We woke up on the first morning and pulled back the curtains and the stress of our arrival was swept away by the fantastic setting.
Turismar bungalow village is in a great location on a woodland hillside, rich in wildlife and wonderfully peaceful, about a mile from the lively tourist town of Tossa de Mar, with its beautiful old town and beaches. This was its saving grace, as our arrival had been less than perfect.
Having requested a late check in, we arrived as expected around midnight. The reception was closed but there was a sign in the window which indicated the numbers of our bungalows. There was no telephone number provided in case of any problem and no sign of security.
We headed off up the steep hill with our cases and found the first bungalow (number 52) with ease. It was our second bungalow which proved more challenging to locate (no 58) as there appeared to be only 56 bungalows.
Eventually, as we were just about to give up, (and it really did take some time with me on crutches) we explored the three remaining steep sandy paths at the top of the site, which were completely unlit and appeared to just go off into the forest, and found two further bungalows. A simple sign indicating ‘57/58 this way’ would have saved a lot of trouble when we were tired from the journey.
The site itself is wonderful, if you like peace and quiet or are a wildlife enthusiast, as we saw many interesting birds and bugs, including nightingales and mammoth wasps. The downside is that you will share your room with ants. The view in all directions is of woodland mountains and there are some great walks and cycle routes to explore into the Massis de les Cadiretes.
We travelled as a party of nine (4 adults and 5 children). The site is both pet and family friendly, and facilities include a large swimming pool, volleyball net, mini badminton, table tennis, swings and slides. The pool was never really busy, even in August, but still there was a shortage of sun beds.
The self-catering bungalows are nice and clean, but basic with no kettle, oven or toaster in the one I stayed in. Sheets are provided, but you have to make your own bed on arrival. Towels, tea towel, washing up liquid and toilet roll are not provided.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BUNGALOWS TURISMAR VILLAGE, at a distance of 1 km to TOSSA DE MAR, offers 2 different options of accomodation within the same complex, and includes facilities like Reception, Snack Bar with terrace, TV and games, Basic minimarket , Big Size Swimming Pool 33 X 16 meters, Barbecue, playgrounds for children, basket and Volley Ball, Ping-Pong, badminton and petanca .On one side there is the MINI VILLAGE consisting of traditional wooden bungalows of simple comfort with Shower/WC, fully equipped Kitchenette and outdoor furniture. Parking area close. On the other side, the BUNGALOWS TURISMAR VILLAGE occupies a large area of 40.000 Sq. Meters, with New Generation Bungalows, situated in a forest of Pine, Corch and Eucalyptus trees and fully equipped with Shower, Kitchenette and Terrace furniture.One of the most beautiful landscapes of the COSTA BRAVA, integrated in a natural and quiet environment, it is a guarantee for your holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bungaloing Turismar Tossa De Mar, Costa Brava