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  • A kilometre and a half from the famed surfing of Somo
  • Within easy reach of the Cabárceno Wildlife Park
  • Toilets, showers, playground and wifi hotspot

Surfing at Somo? Or how about windsurfing, sailing or fishing? Have the whole heap with a stay at Camping Somoparque in Ribamontán al Mar, a simple kilometre and a half from the sands and sea of this Cantabrian seaside spot so famed for its breaks that it's a designated Spanish World Surfing Reserve.

A stay here will also have you well placed for explores of the Cabárceno Wildlife Park, the nature reserve 20 kilometres from base set on 750 hectares of an old mine and home to many endangered species such as African elephants and white rhinos.

Camping Somoparque has a playground, a toilet and shower block and a washing-up corner. Guests can also order fresh bread every day and use the wifi hotspot – perhaps to surf some info on Somo surfing…?


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A dirty site with clear discrepences between its advert and reality 29/10/2017

gillian_d294841

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  • Liked: 

    The owner was certainly very pleasant, kind and welcoming, but this was the only good thing about this site.

    Disliked: 

    This was a horror story from beginning to end. I'm not sure why it's advertised as having drainage and hook-ups for tourers??? - we had to have an extended lead hooked up to the owner's house and when we asked where to take our waste water we were asked to pour it into the drain on the busy road outside the camp! We couldn't find a fresh water stand and were told we needed to fill our fresh water from the hose used for cleaning chemical toilets (the one wrapped around the waste disposal drain! Needless to say we struggled at a pump tap in the ladies toilets for 25 mins at a time to fill our tank with what we hoped was fresh water.Our entire grass pitch (the only place available on the day we arrived despite pre-booking) was disgraceful with rotten food tipped out everywhere by previous users. We had to buy extra plastic bags to wrap our groundsheets and have the filth and smell from the pitch jet-washed off at a service station. The site on the whole is not well kept and quite unpleasant with long grass, pot-holed roads, numerous piles of junk and scrap everywhere, a general smell of rotting waste and a site that is mainly occupied by unroadworthy caravans in a state of disrepair. We also found the experience of visiting the toilet block difficult as there are no windows so with the timer lights switching off it was quite dangerous to find your way. We did try to resolve matters ourselves and spent over 2 hours driving to all the other campsites nearby to get another place to stay before we pitched up properly, but everywhere else was fully booked. I am absolutely shocked that this site is available through pitch-up and would recommend that the photos and some of the features used for promoting this site are not to be trusted for accuracy.

From the manager...

Me alegro que algo en el camping le haya parecido bien el propietario.
El camping tiene una zona se servicio para vaciar los inodoros quimicós y fuentes de agua dulce y tambien tiene un area de autocaravánas se pueden utilizar las 2 , usted escogío el aréa de autocaravánas no es una calle fuera del camping ,nadie le dijo que para coger agua dulce usara la mangera de limpiar los inodoros quimicos las fuentes de agua dulce no tienen manguera.
La parcela que usted tenia reservada estaba con la hierba cortada y limpia ,si encontro restos de comida podrida lo normal es ir a reccepción y decirlo no ir a un supermercado y comprar bolsas de plastico.
usted antes de salir del camping no paso por receccepción y puso una queja por todos los problemas que segun usted se encontro en el camping .
También le molesto el estado de las caravanas fijas que hay en el camping ,cada cliente tiene lo que quiere o puede y no esta bien que nadie lo critique.
Los montones de chatarra que usted dice es material de la obra que se esta haciendo en el camping para mejorar sus instalaciones.
Su opinión de que el camping no debería estar en pitchup es tan respetable como la de otros clientes que les ha gustado y asi lo dicen en sus comentarios
gracias

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Personal increible 11/09/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain soledad_g Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Muy agusto y tranquilo, y en recepción muy atentos

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Excellent and friendly 03/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good host. Excellent hygiene and a taste of real Spain. We swam in the waves on the beach. Thanks!

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From the manager...

HOLA
GRACIAS X TU COMENTARIO NOS ALEGRA QUE TU ESTANCIA EN EL CAMPING HAYA SIDO BUENA

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Not handy for ports 07/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katrina C. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent, touring caravan or trailer tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing.

