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Picture the beautiful setting... a large rocky mountain overlooking a small Catalan fishing town of blended historic charm and modern amenities, one of the finest beaches on the Costa Brava and miles of wide, safe, sandy beach for the children to play and paddle.
Set amongst pine trees, covering a large area of Estartit's 'Roca Maura' hillside, the atmosphere and facilities of Castell Montgri offers something for everyone. It's no surprise to find that some guests spend their whole holiday without leaving the Parc!
Estartit's beach and town centre are within walking distance (1km), or from mid-June until mid-September there's a free shuttle bus.
- Choice of 3 Swimming Pools:
- Panorama Main Pool (open all season)
- Ombra Slide Pool (open 14/05-25/09)
- La Bassa Rock Pool (open 19/06-07/09)
- 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
- 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 Silver 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! (please note that there is only one Apollo 8 in this area, the other Apollo 8's are located in the Blue Area)
Our Accommodations :
Click on the Lodge name for photos and a full description
- 3 Bedrooms
- Apollo 8 Lodge (Blue Area & Silver Area)
- Apollo 6 Lodge (Silver Area)
- Athena 6 Lodge (Blue Area)
- Family 8 Lodge (Blue Area)
- 2 Bedrooms
- Siesta 6 Lodge (Blue Area)
- Siesta 5 Chalet (Blue Area)
- Siesta 4 Lodge (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
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
- No single-sex bookings
- 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
Charge for extra vehicle: €15.00 per day
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: €0.50 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 : €2.00 per person (refundable upon departure when you hand your bracelets back into Castell Montgri Reception)
- Accom-Only/Flight Bookings : 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 of £20.00 per Lodge payable directly to your Siesta Rep.
Optional Extras (add at time of booking) :
- Air-Conditioning/Climate Control
- Bed Linen Hire
- Towel Hire
- Gazebo hire for verandah
- Cot Hire
- High Chair Hire
- Airport Transfers
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
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
I last visited Castell Montgri in 1983 as a teenager we only stayed the one night as we'd missed the turning for the campsite we were supposed to go to. Fast Forward 31 years and I went back as a middle aged woman with hubby in tow for first holiday without children who've all grown up.
Booked with Siesta holidays with their coach travel included. Having driven the route many times and stayed in the area lots of time we decided to go back after 20 years away. As we are now just a couple we didn't fancy taking the car so chose the coach instead.The journey was great just like driving but with more sleep. It really flew by, lots of comfort breaks on the way, great hostess service and would certainly do it again.
Castell Montgri is a fantastic camp site for all ages, there's lots of facilities and activities on site but you can partake if you wish or stay away. The restaurant on site serves lovely food and wasn't expensive. Drinks were reasonable 3 euros 80 for a large beer, 5 euros for a cocktail (they were huge).The on site supermarket is OK for the essentials and the bakery is lovely but a short walk down the road brings you to lidl which sells everything you need cheaper. We had no transport as we'd opted to come by coach but this really wasn't a problem as there is plenty to see and do in the area without a car. A must is climbing the mountains that overlook Estartit and exploring the nature park that surrounds them. Estartit was lovely and as we remember it. Lots of other nationalities on site and in the area and nice to see it's not too Englishfied.
We stayed in the Siesta 4 mobile home right at the top of site (yes it's hilly). The mobile was clean and perfectly adequate for the 2 of us. The advantage of the siesta mobile homes is the outside area is as big as the mobile itself and the area is in the shade at the top of the site which in 32 degree heat is wonderful. The Siesta reps were great didn't interfere but were available if we needed them. A fantastic holiday and would thoroughly recommend.
Squirtsmum - September 2014
Family of 6 from Newcastle, we stayed in a Siesta 8 lodge which was excellent very clean and the reps were very attentive and helpful. The site's facilities are good the swimming pools are very clean and have slides, diving board for the kids and enough spaces to sunbathe. Now for the bad points, the shops and restaurants on site are very expensive, they charge 4 euros per day to hire sunbeds which is not consistent as some people get charged and others don't, we payed 9 euros for 2 days of internet which we could never connect too (apparently at the pool side is the best connection) this never worked. There is some steep hills to walk up from the reception area.
WHERE TO GO
There is a brilliant golf bar Mont Pla just at the entrance to the site, they do sandwiches and drinks, have a crazy golf area, arcade area, tennis courts and trampolines, if you buy a drink there you can also access their free wifi, staff are really friendly and it's cheaper than the site.
There is a bus stop opposite the golf bar you can go to Girona for 5.90 euros each which takes about 1 hour. Turn left out of the campsite and it's a ten minute walk into L'Estartit you pass a supermarket on the way which again is much cheaper than site. Once in L'Estartit there are loads of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from, also an Internet cafe which again is cheaper than on site. I would highly recommend Harvey's bar and the Old Ambient for food and drinks. There is also a market on a Thursday which is worth a visit
Stewart A - May 2014
I have stayed here 10 times when i was younger and thoroughly enjoyed it. So went back last year with Siesta holidays. The campsite is brilliant. Huge pools wuth sweeping vistas of Rocamoura and other hills. Set in pine forest at the foothills its very scenic. I would recommend more so if you have kids as opposed to a couple travelling. A but of a walk to the beach, but flat. The campsite itself is steep and has lots of steps. Some mornings would dread the walk to and from the shop as we were based at the top and the shop is at the bottom. Very clean, staff are friendly. They try their best with the entertainment. All round great campsite for families
Ryancraig - July 2013
Booked this trip just 1 week before departure so flights to Barcelona the only option matching the accommodation. Train journey pretty simple with one change to Flaca, 58 euros one way family of four with a 25 minute taxi ride from flaca to Castell Montgri (35 euro) Journey time from airport bag pickup to dumping bags in reception - 3.25 hours. Definitely plan around Girona if you can.....
