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Camping Portuondo
Spain   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0034 94 687 77 01

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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 3 Reviews
              9/10 from 3 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: The Duchess 4 reviews from this member

We stayed at this site for 7 nights at the end of August and had a fantastic time.

Plus points are the clean toilets and washing areas. There are cleaners who spend all day just going round cleaning the toilets and showers etc. There is also a very clean and modern baby changing room with bath.

The site has a great swimming pool with a slide for children and a baby pool. It also has a covered area with picnic tables which is fab for if it rains.

Overall the site is modern and clean. It is also in a stunning area with lots of gorgeous beaches (Mundaka town, Bakio and Lekeito) within easy walks or drives. There is a cafe at the top of the site that does quite expensive takeaway style food or you can walk into Mundaka town. There is a big supermarket just outside Bermeo which is a 10 minute drive away.

Negative points: the pitches are small but comparable with other Spanish sites. The campsite is on a big hill and I personally wouldn't have wanted to drive a big van onto the site. We have a VW van and it was fine but anything bigger and I would have found the big hill down to the site too much to drive. We saw one big van get stuck on the site while we were there.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mrscb 2 reviews from this member

We visited this campsite at the start of the school holidays, and were pleased we had booked in advance as it was fully booked. It is about an hour from the ferry port of Bilbao, and just over an hour from Santander. It is in the Urdabai estuary area, near to Mundaka, a little town with good surfing, a pleasant harbour and bars restaurants etc.

The site is on a hill side so steep in places. Some of the tent sites are on a terraced area and are rather small, our approx 6x3m tent squeezed in but could not walk round the sides, and access to the toilets/showers was difficult. Most pitches were similarly small. Some had shade but mostly low hedges and only a few taller trees.

The toilets and showers were good, plenty of hot water and cleaned frequently throughout day, and very rarely had to queue. Plenty of washing up areas and washer and drier and a fixed stone BBQ area. There is a covered picnic area where you can cook/eat with tables if it gets too hot or is raining.

There is a small shop open Spanish hours, selling fresh bread, croissants etc, also sells ice and will freeze blocks etc for a small fee. Reception very helpful, free WIFI and a computer you can use for 10mins at a time for free. There is a posh expensive restaurant at the top of the site, which is well known locally, also a cervezaria/cafe where they sell chicken, chips, beer, ice cream etc, again open local hours so dinner not until 8. 30pm. Small hilly children's play area near the bar/restaurant.

Great location, near to train station (1hr to Bilbao) and local bus stops going up and down the estuary. Short walk to a couple of beaches, and can get boat across estuary to Laida a bigger wider beach.

It was a busy and rather noisy site, but we were there in the height of summer, a few youth groups around, but mostly quiet after midnight.

A spotlessly clean if rather chilly pool with a slide (new this year so not on website), and plenty of balls, woggles, toys etc, plus a smaller toddler pool with slide. Lifeguard there at all times and well fenced off, often ran out of sun loungers!

We had a great time, and would recommend this site due to it's great location, but be aware can be noisy and the smallest pitches we have come across, if you have a bigger than average family tent I would call them to discuss pitch size.

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

Lovely site, well run, attractive and clean. Very steep, but terraced and with lots of shade. The pitches are a bit small, but still feel private owing to trees and hedges; they are also very flat. We were camping with friends and got two pitches side by side.

Helpful staff with good English. Decent shop - but the restaurant was out of our price range.

The showers and loos were spotless, though the hot water sometimes ran out. Washing up facilities good, water supply easy, can't speak for the hook-ups as we didn't use them. Only one washing machine, so you had to pick your moment. Lovely pool with friendly lifeguard and a waterslide. Public barbecue area but you could use your own if you had it.

Once you have managed the lung-busting one-in-four walk up to the gate, it's a gentle 500m downhill to the very safe beach at Mundaka (which has rocks to provide shade if you want it, as well as an ice-cream stand). Fab fish restaurant in Mundaka - keep going down to the harbour and it's upstairs in the odd-looking building whose top floor sticks out all the way round. Mundaka also has a little supermarket, and there is a petrol station on the main road between Mundaka and Bermeo (and no petrol stations for miles in the other direction!)

Half an hour's drive to the beach at Laika (I think that's the spelling) which is huge, beautiful, with good surf, some shade and a bar. Gernika is just down the road; you can get to Bilbao on the train from Mundaka (and then catch the tram to the Guggenheim).

The only real downside is that from parts of the site you can hear the main road all night.

Would go again: liked the area, liked the site, liked the staff.

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