Long rides under the summer sunshine, beautiful beaches of Costa del Sol, majestic mountains… And you, with your campervan and freedom! Sounds great? If you search for road trip ideas, Andalusia is definitely one of the best travel destinations in Europe. Check it out!

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Photo: Campervan road trip on the coast, Spain
Photo: SURFCAMPERS on the road – campervan hire

Rent a cheap campervan in Andalusia

Our campervans are simply perfect for road trips in Spain. They are small enough to explore all the intriguing places and tiny streets of Spanish cities, but also convenient for two to travel for many days. Moreover, they are easy to navigate, even in places not available for regular campers. Our vehicles are cheap and fuel-saving. Moreover, you don’t need to have a credit card to rent a campervan with us, so it’s super easy to complete your booking

Fully equipped kitchen gives you a huge dose of independence by cooking on your own, and charming design of our vehicles makes you feel like home. If you’re still in need for more, just open the amazing sunroof of your car and enjoy all the magical moments to the fullest – both refreshing breeze during a daytime and spectacular shining stars at night. Are you ready for a camper trip in Andalusia? Then, check out the best destinations to visit!

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Photo: Panorama of the city of Malaga

1. Malaga – A city of Picasso

When visiting Andalusia, you simply cannot skip this lovely city! Malaga, a hometown of Pablo Picasso, is a perfect spot to start your camper trip to Ronda, Caminito del Rey or Granada. But its location is surely not the only advantage. Staying in this city for at least few days will let you enjoy Spain more fully than ever before: with some laziness on a sandy beach, enjoying cold cerveza and letting go of all of your little problems. But if you’d prefer to be a little bit more active during your holidays in Andalusia, there are also plenty of stunning attractions in Malaga waiting for you to explore! Just turn your steps to the amazing Alcazaba Fortress or charming Botanical Gardens to immediately fall in love with every little corner of the city.

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Photo: Exotic plants and parrot


Where to park in Malaga:

  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!
  • Parking in the center to visit a city, go


Attractions in Malaga:

  • Alcazaba Fortress , go price: €5,5 combined with Gibralfaro Castle. You can easily purchase at the counter by the entrance.
  • Museo Picasso, go opening hours: here price: €8


Where to eat in Malaga:

  • El Pimpi , go Calle Granada 62, 29015 Málaga. Delicious Spanish cuisine and live flamenco shows.


Where to have a coffee in Malaga:

  • Casa Aranda, go Calle Herrería del Rey 3, 29005 Málaga. Great coffee and traditional churros.



Where to have a drink in Malaga:

  • Rooftop of the Mariott Malaga Palacio, go Calle Cortina del Muelle 1, 29015 Málaga. Sunset seen from there is more than stunning!


Tips:

  • It’s nice to see Malaga on a bike or electric scooter. Check it out!


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Photo: View from Balcon de Europa, Nerja

2. Nerja –  A secret city of rocks and caves


Where to park in Nerja:

If you search for some relaxation during your campervan trip in Spain, Nerja is definitely a place to go. This former fishing village, still keeping its traditions, and one of the most beautiful spots of Spanish coast quickly became a top place to visit in Andalusia. A magical city with lovely white houses built on the rocky shore, charming narrow streets and crystal blue waters creating a tempting, tropical feel will make you fall in love immediately. One of the best things to do in Nerja is definitely climbing up to the Plaza Balcon de Europa – breathtaking views from this iconic balcony will make you speechless in a minute! After the walk you can just do nothing but reading a book on your lounger with a glass of excellent wine, enjoying great summertime on a fantastic sunny beach.

  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!
  • Parking in the center, go Paid parking. The car park is outside, it is large – thanks to this you can park any type of camper in the city center


Attractions in Nerja:

  • Balcon de Europa, go  breathtaking view over the mountains and crystal blue sea.
  • Sea Kayaking, SUP, Canyoning, Parasailing, Snorkling, go You can book with Educare aventura company. The water is crystal clear. The landscape is completely wild with waterfalls on almost every corner, secluded coves and beaches that can only be reached by kayak. Sea caves with reflect different stone colours. The kayak trip is within the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Natural park. A natural area that is rigorously protected and is home to some of the best beaches on the coast: Playa del Canuelo,Cantarrijan, La Caleta de Maro and Las Calas del Pino


Where to eat in Nerja:


Where to have a coffee in Nerja:

  • Cafeteria Mirasol, go Plaza de Los Cangrejos 21, 29780 Nerja. Sunny terrace with a view.


