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Set sail for a camping holiday in Catalonia and discover the splendours of this wonderful part of Spain, beside the Mediterranean.

Campsite rentals Catalonia

 

Catalonia is a top destination for campsite fans looking for one-off experiences in the heart of nature. This region of north-eastern Spain provides a combination of beaches, mountains and lovely scenery, just the thing for holidaymakers looking for a bit of tranquillity. Catalonia also has a unique cultural heritage, with its own language, Catalan, as well as iconic locations that include the celebrated works of architect Gaudi in Barcelona.

 

The region’s mild climate and variety of activities available, including hiking, bathing and watersports, makes it the perfect choice for a camping holiday. So come and acquaint yourself with  Catalonia and immerse yourself in a truly unforgettable campsite experience !

 

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Costa Brava campsites

Catalan Pyrenees campsites

Costa Brava campsites

Costa Dorada campsites

Mobile home rental in Catalonia

 

One of the great pleasures of camping holidays in Catalonia is the fact that nature and the sea are both on your doorstep.  So rent a mobile home with all the mod cons, featuring a well-equipped kitchen, garden furniture, spas (at some!), and located in theme-based areas that really make sure you’re getting away from it all! The region’s campsites also have spacious and shady pitches, perfect for setting up your tent, caravan or campervan. You’ll wake up to the gentle sound of the waves and go to sleep beneath a star-filled sky. Whatever your accommodation choice, you’ll be surrounded by verdant nature, just the thing for relaxing and discovering new places!

 

Camping in Catalonia also provides an opportunity to chill out and recharge those batteries! Our campsites have swimming pools with water slides, multisports areas, restaurants and other facilities that’ll mean you can really make the most of your holiday. You’ll be able to lie back beside the pool, take part in activities organised by the campsite team or just relax with a book in the shade of the trees.

Another of the joys of camping in Catalonia is the plentiful outdoor activities available. If you are a watersports fan, you can devote yourself to sailing, diving, kayaking or just bathing in the crystal-clear water of the Mediterranean. The beaches of the Costa Brava are well known for their beauty and cleanliness, which means you can spend hours relaxing in the sunshine or enjoying the waves!

 

As well as the pleasures of nature, camping in Catalonia is also an opportunity to discover a rich and varied culture. This is a region that’s overflowing with pretty villages, towns steeped in history and fascinating examples of archaeology. You’ll be able to visit mediaeval churches, imposing castles and interesting museums, illustrating the history and art of Catalonia.

And you certainly can’t leave Catalonia without trying some of its delicious local dishes. First, there are the traditional favourites such as paella and fideuà (a type of paella which uses pasta), suquet de peix (fish stew) and calçots (grilled onions served with a special sauce). And if you’re not after a big meal or you just fancy a delicious bite, don’t forget Spain’s famous tapas!

 

Did you know?

 

The Costa Brava acquired its name from the region’s rugged countryside. In fact "Costa Brava" means literally "wild coast" in Catalan. This designation was born from a poetic suggestion by journalist Ferran Agulló, who used the term in an article published in 1908 to describe the untameable beauty of the Catalan coastline.

The Costa Brava is famous for its steep cliffs, crystal-clear water and lovely fishing villages. It has also been a source of inspiration for various artists and writers through the years, including the famous painter Salvador Dalí, who was born in Figueres, a town close to the coast.

 

What to do on a camping holiday in Catalonia?

 

The region of Catalonia, in north-eastern Spain, is full of wonderful locations, as well as having a rich history and vibrant culture, and comprises 4 provinces : Girona, Barcelona, Tarragona and Lleida. Here are some of the highlights you should take in while here in Catalonia, so as to ensure you properly experience this captivating region during your camping holiday.

 

The Province of Girona

 

Come and discover the delightful coastal villages of the Costa Brava. You could start your adventure through northern Catalonia and explore the province of Girona from top to bottom. You’ll be able to stay in  Colera, a quiet little town between the sea and the mountains, very close to the French border. Colera is the perfect retreat for nature lovers, with its mountains and secluded coves, such as Cala Rovellada and Cala Morts. One of our campsites serves as a diving centre and arranges amazing outings to the Cap de Creus Natural Park.

Nature lovers will be captivated by the Catalan Pyrenees. Explore the  Alta Garrotxa nature reserve, with its breathtaking mountains, the gorges of la Muga and the fascinating wildlife. Hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts can enjoy the various trails that are found throughout the Pyrenees.

Continue along the coast to the lovely, fine sand beaches of L’Escala, which include the beaches of Riells and Montgó. Enjoy the sunshine and sea, and try some watersports, such as scuba diving, sailing or windsurfing. Stop off at Cadaqués, a picture postcard village that’s drawn all sorts of artists, then a visit to Figueres and the legendary Dali Museum. Then, further south, you come to the iconic Costa Brava resort of Lloret de Mar, followed by a stopoff at Sant Feliu de Guixols to see its town centre and its 10th century Benedictine monastery. The Porta Ferrada festival is held here throughout the summer, with all sorts of Hispanic music concerts to take in!

 

But before you leave the province of Girona, don’t forget to visit the magnificent mediaeval city of the same name. Wander down the cobbled streets of the Jewish quarter, see the wonderful cathedral and walk over the famous Eiffel Bridge. Girona is also well known as the location in which  “Game of Thrones” was filmed.

 

The Province of Barcelona

 

Just a short distance from our campsites in Catalonia , you’re bound to get the chance to see Barcelona, the largest city in Catalonia and most-visited city in Spain. Soak up its vibrant atmosphere as you wander along the Ramblas and when you see the amazing architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including the Sagrada Família and Park Güell. Explore the fascinating Gothic Quarter and district of  Eixample.

