Go to main content

Campsite Despeñaperros Cat.1

General information

Campsite Despeñaperros is a campsite in Santa Elena, Jaén, located in a wood.The campsite has which are marked out, pitches with shade and pitches with some shade. It is possible to rent bungalows. The campsite has a sports ground.

Show more

The following rules apply to pets at (Despeñaperros):
- Dog(s) permitted in low season (if on a lead)
- Dog(s) permitted in high season (if on a lead)

For sportive holidaymakers the camp site offers excursion programmes, guided walks and various cycle routes. The camp site has an outdoor swimming pool and a toddlers' pool.

You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a snack bar, restaurant (with snack menu) and restaurant (with full menu). The camp site also supplies fresh bread. You can also use the internet, as the camp site has one or more computers with an internet connection and you can access the internet with your own laptop in 80% of the camp site.

Can also be found in the ACSI Campsites Europe app

Guide price €24.00
Low-season discount with CampingCard ACSI

Affordable camping in the low season with CampingCard ACSI

CampingCard ACSI is a useful little card that will earn you up to 50% discount on your holiday! In 2017 you can choose from no fewer than 3319 campsites in 20 European countries. You will pay one of the four fixed, low rates in the early and late season!

The advantages

  • Up to 50% discount! You can stay even more inexpensively at the loveliest campsites throughout Europe for four fixed rates using your CampingCard ACSI.

  • 3319 campsites, all inspected by ACSI! You are welcome at 3319 campsites covering 20 European countries with your CampingCard ACSI

  • Affordable camping with your (grand)children 3 children (under 6 years) are included in the CampingCard ACSI rate at more than 700 campsites


Campsite opening period + your holiday period

September 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
October 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
November 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
December 2017
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

31 Campsite open

31 Campsite closed

31 Selected date

Detail information about this campsite

A.C. Oosterhoff-Spoelman

This inspector visits Campsite Despeñaperros every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

- Inspector Ms A.C. Oosterhoff-Spoelman
A.C. Oosterhoff-Spoelman

Inspector Ms A.C. Oosterhoff-Spoelman

Phone this inspector

Call +31(0)505347568
Loading, please wait...

Average rating: 7.1

Add a review
Toilet facilities
7.2
Staff
7.0
Price - quality comparison
7.0
Camping pitch
7.3
Accommodation
7.1
Child friendliness
6.7
Entertainment
5.1
Sports facilities
6.2
Swimming pool
7.1
Food and drink
6.9
Surroundings
7.6

E Lander, on this campsite in November 2017

7.4

Travelling party: Couple

Only stayed one night but found the site very good. Very reasonable price water on every pitch electric include in the price. Will definitely use again.

Nigel R, on this campsite in October 2015

6.9

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.

Hank Ovel ( Nom de Plume), on this campsite in June 2015

5.4

Travelling party: Single

It is a one night stop place really. The shanty town of static installations seems to fund the local team who were seen baiting traps for wildlife on site at 2330 on the same day that the ACSI inspectors were encamped opposite me!!!
The toilets are superficially clean but feaces in one corner of a shower certainly put me off the place. I will never return. Yuk!

Luis Gonzalez, on this campsite in May 2015

6.2

Travelling party: Couple

Es uno de los pocos camping que se encuentran los viajeros que se dirigen a la costa sur, así que es un punto de descanso con pocas alternativas. Es un lugar tranquilo en el que se puede descansar bien.

El camping presenta un estado general de descuido. Los aseos están razonablemente limpios pero envejecidos, con desconchones, baldosas rotas, perchas viejas y sin pestillos en puertas de aseos.

No todas las duchas tienen agua caliente y, las que tienen agua caliente no permiten ajustar la temperatura del agua.

Los suministros de agua y electricidad en las parcelas acusan también este abandono. Las tomas de agua son muy incómodas y están envejecidas. Las tomas eléctricas tienen defectos de toma de tierra.

Es una pena, porque el entorno es estupendo y podría ser un buen punto de partida para explorar el parque natural de Despeñaperros.

John Ward, on this campsite in March 2015

7.8

Travelling party: Couple

Really nice location - not much info from staff and pitches allocated despite only a few over nighters staying - assume you could change if desired but no info given?
As early in season nothing open but being adjacent to National park walking good. Dog owners will need to be vigilant from March onwards any the wooded cover is pine and there are very many nests of Processionary caterpillars to be seen

Phillip King, on this campsite in October 2014

6.6

Travelling party: Couple

Tucked out the way a little. Easy access, large pitches, bit pricey I thought for out of season but excellent free wifi all over the site. Oct practically empty, no pool, no shop or restaurant. Nothing in the local town but La Carolina worth a visit just down the road. Ideally need a car to see what sites there are locally.

