Revisited this summer the amazing Rubina Resort and everything was as good as last time, excellent pool, toilet blocks, restaurant, take away, shops and only 200m from the beach although the designated dog beach is now at the far end of the beach from the site so is 15 to 20 minutes walk or 10 by bicycle. The security has been improved after a few bicycle thefts last year, wrist bands are now supplied to each camper and extra perimeter security has been added.
Family of five adults and our dog visited the now called Rubina Resort. What a fantastic campsite. Huge pool. Friendly staff. Excellent bakers. Beautiful (the best) pizzas. Great facilities and a great beach just a few 100metres away which allows dogs (check for the 'dogs allowed' signs as they move them to different parts of the beach.
I have been numerous times to this area and camped in lots of places in France but Rubina wins for location (Empuria Brava is beautiful)
Will be going again this summer in our Tag axle Hymer motorhome.
The toilet blocks are very clean and showers hot and free. Mosquitoes are the only downside but no where near as many as South of France. Just take precautions.
Supermarket is OK on the site but about 1km away are Mercadonna and Monserrat. Mercadonna is the cheapest and best quality but the other is good too.
Best beach I have ever been on, wide sandy clean and never too crowded although August does mean the Beach near Roses gets busy.
Since it is now three years since our last review, and having just returned from the site yet again, we thought it time to revisit our review and update you all on the improvements.
The old small swimming pool had been made redundant this year, and replaced by a 70 metre by 30 metre pool, together with a 15 metre by 30 metre kids pool. The pool is surrounded by large grass terraces for sunbathing, and is the location for daily activities such as aquagym and water polo.
The prices have not gone up by as much as other sites in the surrounding areas, such as Escala and San Pere Pescador, so still remains good value for money. Twenty nights in high season gets a 10% discount. 10 nights in mid or low season gets 20% discount.
We also went at easter this year for the first time, and enjoyed a very cheap stay. All the staff speak English, so do not worry if your Spanish does not hold up too well. The eight toilet blocks have also been refurbished, and are cleaned four times a day. Showers are free, hot and plentiful.
The only thing that they have not improved on is the entrance. This is still a tight turn over a bridge, but it is negotiable, even with the biggest units. Just go slowly. Since our first review in 2007, we have been back four times, seeing friends from Holland, Belgium, France and Germany, who like us, return every year. But, we have also met English couples who have come for the first time after resading the review, and I know they are pleased with what they find. Enjoy the trip down.
We bring a dog, so we can take our time getting there, but are restricted for time on return, but the Vet in Empuriabrava knows the 'ins and outs' of the Pet Passport Sceme, so don't be afraid to take your pooch. All in all, the site is getting better and better, and we hope we are around long enough to go another 20 odd years.
The site has wifi available at cost. The supermarket has its own instore bakery. Keep an eye on the dates of the milk and cold goods.
If you really want a good idea of the site, check out the web address, here you will find a photographic history of the site dating back 40 years, as well as a 'blog' detailing the improvements and activities. You will also find a price list for this and next year. Enjoy
We have been going to this site for the last 20 years off and on, generally for three weeks at a time. Over this time, the site has seen many changes, but has remained in the ownership of the same family. Most changes have taken place in the last four years. The old camp site next door has been purchased and refurbished to their special standard. This year, 2008, the selection of size of pitches has increased to a supersize 120 sq. Metres.
The old supermarket has been replaced with a larger super supermarket inclusive of in house bakery and pizzeria. English papers available on site on day of print. The entry can be crowded if you are towing a big unit, as we used to, or drive a large m/h. The site can and does handle full size American m/h's with ease. In the next couple of years a new swimming pool is planned. Yes, we love this site. The staff always remember you on your return too. And if you want to make new friends this is the place, we have met many people over the years from all over Europe. We have met people from Germany, Holland,Belgium and France, who have become firm friends, and who like us, return year after year. Fabulous place.
Good choice of various sized pitches from 55m2 to 100m2. We had a 100m2 pitch which also had the advantage of it's own water and drainage. Shop on site well stocked and reasonably priced. Good sized pool with lifeguard on duty at all times. Play areas for the children plus mini golf. Short walk to the beach through the campsite. Two cafe bars with live entertainment. Internet cafe. Toilets and showers immaculately clean with lots of hot water. The town was a generous walk away but once there plenty of places to eat. In the centre of Los Arcodas there is a terrace where you can sit and have a drink and watch the entertainment. Flamenco dancers etc. All in all a good site.
A good site, worth asking for a larger pitch. Beach an easy short walk, with plenty of room. The showers and toilets are cleanest we had experienced, the cleaner seemed to be a permanent fixture! Plenty of hot water and never had to queue. Very well stocked supermarket, competitively priced. The town was a good 20 minute walk, and was pleasant for an evening meal, with a wide range of restaurants and bars. The site was pretty full when we were there, but didnt give the impression of being overcrowded. The swimming pool was adequate, no fancy flumes etc. The sports area was outside the camping. Worth taking a train from Figureus to Barcelona for a day out, much easier than driving, not too expensive and easy to park at the station if you go early. The only drawback we had during our stay was the wind, which did prevent us from going to the beach on a couple of days, but it was a nice area to explore so this wasnt a big problem.
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