Castell Montgri - L'Estartit , Costa Brava
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Camping Castell Montgri has a reputation for being one of the finest campsites in Spain and the whole Mediterranean!
Situated on the Roqa Maura hillside with superb views across the bay of Pals and the popular stunning beach resort of L’Estartit, Castell Montgri is a complete holiday village that is arranged in a series of steep terraces up the hillside and has been developed to blend in with the natural surroundings
Each of the pools has its own bar and sun terrace. The Panorama pool is open until midnight; swimming under the stars really needs to be experienced! La Bassa is a great location to get away from it all and enjoy the wonderful views.
Estartit's beach and town centre are within walking distance (1km), or from mid-June until mid-September there's a free shuttle bus.
Nearest Airports: Girona 53km - 45 mins, Barcelona 155km - 2 hours
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- Our Accommodations
- Lifestyle Holidays Accommodation
- Airport Transfers
- Things to Do
- Important Information
- Choice of 3 Swimming Pools:
- Panorama Main Pool (open all season)
- Ombra Slide Pool (open all season)
- La Bassa Pool (open 17/06-05/09)
- 2 Children's pools
- 3 Toddler's splash pools
- Extensive Sun Terraces and lawned sun-bathing areas
- Sun Loungers for hire (€4 per day)
- 2 Children's Play Areas
- Kids Club, 4-16yrs (site run) (all season - subject to minimum numbers)
- Choice of Eating :
- A La Carte
- Snack bar
- Take Away
- Ice Cream parlour
- Choice of Bars :
- Panorama pool bar
- Ombra pool bar
- La Bassa pool bar (19/06 - 07/09)
- Cocktail bar
- Soundproofed Disco, open until 3am (over 16s only)
- Daytime Activities (all season)
- Evening Entertainment (all season)
- Sports facilities
- Small Farm with children's activities and pet area
- Souvenir/gift shop
- Convenience Store
- Washing machines (payable locally)
- Currency Exchange
- ATM machine
- Car Rental
- Wi-Fi access (payable locally)
- Internet cafe (payable locally)
- Safety deposit boxes for hire
- Free shuttle bus into Estartit (07/06 to 07/09)
- Shuttle bus 'Aquadiver' (Playa de Aro) & 'Aquabrava' (Roses) Water Parks during July & August
- Medical room with doctor's visits
- Entertainments including :
- Kids Club (site run) with fun activities for children 4-16 years organised by Castell Montgri's own Animations team. Available all season (reduced programme early/late season)
- Big Screen TV showing Sports and English Films
- Free Disco (over 16s)
- Free evening entertainment, dancing, music and live shows organised by Castell Montgri's Entertainments Team (all season)
- Free daytime activities organised by Castell Montgri's Entertainments Team (all season)
- Recreational Activities (payable locally) :
- Bike Hire
- Mini Golf
- Table Tennis
- Video Arcade
- Nearby: Horse Riding, Go-Karting, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Mountain Biking & Golf Courses (see 'Things to Do')
Our Zones :
Our accommodations are located in two zones, Blue Area and Grey Area.
Both areas are close to the main Panorama swimming pool, bar, restaurant and entertainments.
This is our main Siesta area, where our Siesta Office is located.
These lodges are on spacious plots and just a stone's throw from the Panorama swimming pool, restaurants/bar and entertainment
These lodges are on lovely, spacious, grassy plots in one of the best locations on the entire campsite - just one flight of steps brings you straight out at the Panorama swimming pool area!
