Welcome to the website of Camping La Fresneda! We, Jet and Joost, left our careers in the Netherlands in 2002. With many years of experience as campers, we moved to the beautiful but little known interior of Spain to single-handedly build our campsite and house. During construction, we adopted the local architectural style as much as possible and chose building techniques with minimal impact on the environment. For example, we built the shower ⁄ toilet block partly underground, and we made as much use as possible of local, recycled building materials (old roof tiles, natural stone, wooden beams).
Our campsite is situated in the beautiful but little known region ‘Matarraña’ in the northeast of Spain near the border with Catalonia. The Matarraña is characterized by hilly landscape, Medieval villages and olive, almond and wine groves and is bordered by the National Reserve ‘Los Puertos de Beceite’ where the ibex still has a large population. The Matarraña as well as the National Reserve has many unpaved tracks to enjoy the changing views and abundant flora and fauna by foot, on horseback or on a mountain bike. Mountain bikes, E-bikes and city bikes are for hire on our campsite.
At Camping La Fresneda you can hear the silence. Our small, rural campsite offers 24 spacious pitches to welcome guests who respect and are looking for an idyllic place to enjoy peacefullness and tranquility. We donīt have fixed pitches, or chalets and no swimming pool. To respect the tranquility of everyone, we cannot accept groups or domestic animals and we have to ask guests not to play musical instruments or use airconditioners. A radio and⁄or television can only be used inside camper vans or caravans and at a discreet volume. With the use of smartphones, laptops and tablets, we kindly ask you to mute the sound or use headphones. Please avoid noise between 23.00 h and 08.00 h. Total tranquility, space, nature and a family approach characterize our cosy campsite.
Camping La Fresneda is situated in our own 'finca' of 18 hectares in a beautiful valley overlooking almond and olive groves and has a panoramic view to the National Reserve ‘Los Puertos de Beceite’. The ancient village of La Fresneda is 3 km away. In our village we have one bakery, two butchers, two small supermarkets, three bars, three restaurants, a doctor and a pharmacy.
Our rural and terraced campsite (second category) lies at a height of ± 565 m and offers a spectacular view over the valley and the Matarraņa. Joost cooks paella every Saturday night. You can order until 12.00 am (max. 20 persons). The paella is served at 20.30 pm on our terrace or in the bar, with good ecological wines from the area.
Pizzas, salads and tapas can be ordered on the other days (until 17.00 pm). Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. At 19.30 pm the meals are delivered to the campsite by the caterer ‘Fatto in Casa‘. Or you can quietly sit down for a drink whilst enjoying the sunset. On Monday night our bar is closed.
To reduce the negative impact on our environment we recycle all paper, batteries, glass, cans, plastic and milk/juice packages. We also maximize the use of energy efficient lighting. Water is scarce, so we kindly ask everyone not to waste water. To reduce the risk of forest fires, candles or open flames are not allowed. Smoking is only allowed on your own pitch.
Because of the beautiful location and its friendly and relaxed atmosphere our campsite is the ideal base from which to explore this beautiful but little known part of Spain. At checking in you will receive a binder that contains maps, detailed information about various activities (hiking, cycling, etc.) and other tourist information.
The camping guide “Cool Camping Europe” chose Camping La Fresneda as the most beautiful campsite in Europe: “It’s perfectly and tastefully adapted to get a full-on Spanish experience. A little piece of paradise”.