Camping in Comfort in Spain: 5 Top Glamp Sites
Camping has well and truly lost its image of smelly shower blocks and soggy canvas, so there’s no need to feel like you are slumming it in a tent anymore. Combine the latest luxury in camping with the stunning scenery and balmy summer temperatures of Spain and you have a holiday match made in heaven. Even better, with cheap car rental in Spain from Nova Car Hire, you can enjoy a little luxury for less!
Eco Luxury Yurt Suite, Lanzarote
You don’t’ have to stay in an apartment on your next holiday in Lanzarote. The Eco Luxury Yurt Suite belongs to a collection of nine eco properties on the family-run Finca de Arrieta estate, which is a 30km drive from the capital, Arrecife. They may be eco-friendly, but there’s nothing basic about these tents:
Each yurt accommodates up to five people and is stunningly decorated with gorgeous fabrics, wood flooring and ornate Mongolian hardwood furniture – including a super king-size bed. You also have your own bathroom (with a marble floor!), an outdoor kitchen, and garden complete with an exotic daybed – ideal for watching the sun set. Enjoy a dip in the communal solar-heated swimming and plunge pools.You are within easy walking distance of a perfect little beach and the fishing village of Arrieta.
Casas Karen, Los Caños de Meca, Cadiz,
Casas Karen is more of a small but perfectly formed hamlet than a campsite, nestled in a haven of umbrella pines and sand dunes right beside a lovely beach on the Costa de la Luz, 61km from Cadiz. It includes 11 cottages and chozas (traditional thatched Spanish beach huts) created from straw and bamboo.
The Choza Grande can accommodate two people and features a kitchen, lounge, and dining area. Sofas and rugs are part of this camping experience, and the bed is on an elevated wooden platform. The eco theme is strong, with all waste composted and water supplied from the site’s well. Yoga, massage, and meditation are among the activities on offer, and you can enjoying kayaking and dolphin watching nearby.
Granada is a stunning region of Spain, framed by the spectacular Sierra Nevada range of mountains. The lower slopes, Las Alpujarras (or La Alpujarra), are scattered with beautiful little villages and offer wonderful opportunities for trekking and hiking.
Make the most of this stunning corner of southern Spain with a glamping holiday at the Green Mountain Yurt. The Yurt nestles in its own extensive garden terrace (about 250 square metres) and, although it puts just a layer of canvas between you and the stars, this is no ordinary tent.
The hand-made yurt has its own covered outdoor kitchen, a private ‘eco’ bathroom, and abundant space to yourself for enjoying this beautiful retreat. The yurt has a countryside setting, but it’s just a short walk to the local villages. This is the ideal location for couples who enjoy the outdoors – but prefer a little comfort.
Otro Mundo, Sierra del Segura
Otro Mundo is tucked away among the hills and pine forests of the Sierra del Segura region of south-east Spain. There are three modern yurts, sleeping four, each with its own private site on a secluded, centuries-old terrace. The owners promote an environmentally responsible lifestyle, offering guests home-grown produce and mineral water from their spring.
The eco theme continues with an ecological toilet and solar-heated shower. If you’d like a dip in the wild, the Sierra del Segura is Spain’s biggest preserved area, so there are abundant rivers for wild swimming, and 2,000km of mountain-biking paths and “green ways” – disused railway tracks now used by hikers and cyclists.
Refugio Marnes, Alicante
A step up from your usual yurt, the jaima at Refugio Marnes is a Bedouin tent laid out like a Moroccan boudoir. The solar-powered tent measures ten metres by five metres and accommodates four people. It is elevated on a stone platform and fitted with a bathroom and kitchen, with an additional 50 acres of land outside at your disposal.
Situated in Benissa, Alicante, the farm is a tranquil place framed by beautiful mountains, and you have the huge site all to yourself. The best part of it is the wonderful swimming pool flanked by olive and almond groves. Although the jaima is self-catered, you can request breakfast. The closest airport to Benissa is Alicante (88km), although Valencia Airport is also nearby (122km).
Whichever glamping break you choose, you can explore your stunning surroundings with cheap car rental in Spain with Nova Car Hire.