FTER three years of travelling various parts of Brittany and Southern France, I decided it was time for a change and headed for the Spanish sunshine for my annual European vacation.
We decided that the Costa Dorada area and in particular Salou would be a great place for a change of pace and after several previous successes with stays at Eurocamp destinations, we based ourselves at one of their coastal holiday parks.
Our journey started and indeed ended at Birmingham Airport where direct flights run to Reus Airport on a regular basis.
We booked valet parking with Holiday Extras to ensure a quick and smooth arrival for our very early flight. An extra expense for travellers but I can highly recommend this for a stress-free start to the holiday.
Our destination in Spain was just 11km from Reus Airport, where we picked up our hire car from Europcar.
Sitting just 200 metres from the sandy beaches of Salou is one of Eurocamp’s top family destinations, Sanguli Campsite.
With four pools, endless sports facilities, kids activities and an entertainment amphitheatre on site, it’s fair to say that there is plenty to do for all ages.
My first impressions of the parc centred around its sheer size, it’s a sprawling, well-spaced out and well maintained site with a mixture of camping and static areas.
At the bottom end of the site it is a thriving hive of activity where European families set up their motorhomes and tents in a big community environment
Every year I marvel at the scale of their holiday plans, the fridge comes with them, armchairs, and of course their pets. This was the year I would witness two caged budgies and a table with a goldfish in a bowl on – talk about home from home.
The site is divided into different areas, we stayed in the new African village area in a swish Masai Lodge. Chalets are compact but well equipped with a cooker, shower, veranda seating area and that all-important air conditioning. They are designed in a style in keeping with the African theme, with giant lion pictures on the bedroom walls.
The restaurant in the African village deserves a mention, we went here for our wedding anniversary and the food was generous, extremely tasty and reasonably priced. Again, the Afican theme in evidence, with appropriate vegetation and a great view out over the romantically lit pool.
If the wonderful accommodation, facilities and cleanliness are not enough for you, you will certainly be impressed with the location.
●●Pool areas and dining options maintain the Masai theme
●●Eurocamp’s chalets are well equipped