Booking in was busy mid afternoon but the site agents quickly processed the crowds, Siesta reps arrived in a golf buggy to shuttle us to our Deluxe 6 lodge located just below Panorama pool. Great accommodation, 3 bedrooms, Uk Satellite TV, 2 bathrooms, decking and space outside.
Remember before starting to relax, local tax 7 euros total.
Site is clean with maintenance going on daily, it is quite a large site and a little hilly but not a problem for most, although wheelchair users may have issues....
Onsite supermarket well stocked but lidl just a 10 minute walk being much cheaper so long as you have plenty of shopping bags and helpers (bags quickly feel heavy in that heat......)
The free shuttle bus to the town stops at 5.30 but the walk is only 15 minutes from the site (8 euros to the marina front in a taxi if you’re feeling lazy......or want good local knowledge to start your holiday)
Plenty of restaurants in the town, sampled some mentioned in the Tripadvisor listings......
The panorama pool was popular with our children but the pool has zero 'shade' - some familes attached their own parasols to the railings without issue..........sun beds 4 euros daily but we opted to take air beds which also didnt appear to trouble anyone.......one odd thing.....large rubber rings are allowed in the pool but strictly NO AIRBEDS ??
Plenty of activities for kids although ours preferred doing the pool thing, lower pool is good for slides and la bassa can be reached after a lung busting 10 minute trek, which the children enjoyed...on their own.
Having holidayed in France the weather and overall value for money would see us booking this again....but probably a little later in August.......all enjoyed
Mike - July 2013
Returned on 12/7/13 from Castell Montgri after having a great family holiday with my wife, daughter & grandaughter. I was here many years ago and was really surprised at how good the site and facilities were.
We couldn’t fault Siesta, from the luxury coach to our accommodation and the on-site reps, it was brilliant. I'm a great believer in your holiday is what you make it, yes it is a bit of a trek up & down, but overall this is a good site. We found all the site staff to be friendly and polite and as most people would agree, if you treat people with respect you get it back.
The free bus into town is great and the town itself is very nice, very laid back and friendly, There's a little train runs round the resort and stops at Els Griells where there's a lovely quiet beach. Yes I would recommend a holiday here.
Robert – July 2013
Been here several times since our children were young, absolutely beautiful site! Aim to go towards the latter end of June if poss, as that's when everything is fully active and open (all entertainments,pools,kids,etc)
La Bassa pool is at the very top of the camp, and then a ten minute walk, but worth it as the pool is hollowed out in the top of the hill with its own waterfalls, rocky areas and poolside cafe, music, food, etc. This has always been closed when we've been in the past, but it opens on approximately the 22nd of June. Actually caught it open this year. Amazing and breathtaking! The two other pools on the site itself always seem to be open; the top Panorama one is very large and the bottom one has childrens slides,etc.
The entertainment by the Panorama pool could have been better, but there was a brilliant Queen tribute band on and the acts get better as you reach the latter end of June.
Near the bottom pool there is a brilliant open-air cinema screen which shows great movies for Children and Adults. Watch out though because as soon as you sit down waiters hassle you for drinks constantly!
The on-site Supermercado (Supermarket) is quite good but expensive for most things apart from fizzy pop, pizza's, cheese and bread. Lidl and the Spanish supermarket (easily reached via a ten minute walk down the dirt track) are much better value!
There are daily meal deals at both the top and bottom restaurants which are ok if you love fries with chicken burger, fries with cheese burger, fries with hamburger etc. These are usually priced at about seven euros with salad and half a pint of lager.
The slightly posher restaurant by the side of the pool (reached via a few steps) is much nicer and worth paying a bit extra for.
The Vegetarian pizza is amazing there and the 'chips' are lovely and home made as are some of the meals.
The town of Estartit is a ten-fifteen minute walk away, but it feels like forever in the blistering heat so hop on the free shuttle bus if you're there late June onwards.
There is a small pub about five minutes walk off the site down the dirt track called Saratoga which has nightly quiz, bingo and karaoke, all run by an amazing Scottish lady called Mags who is a brilliant hostess. Juan, the waiter, and the rest of the staff there are really friendly too and the food and atmosphere is really relaxed, making it a great evening with prizes to be won (and Euros!) every night.
To sum it all up, go late June onwards when the area comes alive, use the camp's entertainment, buy your food off-site, get in the pools as much as poss (but beware a four Euro's charge for sunbeds), visit La Bassa, walk to the lovely beach in late afternoon, and enjoy a great, clean, bustling campsite which is probably the nicest one I've ever been to facilities-wise.
(We stayed in a large Deluxe 8 Lodge with Siesta which had two TV's, a DVD player, ensuite master bedroom and air conditioning which made for a really pleasant stay but there are plenty other options)
Room Tip: Choose a large lodge for families or if you have a large number of people in your party!
John - June 2013
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