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Parque Ardales

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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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8.9

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89% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful campground nestled in the mountains and surrounded by a ... 29/04/2019

Reviewer's country: Spain Paula M. Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced earth motorhome pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful campground nestled in the mountains and surrounded by a lake. We rented a kayak and went hiking seeing 2 different perspectives of this beautiful park. The staff were friendly, funny and extremely helpful. The shower and washroom were very clean and well kept. I look forward to staying their again in the future.

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My clutch started slipping when I was on the toll ... 18/01/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David K. Confirmed

  • Electric earth touring caravan pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    My clutch started slipping when I was on the toll road at the first steep hill towing my caravan. I never got to Parque Ardeles & am now waiting for a clutch to shipped from the UK. I may go again when it's fitted as I want to see Gibraltar before Brexit mucks things up

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Sorry, we hope you another time and that your motorhome is ready to continue your trip.
Kind regards.

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Definitely worth a visit as a get away from it all destination 27/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Therese B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced earth motorhome pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful site, pure heaven, quiet and picturesque. Went on the Caminito Del Ray walk which was within walking distance from the campsite. It was amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful would like to visit again when the weather is kinder

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    Nothing

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We recently stayed at Camping Parque Ardales and really enjoyed ... 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Spain Ana-Lucy R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric earth tent pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We recently stayed at Camping Parque Ardales and really enjoyed our time.
    We were lucky enough to be allocated a pitch near to the water, although the issue with this was were were also the further from the facilities, but to be honest, I really didn't mind this and it meant there was no reason for anyone to come past our tent in the evening.
    Would recommend to all types of travellers (except if you have OCD for dust and dirt - as the pitches are not grassed)
    The camp site restaurant was surprisingly very nice, but beware, they only serve pizzas and pasta. But we all really enjoyed our meals.
    Honestly, couldn't fault anything from our stay and really looking forward to coming back next year!!

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Thank you very much for your comment.
We have to inform you that we are including tapas and other homemade dishes in our bar. So when they come back next year they can enjoy them.
Best regards.

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Excellent facilities and great pizza 09/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jenny S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric earth tent pitch (pinewood)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Absolutely beautiful lakes... It was so beautiful that we got engaged on the pontoon in the evening. We have come back to the camping for the last 3 years because we love it so much!

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Reviewer's country: Spain ionel c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric earth tent pitch (pinewood)
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Muchas gracias por su comentario. Nos gusta que nuestros clientes disfruten de las instalaciones.

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Site reposant est exceptionnel, calme et rando. Lac superbe. 23/08/2018

Reviewer's country: France Ana-Maria A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric earth tent pitch
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    Oui

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Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. Salutations

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Me gusto el pantano y el entorno que rodeaba el ... 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Spain Raquel A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric earth tent pitch
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    Me gusto el pantano y el entorno que rodeaba el camping

    Disliked: 

    No me gusto que la salida sea a las 12, cuando es domingo y el camping se les queda vacío. Tampoco me gusto el tamaño de las parcelas y que no te dejen poner música a más de las 12 de la noche cuando la tienes a un volumen muy bajo. Y los precios son excesivos

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Muchas gracias por su comentario, Sentimos lo de la música, pero por respeto a todos nuestro clientes familias con niños, grupos y demás tenemos una norma que deben mantener silencio desde las 00:00-08:00 para el descanso de todos.
Sobre los precios, pensamos que son muy competitivos y más baratos, que la referencia de otros camping, pero si usted quiere puede hacer la comparativa.
Gracias de nuevo por su comentario, ya que nos ayuda a mejorar cada día.
Saludos

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Buen camping, tranquilo. 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: Spain Berta A. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    El embalse es un lujo, poder bañarse en cualquier momento y a golpe de 100 metros es un punto muy favorable.

    Disliked: 

    Tuvimos demasiadas avispas y la lejanía al baño puesto que solo habia uno y al no haber luces en el camino hacia muy complicado ir al servicio por las noches.

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Leisure on park

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Cycle hire

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Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Location

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  • Barriada de los Embalses, Zona 1, Ardales, Malaga, Spain, 29550
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0200 (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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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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.

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

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.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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