Camping Spain

by Guest

Spain lies on the Iberian Peninsula, bordered by Andorra, France, and Portugal. At the heart is the capital Madrid, but throughout the country, the people and cultures are as diverse as the landscapes. It's a wonderful country characterized by delicious regional food, wines, thousands of kilometers of rugged coastline and island, medieval castles, and Roman architecture. With some much outdoor activities on offer in Spain, its unsurprising that there are so many campsites available to travellers. It would simply be impossible to list every campsite in the country as they are in the thousands, but here are some of the most interesting and luxurious from around the country from Cool Camping.

Green Mountain Yurt

Granada, Spain

The Green Mountain Yurt campsite, located in the olive groves and hills outside the pretty city of Granada, offers a true glamping experience. Nestled in the Andalusian landscape, tents, camper vans, and motorhomes are not permitted on the campsite, there is just one beautiful eco yurt available which offers a double bed, private bathroom, and outdoor cooking facilities. It is best suited for couples, though families with children are permitted, a little extra tents will be pitched by the owners to accommodate the little ones. Inside the yurt, a circular semi permanent tent structure, is fully kitted out with everything you would find in a luxury hotel room. This is a large double bed with side tables, a living area on one side of the yurt with table, chairs, and a sofa. Double glazed windows keep it snug during the cooler months, but still allows guests to look out over the wonderful countryside. Just outside the yurt, you will find an outdoor area with table and chairs where guests can eat al fresco. The cooking area is covered, but outside the tent, and has everything you need to cook up camp dinners including a stove, fridge, sink with running water, storage area, and kitchenware like plates and cutlery. To the other side of the yurt is an eco friendly bathroom with hot shower, and a dry compost toilet. Solar panels keep the water hot throughout the day. There is plugs to charge your electronics and internet access is available, but who needs it when you are surrounded by such beautiful Spanish countryside. Nearby, guests can go hiking in the Sierra Nevada National Park, go take part in optional adventure activities like canyoning or horse riding. It's also possible to take refreshing dips in the waterfalls just down the road. When guests arrive at the campsite, there are drinks and dinner waiting for you. You can order further meals in advance, or cook up your own food using the produce grown in the gardens. There are several excellent eateries just a short distance away from the camp offering Spanish and regional classics. The camp is open between April and October, but as there is just one yurt to rent, you'll need to get in there quick to avoid disappointment. There is a minimum stay of 4 nights which costs around US $100 per night. To reach the camp, you will need to fly into Malaga and take the bus to Granada or rent a car and drive.

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Forest Days Glamping

Lleida, Spain

The Forest Days Glamping is another small luxury campsite. You are not permitted to bring your tents, caravans, or motorhomes to the site. Instead, the camp offer 4 beautiful bell tents which are dotted around a staggeringly large 5 hectares of forest. This means you will feel completed secluded and away from any of the other guests. It's perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, but small families with children are also welcome, and the camp can provide extra pull out beds. Pets are not permitted so don't bring your dogs! Inside the safari style canvas tents, you will find a super king bed, and beautifully carved local wooden furniture which adds to the luxury effect. Each of the tents has a private bathroom with water heated by solar panels, and a dry composting toilet. Inside the owner's home nearby, there are further showers should you need them. The camp provides a delicious breakfast, and lunch and dinner can be ordered at an extra price. Alternatively, you can use the onsite barbecues to cook up a camp dinner, or visit the nearby restaurants, some of which are excellent. Guests have lots to do on and off the site. Take a hike down to a beautiful waterfall not far away, or alternatively, go walking or cycling around the quiet lanes and paths in the area. There is an ancient castle close by, and plenty of pretty villages and towns to explore. The easiest way to reach the camp is to fly into Barcelona and hire a car. The journey takes around an hour or so. The campsite is open between April and November each year and the cost is around US $150 per night for 2 adults including breakfast.

