Campervans are flouting rules in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park

Campervans are flouting rules in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park

PRIVILEGED VIEWS: Complaints that motorhomes overnight in protected areas Photo credit: Pexels

CAMPSITES and authorised campervan parking areas are half-empty in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park while motorhomes jam seafronts.
Francisco Garcia, president of the park’s business-owners’ association Asemparna, declared to Almeria’s provincial media that it was time to take a firmer stance and ensure that parking regulations were not flouted.
“Motorhomes in rural lanes and paths or in out-of-the-way spots are not the best image for a national park,” Garcia pointed out. “They choose strategic zones with good views, privileged places not intended for them.”
Motorhome tourists should spend the night in the zones set aside for them, the Asemparna president argued: “Instead some of them are using wasteland to empty their rubbish and sewage.”
Garcia also maintained that caravanners soon learnt that in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar national park they could do what was not permitted in Tarifa or the Sierra Nevada.
“The Junta should ensure that the rules are complied with in protected areas and the town hall needs to step up vigilance in urban zones,” he declared.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at



      15 February 2022 • 11:30

      This problem is not just in the Cabo de Gato. Both Palomares beach and behind Las Brisas at Villaricos. I have regularly counted between 20 and 40 in both places despite notices stating that Camping is prohibited.
      Why dont the local police enforce it?
      It goes on all year round. Naturists park on Palomares beach which is in Cuevas and is NOT a naturist area

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