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Camping Despeñaperros

Camping Despeñaperros

Spain, Andalucia, Jaén, Santa Elena

953 664 192
All year.

Ref: ES90890

Alan Rogers Review

This site is on the edge of Santa Elena in a natural park with shade from mature pine trees. This is a good place to stay en-route from Madrid to the Costa del Sol or to just explore the surrounding countryside. The 116 pitches are fully serviced including a satellite TV/Internet link. All rubbish must be taken to large bins outside the site gates (a long walk from the other end of the site). The site is run in a very friendly manner where nothing is too much trouble. Reception has a monitor link with tourist information and access to the region’s sites of interest.

There is a good bar with TV and a classy restaurant. A large swimming pool and paddling pool surrounded by grass overlook the beautiful mountains. Just to the north there are some stunning views of the narrow mountain gorge of Despeñaperros, definitely worth a visit.


Two traditional, central sanitary blocks have Turkish style WCs and well equipped showers. Facilities for disabled visitors. One washing machine (launderette in town). Shop. Excellent bar (all year) and charming restaurant (May-Oct). Swimming pools (15/6-15/9). Tennis. Caravan storage. Night security. Communal barbecue area. WiFi over part of site.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • All Year
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Riding Nearby
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Outdoor Pool Heated
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Wifi Partial Site



Travelling south on A4/E5 take exit 259 (Santa Elena). Drive through town and site is on right up steep slope (alternative entrance for tall vehicles – ask reception).

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