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Costa Brava: Wild Coasts with an Exciting Hinterland

The Costa Brava is an ideal destination for travellers who want to spend a holiday by the sea but do more than sunbathing: The area’s medieval towns and diverse landscapes are perfect for excursions. There are plenty of seaside campsites here, with gorgeous beaches practically on your doorstep, and from which you can easily explore the exciting hinterland. You’ll find over 100 campsites on the Costa Brava on camping.info.

Barcelona: A City Break and Beach Holiday in One

If you want to combine cultural activities and relaxation, head to Barcelona. Here, you can unwind on the beach after loads of sightseeing, so you’ll be ready to experience the local nightlife. The high humidity means that summers are usually very hot. By travelling to Barcelona in late spring, you won’t have to deal with the stress of peak season, and the temperatures will be more comfortable. There are around 100 campsites in and around Barcelona on our site.

Experience the Other Side of Majorca

Get to know Majorca from another perspective: Camping is one of the best, most relaxing ways to enjoy the island. Surrounded by nature and far from the party hot-spots, you’ll come across some of our insider tips: Beautiful bays, old mountain villages, orange groves, and much more await you! We’ve put together a list of campsites on Majorca for you here.

Tenerife: A Dream Destination for Sun-Seeking Athletes

Thanks to its mild climate year-round, Tenerife is the perfect destination for travellers looking to relax on a sunny beach or to keep active in the great outdoors. Gorgeous coves, an exciting volcanic landscape, countless hiking paths, spectacular scenic roads, and great campsites: Tenerife has something for everyone! You’ll find a selection of campsites on Tenerife on camping.info.

What Campers Should Know About Camping in Spain

Mind the Gross/Net Pricing

As in some other countries in Europe, campsites in Spain charge a visitor’s tax. Additionally, many sites charge a value-added tax (VAT) of 10% — the IVA, as it’s called here, is not typically included in the listed prices. When you eat out at a restaurant, though, you should check to see if the IVA is included in the price or not!

Official Proof is Required for Driving 3rd-Party Vehicles

Are you on the road with a motorhome that belongs to your parents, or did you borrow a camper van from your friends for your trip around Spain? If the driver doesn't own the vehicle, you’ll need a notarised document showing they have the right to use it.

Know Your Colours — Parking

It’s not always easy to find a parking space. When you’ve spotted a free space, pay attention to the coloured markings on the roadside! Only white markings mean you can park in the space free-of-charge. Yellow means parking is prohibited, blue indicates metered parking, and green lets you know that the spot is reserved for residents.

Tolls Are the Rule, Not the Exception

There are tolls on the majority of motorways in Spain. You’ll recognise the toll roads by the traffic signs that read “Autopista de peaje”. You can usually pay tolls with Eurocard or Mastercard, but to be safe, make sure you also always have cash on hand.

Go Wild, but Don’t Go Wild Camping

Although the thought might be tempting, wild camping is prohibited in Spain. The Guardia Civil, Spain’s oldest law enforcement agency, check rigorously, even using helicopters (particularly in areas popular with tourists) to track down wild campers. There are steep fines, and they are especially horrendous if you’re caught in a conservation area or park.

Filling up Gas Cylinders

At many Spanish campsites, only butane is sold, which you’ll recognise by the blue colour of the cylinders. If you need propane, you can frequently get it — in grey cylinders — at petrol stations.

Keep a Warning Sign on Board

In Spain, you’re required to display a red-and-white striped warning sign on vehicles with protruding loads. What counts as “protruding” depends on the total vehicle length as recorded in the vehicle’s registration papers; the vehicle plus the protruding load must be less than or equal to this recorded length plus 10%. If you have a rear-mounted rack or carrier attached to your car, you’ll need to bring a warning sign along.

Know Your Limits

As delicious as sangria, San Miguel, La Rioja, and other Spanish alcohols are, keep in mind that in Spain, you’re considered legally impaired with a BAC 0.05% or 50 mg! Breaking this law can land you a fine of at least €500. And if you’ve had your driving licence for less than two years, the limit is only 0.03% or 30 mg.

Pay Fines ASAP

You’ve read these tips, and you’ll try your best to be careful. Still, something could happen, and you could wind up with a citation. If you do, you should pay the fine immediately. The fines in Spain are already quite steep, and if they aren’t paid within 20 days, the costs will double!

Dogs Aren’t Always Welcome

Are you planning to explore Spain with your dog? Be aware, then, that dogs are not allowed on public transport, in restaurants, or in bars. Luckily, the weather is usually excellent, so you and your four-legged friend can make yourselves comfortable on the outdoor terraces that are almost everywhere. Dogs are also allowed on the majority of Spanish campsites!