El Escorial - a top-of-the-range camping resort to the north of Madrid
A top-of-the range camping resort located at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range, 50 kilometres (31 miles) to the north of Madrid, El Escorial is a 4 star establishment - a member of the Capfun group. Perfect to go out and explore the Spanish capital and its region, El Escorial is also a unique holiday resort in which to relax and have fun.
A 4 star campsite 50 kilometres from Madrid...
It is, without doubt, one of the most top-of-the-range campsites in the Madrid region. El Escorial, located in the town of the same name, is around 50 kilometres from the Spanish capital. It takes less than an hour by car to get there, with around forty minutes being sufficient for the train connection. Close on 20 trains per day do the journey between the El Escorial and Príncipe Pío (Madrid) railway stations.
The campsite occupies grounds of several hectares in the vicinity of the town of El Escorial. Wooded and lush, this campsite is one of the best in the centre of Spain. There is a wide choice of accommodation solutions, ranging from the basic pitch for tents, caravans or campers through to the mobile home, also including furnished bungalows.
All of the holiday rental accommodation on this Madrid campsite is timber-clad, enabling its harmonious integration with the campsite’s natural setting. Holidaymakers wishing to can sign up to the Top Presta offer, valid for some mobile homes and enabling you, in addition, to enjoy air conditioning, a flat screen television, as well as a dishwasher.
A large modernised aquatic park with giant water slides...
The El Escorial campsite has a multitude of on-site shops and services, thus ensuring that holidaymakers enjoy diverse and varied facilities during their stay, just a stone’s throw from Madrid. Amongst these shops, there is a bar as well as a restaurant, both open in July and August as well as at the weekend during the low season.
There is also an on-site grocery, open every day from March to October, and at the weekend in the low season except for Christmas. El Escorial also has a launderette with washing machines and a tumble dryer, a hire service for bikes, baby kits, barbecues and other items.
As for leisure facilities, El Escorial has its fill, since this establishment has a lovely aquatic park, but also a multi sports ground, a pétanque court, a beach volleyball court, a football pitch, tennis courts, ping pong tables, a children’s play area, inflatable structures and other amenities.
A campsite just a stone’s throw from the El Escorial Monastery (Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial)...
The aquatic area on this campsite is impressive, both in terms of its sheer size and facilities. There are no less than 3 large swimming pools here (2 of which are heated), a colourful play paddling pool and a children’s Vipère (Viper) water slide. In addition, for the beginning of the 2019 season, the park is being modernised and extended, with giant water slides set to appear, such as a Spacebowl, a thrill-seeker slide where swimmers are hurled into a giant siphon!
A stay at the El Escorial campsite enables holidaymakers to rest, relax and have fun, but also to discover one of Spain’s loveliest regions. Around the grounds, there is a multitude of extensive tourist sites, such as the El Escorial Monastery. Built at the end of the 16th century on a site of exceptional beauty, at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range this monastery, nowadays classified as a UNESCO cultural World Heritage Site, was during the last years of the reign of King Philip II of Spain, the largest centre of political power of its time…
The other tourist sites surrounding El Escorial include the Valle de los Caídos (the Valley of the Fallen) - 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the campsite, the Manzanares el Real castle - 28 kilometres (17 miles) away, Segovia’s Roman aqueduct - 50 kilometres (31 miles) away, and even Avila’s medieval walls - 68 kilometres (42 miles) away.