Glamping at Eurocamp Park Playa Bara Campsite, Costa Dorada, Spain
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Well, my husband Trevor
is a camper, on the other hand I am a Glamper! So, we have found the ideal solution - Eurocamp.
The image I had of
Eurocamp is lots of families and activities. This is still the case in the summer
months but Eurocamp is very appealing to the Silver Traveller at the beginning
and end of each holiday season when it is quieter and less crowded.
Whether you are a
couple or a group of friends or a group of like-minded people that like to go
walking, cycling, running, playing bridge or just resting, the choice is yours.
The Eurocamp ‘Travel
Your Way’ is an easy, stress-free way to get to your chosen park. Flights, car
hire, self-drive and ferry can be arranged for you or you can choose to get to
the parcs independently. You can self-drive and take your time, the flexibility
is up to you.
We flew to Reus
Airport then hired a car and drove for approximately 30 minutes to get to our
Eurocamp Park Playa Bara Campsite based at Roda de Bara in Costa
Dorada. This is a beautifully presented park with an ancient Roman theme and
long tree lined promenades that branch off to the sites where the mobile homes
and tents are situated.
accommodation is certainly not camping as we know it. The mobile homes are of
the highest 'spec'. We were in the Aspect, which is a spacious mobile home with
three bedrooms, one double, one with two single beds and one with bunk beds. A
shower room with bath towels and toilet rolls is provided – no soap or shower
gel, so bring that along with you.
comes with a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of crockery. Pillows and duvets
and even a hair dryer. The mobile homes have all the cooking
facilities you may need, cooker, grill and microwave. There is a barbeque for
alfresco dining. There is a large seating area outside with sunbeds and seats
for lounging and a table and four chairs for eating outside. Each mobile home
or tent does have some ‘extras’ to pay for. Beach towels, a welcome pack with
tea coffee and condiments is provided so check this when booking your trip.
There are, of
course, the Safari Tents that do look like fun to stay in and they have real
beds not camp beds to give you a good night's sleep under canvas. The
tents consist of a double bed, one single and a bunk bed, cooking facilities,
table and chairs, a fridge, although, sadly no toilet or shower but they are
near to the shower block on most sites. A barbeque and a fan are provided for
the hot days and nights - now that is Glamping!!
Dogs are allowed on
the site but must be on a leash at all time. Rubbish bins are provided but you
have to empty them yourself at the marked-out bin sites.
If you are
disabled, Eurocamp does have wheelchair adapted mobile homes. These are the
Azure homes which offer independent, stress-free holidays. You can opt for a
one-stay park or a multi-centre holiday just let Eurocamp staff help you along
the way with your booking.
Glyn’s tip: There are no
televisions in the mobile homes, only a monitor for you to bring your own
DVDs. There is WiFi on the site, just
check this with reception or your Eurocamp rep. Please be aware that mosquitoes
are out and about - take plenty of protection.
The large swimming
pools are set in an amphitheatre area based on Roman Baths with statues that
stand proud overlooking the pool. It is on two levels with lots of sunbeds and
a grassed area for sitting on. On the
top level is a jacuzzi and lots of sunbeds.
well-equipped children’s playing area is very popular and well maintained. A
swim up bar - very welcome on hot days - and a pool side bar selling drinks and
food are also good meeting places. A lifeguard is on duty, but it is the
parents’ responsibility to take care of the children.
A short walk brings
you to a lovely beach where you take your own chairs and sunshades. It is clean
and well looked after with a restaurant and an excellent promenade to ride
bikes or just stroll at your leisure – cycles can be hired at the Reception or
the Eurocamp office.
The camp site does
have a restaurant and coffee shop plus a very good supermarket and laundrette,
plus the Park Playa Bara also has a Roman-themed spa for you to enjoy a
treatment or two after a leisurely swim in the relaxing spa pool.
the park also has an amphitheatre for shows each evening in the summer but less
out of season. There are also tennis courts, a football pitch and table tennis
areas plus a television bar that is very popular when the football matches are
Park Playa Bara has
a lot to offer to SilverTraveller and if you want a ‘chill-out’ time with
self-catering facilities for your comfort and leisure, send for the Eurocamp
Brochure or email [email protected] and look at the
beautiful sites that are on offer all over Europe.
Eurocamp is good
value for money at only £99 deposit per party to secure your holiday or pay in
instalments or in one lump sum 12 weeks before departure. Eurocamp have 45 years of experience and are
market leaders in European holidays.
back the adventure spirit that camping gives you, out in the open air, under
the stars and back to nature – glamping is a freedom holiday for you to stop
the world and relax and have some ME time.
Advisor recommends Eurocamp.
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