A different type of stopover that isn’t quite an aire and not quite a campsite and takes caravans as well as motorhomes. (GPS 39.57963º -0.44475º)
It is just on the edge of Betera and seems to have been developed from an industrial site with most of the pitches inside a walled and gated compound. It sounds pretty awful but in reality it is well thought out and pleasant.
Outside of the walled area is an open/countryside area where the pitches are a couple of euros cheaper if you don’t need electric hook-up. The site staff were very friendly and helpful and the wi-fi (included in our pitch price of €10) was excellent.
After two days of driving we stayed for two nights and I spent Sunday morning updating this blog, the afternoon sitting in the sun and then watched the Bahrain GP live on C4 via wi-fi. Oh, the wonders of modern technology.
The weather forecast for the next few days was for rain and cloud so there didn’t seem much point in hanging around, we might as well keep heading north. The habit of a lifetime was broken as we took to the E15/AP7 toll motorway to avoid all the busy towns along the coast. It was an excellent if expensive road but got us to our next overnight stop quickly and easily.