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Cloud House Farm Glamping

Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain

The Cloud House Farm Glamping has two Mongolian style yurts nestled in the orange groves and countryside near Malaga along the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. It's the perfect place for a romantic getaway with your partner, though small families are also welcome. Each of the two yurts are positioned in the forests overlooking the spectacular views. Measuring in at over 5 metres wide, the yurts have plenty of space inside to accommodate guests. They feature double beds with duvets and bedding, unique wooden architecture made locally, and central roof windows allowing guests to look up at the stars each night. Surrounding each yurt is a little wooden decked terrace which has a covered outdoor kitchen to make camp dinners, and a bathroom with eco toilet and hot showers. Solar panels charge the electrical units for lighting and your laptops. There is nothing better than opening the yurt door on a sunny Spanish morning and looking out over the view while you sip on a fresh orange juice creating from the nearby orange grove. There is plenty to do on and off the site. The local village of Genalguacil is pretty and well worth a visit. Nearby rivers and natural lakes are perfect for refreshing swims. The coast is not far away, nor is the mountains where you can go hiking, horse riding, and mountain biking. The city of Malaga is a wonderful place to spend a day or two and is also easily accessible. Meals are not provided by the owners, but you can either pick up local produce and cook your own dinners, or visit the local towns or villages where there are plenty of restaurants. The campsite is open between the middle of May and the middle of October each year, closing only during the winter months. The easiest way to reach the camp is to fly into Malaga and hire a car. For such a luxury glamping experience, it's good value at just US $100 per night for 2 people and additional guests being charged US $15 per night.

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Camping & Bungalows Vall de Laguar

Valencia, Costa Blanca, Spain

The relatively small Camping & Bungalows Vall de Laguar is nestled along the Costa Blanca near to Valencia. It has over 60 grassy pitches which are available for tents and caravans. All of the pitches are spacious and have electrical and water hook ups available should you wish. Pets are permitted onto the campsite, but you'll need to keep them on a lead. The facilities at the campsite are clean and well maintained. They include washroom blocks with hot showers and toilets and laundry and dryers. There is a small library stock with books in different languages, and an outdoor swimming pool which is heated during the cooler months. Surrounding the pool is a sunny terrace with sun loungers, perfect to work on that tan! If you want to cook up your own dinners, the campsite provides barbecues. Alternatively, there is a small restaurant and bar offering decent quality fare. There are also a ton of excellent restaurants nearby offering Spanish and Catalonian cuisine. Free WiFi is provided throughout the campsite. There is plenty to do nearby. Head down to the coast to sun bathe of the beach, or take part in water sports including wind surfing or body boarding. If you are there during July, there are several events and festivals in the nearby towns. Valencia is around an hour drive away and is well worth spending a day or two. The best way to reach the site is to fly into Valencia and hire a car to drive to the campsite. The campsite is open all year round, so feel free to come down to Spain in the winter months which are quiet and peaceful. Adults cost US $10 per person, and tents and caravans cost between US $10 and US $13.

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Camping Islas Cies

Galicia, Spain

Galicia is tucked away in the north west corner of Spain, and though its lesser visited than many of the other coastal regions like the Costa Brava, it's got much to offer to those who do come. The Camping Islas Cies is located on Faro Island, one of three islands that make up the Parque Nacional Maritimo Terrestre de las Islas Atlanticas de Galicia. It has several pitches available for tents only, camper vans and motorhomes are not permitted as they cannot easily reach the island. This keeps the campsite quiet and peaceful. It's a fairly basic campsite with few facilities including washroom blocks with hot showers, an onsite cafe serving coffee and hot and cold snacks, and a little grocery store where you can buy local produce to cook up on camp barbecues. There is much to do nearby including a visit down to some lovely beaches for swimming and sun bathing. You can also rent kayaks and snorkeling gear to see the underwater marine life. The campsite is open between the middle of May and the middle of September and closes during the winter months. Pitches start from US $10 per adult or you can hire their tents for around US $55 per night. Reaching the campsite is a little tricky. You will need to take the Mar de Ons ferry from from Estación Marítima de Ría in Vigo which leaves daily throughout the summer season. Return tickets cost around US $25 per person.

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