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Costa San Juan

6.7

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General

  • Quiet Cantabrian site five kilometres from Santander
  • Zoo, nature reserve, natural park and beaches all within easy reach
  • Only 400 metres from a sandy beach

Seaside swims, zoo visits, birdwatching around the Liencres Dunes Nature Reserve and water-based activities such as windsurfing, sailing and fishing are all a cinch from Costa San Juan.

There's heaps to do around the park's local area, an easy 400 metres from the splendid seaside spot of San Juan de la Canal Beach and within five kilometres of Santander's numerous attractions, which include a marine museum, a century-old casino, UNESCO-listed caves and a seawater spa.

The site is a short drive from the Spanish World Surfing Reserve of Somo in Santander Bay, where a beach stretching more than two kilometres between the El Puntal dunes to the beach of Loredo attracts surfers from all over the globe. A stay at this resort will also see you conveniently placed for easy explores of the smashing Cabárceno Natural Park, where several endangered species such as African elephants and white rhinos have made a home among 750 hectares of a former mine.

Costa San Juan's leisure facilities include a playground, a bar, a restaurant and a takeaway.


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Reviews

6.7

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

55% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

 

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It was a nice traditional site, very Spanish facilities were clean08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Nice to have a bar and restaurant on site, the food was good, was close to beach and other bars and restaurants
    Some staff helpful

    Disliked: 

    Pitch bit small hard to get into
    Chemical disposal area was always locked and seemed a problem to have keys for it

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Close to the beach07/25/2020

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

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

    Close to the beach

    Disliked: 

    Loud other campers

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Anonymous user

Clean, friendly, relaxed07/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, relaxed, very nice beach, clean

    Disliked: 

    Only 3A electricity, no loo empty, no hot water in washing up

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Anonymous user

Great site, good clean facilities, friendly staff. level pitches.03/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    I was apprehensive because of the mixed reviews but it exceeded my expectations. Site was very clean and tidy, quiet and the staff were lovely and relaxed.

    Getting the caravan in and out was easy as access is better than most Spanish campsites.

    Disliked: 

    You do need to empty your chemical toilet into a real toilet, but this is not the only campsite that does this.

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Anonymous user

Avoid02/15/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nothing - this is not suitable for longer vehicles or carans. Very small site with narrow roads and tight corners, pitched were few and grass only and very scruffy.
    There were an old washing machine and tumble dryer outside by the electric point, and someone was cooking on one of these!
    More of a traveller site and definitely not up to the standard most people would expect!
    There's no actual reception and door was looked, I had to go inside the hotel and ask at the bar, which it turned out was the reception.
    Definitely not worth 20 Euro and In fact we would not pay 5 Euro to stay here.
    Instead we went to the motorhome parking area in Santander, would definitely recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Everything - not fit to be called a campsite!

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Close to Santander ferry so ideally located for an overnight …02/03/2020

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  • Electric optional grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to Santander ferry so ideally located for an overnight stop before heading south.

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Good overnight stop, Diego the owner is a top bloke02/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBarry J.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass touring caravan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff and very helpful owner, free wifi good food and drink, close location for the ferry. Pitches are typically Spanish sized but big enough for our 7.5m caravan and car. I saw reviews saying the gate was narrow to be honest its no worse than many of the campsites we have stayed on in Britain.

    Disliked: 

    Temperamental electrical hook up and barking dogs from nearby villas (out of the campsite control I know)

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Site close to ferry and facilities were nearby and clean01/20/2020

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

  • Electric optional grass touring caravan pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We arrived late and they opened the gate for us!
    Staff friendly and helpful

    Disliked: 

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Adequate at best01/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhil C.Confirmed

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

    Friendly. Close to Santander. Cafe.

    Disliked: 

    Not really set up for campervans. Narrow access road. It was a decent size level grass pitch with an electricity supply. There is nowhere to connect a hose to fill with water, although you could fill a container I guess. Nor is there a chemical disposal point, you could use the toilets maybe. We found a drain for the grey water. The showers had hot water. but the toilet/shower block was very overdue a decent clean. You don’t expect a lot out of season but mucky loos and no hose connections did it for me. I wrote off the deposit and left... we stayed at the free parking with water in Santander itself. .

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Gorgeous views Clean and tidy camp excellent bar and convenient …01/08/2020

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

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

    Gorgeous views Clean and tidy camp excellent bar and convenient little shop
    Clean showers and toilets
    Convenient washing up area
    Easy reach to San Sebastián bus outside every half hour
    Lovely beach nearby
    Good dog exercise area
    Camp staff really nice and professional
    Bar staff really nice
    Bar food options good

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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

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

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Location

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  • Avenida San Juan de la Canal, Soto de la Marina, Cantabria, Spain, 39110
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 43.4658°N 3.8964°W

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Local attractions

Costa San Juan is in a prime location for visits to many of Cantabria's top tourist spots such as the Cabárceno Natural Park, the historic town of Santillana del Mar, the Cave of El Soplao and the huge and fably futuristic Centro Botín art gallery.

A birdwatchers' and wildlife spotters' paradise, the Liencres Dunes Nature Reserve is also a short drive away: on the left bank of the Pas river estuary in a peninsula area bordered by the Mogro estuary and several adjacent beaches, this reserve is filled to the gills with feathered friends ranging from ringed and grey plover to whimbrel, dunlin and other migratory birds.

The splendid seaside town of Somo, within 20 kilometres of Costa San Juan, is an absolute must see if you're visiting this part of Spain; its two-kilometre stretch of golden sands and spectacular surf conditions have won it its crown as one of the world's top surfing spots, and you can reach it very easily via ferry direct from Santander.

An utterly spectacular city packed with sights and attractions galore, Santander is well worth spending a few days with; visit the UNESCO-listed Altamira Cave, the Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria, and the Museo Maritime Museum of Cantabria, where a 700,000-litre aquarium displays the skeleton of a 24-metre shark as well as a huge variety of Cantabrian marine life, galleons and transatlantic liners.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Costa San Juan cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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 Costa San Juan have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Costa San Juan dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Costa San Juan? Costa San Juan is in a prime location for visits to many of Cantabria's top tourist spots such as the Cabárceno Natural Park, the historic town of Santillana del Mar, the Cave … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Costa San Juan?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more

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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.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/06 and 31/08 and between 01/09 and 31/05.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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