Our Accommodations :
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- 3 Bedrooms
- Platinum (formerly Apollo 8) (Blue Area )
- Platinum (formerly Apollo 6) (Grey Area)
- Emerald (Blue Area)
- 2 Bedrooms
- Chalet 5 (Blue Area)
- Amber 2 (Blue Area)
- Ruby 2 (Blue Area)
IMPORTANT : Castell Montgri is located on a steep hillside and we do not recommend it for wheelchair users or anyone with walking difficulties. Please see 'Accessibility' section
Lifestyle Holidays Accommodation
Our sister company, Lifestyle Holidays, has accommodation throughout Castell Montgri:
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NEW FOR 2017! Castell Montgri are now offering the opportunity to book your airport transfer from Girona Airport directly to the campsite between 1st June and 31st July*
Tickets cost €18 per person return and schedules are available to coincide with the following flights to & from Girona:
East Midlands (Jet2)
To book your tickets simply click on the image below or vist the following link (opens in a new page)
Castell Montgri Airport Transfers
* 2017 is a trial period for this new transfer service. Castell Montgri hope to be able to make it a permanent service for 2018 and to include more destinations
Things to Do
Castell Montgri has plenty to offer on site including a fun-packed daytime activities programme plus extensive evening entertainment with live shows, music, dancing, competitions and talent shows, Big Screen TV and a games room, a hugely popular site run Kids Club (ages 4-16) where the youngest members of the families will make new friends.
There are also excellent sports facilities with tennis courts, mini golf, football, bike hire, archery and lots more all aqailable on site, as well as the options of horse riding, go karting, scuba diving and wonderful golf courses not too far away.
On an evening there is an open air theatre where the entertainment team put shows on throughout the season as well as a disco (16 and over).
In Estartit resort centre there is a market every Thursday, taking place close to the Hotel Flamingo, as well as a choice of boat trips and water sports.
If you want to do a bit of exploring the Costa Brava has a lot to offer.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling
Explore the wonderful underwater world of grottos and marine life. Estartit is one of the best diving locations in Europe and there are fabulous diving opportunities here, from beginners to advanced. Eqipment and lessons are all available
There are excellent opportunities for golfing in the area. Some of the very best courses on the Costa Brava are all close to Estartit and for those without a car they are easily reachable by a short taxi ride:
Emporda Golf Club located just 10 minutes drive from Estartit on the outskirts of Torroella de Montgri, offers two fabulous 18 hole courses (par 72 and par 71) made up of forest, lakes and links and has been regarded amongst the top 10 courses in Spain
Serres de Pals and Platja de Pals both are less than 20 minutes drive from Estartit and each offer 18 hole courses (par 72 and par 73) made up of dunes and forests.
Peratallada (13 km)
This lovely fortified medieval village is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, with gorgeous carved stone buildings, narrow cobblestone streets and picturesque squares. Defensive walls surround parts of the village and the centre is dominated by the 10th century castle keep. It's a popular place for day-trippers who come here to soak up the medieval atmosphere but make sure that you stick around in the evenings for a romantic dinner at one of the numerous restaurants. Taxi prices here from Castell Montgri are very reasonable and a taxi can be arranged for you by the campsite reception.
Ruins of Empúries (19 km)
One of Catalunia's most visited archaeological sites, the stunning ruins of this Greek and Roman City are well worth a visit. The site has been extensively excavated and covers an area of 40 hectares. The immense sea wall of the ancient greek harbour can still be seen and was where the Olympic Flame was brought ashore for the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992.
Girona (34 km)
Easily reachable from Estartit via the local bus service, this beautiful Catalan city makes a fantastic day out with its huge array of shops, restaurants, bars, beautiful cathedral, ancient city walls and street markets.
Figueres (37 km)
The Salavdor Dali Museum makes a worthwhile and interesting visit. Opened in 1974 by the artist himself, it houses the largest collection of his works in the world. The crypt where he is buried is here and makes up the centrepeice of the museum - a testament to Dali's sense of the theatrical!
Barcelona (134 km)
The capital city of Catalonia and one of the most amazing cities in Europe. Only an 90 minutes away by train from Flaça Station or visit as part of an organised trip, Barcelona has everything and more! Beautiful architecture, Museums, Galleries, Restaurants, Bars, Parks, Public spaces and the ‘Nou Camp’ Barcelona Football Club, the list is endless! A must see for everyone!!
- Aquadiver, Playa de Aro (32 km)
Open 09/06/14 to 11/09/14.
Shuttle bus (paying) from Estartit during high season.
- Aquabrava, Roses (42 km)
Open 03/06/15 to 13/09/15.
Shuttle bus (paying) from Estartit during high season.
- Water World, Lloret de Mar (72 km)
Open 19/05/14 to 14/09/14.
- Marineland, Malgrat de Mar (80 km)
Open mid-May to mid-September.
