Camping Near the Most Beautiful Towns in Spain

Spain stands out as the premier European camping destination, captivating outdoor enthusiasts year-round. Its diverse landscapes, from sun-kissed Mediterranean coasts to rugged mountain ranges, provide an unparalleled canvas for camping adventures. The country's mild climate and extensive network of well-equipped campsites offer an inviting environment for all seasons. Whether basking in the warmth of the Costa del Sol, trekking the Pyrenean trails, or exploring the ancient charm of Andalusian villages, Spain beckons with diverse camping experiences. The fusion of nature, culture, and accessibility cements Spain's reputation as the ultimate year-round haven for campers seeking unforgettable outdoor escapades.

Spain's camping allure is magnified by its remarkable regions. Catalonia boasts the enchanting Costa Brava, blending azure waters with medieval towns like Tossa de Mar. The Basque Country's dramatic landscapes include Biarritz's surfing paradise and Bilbao's Guggenheim marvels. Andalusia, a tapestry of history, presents Sierra Nevada's snowy peaks and the Alhambra's Moorish splendor. Valencia's Mediterranean charm shines through La Albufera's tranquil wetlands and futuristic Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. Each region weaves a unique tapestry of culture, history, and natural splendor, contributing to Spain's status as a year-round camping haven that caters to diverse tastes and wanderlust-fueled dreams.

With so many remarkable must-see destinations, it is hard to know where to visit in Spain first! To give you even more inspiration to spend some time in this amazing country, we've picked out some of the most beautiful towns that are well worth a visit. In fact, this list could provide you with holiday ideas for years! These towns, and more, are included on lospueblosmasbonitosdeespana.org, which is a comprehensive list of the most beautiful towns in Spain, if you want to explore further. We've also gone through the trouble of finding an incredible campsite for you to stay in the neighborhood of each town, so basically you're next holiday is planned below. With our Premium+ membership, you can discover everything you want to know about these campsites.

Ronda

Nestled in the heart of Andalusia, Ronda captivates with its breathtaking beauty and rich history. Perched atop dramatic cliffs, the town is cleaved by the El Tajo gorge, spanned by the iconic Puente Nuevo bridge. Cobblestone streets wind through whitewashed buildings adorned with vibrant blooms, while Moorish and Spanish influences converge in its architecture. Ronda's allure is enhanced by its ancient bullring, one of the oldest in Spain, and its role as a muse to artists like Ernest Hemingway. Surrounded by rolling countryside and vineyards, Ronda exudes a serene charm that celebrates both its storied past and enchanting present.

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Camping El Sur Ronda has the perfect location for a day trip to see this incredible city. It is one of the very best campsites in this region and has all the facilities you could want, including a huge outdoor swimming pool.

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Camping El Sur Ronda

Spain • Serrania de Ronda, Andalucia

Cuenca

Cuenca is a picturesque town that captivates with its timeless beauty. Perched atop dramatic cliffs, its medieval charm is evident in the hanging houses that seemingly defy gravity. The town is a canvas of narrow cobblestone streets, adorned with historic churches and squares. Cuenca's iconic Puente de San Pablo bridge spans the precipitous ravine, offering breathtaking views. Art and culture flourish here, with the Museum of Abstract Art showcasing avant-garde masterpieces. As the sun sets, the town's warm hues blend with the surrounding landscape, creating a mesmerizing vista. Cuenca is a true Spanish gem that enchants all who visit.

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Salamanca

Salamanca captivates visitors with its timeless beauty and rich history. The town's enchanting streets are adorned with golden sandstone architecture, including the illustrious University of Salamanca, one of the oldest in Europe. The Plaza Mayor stands as a breathtaking centerpiece, an architectural masterpiece where locals and travelers converge. Meandering alleys lead to hidden courtyards and ancient cathedrals, narrating tales of centuries past. Salamanca's vibrant cultural scene thrives, hosting festivals, art exhibitions, and traditional events. As day transitions to night, the town's warm lights illuminate, casting an irresistible spell upon all who explore its charming, historic embrace.

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Just an hour's drive from this wonderful town is Apark Area Camper Avila. This short drive means visiting Salamanca is an easy day trip when staying here. The camper's area is located just outside the city walls, next to the police station and congress centre. It features an excellent view on the illuminated city walls at night!

Granada

Granada captivates with its exquisite blend of Moorish heritage and Spanish charm. The iconic Alhambra Palace stands as a testament to its rich history, with intricate architecture and lush gardens that evoke an enchanting past. Wandering through the labyrinthine streets of the Albayzín reveals white-washed houses, vibrant markets, and breathtaking views of the Alhambra against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Granada's vibrant culture comes alive through flamenco rhythms, tapas-laden taverns, and the warmth of its people. This picturesque town invites travelers to lose themselves in its timeless beauty and captivating allure.

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La Peza Area Autocaravanas is a fantastic motorhome spot in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The town has many cafes, bars, bakeries, and restaurants. Also, the water in La Peza is wonderful! There are several fountains in the town where you can fill bottles with the most delicious cool mineral water. Visiting Granada is an easy trip from this excellent spot for camping in Spain.

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Toledo

Toledo, a captivating Spanish town, enchants visitors with its rich history and picturesque charm. Perched majestically atop a hill, it boasts narrow winding streets, adorned with centuries-old architecture that melds Moorish, Jewish, and Christian influences. The iconic Alcázar fortress and the magnificent Toledo Cathedral stand as testaments to its cultural significance. The Tagus River gracefully meanders around its base, enhancing the town's ethereal ambiance. Renowned for its skilled craftsmanship in sword-making and intricate damascene metalwork, Toledo's artisanal heritage thrives. With its panoramic vistas, profound cultural heritage, and vibrant artistic legacy, Toledo stands as a timeless jewel in Spain's cultural crown.

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Camping Aranjuez is a wonderful camping choice if you want to visit Toledo. It is open all year round and is close to the Royal Summer Palace and gardens of Aranjuez, the Spanish Versailles. If you want to stay at the campsite for a few days after exploring Toledo, there is plenty to do here for the whole family, including a waterpark, perfect for hot summer days.

Segovia

Adorned by a UNESCO-listed ancient aqueduct, Segovia boasts a rich history etched in its architecture. The fairy-tale Alcázar stands as a testament to its medieval heritage, while the Gothic cathedral reaches for the heavens. Cobblestone streets wind through the town, leading to picturesque plazas where local culture thrives. From savory cochinillo to spirited conversations echoing in tapas bars, Segovia's culinary and social offerings delight. With a backdrop of the Guadarrama Mountains, Segovia's allure is complete – a symphony of past and present harmonizing in an enchanting Spanish crescendo.

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The Plaza de Toros parking area is a free area for motorhomes found right next to the bullfighting arena of Segovia. It is just a 20 minutes walk from the parking area to the aqueduct, a must-see that gives fabulous views over the whole historic area.

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Plaza de Toros parking area

Spain • In Segovia, next to bullfight arena

Altea

Altea stands as a picturesque gem along the Costa Blanca. Its charm lies in its narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed houses adorned with colorful bougainvillaea, and a stunning seafront promenade. The iconic blue-domed church, Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, is a captivating sight atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the azure waters. Altea's artistic soul thrives through its galleries and craft shops, while the beach invites relaxation. Culinary pleasures await in its traditional tapas bars and seafood eateries. With its timeless allure and breathtaking vistas, Altea is an enchanting haven for those seeking Spanish coastal beauty.

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With a lovely spot on the coast, Camping Playa Paraiso is a camp site that definitely gives holiday vibes! As soon as you check in here you will feel relaxed and at peace. There are lovely views of the sea and the whole campsite has a welcoming, family-friendly vibe that will make you want to stay endlessly!

Cadaques

Cadaqués enchants visitors to the Costa Brava with its timeless beauty. This gorgeous town boasts whitewashed buildings cascading down hillsides, their reflections dancing upon the cerulean Mediterranean Sea. Surreal charm seeps through its cobbled streets, where art and culture intertwine. Salvador Dalí's influence is palpable; his former residence stands as a testament. Secluded coves and pebbled beaches beckon, inviting tranquility. The town's isolation preserved its authenticity, allowing a taste of traditional Catalan life. Cadaqués, with its artistic legacy and picturesque allure, remains a haven for wanderers seeking a harmonious blend of nature, creativity, and history.

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An ideal choice of campsite for visiting this area is Wecamp Cadaques. It has the perfect location between the sea and the mountains and the whole campsite offers a relaxing holiday experience. You can enjoy the awesome swimming pool and other facilities on site as well as taking a few day trips to explore the surrounding area.

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Wecamp Cadaques

Spain • North of Girona, Catalonia, Mediterranean

Frigiliana

Frigiliana, a captivating Spanish village nestled in the Andalusian hills, enchants visitors with its timeless charm. Cobbled streets wind through whitewashed houses adorned with vibrant flowers, creating a picturesque tapestry. Its Moorish heritage is evident in the architecture, with the Nasrid influence reflected in intricate tiles and ornate courtyards. The town offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline, while its rich history comes alive in the Archaeological Museum. Annual festivals and local crafts infuse the town with a lively spirit.

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Just a short drive east of Frigiliana is Bodegas La Divisa, a winery that offers spots for mobile homes to stay. This is not an area that is well known on the tourist trails so you'll benefit from an intimate and authentic experience while being surrounded by the wonderful scenery of the mountainous Almunejar region. Of course, you will have the chance to sample the amazing wines made here!

Peniscola

Perched on the scenic coast of Spain's Costa del Azahar, Peñíscola is a captivating town that harmoniously blends history, culture, and natural beauty. With its iconic medieval castle, originally a Templar fortress, the town offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the past. The charming old town, characterized by narrow cobblestone streets and whitewashed buildings, exudes a timeless allure. The azure Mediterranean waters and pristine beaches provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation and leisure. Peñíscola's rich tapestry of historic sites, delectable cuisine, and warm hospitality make it a must-visit destination.

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One of the closest and most wonderful campsites to stay if you want to visit Peniscola is Camping Alegria del Mar. There is a lovely swimming pool on site, though the campsite is only 50m from the sea! The pitches are nice and spacious, and there are a lot of organized activities each day to keep the whole family entertained, which is just what you want from your camping holiday in Spain.

Sitges

Sitges enchants visitors with its alluring blend of history, culture, and stunning vistas. Nestled along the Mediterranean, this charming town boasts pristine beaches that beckon sunseekers and art aficionados alike. Renowned for its film and cultural festivals, Sitges exudes a vibrant atmosphere year-round. Cobblestone streets wind through its historic quarter, revealing quaint boutiques, tapas bars, and ornate architecture. The iconic Church of Sant Bartomeu i Santa Tecla gazes over the azure waters, adding to the town's picturesque allure. With its magnetic charm and lively spirit, Sitges stands as a captivating destination for those seeking an authentic Spanish experience.

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Camping Sitges is the obvious choice if you want to take a holiday close to this awesome town. There is a small supermarket on site so you do not need to travel far for the essentials, and the beach is an easy bike ride away. With a restaurant and a swimming pool on site, it has everything you need!

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Camping Sitges

Spain • Sitges, Costa Brava

Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera is a picturesque town perched atop a hill in the province of Cadiz. Its narrow, winding streets are adorned with whitewashed buildings, showcasing a fusion of Moorish and Andalusian influences. Cobblestone alleys lead to stunning viewpoints offering panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside and the Atlantic Ocean. The town's rich history is palpable in its medieval architecture, including a picturesque castle and a grand church. Vejer's vibrant culture is reflected in its traditional festivals, culinary delights, and artistic community. This tranquil haven entices travelers with its authentic charm.

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Enjoy a few days in tranquility by booking a stay at Soul Casas, which will easily enable you to visit Vejer de la Frontera for a day trip. The whole site consists of camper parking and three lovely holiday apartment houses, which are surrounded by a beautiful garden with a swimming pool, hammocks to relax, and lots of plants and pretty flowers. It is a private spot rather than a campsite, and with our Premium+ membership we can help you secure a rare spot here!

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Soul Casas

Spain • Cadiz Province, near Vejer de la Frontera

Santillana del Mar

Santillana del Mar is nestled in the Cantabrian region. Its cobblestone streets that wind past historic stone buildings exude an air of medieval mystique. The Collegiate Church, a magnificent Romanesque jewel, stands as a testament to its rich heritage. The town's allure lies in its well-preserved architecture, transporting wanderers back in time. Amidst the idyllic scenery, the Altamira Cave, a UNESCO site, showcases prehistoric artistry. A journey to Santillana del Mar is a step into the past, a symphony of history and beauty that lingers in the heart.

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Camperguru has found an excellent Joker spot close to Santillana del Mar; with free parking next to Cabárceno Nature Park. You are guaranteed a quiet night's sleep amongst the rolling hills and while you take your morning walk, you may greet the elephants at their private pond!! The camper parking also overlooks a gorgeous lake. This is a real gem to spend a night or two.

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Cabárceno

Spain • Cantabria, Lago del Acebo

Ribeira Sacra

Ribeira Sacra is renowned for its dramatic river canyons carved by the Sil and Miño rivers. Vineyards climb the steep terraces, producing exquisite wines that have thrived for centuries. Ancient monasteries and churches dot the landscape, preserving a rich history that melds with the natural splendor. Visitors are entranced by the interplay of rugged terrain, lush greenery, and the tranquil rivers below. Ribeira Sacra's timeless allure, celebrated for its harmony between nature and heritage, makes it an unmissable destination for those seeking serene awe.

Trujillo

Trujillo is a captivating town steeped in history and adorned with breathtaking architecture. Cobblestone streets wind through its ancient center, revealing well-preserved medieval buildings and charming plazas. The imposing Trujillo Castle stands as a testament to its rich past, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. The town's vibrant culture comes alive through its festivals, traditional cuisine, and warm-hearted locals. Trujillo's unique blend of heritage and natural beauty makes it a haven for travelers seeking an authentic Spanish experience. Whether exploring its historical marvels or savoring its local delights, visitors are bound to be enchanted by Trujillo's timeless allure.