Graham Hewitt, on this campsite in December 2013

9.0

Travelling party: Seniors

A lovely situation and nicely laid out with plenty of trees for shade in the hotter months. The site warden was very friendly and although he picked the site for us he said we could change it if we wished. Free wifi too.

RuiLeitão, on this campsite in August 2013

6.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Definitely not a client oriented campsite. You don’t get to choose your camping pitch, it is assigned to you (even with a 80% of free places). As in Spain everybody as dinner late in the evening, so we must do so (we enter in the restaurant at 8H20 p.m and we were asked to come later to have our dinner). You pay 10€ for 2 tiny boar shops and if you want to get anything to eat or drink you better be prepared to wait a lot or go yourself to the balcony as the waiters are faster to take things out from your table.
The “receptionist” didn’t tell us at the check in that all town will be in a huge party until 06h30 in the morning. If we had this information we would have moved to another camping. We weren’t able to get just 1 hour sleep.
The swimming pool is fine.

Peter Mowatt, on this campsite in June 2013

6.2

Travelling party: Seniors

This site was not in the 2013 book. Camp said it was ACSI's error. Strange Low Season
dates. The site is neglected, dreary, and uninviting. Cannot understand why it is rated 1 Category.

Gel Willis, on this campsite in July 2011

8.4

Travelling party: Couple

After riding up from Portugal & through soaring heat, this site was a pleasure to sore eyes on arrival. Price was good for what you got although the ground is not very tent peg friendly - very stoney. Toilet/shower facilities were clean and good although the evening shower was cold, whereas in the morning was lovely and hot. Not sure if this was due to solar powered (No sun at night) or something else but both showers were refreshing. Laundry room could do with more than one washing machine. Restaurant food was excellant and waiter a pleasure to be served by. Come bedtime, it was so peaceful you could hear a pin drop. Morning was greeted with an abundance of brightly coloured birds coming in for what you had to offer them. I could have stayed here for a few more days if we wasn't on a schedule & a very biker friendly site with the amount of other bikers showing up later than ourselves. Highly recommended campsite.

General information

Guide price 1
€24.00
Guide price 2
€32.10
Period of opening
01-01-2017 till 31-12-2017
Area
4 ha
Altitude
750m
Number of touring pitches
112 (70 - 100m2)
Number of permanent pitches
30
Number of accommodation units for hire
6
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* 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
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Internet
  • 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
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:English | Spanish | French
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:electricity | gas
Dogs
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:2
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot water
  • Showers: cold water
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Canteen/restaurant has toilet adapted for disabled people
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Marked pitches
  • Hard ground
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
    • period:20-06/15-10
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:20-06/15-10
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
    • period:15-06/15-10
  • Takeaway meals
    • period:20-06/15-10
  • Bar
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Ice available
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:6
  • Safes
Swimming
  • 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
  • Sunbathing area
For children
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:12 m2
    • period:20-06/15-09
  • Children's playground: small
  • Games room
  • Baby room
  • Video games
  • No entertainment programme
Sport and games
  • Multi-sports field
  • Riding
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:average
  • Games room
  • Excursion programme (at least 2x a week - m.s.)
  • Television
  • Video games
  • Guided walks
Situation of campsite
  • Located in a wood
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,5 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:0,1 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
Pitch amenities
  • 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)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:10 ampère
  • Pitches with radio and television connections
Miscellaneous
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Separate area for young people
  • Door-springs light enough (3-4 kgs pressure)
Address & Route

Would you like to book Campsite Despeñaperros or request more information? You can do both using the information below.

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

  • Download GPS coordinates
    Select your navigation system:

     
    • TomTom (ov2)
    • Garmin (gpx)
    • CSV
  • Google routeplanner
    Coordinates:

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

  • Contact

Please contact us

Show on map
Load
The weather on this campsite

Weather forecast

Wed

22 / 11

 

Thu

23 / 11

 

Fri

24 / 11

 

Sat

25 / 11

 

Sun

26 / 11

 

Mon

27 / 11

 

Tue

28 / 11

 
Max. 21.1° 22.7° 22.4° 20.9° 18° 17° 17°
Min. 0.8° 4.2° 7.3° 7.2° 6.9° 6.7°
Precipitation 0% 0% 5% 5% 30% 20% 50%
Wind direction W SW W NW E E W
Wind speed 1 2 2 2 2 2 2

Average temperature

Climate

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
Weeronline
Information request

ACSI Eurocampings will send your information request to "Campsite Despeñaperros".

Take note; you are sending an information request. You cannot make a reservation using this form. You will need to contact the campsite directly and ACSI Eurocampings cannot have any influence on the consequences thereof.

1 Information request What do you want to do?
Ask your question:
(in the language of the country where the campsite is located or in English)
2 Your data

3 Your request
In which language would you prefer to receive a reply? Take note; it is possible that the campsite may not be able to comply with this request.