Walking & Cycling Tours
Discover the hidden beauty of the Costa Brava!
Camping La Siesta is unique in that they offer free guided walks, mountainbike rides and Nordic walking as part of their weekly entertainment program (minimum numbers required). These tours are provided free for Siesta Holidays' Clients. If you would rather follow the routes independently they also provide ‘road books’ with detailed routes all starting from the campsite, these are available as a book or to download to your smart phone. For the more adventurous they can also supply traditional maps showing footpaths and cycle routes.
A selection are avalable on the followng links....
A full schedule of guided tours as well as further tour routes can be obtained from Camping La Siesta reception, as can English language versions.
Notes: Guided tours are subject to minimum numbers particpating.
The above guides are © Camping La Siesta.
Things to Do
- Kids Club (site run) organised by the site's own animations team (high season)
- Mini discos (high season)
- Poolside stage shows (high season)
- Children's play areas
- Evening entertainment programme for all the family organised by La Siesta's own Entertainments Team (high season)
Recreational Activities (some are payable locally)
- Bike hire
- Spinning sessions (high season)
- Aqua aerobics (high season)
- Free guided walks & hiking trails
- Guided mouintain bike trails
- Tennis court
- Table tennis
- Football tables
- Video arcade
- Nearby : Horse Riding, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Golf, Wind surfing
Aquadiver Water Park (20km)
Located on the outskirts of Playa De Aro this is one of the best water parks on the Costa Brava offering something for everyone. The Park opens in early June until mid-September.
The Costa Brava is home to some excellent courses including the PGA Catalunya, voted the best in Spain in 2012 and 2013. Eight of the region’s top courses have joined forces to offer a ‘Golf Pass’ which allows you to choose 3 or 5 green fees from 8 different courses. All the courses are within 50km of Palafrugell, the closest is only 10km away.
Take a trip to Estartit and visit the Illes Medes, the best natural reserve in the western Mediterranean. The diversity of depths provides diving opportunities for everyone from absolute beginners to the most experienced diver. However, if you don’t want to get your feet wet, you can visit the islands on a glass-bottomed boat.
From the beach at Calella de Palafrugell you can follow the coastal path south to El Golfet, Cap Roig with its botanical garden or for the more adventurous on to Palamos! Along the path there are several picturesque coves and small beaches as well as stunning views of the coastline.
Palamos (12 km)
Dating from the 12th century: this former fishing village is now a thriving coastal town, well equipped for tourism and leisure. The beaches, coves, sailing facilities and fishing port are the town's main attractions, although the medieval streets of its old town should not be forgotten.
Peratallada (17 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
Pals (12 km)
The beautiful medieval hill-top village of Pals is surrounded by the kind of rugged natural beauty you’ll only find in this part of the world, and is the perfect place to truly envelope yourself in local culture. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets, pop into one of the small galleries or enjoy a delicious meal at one of its traditional Catalan restaurants.
La Bisbal (16 km)
A charming town renowned for the production of ceramics, La Bisbal also hosts a weekly market (approx.150 stalls) which takes place in the town centre. There are plenty of shops to browse and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
Stroll around the streets and have a look at the wide variety of ceramic items that are produced here. If you would like to take away a craftwork souvenir of your trip, this is the best place to get one.
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
La Siesta is a 'Families & Couples' location, not suitable for singles.
Booking Regulations for La Siesta restrict the following
- Associated bookings of more than 3 Lodges by request only
- Group bookings by request only
- No single-sex bookings
- No bookings from Spanish Residents
- 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 (subject to spaces being available)
The parking space may not be immediately adjacent to your Lodge or Chalet.
On-site parking spaces are on a first come first served basis and cannot be reserved or guaranteed. Further parking is available free of charge in La Siesta’s main car park opposite the site entrance. If you are arriving in more than one vehicle your second vehicle can also be parked in this free car park if spaces are available.
NB. Motorhomes, campervans, trailers or vans are not permitted on-site or in the overflow car park unless a suitable emplacement has been booked privately directly with La Siesta prior to your arrival.
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.
- 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 supplement of £20.00 per Lodge payable directly to your Siesta Rep (non-refundable).
Optional Extras : (add at time of booking)
- Air-Conditioning/Climate Control
- Bed Linen Hire
- Towel Hire
- Gazebo for verandah
- Cot Hire
- High Chair Hire
- Airport Transfers
Wheelchair users please see 'Accessibility' section
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 :
Our Client Reviews of La Siesta
I first took my family here in 1986. Loved the site, so relaxing. We went 4 years running then other places needed to be seen.
This year we returned with a grandchild. Loved it just as much. Air con and UK tv were a pleasant surprise. If you cannot enjoy a family holiday here you are not trying.
