Spain is one of the most popular holiday destinations for friends and families in Europe. The country is famous for its sunny weather, picturesque towns, beautiful nature and mouth-watering local cuisine and wines. It’s, therefore, no surprise that most people choose to spend their holidays there more than once, or twice. However, if you are looking for new and unique ways to explore Spain on a holiday, camping is a brilliant choice that often gets overlooked. Here’s what you need to know:
Why should I camp in Spain?
The short answer is – because the local campsites are absolutely fantastic! Spain is known for its wide range of holiday resorts and hotels. The choice is just as large when it comes to campsites, so it will be super easy to find a camping holiday in Spain suited to your needs, whether you are travelling with children or just as a couple. Camping Spain spots are known for being incredibly clean and great quality. They work hard to create a pleasant atmosphere for all of their visitors and ensure that all of your needs are met.
What’s best about camping in Spain, however, is that it doesn’t have to be a fully wild camping experience away from civilization – which is not always ideal for families. In Spain, campsites are similar to big resorts, where you can have different facilities, pools and restaurants available if you wish to use them. So, essentially, you get the benefits of a camping experience, enjoying nature and the lush weather, just without the common inconveniences of being away from civilization!
How to choose a campsite
Most campsites in Spain are divided into 3 categories: category 3 being the most basic camping while category 1 would have the best facilities, swimming pools and larger pitch sizes available. While the experience in each will be very different, most campsites will provide functioning and clean shower and toilet facilities regardless of the category. However, if you expect higher standards, sticking to the upper two categories may be the best option for you.
The costs of a camping holiday in Spain
The price you will pay for a campsite in Spain will highly depend on a number of things. If you are planning your trip during the busy season in the Summer, the prices will of course be much higher. The location you choose is also important – camping in touristy towns and beaches will naturally be more pricey than in more remote areas or smaller, less-known towns. Remote campsites can actually provide a more authentic and relaxing experience but if you are looking to explore the common tourist attractions during your stay, it may not be suitable for you.
It is also important to remember for your camping holiday in Spain that you may need to rent some equipment, such as a tent and perhaps some blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, etc. If you are able to bring your own, then you only have to worry about paying for your pitch spot. Additionally, some campsites will have extra fees for specific facilities, electricity or Wi-Fi connection. Make sure you are aware of what’s included in the original price.