29th - 30th July 2021
We had worried so much about being refused entry to Spain that we hadn’t actually spent much time planning our first night. Over breakfast on the ferry we decided to continue our abandoned 2020 trip and complete our circumference of the Iberian Peninsular. The first leg of our new plan was a 2 hour drive south from Santander to Burgos.
We have stayed in Burgos before at a campsite called Camping Fuenta De La Teja, you can watch our video from last trip here. That campsite was lovely, and we had a lot of fun there, but we wanted to explore new sites and places. So this Trip we chose a campsite attached to a restaurant with incredible reviews Quinta De Cavia.
We arrived at Quinta De Cavia and passed through a large security gate. Surprisingly there were very few other campers there, probably the result of the pandemic as the facilities were excellent. The boys immediately headed off to the pool, while Steve and I set up camp. We picked a lovely spot, nicely shaded under ancient trees, and then headed out to explore the site.
As I said the facilities were lovely. I think George moved into the pool, only getting out to eat and sleep. The toilet and shower facilities were clean and spacious with lovely high ceilings and purple and silver sparkly paint!
In the evening, rather than cook, we decided to celebrate our safe arrival in Spain with dinner in the restaurant. We ordered from the “Daily Menu” and enjoyed a wonderful 2 course meal made from fresh local ingredients for just €15 per person - and that included a drink! I absolutely loved my delicious (and surprisingly large) glass of wine.
Quinta De Cavia is not really a “destination” campsite, it’s more of a “transit through” kind of place. But it’s an excellent “transit through” kind of place. The facilities are excellent, the restaurant is amazing, and it’s location just 2 hours away from Santander made it the perfect place to rest and recoup after the most stressful journey from Plymouth.
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