Wow what a fantastic site this is everything about it was brilliant. I'll start at the beginning. Booking the site was very easy all done by email with very quick responses from their end. We stayed on section A of the campsite which were lovely spacious pitches but they didn't have much shade but this suited us as we had our gazebo with us. When we were there I would say about 95% of the pitches were occupied by Dutch people who come back year after year some of them for the whole summer. All the families in our row made us very welcome and we soon felt at home.
There are 3 or more toilet/shower blocks on the site which are all kept spotless, cleaners were in there all the time. The showers were powerful and spacious, plenty room to get changed in them if you wanted to.
The weather was red hot the whole time we were there which was great, there are 3 pools on site on different areas of the campsite which were all nice. Near to the big lagoon pool there is an amphitheatre where shows etc are put on but they don't start until approx 10pm.
There are two large supermarkets which were reasonably priced, a cash machine, restaurant and take away, in fact everything you could possibly need. There is a Doctors surgery which is open from 9am - 9pm, and a launderette where for 6 euros you drop your washing off and it is done for you.
There is a lovely beach just outside the campsite, like said in other reviews you do have to cross a railway line to get to it. But it is has barriers that come down and the usual red flashing lights that warn when a train is coming although you do get the odd idiot who crosses when the barriers are down. This train line is very busy with trains every 20 minutes or so and they do let you know they are coming with loud horns going off from about 7am but it didn't bother us.
You can walk right along the promenade into salou which is about a half hour walk which is lovely on a night time. Cambrils is in the other direction a bit too far to walk but a nice place to visit by car. We also visited port adventura when we were there which the kids loved.
All in all I would say this is one of the best sites we have visited and wouldn't hesitate to go back.
Would echo the review by clarybel and add that the toilets are spotless, the attendants seem to live in the loos, the excellent rail link to Barcelona, the buses to the theme park and salou itself is a nice place. We had family who also came with us and they stopped in the chalets which were basic, yet enough, yes a big site, with a good mix, and yet not rowdy, will be going again .
If you dont like large and busy dont go here, its pretty massive! However very well equipped to cater for the number of pitches and campers. The site is well maintained and kept very clean including the swimming pools, showers and toilets. There is entertainment for all tastes during the season at an open air amphitheatre at the top end and a restaurent by the entrance, and all quietens down at midnight. Plenty of bars and restaurants are within walking distance of the site for alternative entertainment.
There is a railway line adjacent to the campsite and this has to be crossed to go to the beach, at first we were a little nervous about the noise impact, however it didnt bother us at all. The entrance to the campsite is very busy with arrivals, departures and campers walking to the beach all having to negogiate the rail crossing, but a chill pill is all thats required for it not to be a problem! Whist the entrance to the site may only be 50 metres from the beach, you need to be aware that the size of the site dictates your pitch could be a lot further away than that, and that it could also be a gentle slope upwards back. The beach is excellent, well kept with 'nice' sand. An area has life guard attention and there are a selection of bars for a cool drink or snack.
There are shops adjacent to the campsite entrance, the main town is a pleasant walk along the promenade or can be reached on a 'little' road train which also goes as far as Portadventura. Portadventura-get tickets before you go on the internet, and get there early as the doors open, if you have kids you will not regret buying tickets for more than one day!
Despite the campsite having three swimming pools they are still pretty crowded at times, and of course the annoying campers bagging sunbeds with towels, and not turning up till later in the day, exist here as they do everywhere! Each pool has its own bar area.
This site is used by tour operators including a British operator that bussed holidaymakers down from the UK. I had read a review stating these particular groups behaved loudly and loutishly, however our pitch backed on to their mobile homes and we never had any problems and I doubt the camp security would allow this type of behaviour.
All in all I would recommend this site especially for families with children both young and teens.
The site is fab, and seems not to have changed. There is a patch of open ground to the side of the site which held monster trucks and circus during peak season, noisy or entertaining. Short walk to markets in salou and good shopping. Train line wasn't really an issue but stay clear, some of them are non stop express, so can be really fast. Lovely beach and local bars. Really miss the place now.
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