Photo: Alhambra, Granada
Photo: Alhambra, Granada


3. Granada – Pure magic of medieval world

Some people consider Granada as the most beautiful city in Spain, ant they are right! There’s something truly special about this place – when strolling down its charming, narrow streets, watching majestic Sierra Nevada mountains on the horizon and enjoying its magical spirit, you can discover many of its unusual secrets. Paying a visit to the best attraction of Granada, the spectacular Alhambra castle being a medieval masterpiece of architecture, will let you explore the Islamic history of Europe in the most majestic way. Just imagine how wonderful might it be to watch a sunset in such a scenic city! Plan your camper trip to Granada accordingly and get ready for a huge dose of beauty and excitement.

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Photo: Alhambra, view on the city Granada


Where to park in Granada:

  • Alhambra Parking, go Calle Tramo de Unión, 18009 Granada. Castle in a walking distance.
  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!


Attractions in Granada:


Where to eat in Granada:

  • Babel Restaurant, go Calle Elvira 41, 18010 Granada. Delicious tapas in price of €2-3!


Where to have a coffee in Granada:


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Photo: Caminito del Rey, El Chorro, Spain

4. Caminito del Rey in El Chorro – The Kings Path

Need for adrenaline? Caminito del Rey is a place to go in Spain! This spectacular attraction of Andalusia is one of the most dangerous footpaths in the world. When walking this 8-kilometers long walkway, hung over 100 meters above the ground, you can feel the whole scope of emotions: from thrill, through excitement, to endless fascination and joy. Despite the hike is not the easiest one, it’s totally worth of all the effort: breathtaking views and the feeling of adventure create memories that you will never forget. It’s also a great chance to take amazing pictures, so don’t leave your camera at home (oops, we meant: in your campervan!). Caminito del Rey is definitely a thing to see in Andalusia – plan your campervan trip in Spain accordingly and make sure you will not miss it!

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Photo: Caminito del Rey trail, El Chorro, Spain


How to get to Caminito del Rey:

  • GPS to the place: go

There are three paths that you can reach the entrance to the trail Caminito del Rey:

  • Via Tunel Largo, go – the fastest way. Not for those who are afraid of dark or suffer from claustrophobia, but if you like some adrenaline, that might be a perfect choice. 20 min
  • Sendero del Gaitanejo, go  – nice, easy to complete and popular path. Duration: 60 minutes.
  • Mountain trail – the longest way but nice hike. Duration: 120 min


How to buy tickets for Caminito del Rey:

  • Book tickets: here price: €10. Remember to do it in a long advance, as tickets get sold out very fast!
  • If you fail to buy online, you can give it a try and ask at the counter by the entrance. If you are lucky and the path is not overcrowded, you might purchase your tickets also there.


Where to park in El Chorro:

  • My Parking Accesso Norte, go
  • Camping Parque Ardales, go
  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!


Where to eat in El Chorro:

  • Restaurante El Mirador Ardales, go  Delicious Spanish food at great prices and an amazing view of the azure lake.


Tips:

  • If you search for additional attractions, you can rent a canoe and explore the nearby lake. There are also many interesting walking tracks, scenic routes and many picnic spots.
  • Take your sport shoes (not flip-flops) and a hat with you. Don’t forget to bring some snacks and water for the hike.
  • Get to the starting point 1h in advance.
  • In addition, Surfcampers guests receive a special map with all the secret wild parking spots with a view – you will be able to enjoy the beauty of Andalusian nature even more!


