I have just returned from an amazing holiday at the 4* Torre del Sol campsite in the Costa Dorada with Vacansoleil Holidays. It was my first ever campsite holiday experience, and Wow did it totally change my thoughts on what a camping holiday is like. The old saying is true – “don’t knock it till you try it!!”
Our trip began at Cork Airport where we flew with Ryanair to Reus Airport. This took approximately 2 hours 10 minutes. We pre-booked car hire with hertz, as we liked the idea of hopping in the car and exploring the local area at our own leisure. Having a car is great for sightseeing in the surrounding area in the Costa Dorada but it’s not essential. Since we were first timers to driving abroad we felt nervous but really there was no need for the nerves. We made sure we had our sat nav all up to date, but we found that everything was sign posted along the way. Our journey only took about 40 minutes to the campsite.
4* Torre Del Sol
We arrived at the campsite and OMG the excitement was unbelievable, even before we drove through the campsite security barrier!! I could tell Torre del Sol was the place for us!! We were greeted by the friendly Vacansoleil representatives on arrival and once check-in was completed, they directed us to our mobile home.
We opted for a Waikiki Mobile Home which has 3 bedrooms and was extremely spacious and modern. The mobile home had a fantastic patio garden area, with 2 sun loungers and table with 6 chairs. Due to the fact that the patio was a great spot for watching the sunset, we made use of it every evening.
Facilities On Site
Torre del Sol has so much to offer and so many great facilities. As a result you literally wouldn’t have to leave the campsite. It’s like a holiday village, a parent’s dream!! A huge notice board displays all that is happening on site that day from the morning till the evening. The campsite offers its own kids clubs for all ages, 2 tennis courts, mini golf, bicycles, surfboard hire, many playgrounds and the evening shows at Torre del Sol were fantastic and extremely professional. For all us fitness fanatics there are outdoor Spinning and Zumba classes for adults and a Spa with Jacuzzi/sauna. With a lazy river for the kids and 2 swimming pools including a kid’s pool, the pool area at the campsite is amazing. There are also different pool games organised throughout the week.
The campsite has plenty of dining options too, with the option of takeaway if you wish to dine in your mobile. We found the large supermarket on site extremely convenient. The fact that it also has a tasty bakery was fantastic!! One of the great things about Torre del Sol is that it is located on its own beach, complete with a beach bar, serving delicious bar snacks and nice mocktails!!
Plenty To See And Do In The Costa Dorada
If you want a campsite that has plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, then Torre Del Sol is the place for you. Located directly outside the campsite is a bus stop. From here you can get a bus in to the local town of Mont Roig or even the larger resort of Cambrils which is only 10km away. This is extremely convenient if you don’t plan on renting a car or driving your own to the Costa Dorada.
During our stay, we drove to the larger resort of Cambrils. The centre of the town has excellent parking facilities. Consequently this made the day trip easier as we didn’t have to worry about where we would park the car. With its fantastic boutiques, shops and cafes, Cambrils is an enchanting resort that you could spend hours in. The resort is situated along a promenade with lovely restaurants overlooking the waterfront.
There are also plenty of attractions in the surrounding area to keep the kids entertained. About 45 minutes from Torre del Sol Campsite is the famous Port Aventura. This theme park has some of the biggest rollercoaster rides in the world!! It’s so large that you could spend over 2 days there. Ferrari Land will also be opening in Port Aventura during 2017 which will have a virtual F1 experience.
HANDY TIP – book your park tickets before you go, as they offer better deals, like 3 days for the price of 2 etc.
In conclusion, our first campsite experience was amazing, I can’t recommend it enough. The value for money and high standard of accommodation was superb!!! We made amazing memories which will be cherished forever as we will never forget our time there.
I’m looking forward to planning our next adventure with Vacansoleil. You can check out all the fantastic Vacansoleil campsites Here!!