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Camping El Helguero

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The swimming pool

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

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 and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

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

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

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


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8.7

Overall rating based on 15 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  64% described as Forest ?

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Lovely site, shady and sunny pitches. We were given a ...24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Lovely site, shady and sunny pitches. We were given a choice, and it looked as though everyone else arriving after us was too. Our wash/shower room was very dated but very clean: there was a more modern one at the other end of the site. Lots of hot water. Very friendly and helpful reception staff. Wifi good, swimming pool looked good too although we hadn't used it.

    Disliked: 

    Rude bar and shop staff. Shop staff ignored a "Good morning" even in their own language, and man behind the bar couldn't be bothered to speak at all. When he wanted 1 Euro for a baguette he just stuck up 1 finger. We didn't use the bar or shop again, so we bought our supplies from Comillas, the local town.

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Good facilities, liked the pool and the restaurant, friendly staff30/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very good

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Clean facilities; friendly and helpful staff and shaded pitches.25/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomYolanda C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The lovely, quiet shaded area away from the hustle and bustle, to pitch our tent. The clean facilities and powerful showers were great. The staff were very friendly and helpful and let us charge our phones and freeze our ice blocks in the office- thank you very much! The pool area is great and fun for children of all ages including 30yr old children! We had a lovely time and would definitely come back!!

    Disliked: 

    The shower cubicles could have done with a ledge or seat of sorts to help dry feet etc- but not a big issue!
    We went into town for dinner and came back after 12. We knew we wouldn’t be able to drive into campsite at that time- but struggled parking the car outside for the night- as not much space.

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A beautiful site really friendly helpful staff facilities13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: IrelandTheresa O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    This was a really lovely campsite toilets and kitchen facilities spotless staff so friendly and helpful everything about the campsite was lovely very well run

    Disliked: 

    It was quite busy and tents were very close but it didnt cause me any bother tho.

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Don’t let first appearances put you off.11/07/2019

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

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

    The closeness to some beautiful towns

    Disliked: 

    The touring pitches were tidy and out of the way. The shower block was functional and very clean. The site worked for us but the long term caravan site area resembled s shanty town and first appearances were disappointing

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Good site convenient for ferries01/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJasper S.Confirmed

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

    Close the sea and beautiful towns and countryside. Less than an hour from Santander, so convenient for ferries. Plenty of room when we stayed. Shower blocks clean, and everything worked. Bar and restaurant on the site.

    Disliked: 

    Not a lot of shade (but the weather wasn't sunny).

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Level pitches a good size and plenty of them. On the route Camino25/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMary M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Facilities especially the showers

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Lovely grounds and great showers, short drive to the little ...16/05/2019

Reviewer's country: AustraliaMadeleine R.Confirmed

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

    Lovely grounds and great showers, short drive to the little gem of Comillas, great wifi

    Disliked: 

    For tenters - ground is rock hard so sturdy pegs required. Restaurant food was only okay but pricey - styled greasy for the british palate, not so much mine

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Excellent site in beautiful location14/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaureen J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beautiful location and well maintained and landscaped. Shower block clean with unlimited hot water and heater for chilly mornings. Staff really friendly and nothing too much bother for them. Special mention for Nedenia,a lovely girl who was very welcoming and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent12/05/2019

maureen_j264727Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful location and really well maintained campsite. Staff so friendly and helpful especially Nedenia. Will definitely be back.

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Features

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Very large (over 200 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.

Policies

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

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.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping El Helguero? From £15.85 (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.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act 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 bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/04 and 29/09.
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.

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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