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Visitor Reviews - Camping La Viorna

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Camping La Viorna
Carretera Santo Toribio
Potes
Spain   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0034 942 732 021

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Nearby:
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Pitches: 110
Open: April To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 12 Reviews
              8/10 from 12 Reviews


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Reviews:  12 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: John+judy 66 reviews from this member

We had mixed views about camping La Viorna. On the positive side, the showers/toilets were excellent. Seats and toilet paper, and cleaned continually until late evening. The pool looked nice, though we didn't use it, and noticed that swimming caps compulsory rule was generally observed. As others have said, pitches are mostly quite small with no separation, so sometimes you hope your close neighbours don't snore! We did feel our privacy was invaded at times, though not because our fellow campers were in any way discourteous. Even though it was late August/early September the site was busy with quite rapid turnover of campers. We were on the top terrace, which has the best views, but as a consequence tended to be always nearly full.

The site restaurant/bar seemed very reasonably priced compared with UK (or even France), and the restaurants in Potes were even more of a bargain. (Three courses, including a bottle of house wine and bottle water, 10 Euros!)

The approach to Potes from the north requires a quite long drive along a spectacular narrow gorge, which is a bit daunting for large caravans in a couple of places but is perfectly do-able. Otherwise, roads in this part of Spain are superb and put our British rubbish-strewn pot-holed ones to shame.

A trip to Fuente de is a must-do. On a fabulously clear sunny day we took the cable car to the top, then walked down the long vehicle track, then back to the start via Pido. The whole circuit took us 7 hours, but we did have a few coffee/beer/photo stops along the way!

We are certainly glad we made the long journey from our previous stop in Cauterets to visit Potes and the Picos de Europa.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chumbeiro 2 reviews from this member

A decent campsite with marked, shady pitches. However be aware that some pitches are tiny and you may not be able to park your vehicle on-site (despite paying a daily fee). Stayed for 4 nights through the busy August period and have to say the site felt cramped and claustrophobic. Our pitch on the top terrace was so small that our neighbours' guy ropes crossed ours and we had to walk through other pitches to get to our tent.

Clean and tidy with reasonable showers, toilets and a decent swimming pool. The site is 25 minute's walk to Portes. Portes has all the necessary shops, bars and restaurants for a holiday top-up. The on site shop seemed reasonably priced.

We were charged €24 per night for a tent, car and two adults.

Would only recommend outside of peak holiday time and with the previsor that you manage to reserve a LARGE plot.

Found the mountain biking in the area to be rather disappointing. Too many double track gravel roads and difficult to ride circular loops.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Davercox 9 reviews from this member

Only just noticed this site is on this website, hence the very late review. Cannot recommend this site highly enough, one of the best we've ever stayed on anywhere. Beautifully clean and well-maintained by the hardworking staff. Nice layout, on terraces, leaving you never feeling cramped although the pitches are not huge. Agree, the electric connections are a little odd but work fine. Magnificent views, of course, and plenty of walks in the area around. At 16 euros with ACSI card, excellent value. Just two downsides to mention: 1) the pool wasn't open when we were there; and 2) inside the main toilet blocks there is a step down that can be hard to see when the lights are off.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Speedy1050 6 reviews from this member

Great location in the beautiful Picos mountains, approximately 70 miles from Santander and about 1km from Potes which is a pleasant walk into but uphill going back.

Nice toilet blocks and communal area with charging points and free, if slow, wifi, a small shop and a bar / restaurant, we didn't eat there but prices seemed reasonable, drink prices were comparable with those in the town.

We were charged €12 for one person+motorcycle+tent per day which was a little too much.

Potes is a beautiful town with plenty of restaurants and bars and well worth a few days.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Snoopysmum 16 reviews from this member

I agree with all the points below - a beautiful clean site. The toilets and showers are 5*. It maybe a little more expensive ( though well worth it when you compare this site with others nearby) but we used our Acsi card so it was only 16 euros a night!

It may be 1 km from Potes but this is all uphill! Lovely walk to the monastery and cross at top of hill.

Staff are very kind and helped us with our lack of Spanish.

A little gem!

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: North Villa 4 reviews from this member

This is a very good camping site. We were there at the really busy time of July this year. Even then we did not find it difficult to get showers etc. The shower washing facilities were excellent always kept clean by staff who took pride in their job and are modern and well designed. The location is terrific with mountains and hills all around. It does mean wherever you go it is either uphill or down hill ! The camping pitches for large frame tents are quite small and close together and the whole place was like tent city but each pitch is level and clearly defined by little terracing walls and has a power supply. Small hike tents were accommodated on slightly sloping small pitches at the edge of the site. There is an beautifully situated good sized swimming pool. There is also a pleasant little restaurant bar if you do not want to cook. Owners speak English. Free Wi Fi in the communal areas close to the office. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our dog. Would recommend it and I think a visit outside school holidays would be quieter however but we enjoyed the business of it in July.

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