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Camping Picos De Europa
Avin Onis
Spain   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0034 985 84 40 70

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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 5 Reviews
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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Etherton 3 reviews from this member

Reviewers : 2 adults and 1 10 year old boy.

Beautiful setting, with mountain views all around and a small stream where the kids paddled or fished. Away from the facilities pitches tended to be larger - ours accommodated our Montana 6, with room to park the car and space for eating outside, weather permitting.

Toilets (3 blocks) all fairly near to reception were immaculate and a separate room with plenty of hot showers. Reception were very helpful and spoke English, sited next door to a small shop. The shop was open from 8 to 9pm with a break for lunch/ early afternoon. It sold most basics including fresh bread and croissants daily. Small restaurant was very good value for food and drinks. We only ate there once and food was good, county food - cost 25 euros for 3 with drinks, espresso coffee was 1 euros. Open late until 10pm for food, hot chocolate or beer.

There was a small play area, 2 trampolines, an unheated swimming pool and a small paddling pool. In addition there was a covered seating area where you could charge a mobile or cook ( mainly used by spanish people) and housed a pool table, where most of the kids congregated. WiFi was free in the restaurant and in the area near to the reception. Washing machines and driers were 3 euros. Electric hookups available.

Perfect for those who want to explore the mountains or seaside. Llanes only 40 mins drive - a lovely town to explore with a supermarket just off the motorway and beaches nearby, eg Poo beach. Covadonga lakes are breath taking on a sunny day, 30 mins drive. Fuente De cable car is about 1hr 30 mins drive.

Would definitely return, really lovely friendly campsite.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Joolsp 12 reviews from this member

About a 2 hour drive from the port at Santander, a lovely site that I would recommend to anyone.

Sites suitable for all kinds of units.

The areas are divided up into sections - 3 levels directly out from the reception, past a shower/facilities block - some of these pitches are quite small (narrow) and seem quite crowded in. Then over a bridge over the stream to two separate grassy areas either side of the swimming pool / second shower block.

We had a fairly large level grassy pitch for our tent on the 3rd of the levels and it was quiet and more spacious.

Quiet expected from 12pm - 8am

We were there just at the start of the end of the season - the site was almost completely full but we never had to queue for showers / loos etc.

Good clean facilities.

The shop is limited but useful (has cold beer and wine) and has bread

The little bar /restaurant is very good - it has a menu of the day, and also serves tapas/raciones all at very good prices.

All staff are lovely and helpful.

Only gripe would be having only cold water for washing up.

For major shopping you have to travel to Cangas which is a lovely town about 15k down the road.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Somerset teacher 1 review from this member

I agree with a lot of what the previous reviewer said. This really is a campsite of 2 halves. The smaller units were in a cramped area right next to the road.

However, we were lucky enough to be in the family area over the stream (zona 5) which was a lovely area with a mix of Brits, Dutch, French and mainly Spanish campers.

I had booked and requested shade, but there seemed to take no notice of this and no shady pitches were available.

Our tent (a 7 man) only just fitted on the pitch and if the site had been full we would have had nowhere to sit outside or park the car!

However, having said all of that this is a lovely site with a really peaceful, calm friendly atmosphere. At night all you could hear was the stream, distant cowbells and the occasional car.

The facilities are very good, constantly being cleaned and never had to queue for a shower.

The weather was mixed some rain, mainly at night, a couple of really hot days and then mostly about 22-24 degrees

The area is lovely and we will return, plenty to do for a family, we took the funicular to Bulnes, the coch to the Lagos de Covadonga, canoed down the river Sella ( a must do, really beautiful scenery) and spent a couple of days on the beach

8/10 for the site, small pitches and road noise, 10/10 for the area

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: EssexGirl 5 reviews from this member

This is an excellent campsite. The chap who was on the front desk when we were there says his English isn't very good but don't believe him: he speaks it well and is also very helpful.

The pitches were a fair size and level. Quite a bit of shade (but not much sun when we were there. ) and a lovely gurgling, rocky stream in which various children played all day. Clean, pleasant pool. Grass on which to knock a ball about. Hence kids happy. (And before you panic about the stream, it's securely fenced off from the area the families with kids seem to be given. )

Facilities for washing, washing-up etc all very clean. Lots of hot water for the showers but less for the plates (best way round, mind you).

Two washing machines and a tumble drier which all worked - powder included for the machines in the 3 Euro charge. Covered area with free-to-use plug sockets to recharge batteries etc and tables and benches, and I think there was wifi there too but I didn't use it.

Shop with all the basics (just as well as there doesn't seem to be a shop in Avin just down the road, though there is one in Benia about 1km away). The cafeteria-type meal in the bar in the evenings (from 8. 30) costs 8 Euros and is fantastic value - three courses, bread and a drink - and it tastes good as well.

Cannot speak for the hookups etc as we didn't use one. Lots of taps around the site.

Excellent base for the northern side of the Picos, which are stunning. The site is about 15-20 mins drive from Cangues de Onis, and it's close to various outfits which run pony treks, canyoning etc (just ask at the desk. )

Lots to see and do within half an hour's drive - fantastic walks, cows with cow bells, pretty villages (the funicular to Bulnes and the walk down worked well for us - youngest in the party is 9 and managed the walk no problem), etc etc. If you really feel you need the sea, it's half an hour to a lovely beach.

Would use this campsite again and recommend it wholeheartedly.

Date of Visit: March 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cllr_gyppo 7 reviews from this member

This is one of the best campsites we stayed on. As it was out of season, We were the only tent on site, but there was a couple of Motor homes also staying.

This is a great site for Outdoor Activities, with plenty to do in the near by vicinity, Reception can organise Hiking, Caving, Canyoning, Whitewater rafting etc. The Site has an Outdoor Swimming pool, however it was not in service when we stayed.

The Facilities on site were good, to a very high standard, with Plenty of very clean showers and toilets. Electric Hookup is available. It has a Lovely Bar area with a great Log Fire, Food is Excellent in both Quality and Value.

Free Wifi is available in the Bar area. The Site has its own shop, but this is not a facility we used. There is a Small Village about a mile or so away, which has a couple of Small Bars and village shop.

The Site was very quiet and peaceful, we pitched next to a stream, which was gurgling away, which was pleasant to listen to. How noisy it would be in summer I am unsure, but the pitches seemed well spaced out.

The Staff were very Friendly, and have all would appear to speak good english. They were very helpful, and made Suggestions of good walks in the mountains to suit our abilities. Additionally during conversation, we advised where we were heading next, the member of staff suggested a good places to visit there as well, which were also good suggestions.

I would Highly recommend this site, and definitely return again. Our only regret was not staying longer. In hindsight, we would have changed our plans, and stayed longer and not proceed to our next site.

Unable to comment on Child friendliness, as we do not have children, however there was facilities available for them, and the site is safe.

We Paid €15.00 a night with an ACSI Card.

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