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Parque Ardales: Picnic tables

General

  • Wooded site on the banks of the Conde del Guadalhorce reservoir
  • Well-placed for hikes on the popular Caminito del Rey trail
  • Sandy beach on the lake with swimming pier and boat hire

That lake – gorgeous colours, sí? If those are the kind of vistas you could live with for a little while, plot a course to Parque Ardales, right next to Conde del Guadalhorce reservoir and 15 minutes’ drive from El Chorro.

Watery glimpses through the pine trees can be had from many shaded spots on this site, with plenty of places for full-on gazing as well – from the strategically-placed picnic tables, perhaps, or the little sandy beach (from where you can also dive in to the water if the urge takes you).

Plenty of activity is on offer too – there are canoes and boats for hire, and you’re close to several fab hiking trails. There’s direct access to the Mirador del Somormujo hiking trail, and the Caminito del Rey trail (one of the most popular in this scenic locale) is easily accessed too. If you fancy delving further into the scenic surroundings, staff on site can offer advice on local canyoning, climbing, horse riding, fishing and paragliding.

But don’t feel compelled to spend all your time out and about – stick about on site for a game of padel tennis or just grab a drink from the bar. It’s likely you’ll not want to stray far from your rural retreat for eats either, so you’ll be chuffed to hear that the mini market is well stocked and there’s a communal barbecue area for guests’ use (although note that you’ll need to check with staff first for safe cooking in this woodsy area).

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Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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9

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95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  85% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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Nice campsite with small spots25/07/2021

Reviewer's country: SpainAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric earth tent pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake and closeness to the lake

    Disliked: 

    Size of the spot

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Really clean, friendly staff, everything runs very smoothly01/06/2021

Reviewer's country: GibraltarBen D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything! Can’t wait for pool to be open

    Disliked: 

    Showers a bit cold

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Excellent site for a relaxed chilled out break.30/08/2020

Reviewer's country: SpainTania A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The natural surroundings. Great little onsite shop - cheap as chips!!
    Staff very friendly and helpful.
    Toilets and shower blocks impeccably clean.
    Right on the lakes.
    We loved it so much we extended our 3 night stay to 7 nights!!!

    Disliked: 

    Dusty - but it is August so to be expected. Flies!! (But shop sold fly swats lol)

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The location and views will be hard to beat.28/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLiz F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced earth motorhome pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The space, the nature and location for walks and swimming in the lake. Facilities were also very clean

    Disliked: 

    Shop is a bit too basic with no fresh produce.

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Great site if you want to do EL Chorro walk19/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnick d.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced earth motorhome pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly relaxed site , perfect for doing the exciting El Chorro walk ( you can walk to it from here ) . The site is next to a large reservoir with loads of space for campers but only about a dozen places for camper vans and motorhomes.Reasonable facilities and hook ups. Booked for two nights stayed for three . Also within driving distance of Ronda.

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Love it! Will be back in summer all being well.16/03/2020

Reviewer's country: GibraltarBen D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything. Location, facilities,Really hot water showers

    Disliked: 

    No shelves or benches in shower rooms to keep stuff on and dry.

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches10/03/2020

Reviewer's country: GibraltarMark B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric earth tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We all absolutely loved it

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Stunning lake side setting. Very clean facilities. We took our …23/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsharon t.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced earth motorhome pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Stunning lake side setting. Very clean facilities. We took our Motorhome down to car park for El Caminito del Ray walk about 2 mies away. Secure monitored car park for 2E but don't leave it too late as it get's busy (there is space to chain push bikes).
    Wifi free to use in cafe with a good signal.

    Disliked: 

    Road noise at lower motorhome pitches.

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Beautiful, beautiful site22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fully-serviced earth motorhome pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    So so beautiful. This is camping at its best. Swimming in the lake at sunset as a family was idyllic. Lovely and peaceful woodland pitch. Showers and toilets keep surprisingly clean given how dusty is is there. Great walking distance for Caminito del Rey. Great little shop and cafe.

    Disliked: 

    We wish we had more time there. A very special place.

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Awesome camping area!21/08/2019

Reviewer's country: CanadaDavid M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric earth tent pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake is quite nice, good for swiming, rental of cayaks and padle boats,stand up boards was great.we enjoyd our camping.
    Don't forget to hike the Camino Del Rey.
    Even if you don't have online booking go to the entrance for 8am opening ,good chance you get a ticket since many people dont come on time and spaces become available.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Pop-up campsite

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Barriada de los Embalses, Zona 1, Ardales, Malaga, Spain, 29550
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 36.9203°N 4.8039°W

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Hikers are well served around these parts – ramble around the lake or take to the eight-kilometre Caminito del Rey, which uses boardwalks and tunnels to navigate around, along and through the area’s gorges.

For an insight into local wildlife, head up to Lobo Park, 45 minutes’ drive away, for a guided tour to see the native wolves up close. Close by, the El Torcal Natural Park is a fab place for a hike through strange-looking rock formations (and keep your eyes open for fossils as you roam too).

Around an hour away are the town of Antequera (to see the prehistoric dolmen and the medieval Alcazaba) and the seaside resorts of Marbella and Málaga.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Parque Ardales cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Parque Ardales on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Parque Ardales have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Parque Ardales dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Parque Ardales? Hikers are well served around these parts – ramble around the lake or take to the eight-kilometre Caminito del Rey, which uses boardwalks and tunnels to navigate around, along and through the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Parque Ardales?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Parque Ardales? From £15.68 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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