Castell Montgri is a 'Families & Couples' location, not suitable for singles.
Booking Regulations for Castell Montgri restrict the following
- Group bookings by request only
- Associated bookings of more than 3 Lodges by request only
- Silence rules apply after Midnight and are enforced by on-site security
- No vehicles to be used on-site between Midnight-08:00am
- Accommodations are available for occupation only by the persons named on your Siesta Accom-Voucher.
- For the safety and enjoyment of all, each location has their own strict code of conduct. Full details are provided by the Holiday Parc/Campsite Reception and/or your Siesta Representative
Car Parking :
Maximum number of vehicles per Accom : 1. Additional cars are only allowed on site to drop off/pick up on arrival & departure days, they must then be parked in the off-site car park.
Parking for any extra vehicles are subject to availability and charges are payable directly to Castell Montgri Reception.
NB.Motorhomes, campervans, trailers or vans are not permitted unless a suitable emplacement has been booked privately directly with Castell Montgri
All utilities, gaz, electricity & water are included in the cost of your accommodation.
Payments Required Upon Arrival:
- Catalan Tourism Tax: €0.60 per person per day (non-refundable)
Payable only for the first 7 nights, regardless how long you are staying. Under 16s are exempt.
- Housekeeping Deposit : £50.00 per Lodge (refundable upon departure, less any deductions)
- Contents Accidental Damage Deposit : £200.00 per Lodge (refundable upon departure, less any deductions)
This is not payable for those who have opted for 'CADW' £15.00 waiver on their invoice.
- Castell Montgri ID Bracelet : €1.00 per person
- Accom-Only: Your holiday price includes arrivals & departures between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00. Arrivals and/or departure outside these times will incur a non-refundable supplement per Lodge payable directly to your Siesta Rep.
Optional Extras (add at time of booking) :
- Bed Linen Hire
- Towel Hire
- Gazebo hire for verandah
- Cot Hire
- High Chair Hire
i Some activities and facilities are only available during High Season, please check with us before booking if there is an activity or facility upon which your Holiday relies
How our clients have rated this destination :
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Our Client Reviews of Castell Montgri
My wife and I chose Castell Montgri as our first family holiday abroad in 2001. ,we found it on the internet and decided straight away that this was the place to go. Not having been away with children before we were very apprehensive and somewhat nervous. We need not have worried at all because as soon as we drove into the site, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. Set amongst a pine forest with winding paths, it has three pools the largest being the Panorama which has varied depths, a fountain and stays open till around 11 pm. It also has places to order take away food and a very nice restaurant or you may choose to use the on site supermarket and cook and eat at your chosen accommodation.
We enjoyed it so much so we are going again this year for I believe is the ninth time. Most of my 7 children now have their own children and have either been with us or with their own families. Our accommodation of choice is the Family 8, everything you need for a great holiday. Entertainment on site is provided by a great and talented Castell Montgri staff throughout the day for children of all ages and adults. The evening entertainment especially was of very good quality. All in all, a truly great holiday choice, you won't be sorry if you make Siesta holidays and Castell Montgri your choice next year or any year.
Tom - Sept 2017
Just returned after 10 days with Siesta Holidays (Siesta 4 lodge) in July 16. Overall thoughts - It's a big site with lots to offer including a number of excellent pools, good on site supermarket, tennis courts, slides, mini-golf, number of sit-in/takeaway eateries, bus to the town and kids entertainment including a movie (in English) each night on a big screen.
The site itself is well maintained. Despite other reviews about being hilly we didn't find this a problem(and we were up at the top of the site) as there are pools at the top, middle and bottom of the site. Main negatives would be that it is an exceptionally busy site - pools are always chokka and there did seem to be a predominance of older kids (ours are 5 & 7). Having said that there were no issues with noise at night . There's no shade around the main pool, but the adjacent bar/cafes offer shaded tables. Loungers are free at the larger pool and can be hired at the lower pool (or there's an adjacent green area where people lay their towels. The entertainment at night is pretty mediocre (our only comparator though is Playa Bara where it is fantastic).
The Siesta 4 caravan was small but fine for all we needed - however as other reviews have said there is a problem with ants. Constant cleaning and sweeping is the name of the game but they're persistent wee blighters!
