This campsite is well located, being just outside Santander, so handy for those arriving on ferries, like us, in the late afternoon / early evening. It is by the coast, a 300m walk from the beach which is very picturesque. The church of the Virgen del Mar is on a little island accessed by a bridge across the beach. The entrance to the camp is on its north side, which means that most people approaching by road will pass it on their right then continue down to the beach carpark and return along a parallel road.
There is a bar / restaurant, good-sized swimming pool, children's pool and playground. When we visited in late August, the alleged supermarket did not seem to be open but bread was available from the bar.
The toilets were clean, with seats and toilet paper. There was no soap or hand dryers. The ablution block seemed to be unisex, but with two separate sections so that the option to be gender designated was available, should the management wish to do so. However, there was a separate pissoir area opposite.The showers were adjustable for both temperature and pressure but there was no room to dress and nowhere to hang up towels etc. in the shower cubicles. There was no hot water to the wash basins, and no private washrooms.
The emplacements appeared adequate in size, though of varying dimensions. The site was adequately lit at night.
The price semed a bit toppish for those just wanting an overnight stopover, but given the facilities such as the pool it seemed OK. However, most of the camping clientele appeared to be there only for an overnight stay. There was some onsite accommodation as well.
Traveling in a Motorhome with with a 11 & 13 year old and wife. Came off the ferry and this was the nearest campsite with availability. Good welcome with the lady on reception working really hard to keep everyone happy. No problem pitching up, toilet facilities clean. Pool lovely and had a few drinks in the bar that was relaxing. The best bit for me a 3 minute walk to the beach that was beautiful. A small cove of a beach with great small waves and fun to swim in.
Would definitely recommend it.
This is in a quiet seaside location, very easy for reaching the lovely city and the port of Santander. We had initally intended staying for 4 nights but stretched it to 7 to avoid the extreme high temperatures further inland.
we received a warm welcome and had no issue with check in or changing our initial booking
Pitches are tight enough as they seem to be in Spain, we were concerned that our awning would stretch into the next pitch (it did) but it was not a problem with management, things were quiet enough and the next door pitch was not used though some other pitches did have neighbours right up close to them
The toilet and washing block did have a strong smell but we soon realised that it was coming from a drain outside, inside, the toilets, showers and wash up area were very clean and the cleaning ladies were often around,mopping and cleaning though be aware that there is no handsoap provided in the toilets
we did think the recycling and bins were very haphazard, no clear signs indicating what each bin was for, so it ended up that there were different things in each bin every day
we didnt use the pool or restaurant but both looked lovely, we just didn`t get a chance.
it`s a short walk to a lovely cove and across a small footbridge to a pretty church, nice walks in the area and a huge cemetary which was fascinating for a walk around!
We used the 2 Carrefour hypermarkets in the area, though they are not open on a Sunday but a nearby Lupa small supermarket was open until 3 and had everything you would need
- though be warned that your satnav may reccommend you to turn right when you come out of the entrance, do not as there is a very tight corner, thankfully we were not towing our large caravan at the time! Turn left when you exit the campsite
We only stayed one night here but were impressed. The staff were very welcoming when we arrived, just what we needed as we had just arrived in Spain and were very tired from travelling.
We were travelling with a motorhome, the pitch was perfectly level, just what you need.
One of the things that got our attention and why we went there was that there's a swimming pool and a childrens playground. The swimming pool was very clean and tidy. The playground was also well maintained.
The shower/toilet block was clean and modern, with hot showers all the time. I don't think I ever saw it even a little bit dirty. The washing (clothes/dishes) area was similarily clean. The whole site was kept very litter free, bins were emptied regularly so there was never a problem with them overflowing.
Although there's a swimming pool on site, there's also a beach nearby, it's only about 300m away. It's a small beach but at weekends it can get very busy.
For us, the big attraction was it's proximity to Santander, in particular the ferry terminal. If you need to do some shopping there's a large carrefour hypermarket less than 4km away. If it's sports shopping you're after, there's a decathlon store adjacent to the carrefour.
We had planned on spending out last night of holidays here, but ran out of time and ended up somewhere else instead but I would happily stay there in the future if I'm in the area.
Stayed here in our campervan for 2 nights before going back on the ferry Santander, it was tight to get into our pitch due to the amount of trees and road and pitches being narrow, the so called supermarket on site was a bit of a joke and how they could call it a supermarket I don't know that's when it was open, the pool was a little cloudy cold and no seating, shower block washing up etc was regularly kept clean, some of the staff weren't exactly the most friendly but ha ho you can get that anywhere. The beach in walking distance a lovely cove with 2 nice places to eat and helpful so this area made the stay more worthwhile.