Road Tripping in Andalusia with VanBreak
Van life is a very popular way to travel right now, and is only growing in popularity. The freedom to drive anywhere you want, sleep wherever you like, and basically do everything on your own terms is quite naturally very appealing to a lot of people. I've recently seen many blogs and Instagram posts about people living the van life and travelling around the world on four wheels. Before heading to Estonia and Russia, I've made a stop (again) in Malaga, and joined forces with VanBreak to explore another part of Andalusia that I missed last time! From Malaga, we headed towards Seville, stopping at a number of villages, passing through the Rio Tinto area, exploring the Cueva de las Maravillas, and finishing at one of the many beaches near Huelva. Since we were very close to the border with Portugal, the next day we made a little trip over the border to check out the incredible Benagil Cave. VanBreak give you the option of renting a number of sports equipment, such as a stand up paddle board, which is essential to getting to the cave (and saves you a lot of money renting it from the kiosk at the beach). We also stopped at Ponta de Piedade, which I would highly, highly recommend visiting for some incredible views that'll take your breath away. The next day we headed towards Cadiz, stopping at some beautiful beaches such as the "German Beach", before parking at Playa Bolonia, where we spent the entirety of the following day! If you're in the Tarifa area, I'd recommend checking out Freeride Tarifa for some kite surfing lessons, which is a very popular activity in the area. They have a number of different programs to cater to your needs too, and are very flexible!
So, let's talk about the van shall we? We rented the California Ocean, which was incredibly well equipped. There was an immense amount of storage in the van, including a mini "dressing room" with a mirror. We were provided with pillows and bedding, and there is the option of flattening the back seat and sleeping there, or opening the roof and sleeping on the upper level which is the better option if it's a warm night. Each window has a sun screen too for added privacy. The kitchen is a good size to use and comes with a fridge, two gas hobs, and a sink which makes cooking a breeze. When the roof is opened you can fully stand up inside the van as well. It also comes with kitchenware and a foldout table so you can sit inside and enjoy your food. The water tank is easy to fill at any gas station, and there is an attachable shower head at the back of the van to use as well! It's also very easy to park because it has a rear camera and parking sensors, and it resists well to slopes. One of my favourite things about the van was the outside awning and the table and chairs, which meant we could sit outside in the shade and enjoy the gorgeous weather while we had some breakfast. Click here to read more about the van's equipment.
Below are some highlights and stops we made along our road trip to the western coast of Andalusia, and a couple of insider snaps of our van, because I know I've just peaked your interest in it!
Stop Off at Some of the Villages
Hop Over the Border to Portugal's Algarve Coast
Another Beach Break
Take in the Sunset
Fancy Evening Meals
This is honestly the best way to explore Andalusia (and beyond). It was my first time travelling with a camper van and I would 100% do it again with VanBreak! Click here to book your van now and start exploring this beautiful part of Spain on your own terms.