Special thanks to Lisa and Wes. I shall return
SandiM - July 2016
Another excellent visit. Visited for Easter. Travelled with Siesta, great journey into resort. Great lodge right by the pool clean and very comfortable. The site is so clean and well maintained. All the staff are very friendly, special mention to Antonio in the bar, my children think he is ace as he looks after them with lollies :-) Food was loverly on site, good choices, always hot and reasonable prices, same with the bar prices. Fantastic pool,and kids club, the animation team go above and beyond with the children. Our Siesta reps were Wesley and Lisa, a credit to Siesta very friendly and helpfull, will as always return next year.
Carib1 - April 2016
Just returned from a weeks break, 2 adults, 2 teens and 2 under 10's. The site was very clean and we have no complaints about it. The pool was absolutely freezing but given the time of year that's to be expected. I'm sure in the summer it will be a busy place. The bar was fine, a bit small and the tables are very close together but as it was pretty quiet we were OK. I'm not sure I'd fancy it in summer. Prices were around €4 for a pint, €2 for a soft drink and €6 for a cocktail. The takeaway was decent and average prices, around €8 for a pizza, €10 for a whole roast chicken, €3 for chips and €4- €6 for burgers. The onsite supermarket was reseasonably priced and stocked most things, the bakery was also very good. There's an onsite pharmacy too although it wasn't open at any time we were there. The kids clubs appeared to be open, however there was no one there when we went along and the inflatables were all down. There were opem air movies advertised every evening but they never happened. I'm putting this down to the fact that the site was very quiet and at most there was probably 20 kids there when we stayed and so maybe it just wasn't worth doing. Saying that, maybe don't advertise it if it's not likely as the children can read and will end up disappointed. There's a small arcade there with the usual air hockey etc, €1 a game. The playground was quite big for a site of that size. If you want to use public transport to get around then you will have to walk up to Palafrugell, around a 30 min walk, to access buses to Palamos/Playa do Aro/Girona etc.
The weekend seemed to bring a lot of locals camping and they were extremely noisy until gone 1am. Children racing around on bikes chasing each other and adults sitting around tents drinking and getting louder. This could be worse in summer or possibly there would be more patrols to keep the noise down. It was only 2 nights of our stay but it was annoying.
Like I said, we have no real complaints and enjoyed our stay, maybe it was the time of year that let us down a little
GorgeousGeordie - April 2016
We spent another ten days here this August, this was probably our tenth time over the years at this wonderful resort.
Weather was great, not a drop of rain which meant a lot of fun family time spent around the large pool sunbathing and swimming in the pool.
We do enjoy the restaurants down at the seafront in Calella, nice food, a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and not a drunken yob in sight. Perfect!
Many thanks to Siesta Holidays of Middlesbrough for once again arranging our holiday which also included a day at Disneyland Paris. Thank you Siesta!
Phil R - August 2015
Just returned from our first visit to La Siesta. From start to finish it was amazing. Lovely site with everything you could possibly need. Supermarket, bakery and bar food very reasonably priced. Calella is gorgeous and spent many hours just watching the world go buy. If you're looking for hustle, bustle, pubs and music this isn't the site for you. Already planning to return next year!
Linzi75 - August 2015
Just returned back from another visit from Camping La Siesta. A wonderful site that is so well kept and well maintained. Visited in April, very peaceful. Travelled with family, children loved the mini club and the animation team provide a great service to the children from drawing to clay moulding to making sure they are safe on the bouncy castle. We ate on site, food in the restaurant is quite English however it was nice to see some specials on the menu like sea food paella and spider crab with rice casserole. All food was delicious though. Staff were great as always, Antonio was fantastic with my children. We travelled as usual with Siesta by Club Class Premier coach which are great, very modern, comfy coaches with great on demand system. Coach drivers kept us well informed and the hostess provided a faultless service providing drinks and snacks all the way into resort. Siesta Apollo 8 lodge was our accommodation which was spotlessly clean, big and comfy. Loads of space with a large veranda which was a great place to be on a sunny afternoon watching life go by at a much slower pace than we are use to. Supermarket was excellent as always, well stocked and I have not found anywhere cheaper in CDP.
Reps in resort were very friendly and easy to talk to, nothing too much trouble.
So another holiday done again in CDP, watching for Siestas 2016 holidays to be available so I can book up again straightaway. Siesta are an excellent company and for me and my family they are the only company we use to take us to France and Spain
Carib1 - April 2015
Just arrived back yesterday from our first Siesta holiday - absolutely amazing! We set off 9th september for Calella De Palafrugell, also doing the disneyland Paris stopover on the journey down. There was 3 adults, a child and a baby in our party. First of all, the club class premier coach we travelled on was brilliant - exceeded expectations!
