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Camping El Helguero

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General

  • Friendly rural site 10 minutes' drive from Comillas
  • A 40-minute drive from the city and ferry port of Santander
  • Pool, playground, restaurant and family summer entertainment programme

When you’re roaming the globe, there’s little to beat a warm welcome when you arrive at your place of rest. So it’s mighty heartening to hear about this from previous guests re the splendidly friendly staff at Camping El Helguero.

And it’s no surprise to find cheery folk working at this site, given its splendid setting surrounded by peaceful forest and a 10-minute drive from the seaside town of Comillas for beach times and bars... All around this locale are little villages, with traditional restaurants and tapas bars to sustain weary walkers (or drivers, for that matter) and you’re within easy striking distance of gorgeous sandy beaches too. Santander is an easy 40-minute drive away.

A packed entertainment programme runs in summer, with all manner of activities including kids’ games, magic shows and crafts, live music evenings and theme nights (complete with enthusiastic dressing up). For a gentler vibe, amble over to the outdoor pool for a swim or to stretch out on the grass sun terrace (with shaded spots for the fair of face). There’s a paddling pool and a playground for tiddler too.

Eats and drinks are easily sorted at El Helguero – either fire up a barbie and cook up your own nosh, using provisions from the well-stocked mini market, or bag a table at the restaurant for drinks, snacks and meals. The outdoor terrace is the place to be on warm days, unless of course there’s a big sporting event on, in which case you just might want to wander inside and follow proceedings on the TV.

Please note

Entertainment and activities are available between 10/07 and 23/08.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 29/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 30/08.

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

The restaurant is open between 01/04 and 29/09.


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Reviews

9.5

Overall rating based on 16 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

 

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Good clean site with excellent staff and generous pitches.02/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The separate area for non permanent travelers like us. Have stayed several times and each time the site and facilities have been improved. Restaurant food and service very good.Good

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Pitches were really big. Plenty of water taps nearby. Very …22/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitches were really big. Plenty of water taps nearby. Very well looked after site.
    Friendly English speaking staff of reception.

    Disliked: 

    The cost of food in the small supermarket. Not much going on in the area unless you had the use of a vehicle. Ideal for a break on the way to ferry port. Pitches were not level.

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Quiet countryside location with clean facilities and generous pitches16/05/2022

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  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pitch size

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Highly recommend and would like to visit again.08/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Loved the swimming pools. Grounds very pretty and kept immaculate. Surrounding scenery beautiful. Handy restaurant/bar on site. Facilities very clean. Friendly, helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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jamessuttie@fastmail.com25/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames S.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very helpful and friendly staff. Restaurant and Bar were good value and showers and toilets were spotlessly clean.

    Disliked: 

    It was quite crowded when we stayed though that was over an Easter weekend when all of Spain seems to go camping!

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Excellent site friendly staff.05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGillian D.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
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    Yes

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La atención, en la recepción disponen de múltiples mapas para …24/09/2021

Reviewer's country: SpainJoel M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    La atención, en la recepción disponen de múltiples mapas para hacer tu itinerario.
    Un sitio muy tranquilo y placentero.

    Disliked: 

    La atencion del bar, un hombre muy rudo y poco agradable.

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Atención, ubicación y limpieza.06/09/2021

Reviewer's country: SpainGonzalo a.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
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    Atención, ubicación y limpieza.

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Una excelente experiencia en camping. Todo a nuestro gusto.22/07/2021

Reviewer's country: SpainRicardo C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Limpieza, integración con la naturaleza, ruidos,

    Disliked: 

    Nada

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Excelente camping con instalaciones limpias, trato inmejorable! Un 1020/07/2021

Reviewer's country: SpainNoemí A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Me encantó el trato del personal, las parcelas limpias, con el césped muy cuidado. Los aseos limpios durante todo el día. La piscina es grande y cuidada!

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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

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

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • Lugar Barrio Iglesia, Ruilobuca, Cantabria, Spain, 39527
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 43.3829°N 4.2469°W

Directions


From E70/A8 motorway, take Exit 249 and follow the directions to Comillas. After 7km take the CA 359 to Ruiloba. Go through La Iglesia village and turn right onto CA 358. The campsite is 300 metres on the right.

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

Strike out directly from the site by foot or bike to one of the nearby beaches, or in search of a feed in a local village, or drive for 15 minutes to the coastal Oyambre Natural Park.

Something a bit more strenuous? The foothills of the Picos de Europa are an hour away, to hike through the forests and take in beaut views of the peaks (perhaps stopping to cool your feet in a mountain stream along the way).

Comillas, a 10-minute drive from the site, has a smashing sandy beach (with shallow calm waters for swimming), as well as horse riding and paragliding centres if you want to get a bit more active. Wannabe surfers can sign up for lessons in San Vicente de la Barquera, 20 minutes away, while golfers can play against a seaside backdrop by Oyambre beach,15 minutes from the site.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Camping El Helguero cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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. Camping El Helguero will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping El Helguero have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping El Helguero dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping El Helguero? Strike out directly from the site by foot or bike to one of the nearby beaches, or in search of a feed in a local village, or drive for 15 minutes to … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping El Helguero?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping El Helguero? From £21.50 (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.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 10/07 and 23/08.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12pm and 8am.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 and 30/08.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/04 and 29/09.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Some facilities require the wearing of swim caps.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/04 and 29/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 10pm between 11/07 and 23/08.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 12pm and 8am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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