head shaking he got back on his bike and set off further down the site. The next pitch he offered was perfect.
The site has large, well maintained service blocks with ample free hot water. Next to the reception is a Bar that doubles as the shop selling a few basic supplies. There were a number of tourers that were obviously on seasonal pitches. A separate field over a river bridge, was the play and picnic area. You could walk out of the sites entrance, across a car park and straight onto a sandy beach. To the left of the beach large sign showed a path you could walk and the location of some fossilised dinosaurs foot prints that could be found along the path.
Not very clear, but, honest it's a dinosaur's footprint.
If you stay at this site, its well worth a trip out to the Picos de Europa Mountains, absolutely stunning scenery. Just be careful of the Spanish coaches coming the other way.
Not many signs in English, Caz, some of the Camp sites had multilingual signs. Towing was no problem at all, as long as you avoid large towns and cities. The Spanish motorways were as good as the French ones and if any thing there was even less traffic on them and a lot less tolls. The TomTom was spot on . Diesel was €0.96 per litre (away from the motor ways)
Iain, believe me, I know very little Spanish. (and have now forgotten most of it . We found the people really helpful and the Spanish phrase book was a godsend in the shops.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel