Whether you want to go camping on a secluded mountainside or spend your vacation grilling on the porch of a beachside bungalow, Spain has tons of camping options for making the most of the great outdoors.
Here are six of Spain’s best.
Camping Valle de Bujaruelo
This campground is set in an otherworldly area of mountains, canyons, and waterfalls
The scenery of this highly-rated campsite in Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is—in a word—incredible. For accommodations, you can choose between a tent or book a wooden chalet. Enjoy a local homemade breakfast on the terrace overlooking the valley. Then, you’ll be ready for a day of exploring the park, where glaciers sculpted the limestone landscape into an amazing terrain of mountains, canyons, waterfalls, and baby blue lakes.
Cool off in this campground’s swimming pool after a day hiking through the Catalonian mountains
Camping Forcanada’s wooden bungalows blend in perfectly with the lush greenery along the La Garona River. Every bungalow has a private porch facing the tree-lined, Catalonian mountaintops. On the the grounds, you’ll find a big swimming pool, seasonal onsite restaurant, barbecue area, children’s play area, and ping pong tables. For active, outdoorsy travelers, activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and horseback riding are all nearby, as well as great skiing during the winter.
La Siesta Salou Resort & Camping
Kick back at any of the four palm tree-lined pools at La Siesta Salou Resort & Camping
Even though it’s just a 5-minute walk to the beach, you might not even want to step foot out of this camping resort. There are four outdoor pools, each featuring palm tree islands, rock gardens, and tropical plants. There are also sections with water slides and a kids’ club for families with children. Anyone looking to unwind and relax can head straight to the hot tubs, sun terrace, or settle into one of the many hammocks with a good book.
Camping Mirador al Pedraforca
Every private wooden bungalow features views of Catalonia's famous Pedraforca mountain
Camping Mirador al Pedraforca is set on a hillside among the trees, making it feel totally remote and peaceful. Each private veranda looks out at the snow-capped, two-pronged peak of Pedrafoca, whose unique shape is considered a symbol of Catalonia. And after a day of exploring Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park’s hiking trails—just a short drive away—you can relax and recover in the sauna or outdoor pool.
Tree-lined avenues and flowerbeds provide privacy for RV’s and camping trailers at Camping Clará
Only about 150 feet from the beach, you can hear and see the sea from your bungalow window at this great Catalonian campground. You can also choose to stay in a camper trailer, parked in rows separated by flowerbeds and rows of fruit trees. Guests can go scuba diving, fishing, and horseback riding, or just spend the day relaxing under an umbrella on the beach.
Bungalows Nou Camping
This campsite is the perfect base for exploring the Aigüestortes National Park
At Bungalows Nou Camping in the Lérida Pyrenees, the wooden chalet-style cabins have gingham curtains and spacious, flower-filled porches, letting you escape the city rush without totally roughing it. You’ll also find an outdoor swimming pool, game room, bike rentals, horseback riding, and fishing close by – all within 30 minutes of the Aigüestortes National Park. Spend the day hiking through the park’s mountain meadows, then come back to the campground to fire up the grill for a hearty barbecue.