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  • Among spectacular scenery in the Picos de Europa mountains
  • In the wildlife haven of the Valdeón Valley
  • Restaurant with terrace

Views to make your jaw drop and your eyes water are all around splendidly scenic Camping El Cares in Leon, for it's in the town of Santa Marina de Valdeón high 1,200 metres high up in the Picos de Europa mountain range, surrounded by mountains with spectacular beech forests blazing out a different landscape for every season.

The site is in the wildlife-laden Valdeón Valley for days out nature spotting, and has several mountain hikes directly from it; ask the team to point you in the right upwards direction. And as you might figure from the site name, the El Cares gorge is not very far from here.

Camping El Cares has a small shop, and a restaurant with a daily menu, tapas and a terrace from which to continue admiring the views. Amenities include a toilet and shower block as well as a coin-operated laundry.

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Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy



Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain


Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Water hook-up points for tourers

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Medium (26-50 sites)


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  • Camino del Rejo, Santa Marina de Valdeón, León, Spain, 24915
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 43.1282°N 4.8829°W


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 smartest approach to take in surroundings as spectacular as these is to simply leave the site and see where your feet take you: local town Santa Marina de Valdeón is in the Valdeón Valley, surrounded by forest, woods, rivers and small rural villages, and in a region popular for outdoor activities from canoeing and kayaking in the river Cares to walking and hiking in the Picos De Europa National Park.

Ten kilometres from Camping El Cares is the Ruta del Cares, one of the most popular trekking trails of the region, and you'll also be within easy reach of the Naranjo de Bulnes route, the Collado Jermoso and the Vega Huerta trails. If you're taking the car out, steer up the steep winding 12-kilometre road to Lakes Ercina and Enol, stopping off at the viewpoints along the way.

The local cuisine must be investigated too: try stews (guisos), and its roasted meats (asados), in the villages of Cangas de Onís, also famous for its Roman bridge and a busy Sunday market; the blue cheese and cheese museum of Arenas de Cabrales, and Asiegu, a popular stop in the 'cheese and cider' trail.

  • Does Camping El Cares have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping El Cares dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping El Cares? The smartest approach to take in surroundings as spectacular as these is to simply leave the site and see where your feet take you: local town Santa Marina de Valdeón is in ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping El Cares?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

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.

A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

Facilities/activities including washing machines are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

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.

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.

No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Open fires are prohibited.

Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. between 07/04 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 15/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.

The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/06 et 15/10.
The grocery shop is open between 01/07 et 01/09.
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.

This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.