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Camping La Bella Vista

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  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
Newly opened in April 2012, La Bella Vista camping and caravanning park holds a prestigious beach front location in Manilva on the Costa del Sol, Spain. Operated to first class UK standards, our site has 118 fully equipped, landscaped super pitches for tourers and motorhomes and 26 camping pitches. All bases come with electric hook-up, water taps, waste, TV and wi-fi is available across the entire site. The park has an exceptional bar, café and restaurant serving international dishes and is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, daily menu and tapas with a superb terrace with sea views. The restaurant also caters for functions and is flexible in layout and menu design. La Bella Vista has an on-site mini-market, swimming pool, children’s pool, pool bar, play park, beach with sunbeds and superior washroom facilities including individual shower units, family bathrooms, baby bathrooms and a laundry. All facilities have disabled access and we have disabled bathroom facilities and a chairlift into the swimming pool. The site also has 24 hour security, safety boxes for site residents, a first aid room and links with the local private hospital ensuring there is 24 hour medical care available.
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Free Parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free Internet
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North Front Airport15 mi
Malaga Airport47 mi
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 Oct 2018
We first stayed here 2015 and it was such a beautiful site that we decided to have a seasonal pitch here...... My oh my has it gone down hill.....When we first arrived the pitches were kept immaculate .....But now its a joke....Pitches are not kept nice .....it is just soooo scruffy.... The price they charge is just not worth it .... The showers flood everytime
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 Oct 2018
Restaurant has clean, modern decor.
Staff are pleasant & multi-lingual.
Sunday lunch was nicely presented and very tasty - choice of three different meats served with three veg, roast & mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding & plenty of gravy.
Very nice.
2 Thank Nibblerrabbit
David P
Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 Sep 2018via mobile
This is now our fourth trip to Camping Bella Vista and we believe that this is probably the best site in Spain. The amenities are excellent, the staff are excellent, the pitches are excellent, and the restaurant is excellent. Very handy for public transport to Gibraltar or Estepona/ Marbella. Close to the beach and the Port de la Duquesa with its shops, bars and restaurants. You really appreciate how good this site is when you move on to your next site!
2 Thank David P
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 Sep 2018via mobile
I have to say, the staff are what make this campsite special. So warm, friendly and can’t do enough. Going above and beyond is an understatement! We came to Spain to rescue a dog from Adana Dog Rescue, so as a family this was the first time camping in Europe.

On Arrival. Olivia who works nights could not do enough. After a 28 hour drive from France we arrived to find out there was a bit of a mix up with the booking but Olivia sorted that straight away and helped find a quiet lovely location. Also we had been into the local town a little earlier and got a parking ticket , Olivia took the time to phone the parking attendants and sort it all out for us as we did not speak enough Spanish. Talk about going the extra mile. Wonderful woman with so much passion and love for that campsite and her Job.

The staff at the reception are wonderful! Very professional and also cannot do enough. It’s lovely to see that in the evenings the staff become the team on entertainment nights and they performed flamenco dancing. Beautiful way to encourage your staff to be apart of the fun and also to build a love for the the place that they work rather than in England where everyone now is just a number.

Rocio who works on the bar, I have to say was incredible and I am sure this is recognised! Great customer service throughout our stay. The second night of our stay, We arrived at the bar on a night of BBQs and entertainment and there was no where to sit , Rocio without hesitation picked up a table from the restaurant and took it outside and made sure that we were part of the evening. Such a warm person and so so efficient. Then to see that she finished work at 2am and back at 10:00am, my partner even saw that she has several jobs around the camp not just working on Bar and restaurant , as do all the staff and they all really pull together as a team. Incredible!

The only thing that I would say is that there are not many places in that campsite that you can take dogs and made eating as a family difficult.

Overall we as a family loved every minute of our stay. The facilities amazing! Beautiful pitches and Spanish sun at reasonable prices xx

We will definitely be coming back!!
5 Thank SamyJ1
Reviewed 9 Jul 2018via mobile
We have stayed here a number of times & it seems now there is a lack of maintenance & care.
Also Dogs 3€ each yet there is NO facilities most other campsites that do charge have dog wash/dryers etc.
It isn’t cheap & it’s not on ACSI so extra charges takes the price up even more.
Yet Children under 3 are Free and use all the facilities, pool, showers etc.
Bar & terrace is now lacking atmosphere, there used to be a happy hour which did encourage fellow campers to get together but no happy hour now so empty tables. Most sites do do a happy hour it certainly brings people in.
The Pool bar was closed during our duration beginning of July when you would expect it to be open as it IS advertised.....so people were taking their own food & drink unfortunately some had glass bottles & glasses not good around a pool.
The location is good ...very good in fact but unfortunately location isn’t everything....
We always compared other sites to this as it used to be number 1 but sadly seems to be slipping.

3 Thank review262
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12 December 2017|
Response from Patricia G | Reviewed this property |
I am a guest who made a review of this campground. You will need to contact them directly. Great question...because MANY places are preparing to close from now until end of January in Portugal. Safe Travels, Happy... More
20 September 2016|
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Response from Yorschweiz |
hi Steve thanks for your advice if you leave some private properties in an duty apartment which I had to leave through illness in the save hands of la bella vista manilva and you don't get this property back I think declared... More
Room Tips
"Don't get lumbered with a pitch near the road"
30 Sep 2017
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"Pick a pitch in the centre of the site. More chance of wi-fi and less road noise."
23 Jan 2017
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26 Jul 2016
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"Bring your own wifi & TV solutions."
13 Jan 2016
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