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Cantabria is one of those places that steals your heart. At The Indian Face we are nature lovers and we are always looking for any excuse to go on a rural getaway. It is not necessary to go very far, in Spain we have all kinds of landscapes: green and leafy, dry and hot, mountains, sea... If you like nature, and even more so the contrast of the green of the forests with the deep blue of the sea, you have to visit the north of Spain. Today we want you to travel to Cantabria, where you will enjoy discovering routes, you will see animals in their most natural habitat, you will get lost in wild beaches... and how we love to feel the deeper nature, we are going to show you the 5 best campsites in the heart of Cantabria. You will fall in love with this land, its beaches, its fairytale villages, its cliffs, its valleys...

In the middle of 2022 staying in a campsite is no longer what it was before. Are you more of an urbanite and do you think that going camping is not for you? We will see if after reading this post you still think the same. Far from the mythical night in a tent, we propose 5 great plans so that you have the best stay. There are options for all tastes, keep reading…


The jewel in the crown. It is no coincidence that Playa Joyel was awarded by the Spanish Federation of Campsites with the Award for the Best Beach Campsite 2017. And not only that, also in 2014 TripAdvisor awarded it the Certificate of Excellence and the Tourism Quality Commitment seal. It has 4 stars and is located right on Ris beach, in the town of Noja, inside the Trasmiera Ecopark Nature Reserve. It offers the best services: swimming pools, jacuzzi, tennis and paddle tennis courts, playgrounds for children, WiFi access, green areas, ice cream stands, bars... and of course, direct access to the beach. From the campsite you can reach the city of Santander in just 40 minutes by car. It is perfect to go in large groups or with smaller ones. It opens between the months of April and September and we recommend that you book in advance.

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If you want to spend a few days in the greenest Cantabria, this is your campsite. The La Viorna campsite is just 1 kilometer from Potes, right on the road that leads to the Monastery of Santo Toribo de Liébana. Needless to say, the views are scandalous. From there you can immerse yourself in the heart of Cantabria and visit a number of natural parks. Just 14 km to the west you have the Los Picos de Europa National Park; to the north, the Hermida Gorge; to the east, the Sierra de Peña Sagra and the Valles Altos del Nansa and Saja and, to the south, the Fuentes Carrionas and Fuente Cobre Natural Park. In short, you are surrounded by pure green. It is the perfect option if you like hiking, running in the mountains, walking outdoors... It is one of the best valued, and no wonder. You can stay in an apartment or sleep in your caravan or tent by renting a pitch. It offers all kinds of services: two outdoor swimming pools, a children's area, green spaces... and even a bowling alley. It also has hot water, washers, dryer, WiFi... The little ones will have a great time! It is open only in spring and summer, from April to October. The price of the plot is very cheap: 13.80 euros in low season and 15.90 in high season (July 15 - August 25) and is valid for car and tent, car and caravan or motorhome.

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The west of Cantabria is an authentic paradise that you cannot miss. Its mountains, its estuaries... There is an estuary that is a true spectacle to behold, the Tina Mayor. It marks the border between Cantabria and its neighbor Asturias. A seafaring enclave, where you can relax and stroll through its towns, get on one of its boats... soak up that flavor of the sea. There is a hidden beach, the Playa de las Arenas, where our third recommendation is located. Its location is unbeatable and its landscapes seem to be taken from a movie. If you are a lover of the sea and fishing, look no further. You will be able to practice your favorite hobby and fish for the best sea bass, salmon... But it is not only the favorite of fishermen, the variety of holm oaks, oaks, pines and other specimens make this campsite the ideal place for those who want to relax in a secluded place and disconnect from the noise, rush and traffic jams. And if you want to play sports, you can enjoy activities such as rafting, surfing, canoeing, golf, diving... there are options for all tastes. From here you can take a 1.5 km walk along the Cantabrian coast to the small town of Pechón, the unknown Eden of Cantabria, or visit Santillana del Mar, Llanes, the Lakes of Covadonga... The campsite has restaurant, cafeteria, swimming pool, showers, laundry... It is very well connected, just 2 km from the Cantabrian highway and the service will make you feel at home.

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Have you been to San Vicente de la Barquera or Comillas? If the answer is no, it is a sin. San Vicente de la Barquera and Comillas will probably be two of the most charming towns in Spain. Two treasures in which to get lost in beautiful Cantabria. Right halfway between the two we find Oyambre beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Two kilometers of golden sand, away from the crowds and with incredible waves make it a paradise for surfers and windsurfers. The best? You can stay in your own campsite: Caravaning Oyambre. It has different areas, from plots to bungalows or cabins, so you can choose the one that best suits you. In addition, it offers areas such as sports courts, indoor swimming pools, areas for children... It is the best option for surfers, but it does not only attract lovers of the sea. In Caravaning you can try activities such as hiking, golf or Mountain Biking... You will have a great time!

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Our fifth and last recommendation is also in the Oyambre Natural Park. It is such a beautiful area that, if you have the opportunity to travel to Cantabria, it should be a mandatory stop. The campsite El Rosal is located in front of San Vicente de la Barquera, making it ideal for strolling through this charming little fishing village and visiting historical places such as the Church of Santa María de los Ángeles, the Old Convent of San Luis or the Castle. The campsite has an area for tents and caravans, as well as 25 fully equipped bungalows. It is between the beaches of El Tostadero and Merón, so you can cross the sand barefoot with your board under your arm. In addition, you can visit the Cabárceno Nature Park , where you will discover animals of all species; delve into the deep caves of El Soplao and Altamira or climb the Picos de Europa.

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We know that the idea of ​​disconnecting for a few days in the middle of nature has excited you and we hope it will be one of your plans for this summer 2022. We want you to take care of yourself and your loved ones. We already know the damage that sun can cause us, so we remind you not to be exposed for too many hours and always go well prepared. In your camping kit you cannot miss a sun protection cream, nor some sunglasses for those moments when the sun beats down. We show you different options of ideal glasses to take you on a getaway through nature, it will be difficult for you to choose just one pair!

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What are you waiting for to go with your loved ones? You will live an unforgettable experience and you will not want to return. Go prepare the backpack. The north awaits you, fall in love with Cantabria.



It is difficult to choose the best campsites in Cantabria, but we did not stay with Playa Joyel in Noja, La Viorna in Potes, Las Arenas on the border with Asturias, and Caravaning and El Rosal in Oyambre.


It is best to go when the temperatures are more pleasant. In Cantabria, the best time is in the summer or spring months, like May.


If you want to go on a surfing trip and feel like camping, at The Indian Face we recommend the El Rosal campsite, right between the beaches of El Tostadero and Merón.


Oyambre is an area with a wide variety of campsites. Our two favorites are Caravaning Oyambre and El Rosal.


In addition to the necessary clothing and documentation, you must not forget to always carry sunscreen with you and a pair of sunglasses.


Sure! All of the campsites on our list offer bungalows to stay in if you want a more comfortable experience.


It's really cheap. The price of the plot is 13.80 euros in low season and 15.90 in high season (July 15 - August 25) and is valid for car and tent, car and caravan or motorhome.

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