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 playground and a sports ground.
The following rules apply to pets at (Camping 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.
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Detail information about this campsite
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.
Average rating: 6.9
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- Swimming pool
- Food and drink
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.
Stayed one night en route to Toledo from the south. Cash only for payment. A lovely campsite with big shady plots, water and electricity on each site. Small shop sells bread, wine and basics. Let down by poor facilities - no loo seats, some toilets very dirty and small old fashioned sinks for washing up. On the plus side, lots of hot water. A big plus was the lack of mozzies and flies which have plagued us in other recent campsites! Would stay again for an overnight visit.
Strange site could be so good. They give you a pitch number only to find it occupied, this when the place is just about empty.
Beautiful pool but needs a good clean. Don’t bother with the restaurant they certainly won’t both with you. Expensive and awful.
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.
Stayed overnight the site could be fabulous the location beautiful. The restaurant forget I’d have to be starving to eat there again. The food is better than the service which is dreadful.
The pool is lovely just needs a good clean like much else on the site. Such potential such a waste.
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.
Level gravel pitches, good toilet facilities, good dog walk around the site. Getting to and from the site from the motorway was a little tricky through the village mainly due to parked cars, there are some tight corners. A good stopover site, will use again.
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.
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
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.
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 01-01-2018 till 23-12-2018
25-12-2018 till 30-12-2018
01-01-2019 till 23-12-2019
25-12-2019 till 30-12-2019
- 4 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 112 (70 - 100m2)
- Number of permanent pitches
- Number of accommodation units for hire
- Campsite suitable for disabled persons
* 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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