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To visit the tow of Trujillo, we recommend a stay at Camping Caceres. This is closer to the town of Caceres, but you can easily take a day out to head to Trujillo. Camping Caceres has a large swimming pool with lounge area and restaurant/bar. It's a wonderful place for spending an afternoon in summer after exploring the surroundings.

Albarracin

Albarracín is found amidst rolling hills in the Teruel province, and its cobblestone streets wind through medieval architecture, revealing a rich history that dates back to the Iberians. The town's distinctive pink-hued walls lend an enchanting aura, earning it the title of “the pink jewel of Spain.” The majestic Albarracín Castle overlooks the village, while the sound of the Guadalaviar River adds tranquility. A haven for nature enthusiasts and history buffs, Albarracín offers stunning vistas, ancient cathedrals, and a palpable sense of stepping back in time, making it a must-visit destination in Spain.

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Camping Albarracin is just 1km from the wonderful old UNESCO village of Albaraccin. Visiting this amazing village is reason enough to choose this campsite for your holiday, and the site itself is wonderful too! Pitches are spacious and plenty of trees are found throughout the site, providing welcome shade through the warmer months.

Cudillero

This Spanish fishing village is a tapestry of colorful houses cascading down the hillsides to the azure embrace of the Cantabrian Sea. Meandering streets wind through a maze of vibrant homes, each facade a unique hue that mirrors the fishermen's boats bobbing in the harbor. Cobblestone lanes lead to quaint squares adorned with cafes serving freshly caught seafood. With its captivating blend of maritime heritage, captivating vistas, and warm community spirit, Cudillero stands as a picturesque testament to Spain's coastal charm.

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Camping Playa de Tauran is a short drive west along the coast from Cudillero. It is a great choice for those that want to visit this picturesque town, while still enjoying a quiet and authentic retreat. Camping Taurán is part of the Turismo Rural Ecológico de España network which certifies environmental criteria. On the campsite you can enjoy home-cooked local dishes and other organic products.

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Camping Playa de Taurán

Spain • Luarca Valdés, Asturias

Mijas

Mijas captures the essence of a quintessential Spanish village. Its cobblestone streets wind through charming white-washed houses adorned with vibrant flowers, offering picturesque views of the Mediterranean coastline. The town's historic bullring and quaint churches echo its rich cultural heritage. Mijas Pueblo, the old town, exudes a tranquil ambiance, while Mijas Costa provides modern amenities and stunning beaches. Visitors can explore the iconic donkey taxis, indulge in traditional tapas, or simply bask in the sun-drenched beauty. Mijas harmoniously blends tradition and modernity, making it a captivating destination for travelers seeking an authentic Spanish experience.

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To easily make a day-ttip to Mijas, Benalmadena Camperspot is a great choice for your overnight. It is one of Camperguru's Joker Spots and it is free to stay here. The parking is nice and spacious, and even when the area is pretty full it's still a quiet place to spend a night or two. It's really close to the coast and a day trip to Malaga is possible from this starting point too.

Pollença

Pollença is an enchanting town that seamlessly blends history and natural beauty, offering cobblestone streets that wind through historic architecture, adorned with colorful bougainvillea. The iconic 365-step stairway to Calvary Hill provides panoramic views of the Mediterranean panorama. The main square, Plaça Major, hosts a vibrant Sunday market where local crafts and produce flourish. Surrounded by the rugged Tramuntana mountains, Pollença also entices hikers and nature enthusiasts. With its artistic soul, cultural events, and serene ambiance, Pollença stands as a haven for those seeking an authentic Spanish retreat.

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Nerja

Nerja, a captivating Spanish coastal town nestled along the Costa del Sol, enchants visitors with its idyllic charm. Framed by stunning cliffs and azure waters, Nerja boasts pristine beaches like Burriana and Calahonda, inviting sun-soaked relaxation. The town's centerpiece, the Balcón de Europa, offers panoramic Mediterranean vistas, while the intricate network of narrow streets is adorned with vibrant bougainvillaeas and local shops. Famous for its awe-inspiring Nerja Caves, a natural wonder of stalactites and stalagmites, the town seamlessly blends history with modernity. Rich in Andalusian culture and warm hospitality, Nerja stands as a timeless gem that captures the essence of Spain's coastal allure.

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We have already mentioned this site above, but Bodegas La Divisa is a great choice to visit this town too. It is a short drive to the north of Nerja, and you can follow the coast for a scenic drive for most of the way. Bodegas La Divisa has such an excellent location to fully explore the amazing surroundings!

By Tasha and Tristan • August 2023

Tasha and Tristan are enthusiastic camper travelers, currently journeying in their orange vintage Mercedes van. Natasha, who previously lived in Borneo working for orangutan conservation, brings a minimalist lifestyle to their vanlife. The couple, without a permanent base, take on various projects across Europe, from pet-sitting to house renovation, earning enough for food and petrol. They constantly seek incredible camper stops to share with Camperguru members.

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