Outside Barcelona, the province is awash with locations of historical and cultural importance. Visit Montserrat, a monastery  positioned on a mountain top, affording amazing views and home to the Black Madonna, a venerated religious figure. Then head for Garraf Natural Park near Sitges, where, as well as hiking and cycling, you could try your hand at a spot of canyoning.

 

The Province of Tarragona and the Costa Daurada

 

The Costa Daurada region is famous for its splendid, fine sand beaches and its legendary  PortAventura theme park. Lie back in the sunshine on the beaches of Salou and Cambrils, then head for the administrative centre of Tarragona. This superb town is home to all sorts of Roman remains, including the amphitheatre, ramparts and aqueduct.

From our campsite in Creixell, you’ll also be close to some iconic towns of the province of Tarragona, such as Reus, where Gaudi was born, and Tortosa.

 

The Province of Lleida

 

Let’s round off our little tour of Catalonia with Catalonia’s only non-coastal province. Inland, it features diverse nature, spectacular scenery and a rich historical heritage. From the mountains of the Pyrenees to the fertile plain of Lérida, this province provides opportunities for hiking, climbing and adventure sports.

The important historic towns of Lleida and Balaguer are home to well-preserved mediaeval sites, while architectural gems such as  the cathedral of La Seu Vella and the Castell de Gardeny draw many visitors. The  province of Lérida is also well-known for its fine food, showcasing local produce including cheese, cold meats and high-quality wine. This is the perfect destination for people who enjoy nature, history and Catalan traditions.

 

What are the sightseeing attractions in Catalon ?

  • The Sagrada Familia
  • PortAventura
  • The Dalí theatre and museum
  • The Cap de Creus Natural Park
  • Montserrat monastery
  • Mosteny Natural Park
  • Poblet monastery
  • La Garrotxa volcanoes

 

What activities are there to enjoy in Catalonia ?

  • Via ferrata
  • Fishing
  • Balneotherpay
  • Stargazing at Albanyà observatory
  • Learn to scuba dive on the Côte Vermeille
  • Climbing
  • Hiking
  • Going to museums and cultural hubs

 

Which are the most beautiful beaches of Catalonia ?

Here is an incomplete list of the loveliest beaches in Catalonia. Just set up your deckchair, slip on your bathing togs, slap on the sun cream and settle back!

  • Crancs cove in Salou
  • Calafato beach in Calafat
  • Solitari cove in Miami-Platja
  • La Riviera beach - Guardamar in Mont-Roig del Camp
  • La Gola beach in Sant Pere Pescador
  • Les Barques beach in L'Escala
  • Sant Antoni beach in Sant Antoni de Calonge
  • Montgó cove
  • Sa Caleta beach
  • Giverola cove
  • Sa Tuna cove
  • El Golfet cove
  • Es Codolar beach
  • Treumal cove
  • Altafulla beach
  • Tamarit beach
  • Calafell beach
  • Riumar beach
  • Calella de Palafrugell
  • La Rubina beach
  • Sant Maurici lake in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
  • Estany Llong in the Boí valley
  • Estany de Gerber
  • Saut Deth Pish waterfall
  • Banyoles lake
  • Sau reservoir
  • Puigcerda lake

 

Which are the most beautiful lakes in Catalonia ?

  • Sant Maurici lake in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
  • Estany Llong in the Boí valley
  • Estany de Gerber
  • Saut Deth Pish waterfall
  • Banyoles lake
  • Sau reservoir
  • Puigcerda lake

 

Which are the most beautiful villages in Catalonia ?

  • Cadaqués
  • Sitges
  • Creixell
  • San Feliu de Guixols
  • L’Escala
  • Banyoles
  • Sant Llorenç de la Muga
  • Begur
  • Peratalla
  • Peralada
  • Pals

 

Which are the Catalan specialities that you simply must try?

The specialities of Catalonia are part of the diverse and delicious cuisine of this region, combining Mediterranean flavours, fresh produce and a firmly-established culinary tradition.

  • Paella: a speciality that is emblematic of Catalan cooking; paella is a delicious rice dish with seafood, chicken, vegetables and spices
  • Escalivada: this is a salad of grilled vegetables including peppers, aubergines and onions, seasoned with olive oil and garlic
  • Crema catalana: a traditional dessert similar to crème brûlée, made with unctuous vanilla-flavoured cream and caramelised on top
  • Fideuà: a seafood dish that’s similar to paella, but made with short pieces of pasta instead of rice
  • Calçots: this is a type of grilled spring onion, often served with a romesco sauce, combining tomatoes, almonds and peppers
  • Xató: a salad made up of lettuce, chicory, anchovies, tuna, olives and a special sauce made from almonds and peppers
  • Panellets: traditional little sugared cakes made with almonds, potatoes and sugar, usually eaten during the All Saints festivities
  • Coca: a kind of flatbread covered with various ingredients including vegetables, anchovies, cheese or fruit
  • Cargols a la llauna: snails cooked in a pan with garlic, parsley and chilli, served in a tin tray known as a  "llauna"
  • Canelons: cannelloni stuffed with minced meat, covered with a béchamel sauce and grilled

 

What events take place in the vicinity ?

  • The Castell de Peralada festival
  • The Portalblau de l’Escala festival
  • The Porta Ferrada festival in Sant Feliu de Guixols
  • The Sant Jordi festival
  • The Temps de Flor festival in Girona
  • Barcelona’s Grec festival
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