I was a little nervous about the long journey with two small children, but as soon as we boarded we settled down and were made to feel welcome straight away by your coach drivers and lovely hostess Fran. We were lucky enough to have the top front row seats, there was plenty of leg room and space for hand luggage etc. The reclining seats were great, and entertainment on the individual tv screens was far better than expected - hundreds of up to date films to choose from as well as classics, tv series, loads for children and music albums too! The coach also had free wifi which was a bonus. The hostess service really was fantastic, nice cheaply priced food and drinks which made the journey alot more comfortable. The coach was immaculate and cleaned at regular intervals on the journey too. We got plenty of breaks to stretch our legs, and were kept up to date with plans by the driver over the tannoy. We found all staff extremely pleasant, professional and very friendly.
Arriving at our disney stopover hotel later that evening, we were amazed! We stayed in the explorers hotel, just a short walk from the Disney park. It was brilliant for the kids who enjoyed time in the softplay before all getting a good nights sleep. Breakfast the next day was lovely - huge choice! Disneyland paris was magical and enjoyed by all of us, it was great that we got to stay until 8pm there. Overnight journey to spain was easy as the children were tired out and slept all night.
Arriving at camping la siesta in CDP we were welcomed by friendly reps. There was a problem with a missing suitcase which was not on the transfer bus when we arrived, and had been left on the mainline coach. Reps reassured us they would sort it, and brought the missing case to our lodge later the same evening. We stayed in a new chalet 5 close to the pool which was immaculate and fully equipped - really impressed. The all weather covered decking came in useful during a storm with torrential rain one night, we were able to sit out and watch the thunder and lightening. Apart from the storm, the weather was nice and hot for the 10 days we spent here. Campsite was lovely, well stocked supermarket, bakery etc.. Fantastic pool, bar & restaurant and very good kids club/park area our kids loved it! The site was very clean and tidy, excellent location too close to picture perfect towns and beaches. We were wowed by the quality and facilities onsite, and by the friendly siesta reps who made us very welcome.
We very much enjoyed our time in CDP, and will certainly return to this beautiful peaceful part of costa brava! Thankyou siesta for a wonderful experience, already recommended you to people. Worth every penny and very good value for money - already looking at our next holiday! Thankyou to the lovely staff who helped make our holiday unforgettable. Keep up the great work!
Haley - September 2014
The camp site itself is difficult to fault. It's spotlessly clean and very well maintained, the bakery produces a fantastic array of freshly baked goods - the chocolate doughnuts and croissants were my children's (aged 2 and 6) favourites and the shop has everything you need at very reasonable prices.
The children's entertainment team were fabulous, running a mixed and varied daytime program and the evening entertainment was great for the adults too - probably Fright Night was a bit too scary for my little ones but they still loved it. The restaurant food was to a high standard and it was handy having the speedy takeaway some evenings.
The local town of Calella was beautiful and quaint with some really lovely restaurants serving delicious local food and the local beaches and villages were a lovely surprise on this part of the Costa Brava.
Emma - August 2013
Overall a great site in a lovely hillside location and I would happily recommend it.
Facilities on site are very good; an onsite bakery, supermarket, accessories store selling all manner of things, pharmacy, cash point, medical centre, small arcade, playgrounds, tennis court, sand based mini-football pitch and gym and 2 pools, one which has the restaurant, bar and take away food sat overlooking it.
A short but walk away and you are at the sea with fabulous views and a number of beaches, good selection of restaurants and some bars. But be warned the walk down and back is via a steep hill and there are a lot of steps to consider in town.
Service on site we found to be good, the quality of food likewise, though the range is limited and they stress it as fast food but not in the true sense though. Entertainment was average during our 2 week stay but on some evenings they had mini discos and theme nights.
Bottom line is that I was impressed enough to consider a return visit. I would recommend this site easily.
Graham – August 2013
We have just returned from a fantastic weeks holiday at Camping La Siesta, the whole experience was brilliant and I honestly cannot fault anything. The site is wonderfully maintained, and not too large. It is set on a gentle rolling hillside with Mediterranean pines offering dappled shade from the midday sun. It was a consistent 27-33 degrees every day the air con was a God send!
My wife and I plus boys aged 15 and 7 flew direct to Girona and got a taxi to the site which took just under an hour, and was really very easy.
