Site No 119 - Caravaning El Escorial Cat.1


When approaching this site from the AP-6 you need to turn left off the M600 you are required to pull into a lay bye on the right and when clear turn left across both lanes of this often busy road. With a long rig and a right hand drive car it is not easy on a road that is often very busy and I would suggest carrying on to the next roundabout and coming back so you then have an easy right turn to make. 

This is without doubt the biggest campsite we have ever been on, there are some 693 touring pitches and 699 permanent annual pitches. With that number of pitches the reception etc has to be efficient and it is. There are six check in desks and after checking in you are passed to security who in turns passes you to a golf buggy man who takes you to your pitch. The site is laid on a grid system around a central facilities building.

The central facilities block is the biggest toilet block we have seen, in fact it is so big that in low season half is taped off. It is however kept spotless. Strangely there are just two large toilet rolls in each of the ladies and gents and you arm yourself with some before you enter the cubicle. This means if everyone is like me taking plenty some gets shoved unused in a pocket eventually to get thrown away - very wasteful. There is hot water to all the hand basins and hand dryers are  provided but no soap.

There is a laundry with washing costing €3.50 per load.

The site has not one but three swimming pools, although they are currently closed, a restaurant, a bar/snack bar, and a large supermarket all of which operate on restricted hours in the winter.

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Swimming Pool Area

The site has plenty of trees to provide shade in the summer as well as plenty with netting shade but there are also open sunny pitches for winter.

At this time of year many sites are knee deep in fallen leaves that lay on the ground gradually rotting into a soggy mass, not here, there have been four guys working full time with blowers and a large suction lorry clearing up leaves and another following behind keeping the grass trim.

A site of this size is bound to be lively and noisy in the height of the season but is well operated and one we can recommend.

Last updated Sunday 21st June 2015                                                                                © S W Ghost 2015