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Camping La Paz
Playa De Vidiago
Llanes
Spain   (Browse area)

Tel: +34 985 41 12 35
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Pitches: 290
Open: 31/03/2024 to 14/10/2024
           

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 5 Reviews
                8/10 from 5 Reviews

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 No Glamping Units   No Statics for Hire   No Statics for Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming On Site   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach On Site   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Coastside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: July 2022 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Nights stayed: 14 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Chipmonkey 5 reviews from this member

 An absolute gem of a campsite.

Camping La Paz is situated on Vidiago beach with its own private access down to the beach itself.

We were towing a trailer tent and not offered the option of having it towed up the very steep incline at the entrance. I have to confess this caused my poor car some difficulty although this was probably due to my own lack of experience with doing a hill-start on a very steep incline while towing a trailer. As far as I can tell, all caravans are towed up by a man in a jeep who is well used to it.

The pitches are terraced into the cliff by the sea which give them unbeatable views. If you want more shade there are pitches facing the cove on the other side but the views there are not as stunning. We were down near the beach which was perfect.

There are electric points near most of the pitches. You will need a European adaptor if your hook-up device is from UK/Ireland There are not many water points so you usually have a bit of a walk.

The showers are hot and free and cleaned continuously. The cleaning ladies are very friendly and helpful

There is a small shop at reception where you can buy fresh bread and fruit and some camping supplies includng gas. We got a decathlon air bed and pump there when one of my sons decided he wanted to sleep in the underbed tent away from his brother! Not all staff speak English but there is always someone available who does. I saw one clever young woman switch between French, English and Spanish while dealing with customers.

There is a laundry on site with washers, dryers and large sinks. There is also a baby bath there which is worth mentioning because if you didn't go into the laundry you might not know it was there. There is a place where you can fill your fresh water container. Grey and black water are both emptied into the same place which I wasn't crazy about. I didn't like having to empty my dishwashing water where people were emptying toilets but as I haven't camped in Spain before, I don't know if this is normal

We found the restaurant excellent. I would recommend the tapas dishes for sharing. The views from the restaurant are stunning and it's a wonderful place to watch the sun set over the sea. The staff were very friendly.

Be prepared for a lot of walking up and down the hill which can be challenging depending on your fitness levels but it is a necessary trade off for the stunning views.

Nearest decent sized supermarkets are in Llanes. There is a small shop and Albergue in Pendueles where we got Pizza one evening.

Things to do in the area:

Museum of Altamira

Guggenheim in Bilbao ( 2 hour drive)

Sanctuorio de Covadonga

Santillana del Mar ( including the museum of torture) 
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Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Roma07 37 reviews from this member

 Site with stunning cliff top views, though access is challenging for larger units. Some pitches at the back of the site, in the valley, would not benefit from the views. There are tent only pitches on the terraces without car access.

On arrival, motor homes and caravans should stop before the small bridge over the stream and check with reception. There is a very, very steep access road into the site: caravans will be towed up by a member of staff in a Land Rover. This man spent much of his day driving around the site, presumably looking for anyone needing a tow: we couldn’t understand a word he said!

The other staff were friendly and spoke varying amounts of English.

The restaurant was open in May, which was good, since there are no villages or towns within comfortable walking distance. The prices seemed pretty reasonable with most main courses priced between 8. 50 to 16 Euros. They also do snacks, salads and burgers, and you can sit with a view over the sea.

The main shower block seems to have been updated recently, and now half the wash basins have hot water. The showers are good with proper doors and clothes hooks: there are two controls, apart from the obvious button, press the grey button that looks like a light switch for a few minutes hot water. The outdoor washing up areas had cold water taps.

The shop at reception has only basic supplies.

The beach is beautiful with fine sand and sculpted rocks, but covers at high tide.

Would definitely use this site again, and we noticed that, despite the access, it was popular with owners of quite large motor homes. We got an ACSI low season discount too! 


Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Kevinkspot 5 reviews from this member

 Even though our rv was to big to go up the hill on to the campsite the owner lets us stay for free in a glade at the bottom of the cliff. This is a beautiful site with an amazing view of the bay of Biscay. The only fault was the astronomical prices in the resturante but as we stayed for free I was happy to eat in the resturante 


Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: The High and Lo 24 reviews from this member

 We had a fantastic week stay here at the start of summer break. The real draw of the site is the spectacular view and the beach.

The campsite is an hour from Santander and the ferry. Be sure to stop before the little bridge before you go into reception, ready yourself for a steep drive. They direct you to a pitch and we saw caravans being towed in as there is a steep drive up into the site. From there the campsite slopes steeply into the cove and a sandy beach. There are pitches for vans and caravans by the road, then others are cut into the slope for tents which campers walk into. All have great views over the sea. The beach is sandy and has a lifeguard cover and can have some big surf waves. The beach is not busy and is only shrunken by the high tide.

The toilet block and wash areas are acceptable, although a little dated. There is a bar which we visited for drinks, free WiFi and the view, we cannot comment on the food. There was a supermarket about 30 minutes back down the motorway towards Santander, the campsite shop had basic supplies. The campsite is good due to the view so the area of the campsite in the valley does not have that attraction. Try and avoid. You can cycle along the coast path or drive to the Picos if you want to leave the site.

Really good site for a beach holiday. 


Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Barsar 56 reviews from this member

 We chose to stay here as we wanted to visit some of the coastal towns nearby. It also seemed to be in a picturesque location.

Location

The site is indeed in a stunning location high on the cliffs. From our pitch we could see the ocean and the Picos. The motorway is still under construction and so the access directions are likely to change. Basically come off the A8/N634 and follow signs for Playa La Vidiago.

The access road is steep and narrow so take care. Stop at the bottom of the hill before the small bridge. Someone from reception will come to you or you need to go to the reception building. You will be asked to unhitch your caravan and a man in a Range Rover will arrive and tow you to your pitch. Believe me you’ll be glad someone else is towing your van when you see the incline from reception.

When leaving with your van ask for a tow. You will be towed right up to the motorway junction.

Reception

Business like. Little English spoken.

Pitches

The pitches vary hugely in size and can only accommodate a caravan and awning. We could only see a few pitches capable of accommodating a van up to 7. 5m. There is plenty of room to park a car but not on the pitch. If you are staying more than 3 nights the likelihood is that you will get a pitch with a view. Shorter stays usually get a lower pitch and restricted view.

There are a lot of tent pitches and a few Spanish caravans that are there for the summer.

Sanitary Facilities

The best description I can think of is dated and rustic. In order to get hot water in the shower you need to keep pressing and electric switch. (How they got this past Spanish building controls is anyone’s guess). There is no hot water to the washbasins. The showers have plastic curtains instead of doors and you have to hang your clothes on pegs which are opposite the shower. I have seen worse but I have also seen an awful lot better.

Eating

The restaurant is right on top of the cliff with good views out to sea. It is a great location sadly the views are not matched by the food or service. I had pork smothered in a blue cheese sauce with chips. It was not one of the best meals I have had. It is also quite expensive when compared to other restaurants we have visited in Northern Spain. The staff would sooner be chatting with each other than serving customers. We felt as if we were an inconvenience which they had to put up with.

Other Stuff

We didn't see any facilities for children although you can walk down to the beach from the site. Most English outfits seemed to stay for a few nights although a couple next to us had been there for a fortnight and had explored the whole area including Potes, Santander and the other coastal towns.

Santilla de Mar, Llanes and Ribadesalla are well worth a visit.

Summary

The views are terrific but the facilities and attitude of staff need much improvement. Having said that it is a good location for seeing other parts of the Asturias.

Do not worry about letting someone else tow your caravan. He is much less likely to put a dent in it than you, even if you are an experienced driver. 



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