Andalucía: Santander to Marbella route

Sevilla, Andalucía, Spain

Andalucía: Santander to Marbella route

Home of Flamenco, tapas and exquisite Moorish cities such as Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba and Cádiz, Andalucía presents the archetypal face of Spain. Whether you head for the peaceful orange groves and mountains of its interior or the sun kissed coastline, you’ll have ample opportunity to see, smell, hear and taste the essence of this sublime and fabulously charismatic country.

To help with your planning, we have put together two suggested road trips from Santander to Marbella. The first is a leisurely route for those who have more time to explore and the second is a quicker, more direct route for those who prefer to get there right away.

Stopover 1: Regio, Castilla y León (Club ref: E26)

Santander - Toro - Salamanca

Stay at: Regio, Castilla y León (Club ref: E26)

  • Located on the outskirts of Salamanca, Regio is a fairly small, family-run campsite that is ideal for a short city break.
  • Set in the luxurious grounds of a 4-star hotel, guests are invited to use their amenities including the restaurant, pool complex and wellness centre.
  • Head to the cultural city of Salamanca, just 4 miles away, and discover the large churches, convents and palaces in the old town.
  • Go on a Douro River cruise and experience one of the most unspoilt corners of Europe.
  • Take a trip to Zamora known as one of the most important cities for Romanesque architecture and history in the world.

Visit Regio campsite

Stopover2: El Mirador de Cabañeros, Castilla la Mancha (Club ref: E38)

Ávila - Toledo - Horcajo de los Montes

Stay at: El Mirador de Cabañeros, Castilla la Mancha (Club ref: E38)

  • Set in the Cabañeros National Park, El Mirador de Cabañeros is a small, family-run campsite that overlooks the pretty village of Horcajo.
  • With panoramic views of the Sierra de Valdefuertes Mountains, the campsites offers facilities including a pool, a bar and an on-site restaurant.
  • See the spectacular wildlife in Cabañeros National Park, including Reed deers, wild boars and red foxes, as well as the ancient wild grassland dotted with trees known as the Spanish Serengeti!
  • Take a day trip to the intriguing Toledo, a city packed with history, art and great medieval architecture.

Visit El Mirador de Cabañeros campsite

Stopover 3: La Aldea, Andalucía (Club ref: E24)

Merida - Sevilla - El Rocío

Stay at: La Aldea, Andalucía (Club ref: E24)

  • Situated on the outskirts of El Rocío, La Aldea campsite sits close to Doñana National Park, renowned for its wildlife and birdwatching.
  • Facilities at this spacious campsite include a pool, a shop and a restaurant which uses local produce in its dishes.
  • A day trip to Sevilla, the capital of Andalucía, is a must. Tour the stunning gothic cathedrals and palaces, and enjoy an authentic flamenco show.
  • Feel the sand between your toes in Playa de Castilla, with one of the longest continous beaches to be found in Spain.
  • Visit the beautiful city of Huelva with its cobbled, old town charm that has been inhabited since 3000 BC.

Visit La Aldea campsite

Stopover 4: Cabopino, Andalucía (Club ref: E21)

Sevilla - Málaga - Marbella

Stay at: Cabopino, Andalucía (Club ref: E21)

  • Close to the lively tourist destination of Marbella, Cabopino is a popular, friendly campsite that is open all year round.
  • There are two swimming pools on-site and a range of restaurants close by to choose from. Children will be entertained with tree-top adventures, a climbing wall and zip-line.
  • The beach and marina is a short walk away from the campsite and there is a regular bus service the centre of Marbella.
  • Enjoy miles of sandy coastline in Fuengirola, just 30 minutes away.
  • Discover the Andalusian charm with a trip to Torremolinos where you can submerge yourself in culture and nature.

Visit Cabopino campsite

Stopover 1: El Astral, Castilla y León (Club ref: E03)

Santander - Valladolid

Stay at: El Astral, Castilla y León (Club ref: E03)

  • El Astral is an open all year campsite that sits adjacent to the Suero River and is a great stopover option for those on their way to Portugal or the Costa Blanca. 
  • Offering plenty of green spaces, the campsites facilities include swimming pools, mulit-sports courts, mini-golf and tennis. There is also an on-site grill restaurant serving traditional Castillian recipes.
  • Explore Spanish history including the Alhambra of Castille in the pretty town of Tordesilas, just 10 minutes walk away from the campsite.
  • Join visits to local wine caves throughout the year and discover exceptional wine on The Rueda wine route.
  • Take a day trip to the capital city of Spain, Madrid.

Visit El Astral campsite

Stopover 2: Despeñaperros, Andalucía (Club ref: E15)

Valladolid - Madrid - Santa Elena

Stay at: Despeñaperros, Andalucía (Club ref: E15)

  • The small, peaceful campsite of Despeñaperros is based on the edge of Santa Elena in a natural park and has some stunning views of the surrounding areas.
  • Facilities on-site include a pool, a bar and a restaurant. 
  • Visit the beautiful Despeñaperros natural park.
  • Head to the city of Valdepeñas, famous for its wine and is the centre of a grape-growing district. 
  • Explore the ancient city of Ciudad Real which is steeped in history.

Visit Despeñaperros campsite

Stopover 3: Cabopino, Andalucía (Club ref: E21)

Granada - Málaga - Marbella

Stay at: Cabopino, Andalucía (Club ref: E21)

  • Cabopino is a well-known, welcoming campsite that is open all year round and is close to the popular hotspot of Marbella.
  • In addition to a variety of nearby restaurants, there are two swimming pools on-site. Tree-top adventures, a climbing wall and a zip-line will keep the kids entertained.
  • The campsite is just a short stroll to the beach and marina, and there is a frequent bus service to Marbella and Fuengirola.
  • Visit the wonderful town of Torremolinos and experience the allure of Andalucía whilst immersing yourself in the local culture and natural beauty.

Visit Cabopino campsite

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