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Campsite Despeñaperros is a campsite with 112 touring pitches and 30 year round pitches. During low season, between 01-01-2017 - 08-04-2017, 17-04-2017 - 16-06-2017 and 15-09-2017 - 23-12-2017, the nightly rate is €17,- at one of the 112 touring pitches at Campsite Despeñaperros in Santa Elena (Jaén).

Quiet wooded site conveniently located a short distance from the N IV/E5. Suitable for staying for some time to relax. Level grounds with sufficiently shaded pitches. The 'Batalla de Las Navas de Tolosa' museum in Sta Elena is most interesting. It shows a scene from a historical battle between the Christians and the Moors in 1212.

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Detail information about this campsite

General information

Period of opening
01-01-2017 till 31-12-2017
4 ha
Number of touring pitches
112 (70 - 100m2)
Number of permanent pitches
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* Facilities printed in bold are not included in the overnight rate. Supplementary charges will apply. (This does not mean that facilities which are not printed in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:200 m2
    • period:20-06/15-09
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
  • Caravans allowed
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Internet access
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
At the reception
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Amex | Diners Club | MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
Campsite rules
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:electricity | gas
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Water and toilet facilities
  • Showers: hot water
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Standard toilets
  • Baby room
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Water connection at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Waste water drainage at/near the pitch (max. 15 m)
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Showers: cold water
  • Washbasins: cold water
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Snack bar
    • period:15-06/15-10
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:20-06/15-10
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:20-06/15-10
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
    • period:20-06/15-10
  • Bar
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Safes
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:200 m2
    • period:20-06/15-09
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:12 m2
    • period:20-06/15-09
Sports and play
  • Multi-sports field
  • Children's playground: small
  • Riding
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:average
  • Games room
  • Television
Ground and vegetation
  • Hard ground
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Sunbathing area
  • Marked pitches
Situation of campsite
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:0,1 km
  • Located in a wood
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Pitches with radio and television connections
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
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Average rating: 7.2

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Laura Álvarez, on this campsite in April 2017

Travelling party: Couple


Camping en plena naturaleza. Parcelas grandes con mucha sombra y suelo nivelado. Las duchas fenomenal, buen caudal de agua y muy calentita. Buen servicio de vaciado y cambio de aguas para autocaravanas.

Andy, on this campsite in February 2017

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years


The campsite is located close to the motorway but we didn\'t hear any noise from the road. The site itself has good large flat pitches, big enough for a 7m caravan, although you need to take the turning in to get to the campsite quite slowly as it is fairly tight, especially as when we visited they were doing repairs to the road. The shower and toilet facilities could do,with some money spending on them, but they were clean and there was plenty of hot water. If you are leaving the site to head north, check your sat nav (if you are using one) as ours took us a slightly bendy route to get back to the motorway.

Clifford Still, on this campsite in January 2016

Travelling party: Couple


We used this site as a stop over on the way south in January.
What a beautiful site would love to come in the summer,looks like there would be plenty to see and do.
The only little thing was the toilet block was not heated, bit cold in winter it was -5 when we were there. Having said that the showers were lovely with plenty hot water. Would use this site again and hopefully we get a chance to see it in the summer.

Richard Edwin Barfoot, on this campsite in September 2016

Travelling party: Couple


Arrived to be told no ACSI due to no computer but then printed us a receipt from the computer. No facilities as end of season. Toilets basic and showers unhygenic. OK for an overnight stop.

Kenneth Roger Sinclair, on this campsite in August 2016

Travelling party: Couple


Easy enough to find. Level pitches under pine trees. Facilities were well maintained and there was plenty of hot water. Well stocked shop and a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by grass - but one needed to supply ones own chair! Good base, I would guess, for walkers of whom we saw plenty. Pleasant bar and restaurant.

Pat, on this campsite in June 2016

Travelling party: Seniors


We enjoyed this site. Very peaceful and very conveinent. On our way south in early June we were allocated a pitch but it suited us so that was fine on our return at end of June we were told to choose our own - out of discount season the reason perhaps?
Good price with discount but felt a bit steep with no pool or restaurant open.
We had an excellent meal at the hotel near the entrance can thoroughly recommend it.

GOHAUX, on this campsite in June 2016

Travelling party: Seniors


Ce camping pourrait être très agréable : les emplacement, les sanitaires, les équipements mais il est en décrépitude. Les sanitaires sont propres mais les bacs à vaisselle et à linge plus que vétustes. De plus, on entend l\'autoroute et les camions toute la nuit. Il est pourtant bien placé pour visiter la région.

Marmonier, on this campsite in May 2016

Travelling party: Seniors


Malgré que ce camping soit dans un cadre exceptionnel, il ne vaut pas son prix. Sanitaires propres mais bacs à vaisselle et linge plus que vétustes. Camping très mal entretenu . Piscine fermée . Terrain de sport en décrépitude. C le seul camping dans la région donc il faut s\'en accomoder

Nigel R, on this campsite in October 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Usefully placed just off the autoroute however the \"welcome\" was nonexistent. Trying to pay by card was declined. The facilities were barely ok - dated and due for a real clean. The surroundings are very nice indeed and there was no real noise from the autoroute. We\'d use it again as an overnighter but only because there is nothing else in the area.

Bob, on this campsite in September 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Bij aankomst moeilijk communicerende man, geeft geen enkele aanwijzing, wil kenteken caravan hebben. Aangewezen plaats kan niet vanwege boom in het midden. Zelf plaats uitgezocht, dan weer geen electriciteit. Terug naar kantoor, man afwezig, zit in bar, zet electra aan .
Sanitair van prehistorische kwaliteit, stinkt. Afwas plaats nog nooit zo slecht gezien. Je moet op je plaats water tappen vanuit liggende houding. Chemisch toilet geweldig onhandig en smerig. Alleen wifi goed en gratis. Afrader, kom hier nooit meer terug.

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  • Campsite Despeñaperros
    Infanta Elena s/n
    23213 / Santa Elena (Jaén)

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    38°20'36"N 3°32'8"W
  • A4 Sevilla-Madrid, exit 259; Madrid-Sevilla, exit 257 or 258. Follow signs.

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Max. 34.3° 33.9° 34.7° 34.8° 32.5° 33.5° 32°
Min. 14.6° 16.4° 16.4° 16.8° 17° 16.6° 16.7°
Precipitation 0% 5% 5% 5% 10% 10% 15%
Wind direction E ZO E SW W SW SW
Wind speed 2 2 2 2 2 3 2

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Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 82% 32 4
Feb 72% 42 7
Mar 59% 50 8
Apr 61% 45 8
May 62% 36 8
Jun 46% 22 11
Jul 42% 2 11
Aug 43% 3 10
Sep 54% 30 8
Oct 70% 44 6
Nov 77% 48 4
Dec 83% 36 3
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