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Camping El Helguero

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General

  • Friendly rural site 10 minutes' drive from Comillas
  • 40 minutes' 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 folks 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 gentle or to stretch out on the grass sun terrace (with shaded spots for the fair of face). There’s a paddling pool for tiddlers, or they can trot to the playground for fun times on land.

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

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

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

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


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7.5

Overall rating based on 6 reviews

 

83% would recommend this park to a friend.

83% would stay here again.

 

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Hola, estuvimos en agosto y nos gusto mucho el sito ... 08/19/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain Begoña A. Confirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Hola, estuvimos en agosto y nos gusto mucho el sito donde esta ubicado, tiene todos los servicios que puedes necesitar, la parcela estaba bien, aunque nos toco una que era muy sombria. La gente que trabaja alli es muy agradable. Seguro que volveremos.

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A beautiful clean site, great ambience and friendly staff 07/13/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Helen B. Confirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A beautiful and exceptionally clean site with very friendly & helpful staff. Staff spoke good English. Loved the whole ambience of the place. Offers incredibly good value daily 3 course menu for 10euros. Nice swimming pool - need to wear hats, so take with you or purchase at site. Near to some lovely beaches/coves/villages/towns both by bike and car. Good cycling area. Would definately go again and recommend for a short or longer visit - we were there for 5 nights and sad to leave.

    Disliked: 

    Had to pay 1euro for wifi, which isn't a lot but often didn't work. Could get 15mins free occasionally

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Excellent first night stop from Santander ferry. Hot clean showers. 09/17/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Barbara T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Power optional grass RV site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Although quite basic the showers were immaculate with plenty of hot water.

    Disliked: 

    The weather but it was only a stopover

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friendly staff. site outdated and clostophobic 08/08/2016

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

  • Power optional grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly staff. Great little shop, mini arcade

    Disliked: 

    Antiquated pool rule....you have to wear a bathing cap........plus no chairs to sit on or lie down on. The spaces for vans and tents is so tight you can hear each other brushing teeth!! Would be fine in low season but august felt overfull, overrun and clostophobic.

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Convenient for Sandander and Comilas 08/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Robert T. Confirmed

  • Power optional grass trailer site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Handy first stop after arriving Santander. Friendly staff and quite good facilities. Our ferry arrived late but reception open until 2100. Less than an hour from terminal

    Disliked: 

    Some areas were a bit crowded, mostly grass pitches

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Nice camp site, friendly staff. 07/30/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom David J. Confirmed

  • Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pool
    Resturant

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

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

Seasonal sites

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Location

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  • Lugar Barrio Iglesia Ruilobuca, Cantabria, Spain, 39527
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0100 (GMT+01:00)   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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  3 p.m.

Camping El Helguero cancelation policy

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 cancelations 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.

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.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization 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 leashes and supervised at all times.
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 and microchipped.

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

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

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

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

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