The City Council of Caleruega, province of Burgos, has detected throughout the celebration of the VIII Centenary of the death of Santo Domingo de Guzmán the need to offer a dignified and regulated space for the motorhome owners who come to this riverside town, which are increasing in number due to the rise of this form of travel.
"We already have them, they come, they ask us where they can park, but we are not giving them the service they need," acknowledges the mayor of Caleruega, Lidia Arribas, who explains that in 2021 "people have managed in the tent that was made for the departure of the Tour of Spain, there have been installed but theirs is that they can connect to electricity, have some bathrooms and the necessary infrastructure for water changes.
The municipality of Caleruega has chosen a plot of land in front of the municipal swimming pools as the site for the motorhome parking area, with all the services required to provide 30 parking spaces
In order to meet the needs of visiting motorhomers, although they were awaiting a subsidy from the infrastructure heading, the Town Council has decided to undertake this work with its own funds. The Town Hall estimates that the investment will be around 30,000 euros and will be able to prepare a space for between 25 and 30 motorhomes, which will also have a landscaped area, as there is also the intention of landscaping a couple of neighboring plots.
"We have a plot of municipal ownership in which we had to remove poplars because they caused a danger because of the height they had is going to be destined to this," specifies Arribas, who places this new parking area in a green area, well connected to the center of the town and with the possibility of providing it with all the services. "It is in front of the swimming pools, very close to the river, which allows us to optimize resources at the time of the pits for waste changes, the installation of the pool already has provision for power supply with a very important power so that there is no need to expand more", explains the mayor.
This way, Caleruega will increase its options for welcoming visitors, as it is one of the most touristic towns in the area. Throughout 2021, about 10,000 people passed through the exhibition proposal around the figure of St. Dominic de Guzman but being the birthplace of the founder of the Order of Preachers attracts many people interested in his figure and in knowing the Dominican convent and monastery and its rich heritage.
This area for motorhomes will be added to the existing one in public land in the capital of the region, which has a high occupancy at any time of the year, becoming small at times of greater influx of tourists. Public services for this type of travelers are scarce in La Ribera and many have to resort to private services or to park in areas that are not equipped with the necessary services to refill the water tanks and empty the chemical toilets in authorized places.
SOURCE: Diario de Burgos.
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