We have been going to Castell Montgri since 2005 after previously taking 5 years worth of caravan holidays in France. On our first trip to Castell Montgri we definetly thought we had wasted our time and money in France. This site basically ticks all the boxes and caters for all ages from Toddler to Pensioner, we know because we have taken 3 generations of our family here and they have all loved it!!
We have always found the facilities to be clean and tidy, the pools and the choice of pools are brilliant, the trek up the mountain to La Bossa is a bit of a hike but well worth the effort. The early nightly entertainment is a bit "same as" but it keeps the kids happy and they usually have a different main attraction each night, we have watched some great acts at The Panomara Pool.
On our 1st visit we were a bit worried about potential noise from the Night Club as we were very close, but it was fine as its underground and we didnt hear a thing, apart from our 19 year old trying to get his key in the door at 4.00am whilst a bit worse for wear!!
People have mentioned seeing lots of trouble with teenagers and such, I have got to say that in all our time I have only ever seen one incident and that was grown men in the bar who got into a fight and their respective families started as well, this was quickly dealt with by Security and both families were removed from the site immediately, one incident in 7 years is quite a good ratio and I thought the campsite resolved the matter brilliantly.
In regards to security, they are on the strict side and wont tolerate much, I personally think this is a great attitude as they think of the comfort of the many as opposed to the few idiots who can spoil it for you with their stupid (Usually drunken) actions.
The food in the resturants is not brilliant, but its ok, if you want something nicer there are LOADS of place's in Estartit from British Pub Venues through to fine dining on the harbour front and everything inbetween.
The site is very picturesque but hilly, however, every operator warns of that in their brouchures etc and you can request a caravan at the bottom of the site if this is a problem for you.
There are a whole host of Tour Operators who book the site, on our 1st year we booked with Haven Europe which was very keenly priced, they however stopped using the park and since then we have used Lifestyle Holidays, their caravans are great, the reps are friendly and helpful and they are very competitively priced, I can honestly say, why people book with the likes of Euro/Key/Select Camp etc I simply havent a clue, in most cases they are twice as much and their caravans arent as nice!! This one baffles me.....Then again I've just let the cat out the bag so we'll have to book early for 2013!!
The town of Estartit is lovely, we have spent many an evening there eating out or just wandering in the shopping area's, its not overcrowded and you dont get the "Brits on the p*ss" brigade, just a nice safe town really. The town has taken a bit of a downturn recently (Where hasnt??) and there are a few empty shops etc but its still a lovely place, if your after hussle and bussle then Benidorm it aint!! So dont dissapoint your self if thats your bag.
The beach is long and glorious with plenty to do, there are pedalos to hire and sometimes a banana boat to ride on, but more importantly its what you dont get, there a no annoying beach vendors bugging you every 5 minutes which we really like. There are snorkel trips from the Harbour which we have been on, theres a more fun orientated run which is more jumping/diving off the boat etc and a bit of snorkalling our theres a longer trip around The Medes Island (Just off the coast) which is pure snorkelling and you are guided but a crew member, both really good and worth the money. For the more hard core diver, I do believe there is plenty going on (Judging by all the diving business's that seem to thrive in the town) to cater for them.
In summary, if you have been on caravan holidays in France or UK before and enjoyed them then Castell Montgri is going to be the best so far I guarentee it!! We thats how we felt!!
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