La Aldea

Ctra El Rocio, km 25, Apartado de Correos no 1, El Rocio, 21750, Spain

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This site, on the outskirts of El Rocio, sits on the edge of the Parque Nacional de Doñana, renowned for its bird watching opportunities and wildlife. It has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, and the pitches are well-sized and separated by hedges, with shade from trees through most of the year. The facilities are fairly limited and include a pool, shop and restaurant, which serves dishes prepared with local produce.

A visit here would not be complete without a trip to Seville, the capital of the Andalucia region. It’s renowned for the stunning architecture of its Gothic cathedral and palaces, as well as its Moorish influences and – more recently – excellent Flamenco shows. To the west is the beautiful city of Huelva, inhabited since 3000 BC.

Around and About

El Rocio, Seville, Doñana National Park, Huelva, Vineyards, Walks, 4 by 4 tours, Horse riding.

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Games room
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities -: good
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Nearby

Supermarket notes:

Supermarket is less than 1 km

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Directions

From the A49/E1 take the exit signed Almonte on the A483. Continue on the A483 passing by Almonte and following signs for El Rocio for 17 miles then take exit 2 signed El Rocio. At the 1st roundabout take the 2nd exit (El Rocio) At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd eixt (El Rocio). The campsite entrance will be off the 3rd roundabout (Straight over).

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
21750
Region:
Spain
Distance to Calais: (kms)
1303
GPS:
Lat 37.141546 / Lon -6.490626
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Seville
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: Santander (558 kms)

Winter programme

Here‘s some additional info that you’ll find useful if visiting in the winter months

  • The pool is closed in winter, between October and April 
  • The shop, restaurant and bar are closed on Mondays between October and December
  • Visits by 4x4 to National prak of Donana and Horse riding trips can be arrange at Reception. 
  • This site may have limited facilities open in low season.

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What a find

Campsite easy to find with coordinates. Warm welcome at reception even though we arrived fairly late in the day. Good pitches, although they are back to back which does not leave a lot of room between you and your neighbour. The electricity has to be connected by a member of staff after you have pitched up. Shower rooms were roomy and there was plenty of hot water. When we visited they had put insect/bird straps on the main doors so we did not have problems with bird droppings etc. Fresh water and grey water points nearby as were the bins. There were also facilities to wash your unit if needed - first time we have seen that option. El Rocio is certainly an eye opener. As described by other reviewers, it is like something from the Wild West - but in a good way. Not a scrap of tarmac to be seen - all the streets are just sand. There are tethering posts outside nearly every building for your horse and you really have to visit it to appreciate how unique it is. A word of warning, if you are walking around town keep a watch out for cars, as they seem to drive wherever they want to drive (difficult to put street markings on sand!!). The church in town is fantastic, and they have a pilgrimage yearly which can attract up to 1M people, so if you want to stay then book early! There are plenty of restaurant/bars and gift shops to wander around. There is a beautiful lake in from of the church, which was empty when we first arrived 13th December but when we returned on the 19th it had filled up after horrendous thunder storms. We had a very sleepless night debating on how to get our air awning down before it was blown away. All in all a very interesting and completely different town - we explored a fair bit of the surrounding area and it was all very well kept. If you are looking for something completely different, this is well worth a visit.
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A Great Find

Just loved this place. Site itself is easy to get to, well laid out, excellent facilities, we were there between Christmas and New Year so 17 degrees by day, cool at night. The ablutions block were spacious and clean but quite cold, you had to pick your time to take a shower. Restaurant on site offering a three course meal for ten euros, Supermarket with a good range including fresh bread. Staff were excellent. The jewel in the crown was the nearby town of El Rocio, totally unique and a place that just kept giving, from its sandy streets, Wild West look, horses, ponies, mules and donkeys everywhere trotting about, a beautiful lake and walkway, we loved it and will stay agin.
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Good for a stop over

Stayed here for one night in September and I am so glad we did. Check in was easy and the pitch was ample. The pool was nice as was the bar. The restaurant looked ok but we did not fancy the menu so gave it a miss. The town is worth going to see just for the quirkiness of the place and the main site would be the church with the Virgin icon inside. They claim that there are up to a million visitors in May for the big religious festival and I would think it must be mayhem at that time. The site is not too far away from Seville which we would highly recommend for a visit, park and walk.
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Quirky but great

As the previous review states El Rocio is unusual. The site is good, shop and menus are basic but opening hours are fine, so are the pitches and pool. Toilet blocks cleaned at least twice a day and good. Hermitage and nature reserve are worth a visit and storks nest within 100 metres of entrance.

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Quirky Rocio!

Site well organized, facilities good, restaurant - menu of the day basic but good value in April. Rocio bonkers!! Ghost town during the week - shut on Mondays!! Wild at weekends. Shrine and natural park worth a visit.

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