Haro is a small town in the north of Spain, in between Bilbao and Burges. We didn’t expect to stay long at camping Haro, but it grew on us, and we stayed for almost a week. Why did we like it so much? Lots of reasons, but one of the biggest is the beautiful town Haro. In a few words: Rioja wine, tapas, historical buildings, and charming little streets. Obvious right?!
Campsite Haro is the best place to visit this town as it is very near (hence the name…). In this review of camping Haro, I’ll explain to you why this campsite is such a great place for location independent families traveling with an RV.
Let’s start with the basic, but most important features of the campsite: its pitches, facilities, activities, and – of course! – the WiFi.
Pitches at camping Haro
Camping Haro has lots of pitches with permanent trailers that are all taken by Spanish guests who only visit the place during weekends and holidays. There are also several plots for tourists who like to stay a few days to a few weeks and there is a big field which you can use freely.
The pitches are small, and the roads between them are narrow, so we could not maneuver our RV in one of the rectangularly shaped pitches. At first, I found it a bit strange to put our big trailer on the open field, but we had no other option.
It turned out to be great! The field was all grass, and as you will notice when you are a more experienced camper, the grass is scarce in Spain (and other warmer European countries). Most campsites have pebbles, and some try to grow grass, but the result is a field with dry grass and sand. But camping Haro had excellent green and our baby crawled and played all day long on this perfect field.
There are two sanitary buildings, so there is always one nearby. The quantity and quality of toilets, showers and washing bins are great.
Sanitary facilities for children
There are no special facilities for children, but in one of the two sanitary buildings is a baby bath. There is no room to put a changing mat, but there was almost no one using the sanitary, so we just used a bench to change our baby.
Kids club & other facilities
In low season the kids club is closed. Also during the weekend, when lots of Spanish kids stay at camping Haro, no events are organized. However, according to the posters at the reception and bar, the kids club organizes many activities during the high season.
There are a swimming pool and toddler pool (only open in high season), and the campsite has several playgrounds. One playground has a swing with a seat for very small children. Our baby had such a great time! For older kids, there is a basketball field, a climbing wall and a zip line, which is great even for the grownups (yes, we tried it, and it is fun!).
During low season the campsite offers bread on weekend days which you have to order a day upfront. There is also a bar that is a popular spot for locals.
Every visitor has one hour of free WiFi per day at the bar. There is a terrace so you can sit outside as well. The signal is fine, but don’t expect a full speed connection.
You can pay for WiFi at your pitch, which we did. It costs approximately 2 or 3 euros per day (less if you buy for more days at once) and the signal is quite good.
Read more about internet for full time RVing families here.
Surroundings: Haro & wine house
Camping Haro is located in the area of La Rioja which is famous because of its wines. Near Haro, you will find dozens of wine houses. If you are a wine lover, this will be heaven! But also for non-wine lovers, Haro is a lovely town to visit. It is located on a steep hill, so make sure your calves are trained. In the center, you find a scenic town square with several nice bars. We had tapas in one of them and enjoyed it very much. And a big plus of Spain, it is very common to take your kids with you to a restaurant or bar, even later in the evening. So don’t feel uncomfortable and join the locals with your whole family for tapas.
Fees camping Haro
In low season a pitch costs around €23 per night. In high season the fee increases to around €30 per night. These prices include two adults, a car plus caravan or motorhome, and electricity. Children under 3 are free and for children between the age of 3 and 10 you pay €3,60 extra per night in low season and €4,70 in high season. If you stay longer, you will get a discount ranging from 5% for more than 7 days to 15% if you stay more than a month.
For ACSI CampingCard owners, camping Haro costs €19 per night. You probably pay an extra fee for your children, though.
Camping Haro is closed from half December to the end of January.
I did my best to find the accurate prices and facility information, but I cannot guarantee the correctness of it due to any price changes, errors in the camping website or changes on the camping itself. I added info from our experience, which is of course very subjective. Therefore, no right may be derived from the information given on EuropeFamilyCamping.com.