Are you thinking about going camping in Valencia? With mild, sunny weather most of the year, Spain’s Valencian Community is an excellent destination for a camping holiday.
Whether you’re looking to pitch a tent somewhere remote, roam around in a camper van or glamp in a five-star yurt (I’m not kidding, it is an option!), you have a variety of options throughout the Valencia community.
In the years I’ve been living here, I have explored the mountainous interior of the region, the seaside towns, and the many beautiful beaches and coves.
Each area has its charms, and each has ample space for campers.
If you’re looking to go camping in Valencia, this guide should cover all the basics you need to know beforehand.
Camping in Valencia: What You Need to Know
Deciding Where to Camp: The Geography of the Valencian Community
The Valencian Community is located along the east coast of Spain and consists of three provinces: Castellón, Valencia, and Alicante.
Though the region is best-known internationally for its coastline, the Valencian Community largely consists of craggy, semi-arid land.
For hikers, climbers and anyone who enjoys the sublimity of remote landscapes, the interior part of the region is worth a look. In the north, above the city of Castellón, you’ll find the 1813-meter mountain Penyagolosa. In the south, near Alicante, you’ll find the northeastern tip of the dramatic Baetic Mountains.
Just south of the city of Valencia, around El Saler and Albufera, you’ll find natural dunes, wetlands and fertile rice fields. The horizons are flatter, and it’s a great area for bird-watching.
And if you’re traveling to the Mediterranean to see the sea, the Valencian Community has three coasts. From north to south, those are the Costa del Azahar, the Costa de Valencia, and the Costa Blanca.
Among international travelers the Costa Blanca is the most popular part of the Valencian community for camping trips.
Where You Can (and Cannot) Camp in Valencia
For all but the most experienced wild campers, you should stick to dedicated camping spots for overnight stays.
As fun as it sounds, camping on the beach is illegal pretty much everywhere in Spain.
Campervans, too, generally need to be parked in regulated overnight campsites. You could probably get away with parking your campervan in a beachside carpark in one of the smaller towns during the low season, but it’s not something I would recommend.
A bit further on in this article I’ll share my recommendations for campsites in Valencia.
The Best Times to Go Camping in Valencia
I would say spring and autumn are the best times to go camping in Valencia.
This is when the temperatures are mildest, and campsites won’t be completely full with high-season travelers.
Types of Campsites in Valencia
There is no standard classification system for campsites in Valencia, nor anywhere in Spain.
A campsite that has a three-star emblem on its website won’t necessarily have the amenities of a three-star hotel, nor will it necessarily be more luxurious than a campsite without such an emblem.
So, a little research is necessary to determine whether a specific campsite meets your needs.
And campsites in Spain run the gamut: Some will only feature basic necessities like toilets and showers and some offer comfortable cabins, on-site dining, entertainment and more.
You’ll pay more for those luxuries, of course, but even luxury campsites can be a bargain for travelers.
Reserving a Campsite in Valencia
In those spring and autumn months, plenty of Spaniards like to go camping, especially during long holiday weekends.
That means it’s a good idea to book a campsite ahead of time in all but the low season of travel. From April until November, you’ll want to reserve your spot, especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
10 Campsites, Campgrounds and RV Parks to Check Out
If you’ve already been researching campsites in Valencia you might have found it difficult to get a good overview of what’s available and what meets your needs.
EuroCampings offers the most extensive overview of campsites in Valencia, although even they don’t list all of them. If you are mainly looking to rent a bungalow on a campsite in Valencia then Booking.com offers a good selection as well (select ‘Campsites’ under ‘Property type’ on their website to only see results for campsites).
Below are ten campsites in Valencia I would recommend. I think this list is a nice mix of campsites, offering something for any type of camping trip.
1. Barraquetes Valencia Camping
Barraquetes Valencia Camping is a 45-minute drive south down the coast from the city of Valencia, and it’s a great option for families with children who are thinking of camping in Valencia.
Accommodations include bungalows and mobile homes — plus campervan parking — and there is a big swimming pool on site.
A short drive away are the historic cities of Sueca and Cullera.