    Disliked: 

    Site was difficult to find. On arrival it looked as if many of the caravans and awnings had been there for fifty years. The owner tried to charge us again even though we had paid " Pitch-up" online. We chose the site as it was close to the port... but the 3.4 miles quoted to Santander was in a sraight line and the journey to the port was nearly 1 hour. Our ferry was from Bilbao and we reckoned it would take us 1hr 15 mins. The ferry was due to leave at 10.30 am. You have to be at the port 1 hr before so we were wanting to leave at 7.45 am to ensure time to get there.The owner was adamant that the gate would open at 9 am... and perhaps , if we were lucky, 8.45 am!! He would not budge on this , so we had to pack up quickly at 10.45 pm and drive to the port!! So NO, not handy for port.No reund.

From the manager...

hola
no se intento cobrar x 2 vez solo se pidio el justificante de su reserva.
En la web de pitchup se indica que el camping somo parque esta a 20km.del puerto de Santander
Bilbao es otro puerto diferente a 70 km. de Santander .
En la web pone la hora de apertura y la hora de cierre de la barrera del camping
las equivocaciones fueron suyas no del camping
gracias

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Bungalow estupendo, limpio y bien amueblado. Recinto cuidado. Amables. 01/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain María T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • 2 bedroom cabin
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  • Liked: 

    El bungalow estaba muy bien, como un apartamento de 30 m con dos habitaciones. Nosotros sólo estuvimos 3 noches pero pienso que se podría estar cómodamente más días si vas en plan de solo desayunar y no volver hasta la noche. Aparcas el coche al lado de la casa. Bien comunicado. Está cerca de Santander y de muchas playas. El personal muy atento. Los niños se lo pasan muy bien, tiene un pequeño parque y es seguro para ellos.

    Disliked: 

    El baño completo pero la ducha un poco pequeña. El olor a humedad en el cuarto principal. El menaje muy justo y no hay lavadora, para muchos días no es apropiado.

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hola
gracias x tu comentario

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Wouldn't want to visit again 14/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian A. Confirmed

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

    Not a lot to be truthful...

    Disliked: 

    Caravan pitches are close to cattle sheds. Caravan was soon full of house flies presumably from the cattle sheds. Grass on pitches was about a foot long with the excuse given that it had been raining recently.
    Maybe the fact that Pitchup pay the site before arrival means that they're not too bothered.

    So - if you're thinking of visiting this site with your caravan - DON'T.

From the manager...

hola
sentimos mucho que su estancia en el camping no haya sido satisfactoria
moscas hay hasta en las ciudades, en el campo tambien ,cuando llueve es imposible segar el tactor se atasca
gracias

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Picturesque excellent facilities the gentlemen on the gate could not ... 11/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Pat M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    Picturesque excellent facilities the gentlemen on the gate could not have been more helpful excellent

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From the manager...

hola
trabajamos para atender y ayudar al cliente en todo que esta dentro de nuestras posibilidades
gracias

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Not to be recommended 08/06/2017

Reviewer's country: South Africa gerrie_v Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The area is beautiful. Was easy ti find

    Disliked: 

    The photos are misleading. It has a control gate, pitches and two toilets and an outside shower. That is it. €5 if you needed a shower next door. One of the worst I have experienced the person on duty could not speak English. Cattle in the area caused smell and flies was an issue

From the manager...

Las fotos y la informacion del area que aparece en pitchup es totalmente real. El area es un recinto cerrado para el control y confort de los usuarios.

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Carretera Somo Suesa, Finca Mojante 21 Somo, Cantabria, Spain, 39150
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 43.4471°N 3.7271°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

The fab seaside town of Somo 1.5 kilometres from Camping Somoparque is a topping destination for Spanish surf all year round from its wide golden beach, as well as for other watersports like sailing and windsurfing – or you could just snooze the afternoon away with a siesta on its beach…?

Take the ferry across the bay from Somo to reach Cantabrian capital Santander, the spectacular city filled with sights such as the swish villas of the Avenida de la Reina Victoria, the 'Beer Plaza' of San Fernando and the UNESCO-listed cave art and medieval kingdom of Asturias of the Museo de Prehistoria y Arqueología de Cantabria, all under the nineteenth century Mercado del Este and all very much a must-see.

For a quieter vibe, have a day at the Cabárceno Wildlife Park 20 kilometres away, home to over a hundred animal species from five continents all roaming wild. The reserve also has a reptile house, restaurants, a play park, botany routes and picnic areas.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping Somoparque cancellation policy

No refunds within 15 days 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 Somoparque will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €50 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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

Tax

This area is not subject to city tax.

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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.
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.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 12am and 9am.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €50 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 10pm between 15/03 and 10/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 12am and 9am.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

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

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