Camp for €18,- a night at Camping El Helguero in low season with CampingCard ACSI. Camping El Helguero, located in Barrio de la Iglesia (Cantabria), is a campsite with 240 touring pitches and 60 year round pitches. With your CampingCard ACSI you can camp on one of the pitches during the following periods: 29-03-2019 - 28-06-2019 and 01-09-2019 - 28-09-2019.
Friendly campsite with Spanish ambiance. Good restaurant with pavement café. 3 km from lovely little town Comillas with culture (Gaudí), beaches and boulevards. Possible day trips: a visit to the imposing Picos de Europa, the historic town of Santillana del Mar or the caves of Altamira.
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- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
Lovely quiet campsite located directly on the Camino; good showers and toilets; pitches were a good size if slightly sloping. Easy drive from the ferry at Santander. Excellent bar / restaurant on site. Reception staff really friendly and helpful. About 800 metres from the village accessible either along quiet road or from walks through lovely woodland; would recommend the raciones at Meson Ocho.
Friendly site with slightly confusing pitch locations! some pitches were two deep but with access only from the front. It meant you could find someone camping directly behind you or in front of you! We were fine but we saw this happening near us. The site has a lot of permanent chalets and caravans owned by the locals so be warned there could be an invasion on friday afternoon lasting until sunday evening ! You couldn't get in the pool over the weekend. To be fair it was a quiet site during the week and suited us fine. The area is very interesting with good beaches at comillas and interesting towns like santillana and suances to visit. The toilet block was nice and clean with plenty of hot water. We stayed five nights and would go again if we were in the area, but idealy only monday to friday.
Campsite set in mature grounds with trees and grass pitches. Tourers well away from permanent residents so quiet as particularly weekends can be very noisy with the Spanish using the site.
Supermarket only open weekends but the bar man will open upon request, however , he did not speak any English making it difficult to communicate. Fresh bread available.
Facilities dated but clean and there was plenty of hot water.
The area in the vicinity is beautiful with the opportunity to explore the surrounding area and I would highly recommend this site.
Lovely staff, particularly helpful young lady came to sort out our pitching difficulties. We were directed to a choice of 3 pitches, non of which were in fact available, then unable to access other suggestions.
The difficulty was caused by people departing late or pitching on own choice of pitch. The reports about some long pitches are no longer true as they have been divided in half - front and back of pitch so everyone understandably takes the outer pitch in case they get blocked in. The system just does not work unless rear pitches are kept for tents and not allocated to caravans or motorhomes.
However a lovely site once pitching was achieved, immaculate toilets, pool looked good but they seem to enforce a swimming cap rule so we were unable to use it.
Menu looked good in restaurant and we had good reports of it but we had food to use up before ferry so did not use it - Next time maybe
Arrived tonight on Santander ferry. Easy drive, although in pouring rain. One hour drive from ferry, mainly motorway..Excellent reception, restaurant open, excellent meal, €10 for 3 courses with wine. Toilets and showers immaculate.
Excellent campsite under an hours drive from Santander ferry. Good food in restaurant. Menu of the day €10 for 3 courses and a bottle of wine.
Showers and toilets spotless. We have a large Motorhome and we were allowed to park on path as grass was very wet.
Excellent campsite, no problem with entrance, just drove through slowly. Super restaurant, €10 for 3 courses and wine. Showers wonderful.
Would definitely return. As it was wet we were allowed to park on Tarmac.
Although a narrow gate on entering this great little site offers a friendly reception with some English spoken. Some long pitches allow you to stay coupled which is great for towing a car trailer or even a caravan. Small restaurant offers good quality food and a friendly face. Reception staff allowed us to stay past the normal check out time as our ferry was much later in the evening. In all worth the drive out to this site if your intention is to drive on through Spain the following day or waiting for the ferries to travel home.
Nice site with friendly helpful staff. Toilet block a bit old fashioned but has a bio award & is spotlessly clean. Some pitches large enough to leave the car & caravan hooked up. ideal for ferry ports but let site know in advance in case ferry delayedl
Surprisingly open late October. Very quiet with all seasonal caravans stored off pitch. A good walk to the coast but worth the effort on a fine day. Booked for one night but stayed three. Good stop-off for Santander ferry.
- Period of opening
- 29-03-2019 till 29-09-2019
- 6.5 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 240 (70 - 120m2)
- Number of permanent pitches
* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)
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Would you like to book Camping El Helguero or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.
Camping El Helguero
Barrio de la Iglesia
39527 / Ruiloba
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E70/A8, exit 249 dir. Comillas. After 7 km take the CA 359 dir. Ruiloba. Through La Iglesia village and turn right onto CA 358. Campsite 300 metres on the right.
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