2. Kikopark Oliva Valencia Camping
Kikopark Oliva Valencia Camping is a 15-minute drive north up the coast from Denia, and the amenities are definitely hotel-class.
There is a masseuse on site, and whether you park a campervan or rent a room you will be steps from a gorgeous sandy beach.
3. Camping L’Aventura Playa
Just outside of Gandia and a few hundred meters from the Costa de Valencia sands, Camping L’Aventura Playa has some nice spots where you can pitch up under shady trees.
There’s a swimming pool on site, as well, and the shower and toilet facilities are kept clean.
It’s a simple campsite but it’s family-friendly and the nearby beaches are great.
4. Xeraco Campers
Another great spot along the Costa de Valencia, Xeraco Campers is a clean, quiet spot for motorhomes, and the staff here are quite friendly.
It’s a good choice for anyone traveling by campervan looking for a restful and relaxing trip. The mountain view from the pool is certainly not bad, either.
5. Yurtas Pepita
Deep in the interior of the Valencia Community, just outside of Chella, is the glamping spot Yurtas Pepita, which maybe offers the best vistas of any campsite in the region.
The accommodations are luxurious Mongolian-style yurts, breakfast is brought to you in the morning, and the site’s main building has a rooftop pool that offers a panorama of the surrounding hills.
If you are looking for unique camping in Valencia, or should I say glamping, then you should check out these Yurts!
Note: Yurtas Pepita only accepts guests 16 years and older.
6. Camping La Naranja
A 15-minute walk from the Playa de Gandia, Camping La Naranja has room for caravans and tents, and there are microlodge accommodations available, as well.
There is a pool on site as well as a cafe/bar.
7. Càmping & Bungalows Vall de Laguar
High in the hills that look out over Denia and Javea, Càmping & Bungalows Vall de Laguar is a charming, family-run campsite with both campervan pitches and a handful of cabins to rent.
This is a good option for families looking for a more tranquil getaway that’s still within reach of beaches and entertainment.
8. Camping Javea
Javea is one of my favorite towns along the Costa Blanca. If you love small coastal towns, nice beaches and gorgeous coves then I’d highly recommend visiting Javea and the surrounding areas.
Camping Javea is a well kept and well run campsite with friendly staff. The campsite offers good facilities which include a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a restaurant. And the campsite is located close to a popular golf course.
Javea’s town center and beaches are within walking distance and there are several hiking trails in the area.
9. Alannia Costa Blanca Camping & Resort
With an aqua park, sport & wellness facilities, restaurants, and an animation team, Alannia Costa Blanca (formerly Marjal Costa Blanca) is a great campsite for anyone who enjoys ample facilities and entertainment.
It’s a big campsite with a wide selection of bungalows and spots for campervans and tents.
The campsite is located a bit of a drive away from the coast and on the less interesting southern part of the Costa Blanca – but I might be biased as I used to live in the northern part of the Costa Blanca.
10. Camping Armanello
If you’re looking for easy access to a lot of entertainment for any age then being close to Benidorm is a good option.
Camping Armanello is one of the best campsites in this area. It puts you within walking distance of Benidorm, its shops, restaurants, and beaches.
The campsite has an outdoor swimming pool, a nice restaurant, sites for tents, caravans and campervans and a great selection of bungalows – including ‘Barrel Houses’ that are worth checking out!
I also highly recommend visiting Altea, Calpe, and Guadelest if you are staying in this area.
One Final Note About Camping in Valencia
The Valencian Community is a large area that has something to offer for pretty much any type of traveler.
But if you came here looking for information about camping in the city of Valencia instead of the larger community, then Coll Vert Camping is your best option.
This campsite is located just south of the city and has a bus stop right in front of it that will take you into the city.
It’s a basic campsite and right on a main road, but it’s also walking distance from a nice beach and as close as you can get to Valencia city center.
If you really want to spend some time in the city, however, I recommend booking a hotel room for a few nights. I wrote a separate article about where to stay in Valencia.
I hope you’ll have a great time camping in Valencia!
And if you visit Spain, also read:
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- The Best Family Vacations in Spain: 3 Regions to Check Out
- Things to Do in Valencia
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