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Photo: Plaza de Europa, Sevilla, Spain, CC independent.co.uk

5. Sevilla – Romantic vibes in the beautiful city

Sevilla, the marvelous capital of Andalusia, will truly boost your travel experience with its outstanding attractions. Here you will have a chance to feel the unique vibes of the region – explore the charming corners of Plaza de Espana, breathtaking interior of the Seville Cathedral,  majestic bell tower of La Giralda and the spectacular Alcazar Castle located right in the heart of the city. When after the sightseeing you’re still hungry for more, it’s time to turn your steps to Santa Cruz – a charming, former Jewish district that will bring you the experience of lovely tapas bars, cosy streets, vibrant nightlife and excellent Spanish flavours. At sunset on the roof of Las Setas (The Metropol Parasol) you can celebrite wonderful viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of the old town.  Rent a campervan in Andalusia and get ready to explore its best spots!

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Photo: Las Setas De Sevilla, Spain
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Photo: Las Setas De Sevilla, Spain


Where to park in Sevilla: 

  • Parking ROMA –  Av. Roma 13, 41013 Sevilla.
    Despite it’s not free of charge, we recommend it as it’s located right in the city center where it’s super difficult to find a parking lot. As the maximum acceptable height is 2,3m, all Surfcampers vehicles are ok to park there.


Attractions in Sevilla: 


Where to eat in Sevilla: 

  • Casa plata , go Calle Amor de Dios, 7, 41002 Sevilla. Amazing Andalusian flavours served in a special way. Delicious meals and fantastic design.
  • Mercado, goLonja del Barranco, Calle Arjona, s/n, 41001 Sevilla. Excellent choice of various cuisines in one place.


Where to eat tapas in Sevilla:

  • El Patio San Eloy, go Calle San Eloy, 9, 41001 Sevilla. Amazing place where you will enjoy the real atmosphere of Andalusia and local buzzy lifestyle. Napkins thrown on the floor may look messy, but they only mean that food was delicious!


Where to have a coffee in Sevilla:


Where to have a drink in Sevilla:

  • EME Hotel, go – Calle Alemanes, 27, 41004 Sevilla. Best time to go there is sunset – from its amazing terrace you can have a fantastic view of the Cathedral. Reaching its top is easy when using an elevator.


Tips:

  • Note that most of the restaurants might be temporary closed due to siesta (usually between 5-8 pm). Remember to check the opening hours before you go out.



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Photo: Wikimedia, View of the New Bridge, Ronda

6. Ronda – The charming top of Andalusia

This small Andalusian city might be a beginning of joyful and romantic adventure! Climb up to the top of Puente Nuevo, iconic bridge hung between two majestic rocks, and fall in love with the beauty of Spain even more than ever before. Here you will be able to feel the magical atmosphere of past centuries hidden in every corner of this charming city. Breathtaking views over the mountains seen from its top makes Ronda a scenery from a fairytale. Don’t hesitate anymore! Make your road trip in Andalusia truly unforgettable, visit Ronda with a camper and explore all of its secrets. If you travel with your sweetheart, your experience of this city surely might become even more than romantic.

Puente Ronda, Andalucia Spain, trip attractions
Photo: El Tajo de Ronda, CC:  eleconomista.es


Where to park in Ronda:

  • Parking El Castillo – Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, 3, 29400 Ronda. Only 500m away from the Puente Nuevo bridge. Parking in the city. Paid parking. 
  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!


Attractions in Ronda:

  • Wine tasting , go Finca Descalzos Viejos, 29400 Ronda,  a lovely winery with a view!


Where to eat in Ronda:

  • De Locos Tapas, go Plazuela Arquitecto Francisco Pons Sorolla, 7, 29400 Ronda. Delicious tapas in budget prices on an open terrace.
  • Tropicana , goAvenida Malaga &, Calle Acinipo, 29400 Ronda. Delicious food in a very Spanish style.


Where to have a coffee in Ronda:

  • Confiteria Daver, go – Calle Virgen de los Remedios, 6, 29400 Ronda
  • Restaurante don Miguel, go – Calle Villanueva, 29400 Ronda. No cakes, but tasty coffee with a beautiful view.