If you've got a car would recommend visiting the Roman/Greek ruins at Empuries (15 mins drive) - good audio commentary for kids and adults; and a really pretty adjacent beach. L'Escala is a prettier resort than Estartit but Estartit also has lots to offer and is nice (and busy!) at night. Other nearby towns worth a visit include Figueres and Palafrugell and Pals.
Overall, we had a nice trip (somewhat marred by illness and a sea urchin sting!) and Castell Montgri has lots to offer but we probably wouldn't return (unless on a v cheap deal as this was!) as the site was just a little tired/old and a little too busy for us and our kids. Think it's a matter of personal taste though as I can imagine the site would be awesome if you have teenagers and more sociable wee ones than ours!
TIP: if travelling with Siesta check their main office for provisions (food, toys, toiletries, cleaning products) left over by previous occupants before stocking up
Beves24 - July 2016
Had a great week here with kids made all the better with the fantastic service received from Siesta Holiday reps Danny and Dan.
The site itself is large and built on a hill, great views, three pools, bars, restaurants and take aways all average prices and decent quality.
Accommodation was great, spotlessly clean on arrival, stayed on quite a few sites and never come across a mobile home so clean and well presented, even the decking and BBQ! Some great little tips from Danny about the electricity, use too much at once and it may trip, so when it did we knew what caused it and how to fix it.
There is a Lidl just outside, stocks everything you need, and a great little bar just outside the main entrance with a mini golf.
Ten minute walk into town, beach, bars, restaurant, ended up at O Malleys on the recommendation of the lads, good food, good prices.
Couple of days we spent off site, we went to the water park at Roses, great fun and another day Danny and his great local knowledge told us to go La Fosca if we fancied a day at a great little beach, we weren't disappointed.
Overall, a fantastic time had by all, topped off with the service received from the Siesta Reps, you are a credit to your company, well done
Real_F00d_Please - June 2016
Stopped here with Siesta and had a great time the weather was amazing and especially the caravans spacious and light. The English lady that came welcomed us in did added extras for me she was great with dark hair can't remember her name
Jeannemorrill - June 2015
We travelled and stayed in May 2015 with Siesta Holidays and cannot fault them.
This site is perfect for families, very clean and has excellent facilities. We were up St the top of the site and whilst it was very quiet, the reps we honest and stated that it is very noisy during July and August.
There are plenty of lifeguards on duty around the pools. You have to pay for sunbeds around the pools, but we took beach mats and these were sufficient. I would think that in high season getting somewhere to sit could be problematic though.
There are kids clubs which looked like fun, but our children chose not to go.
The shop on site stocks everything you need but is, as you would expect, a little more expensive than the local supermarket. There is a Lidl within walking distance, but we chose to use the local supermarket which was also very reasonable.
The site is on a hill, so be prepared for a daily walk up and down, for those with pushchairs, there are alternative routes so that you can avoid the steps.
The food on site was reasonably priced and the quality was ok, we couldn't fault it.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the local town, which is only a 20 minute walk away - the fish restaurants by the harbour are excellent.
Don't be put off by the abandoned buildings, this really is a sweet little town, with a fab beach. The locals are very friendly and appreciate any attempt that you make to use their language - our Spanish was terrible but they were happy we gave it a go!
The tourer facilities were really good (we checked them out) with plenty of toilet/shower blocks and a laundry.
Trips run to the water parks and Barcelona - but they are expensive and can be booked slightly cheaper in the town.
The resort was just coming to life during our holiday, it was still very quiet. I'm not sure how busy it gets in high season, but I'm sure it'd be much busier than we experienced.
If you have young children or you are a couple looking for a relaxing break, then it may be worth visiting here in May
AgnesD1976 - May 2015
Wheelchair users or those with a heart condition or walking difficulties please be aware of the following important considerations with this destination :
- Extremely steep, hillside, location
- There are uneven surfaces, steps and steep gradients throughout.
- Some (not all) on-site facilities have been adapted for wheelchair users with step-free access, pool ramp, disabled WCs etc, but the steep location of the site remains a considerable issue
- Siesta Lodges & Chalets are only accessible by steps and are not-wheelchair adapted