Just about every campsite amenity was perfect, pool, shop, bakery, bar, restaurant etc etc Honestly the quality of the food and low cost of the shop on site was almost unbelievable, my wife was delighted when we found the same Cava for 2€ a bottle that we buy in the UK for £7.99! We ate and drank like kings all week. The evening entertainment was predictably cheesy but the Spanish staff who put it on really went for it and I loved their enthusiasm, it’s not really our thing but you could see that some families and children loved it.
Having not been in a position to go abroad on holiday for a long, long time we were a little worried about going to the Costa Brava and perhaps unwittingly booking us into a very commercialized resort, however this really is an authentic Spanish seaside town which was clearly a fishing community and like many, now focused on tourism. Whilst it was busy on the town beaches (as we expected in early August) it never felt ridiculously over crowded, and as the vast majority of tourists/families were also European (Spanish/French/Dutch etc) there was no rowdy behaviour.
So, I spent a week swimming every day and enjoying the snorkelling in crystal clear seas (lots of fish!) and eating moules mariniere in the beach side restaurants at the end of most days.
If you are looking for a simple non-commercial self catering week in the sun, you cannot go wrong and we will definitely book again, as there is so much in the area that we didn’t have time to do.
Simon E – July 2013
This was the umpteenth time we've visited Camping La Siesta. The weather was patchy during our stay so as well as trying to get a tan our group spent time at the on-site gym, we played tennis, table tennis, pool and hired mountain bikes and spent five hours (at a price of twelve Euros per bike) cycling around the local area (try cycling up to the lighthouse at Llafranc....strong legs needed but some great views when up there). There is also wi-fi if needed (free at the bar/restaurant).
We bought fresh meat from the on-site shop for a barbecue (35 Euros for our larger group of ten was more than enough) and also ate at the on-site bar/restaurant. We also ate at the tapas bar 'Calau' and the small bistro 'La Clova'....both worth a visit. The on-site shop is also well-stocked in alcohol, again reasonably priced.
We spent one day down at one of the many beautiful beaches, you can buy a sunbathing mat for about 4 Euros at one of the souvenir shops close to the sea front. We also went on the scenic coastal walk to Llafranc....this is a must when holidaying at CDP! Llafranc itself is a pleasant resort and boasts a good number of restaurants.
Phil R - June 2013
My family and I have been coming to Camping La Siesta for years. The camp is fantastic. There is loads to do for the children, kids club, swings and large swimming pool. There is an excellent supermarket that is really well stocked as well as a gift shop and a bakery for all your fresh bread. The restaurant serves mainly British food but to a excellent standard and all the staff on the site are very friendly. We like it here because the camp is very secure, security patrolling at night it's a very relaxed and safe environment while on holiday. Stayed in a Siesta 6 which had been recently updated. Very comfy lodge, clean and modern, plenty of space made for a very relaxed place to stay.
Carl - June 2013
We have returned to La Siesta many times. It's in the perfect location for exploring the idyllic area. The walks - coastal or inland are magnificent. The restaurants in Calella and Llafranc are a very good standard. The typically Spanish town of Palafrugell town is 1/2 hour walk or short bus ride away.
We travelled by coach with Siesta Holidays - Obviously 24 hours is a long time to travel, but we had a good relaxing journey. Excellent service from the hostess and drivers, and very comfortable seats with lots of leg room. Loads of films/tv programmes/music & games on your own personal TV with headphones. Siesta have their own area of lodges in a nice part of the site.
There are 2 nice clean pools on the site - unfortunately for the last few years, the smaller one is only opened in July and August. Also the apartment block which overlooks the smaller pool has stood derelict for a number of years, and the bar in this area has closed down. This is a great pity because this used to be our favourite area of La Siesta. - nice and peaceful. This is the only negative point of my review. The fact is - we continue to come here because it's still a great place to stay.
If you want to hire a car, the helpful reception staff will arrange to have it delivered to the site for you, and the prices are very good.
The bakery is brilliant - try the fresh croissants in the morning - yummy!! The supermarket is well priced and well stocked.
We never get tired of returning to La Siesta, and will continue to come every 2 or 3 years (we like to try other places too, but have never found anywhere that makes us as happy as here!) .... our children and grandchildren are also carrying on the tradition.
Lynda - July 2012
Camping La Siesta is not adapted for those with mobility problems and some key facilities are accessed only by steps, such as the main bar & restaurant. However, the swimming pool closest to our Lodges does have step free access and a hydraulic lift into the water.
Main roadways and aisles within the campsite are tarmac/hard surfaces however there are many uneven areas and tree roots and the site itself is undulating in many places, being located in a hilly area.
Access from ground level into your Siesta Lodge is via wooden stairs and we do not have lodges that are adapted for wheelchairs. If you would like any further advice on the suitability of our Lodges for your requirements our Sales Team would be pleased to help