Zaragoza Municipal Site

WayTwoGo replied on 15/01/2020 10:05

Posted on 15/01/2020 10:05

 This may be of interest to those who use this site as an overnight stop on the winter route to the sun.

We stayed there three nights ago for an overnight stop en route to the coast and were pleased to find that improvements are afoot.

The receptionist directed people to pitch in the grassy area behind the restaurant, instead of on the dusty gravel amongst the chalets on the lower level. The facility block in that area is closed for renovation. That was good to hear.  We took a walk down to see what is going on and there is no trace left of the large caravans, pickup trucks, oil drums and so on.

Altogether, it was a pleasanter stay than on previous visits.

peedee replied on 15/01/2020 10:52

Posted on 15/01/2020 10:52

That is good to know WTG as long as they don't put the price up! It was ok as a night stop but costly but there isn't much else around and a good locationt for a days run to the Spanish coasts and France via the Somport Tunnel.

Thanks

peedee

Pliers replied on 15/01/2020 10:55

Posted on 15/01/2020 10:55

Good to hear, WTG.

We’ve used the site, and are planning to do so again this summer, on our way to the Med. As caravaners, there aren’t a lot of other options in the area.

Zaragoza itself is absolutely stunning. There’s a cheap and frequent bus service into the city just across the road from the campsite.

Enjoy your trip.😊

Wherenext replied on 15/01/2020 16:13

Posted on 15/01/2020 16:13

Good to hear. It did need an uplift. We'll probably be making a stopover for 1 or 2 nights ourselves this year in March. Agree with you about the city Pliers but if we stop for the extra day we may well head into the country to check out a small nature reserve that is part of the old course of the River Ebro. There's also a laguna a bit further out as well.

WayTwoGo replied on 15/01/2020 16:56

Posted on 15/01/2020 16:56

Peedee:

Yes, I hope also that the “improvements” do not mean in increase in price. It’s expensive enough already, but it’s in such a convenient location that I suppose they can cash in.

Pliers:

We have often, over the years, planned to stay more than one night in order to take the bus into the city, but when we have arrived at the site, felt that one night was all we could endure! Now I feel we may well stay the 2 nights on the return trip in March and, finally, visit the centre.

MikeyA replied on 15/01/2020 17:12

Posted on 15/01/2020 17:12

felt that one night was all we could endure!

That was one more than we managed, I was instructed to push on to Pamplona!

WayTwoGo replied on 15/01/2020 17:22

Posted on 15/01/2020 17:01 by Philnffc

Hallelujah, prices will be in the up then 90 euros a night in July, have been using Villafranca for the past three years because of the state of this site.

Phil

Posted on 15/01/2020 17:22

Unfortunately, that site is not open in January when we are passing through the area. The last time we came this way we pushed on to Navajas in order to avoid Zaragoza. But, I was cheered when we stayed this week. Hopefully, by the time we go back in March further progress will have been made.

Landyrover replied on 15/01/2020 17:44

Posted on 15/01/2020 17:44

We drop in here every year as we cross from Santander/Bilbao to the Med. It used to be expensively tolerable so presumably it will just be expensive; we shall see when we pass through in May. I keep looking at the sites in this central area but nothing matches Zaragoza for for its location. It is noticeable that sites without much competition tend to be neither ACSI members nor cheap. 

Jaydug replied on 22/01/2020 20:07

Posted on 15/01/2020 17:01 by Philnffc

Hallelujah, prices will be in the up then 90 euros a night in July, have been using Villafranca for the past three years because of the state of this site.

Phil

Posted on 22/01/2020 20:07

To anyone staying at the site at Villafranca may I suggest you book an extra night and spend the day in the Bardenas Reales desert.  It's less than 20 miles away from the site and like being in another world.   To see more pictures of the desert look here.

BoleroBoy replied on 23/01/2020 08:18

Posted on 15/01/2020 17:12 by MikeyA

felt that one night was all we could endure!

That was one more than we managed, I was instructed to push on to Pamplona!

Posted on 23/01/2020 08:18

...you must have been going in the wrong direction.....that's the way back home wink

BTW, a newish free Aire can be found at the northern part of the Pamplona ring road for those who make use of these...