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Photo: Gibraltar Rock

7. Gibraltar – At the very end of Europe

Wanna have a selfie with monkeys? Then, it’s time to visit Gibraltar! This European spot is truly one of a kind and a real must see during your camper trip to Andalusia. Therefore, on the top of the Upper Rock, its most iconic attraction, you will have a chance to meet macaques – a troop of wild monkeys. For instance, they are not afraid of humans and are willing to pose for pictures, but be careful – they want to make friends not only with you but also with your snacks! Once they have a chance, they will not hesitate to steal it. But monkeys are not the only attraction of the rock. From its top you will see a lot more than the breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea – you will reach another continent, the wild and exotic Africa. When the weather is good, its shape majestically appears on the horizon. Or maybe you want to have a picture with palm trees and original British red phone booth? Turn your steps to the lovely downtown and feel the unique spirit of the Town of Gibraltar!

Photo: Gibraltar, monkeys
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Photo: Gibraltar, monkeys


Where to park in Gibraltar:

  • Parking at the border (on the Spain side) – go
  • Parking in Gibraltar – go Parking close to Cable car and Bus to the Upper Rock. Paid parking.
  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!


Attractions in Gibraltar:

  • Bus to the Upper Rock, go – price: €25/ per person
  • Cable car to the Upper Rock , go – price: starting from €18, operating hours: 9:30-19:15 (last cable car down 19:45)


Where to eat in Gibraltar:


Where to have a coffee in Gibraltar:

  • Jury’s Café, go – 275 Main Street Gibraltar. Delicious beverages and sweets just a short walk away from the lovely Gibraltar marina.


Tip:

  • We recommend to leave your camper in La Linea/ on the spainish side to avoid traffic jams.



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Photo: Panorama on Cadiz, Spain

8. Cadiz: A postcard from Havana

What’s so special about Cadiz? Its magic is not only about stunning architecture and lovely Mediterranean climate. Here, in this small, ancient port city of Andalusia, you will have a chance to enjoy spectacular Latin American energy. Just have a stroll along sandy or bleached-white walls of its fantastic old town and feel the vibes of the Caribbean Havana! Moreover, there are also plenty of interesting things to see in Cadiz that you must explore during your camper trip. For example, this former base for navy and trade, now impressing tourists from all around the world with its fascinating historical spots, definitely has more than one secret for you to explore.

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Photo: Cadiz, beach


Where to park in Cadiz:

  • Motorhome parking Cadiz, go –  Calle Nuevo Mundo, 11004 Cádiz, price: €3
  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!


Attractions in Cadiz:


Where to eat in Cadiz:

  • La Veganesa, go Calle San Antonio Abad 5, 11005 Cádiz. You don’t need to be vegan to fall in love with their delicious food!


Where to have a coffee in Cadiz:

  • La Clandestina, go Calle José del Toro 23, 11004 Cádiz. Not only a cafe, but also a lovely bookstore!


Where to have a drink in Cadiz:

  • Abastos Multibar, go –  Calle Libertad 12, 11005 Cádiz. Nice drinks and snacks in a simple, lovely scenery.



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Photo: Donana national Park – nature

9. Donana National Park – A symphony of nature

Just a short ride away from spectacular Sevilla there is a place that will boost your campervan trip to Andalusia with moments of silence and relaxation. It’s Donana National Park – one of the most interesting spots of southern Spain. Above all, this paradise for all fans of nature will let you relax in fragrant pine forests when watching fantastic sandy dunes and, what’s most interesting, observing migratory birds that decided to make this beautiful place their temporary home. In conclusion, it’s a great place to just stand on a beach, breathe deeply and let your body and mind enjoy the pure beauty of nature. However, plan your campervan trip to Spain accordingly to make sure that you will not miss the experience of Donana!

El Rocio in Donana National Park
Photo: The village of El Rocío in Doñana National Park, CC Photograph Malte Jaeger


Where to park in Donana National Park:

  • El Rocio Parking, go – Calle el Romero 58, 21750 El Rocío, Huelva. Free parking just by the lake.
  • Free parking overnight – ask us for the special map, only for Surfcampers guests!


Attractions Donana National Park:


Where to eat in El Rocio:

  • Restaurante Toruno, go –  Plaza Acebuchal 16, 21750 El Rocío, Huelva. Fresh food just by the lake.
  • Restaurante La Rocina, go –  Plaza Donana 8, 21750 El Rocio. Coffee, deserts and some dinner options.