As we approached the shorter, cooler days of autumn we have been delighted to be invited to go to Cambrils Vacation Park, I imply, who doesn’t love a little bit of Spanish sunshine? The vacation park exceeded all expectations, making for a memorable vacation that we expect households will love. Learn on for the highlights of our keep.
Positioned in Tarragona within the Costa Daurada area of Spain, the vacation park is ideally positioned for these flying into Barcelona or the smaller Reus airport. Having beforehand visited Barcelona a few instances, my prior data of the world was restricted to the favored city-break vacation spot, having by no means explored outdoors of town.
One of the vital interesting issues for Brits in fact aside from the climate, is that attending to Spain is so quick. After boarding the airplane in Manchester (I’d strongly advise arriving early as getting by safety took over an hour), a few hours later we’d landed at Barcelona airport.
The airport expertise was quick and we’d quickly collected our bags and have been on our approach to meet our driver for the hour-long switch up the coast to Cambrils Vacation Park.
The Vacation Park
Regardless of arriving fairly late at evening, first impressions have been good. Test-in was quick and we have been taken in a golf buggy to our cottage which was actually beautiful, extra about that beneath.
The next morning, up vivid and early I set off to search out the park grocery store and bakery and returned with the compulsory bagutte and croissants in addition to some necessities to refill the fridge.
The climate was beautiful which meant the subsequent factor on the agenda after a stroll round to discover the massive park, was to get in some critical chill time on the pool, however with 3 swimming pools to select from, it took some time to resolve which one to go to.
Regardless of the dimensions of the vacation park, it’s fairly straightforward to get round on foot with the three giant swimming pools all pretty shut collectively and every with their very own distinct themeing and attraction. We opted for the Medeterranian themed pool, full with sandy seashore and distinctive lighthouse.
We discovered that though the swimming swimming pools have been clearly large attracts, there have been all the time loads of free solar loungers out there beside every pool and loads of area to swim. Unsurprisingly, the exciting-looking Caribbean Jungle & Port swimming pools which had in all probability the perfect themeing, have been the livliest and hottest with youngsters.
Away from the swimming pools, there’s an awesome youngsters membership with a each day programme of free actions (largely Halloween themed while we have been there), night leisure, play parks, trampolines, mini golf in addition to nice sports activities services together with soccer and tennis courts and if mother and father desire a little bit of relaxation and rest there’s additionally an on-site spa and fitness center.
The cottages are an identical measurement and specification positioned inside completely different themed areas of the vacation park, however for those who’d favor, flats can be found within the Mediterranean village themed space.
We stayed within the Caribbean-themed space in a brightly colored single-story indifferent cottage set inside superbly landscaped grounds.
Our cottage consisted of a generously sized dwelling space with a big L-shaped couch, eating desk and chairs and a well-equipped kitchen which even included a dishwasher and a big fridge freezer. There have been two bedrooms, a cushty double and a twin bed room superb for youths and the air-con, even in September was put to good use.
Storage was good all through offering a large amount of area for a household of 4. With out of doors seating and loungers, the lodging all through all 3 themed areas is pedestrianised, making it tremendous secure for youths to run round and play with out mother and father needing to fret.
Simply an hour away from Barcelona and with seashores, seaside cities, theme parks and extra a brief drive away, the world has received loads to supply.
The native seashore
There’s a seashore not too far-off, although because it stands it’s a ten minute or so stroll to succeed in it, although there are plans to open up a shorter and extra direct route from the park to the seashore subsequent 12 months.
The seashore was beautiful; clear and uncrowded and swimming within the sea made a pleasant change to the swimming pools, while the promenade is right for working or biking, with a number of eating places going through the seashore do you have to want to eat outdoors of the park at any level.
Port Aventura World
An sudden spotlight of the vacation turned out to be a time out at Port Aventura World. Having not visited a theme park for 15 years, I wasn’t too positive which rides would attraction to me, however I began the day on the loopy Dragon Khan coaster and completed it on the even crazier, Furius Baco, the second quickest coaster in Europe which matches from a ridiculous 0-135 km/h in simply 3 seconds.
The honour of the quickest coaster in Europe goes to Pink Power in Ferrari World, positioned adjoining to the principle Port Aventura park. Regardless of visiting the latest addition to Port Aventura (the Ferarri Expertise is nice enjoyable), I opted out as soon as I noticed the gravity-defying coaster in motion which matches from 0-180km/h in 5 seconds – a particular should for lovers of coasters although!
On the time of our go to masks have been nonetheless obligatory all through the park, with better social distancing and hand sanitisation factors than presently in place right here within the UK in order that was very reassuring.
The themeing of the park was excellent and so a lot better than I used to be anticipating, near Disney commonplace. With plentiful rides, sights and locations to eat and drink, it positively makes for an awesome household time out and is simply round 20 minutes away from Cambrils Vacation Park.
Castell de vila Seca in Tarragona
For a wee little bit of tradition and to search out out extra in regards to the area, we visited the gorgeous Castell De Vila Seca, beneath half an hour away from Cambrils Vacation Park and effectively value a go to.
The constructing itself dates from the twelfth century, later renovated in a surprising Neo-Gothic model and it has a captivating historical past. The photojournalism exhibition that was on throughout our go to was wonderful with some iconic, thought-provoking pictures on present within the stunning gallery areas.
La Pineda Platja, Vila Seca
We spent a few hours in La Pineda Platja, a mecca for sports activities tourism due to it’s many miles of cycle tracks and an extended stretch of seashore. We had a beautiful stroll down the seashore to absorb the varied sculptures. After strolling across the sea-front we then had a scrumptious lunch at a seafood restaurant.
So far as household vacation parks go, there’s a lot right here that it’s arduous to pick out highlights! We liked how spotlessly clear the park is, the gorgeous landscaping, the well-equipped self-catering cottages, the unbelievable swimming pools and the nice on-site services from mini-golf to the moderately priced grocery store and bakery.
Meals basically was superb, however the hen burger I’d ordered on the Fòrum restaurant turned out to be a processed burger moderately than a hen breast which I didn’t eat, nevertheless, a meal at Restaurant la Masia the place I ordered king prawns and squid ink pasta (beneath) was wonderful.
Though my daughter is all grown up now, I’ve very fond recollections of vacation parks we stayed at collectively, in addition to these we visited annualy after I was a child and I can say doubtless that kids and fogeys alike will completely find it irresistible right here.
The jungle-themed pool will excite youngsters probably the most I believe and the sheer quantity of child-friendly services on the park actually are second to none, so it’s no actual shock that Cambrils Vacation park is known as as probably the greatest in Europe or that it’s rated ‘wonderful’ in unbiased critiques.
About Our Keep
We stayed at Cambrils Vacation Park, Taragonna, Costa Daurada, Spain, flying into Barcelona from Manchester in mid-September.
DISCLOSURE | We have been invited to remain at Cambrils Vacation Park in alternate for sharing our expertise. We weren’t paid to jot down this function.