Extremadura, and more specifically, Badajoz, might be a mystery to many, but it’s sure to surprise you! Badajoz is a great destination to rent one of our cars and move freely wherever you fancy. We’re going to show you a great campsite in Badajoz you’ll come across along the way and where you can set up base.
Things to see in Badajoz
The Alcazaba is definitely one of the city's must-see attractions. This monumental Arab fortification was witness to the foundation of the city itself by Ibn Marwan al-Chilliqui back in the ninth century. At this time it was the most important Muslim city in Europe.
Divided into 4 zones, the Alcazaba is the oldest military building in the city. From here you can enjoy the breathtaking views and stunning sunsets.
You can’t miss out on the Plaza Alta, which was the centre of Badajoz for a long time. Here you can observe its architecture and arches, which were home to plenty of market stalls in the Middle Ages.
You’ll come across a wonderful place very close to Portugal: Jerez de los Caballeros, a town with a profound Templar footprint. At 500 metres above sea level this enclave was deemed privileged and valued by the Templar Knights that were here. One of its main attractions is its wall, made of masonry with granite ashlars. You can’t miss out on the Templar Fortress, preserved in excellent condition and home to the Torre Sangrienta or Bloody Tower, now a wonderful viewpoint.
Finally, we would like to point out the Monastery of Tentudia, 9km from Calera de León, to the south. This is one of the greatest examples of Spanish Mudejar art surrounded by nature and worthy of paradise. You can’t miss out.
These are just a few examples of the attractions this city has to offer, but if you want to move around a little more, these campsites in Badajoz are perfect.
Top campsites in Badajoz
Travelling around Extremadura won't be a problem with us. You’ll be able to get to a campsite in Badajoz in no time. Take a look!
This is definitely a top quality campsite in Badajoz. It has very good user ratings on websites such as TripAdvisor. Located in the town of Monesterio, it’s the perfect spot to rest and spend a few days with your loved ones. It has everything you could need: restaurant, sports facilities...
One of the highlights at this campsite is the cleanliness and customer service. If you want to bring your loyal companion along, this campsite is pet-friendly!
Camping Campiña Sur
This campsite opened very recently, offering campers everything they could need for a great getaway. Open all year round, it has 63 plots for tents and is located two kilometres from Azuaga, a top recommendation as it’s picturesque and packed with history. For the most adventurous, the campsite also has a swimming pool.
Camping Puerto Peña
The town of Talarrubias is home to another campsite in Badajoz we want to show you. This one is slightly larger than the previous one, with 81 plots, covering 54,000 square metres. This complex has everything you need, so you won't have to go anywhere: sports and leisure options, a restaurant, swimming pool and supermarket. If you’re after a shady spot, this is the perfect campsite for you.
This is a first-class campsite for its high quality facilities and services. This campsite is located on the outskirts of the city of Mérida, which makes it perfect for visiting the Roman ruins throughout the city, such as the impressive Roman theatre.
Camping Balcón de Orellana
This is a truly perfect place to spend the summer and whenever you fancy taking a break from the stresses of day-to-day life. The main attraction of this campsite is its incredible restaurant, whose quality is well known throughout Badajoz. It also has toilets, a kids play area, sports facilities and everything campers could possibly need.
So, have you been to any of the campsites in Badajoz on our list?