Over the last few weeks we have noticed the comeback of red squirrels on the campsite. For a while now they have not been observed and their absence was strange considering there are a large number of pine trees, the natural habitat of squirrels, on the campsite. Squirrels are an emblematic species of the region and a crucial point when deciding which animal would be the mascot for Castell Montgri! Currently, the mascot ’Monti’ entertains children who come to spend their holidays at Camping Castell Montgri.
images from José Ferrandes
The Empordà Natura is an information center about the natural parks of Montgrí, the Medes islands and Baix Ter, as well as other natural parks in the area. For this summer the range of local eco products has been widened. You can now find, among other products; wines, oils, chocolates, medicinal herbs and pastas.
Also, if you rent a bike for a week from the Emporda Natura center, you get a delicious free pizza from the restaurant Alauda.
From 1st of june until the 13 of september the restaurant Alauda, part of the Mascort group, will be open. This restaurant offers traditional mediterranean cuisine and you will also find the best pizzas in the area, spit-roasted chickens, burgers and other dishes to take away. Alauda is situated inside the Jocs complex, at the entrance of l ’Estartit, around 200m from camping Castell Montgrí.
The Panorama sanitary block has been extended and the interior totally renewed (sinks, showers, kitchen sinks) in order to offer better facilities to our clients renting a tent or caravan emplacement in the panorama area. This improvement will for sure be much appreciated by all our friendly campers!
Come and share your vows on camping Castell Montgrí in l’Estartit. Prices start from 46 euros per person for 2 nights accommodation and banquet.
No need for an airport transfer, car rental or outside providers, everything you need is here!
We can offer a tailor made service, providing everything you need for your big day, including 3 restaurants, private disco, childrens entertainment , 3 pools… and even a 12th century chapel for you to exchange your vows.
For more information, please call 0034. 972 751 630 or visit our website:
Like every summer, the main pool of Camping Castell Montgri – the Panorama pool, will host the very popular pool party! Around 2000 people participate in this event every week in high season and have fun with all kind of inflatable games in the pool. This summer there will be some new inflatables for even more fun!
Save the date for our great pool party! :
June : 12,26
August : 7,14,21,28
September : 4
For the second year in a row, Irish clients will be able to book a transfer by bus from the airport to the campsite. Customers arriving on Ryanair flights from Dublín, Cork and Knock can book our bus transfer direct by clicking on the following link:
This species of fish, that lives in marsh areas, is gravely endangered due to the drought in this area but also because of the human urbanisation of their habitatat as well as the introduction by man of the gambusia. In the Pletera Marsh in l’Estartit, around 2 km from the campsite, lives the country’s biggest population of Fartets.
Twenty years ago 15 of those fish were introduced in a pond belonging to the group Mascort. The pond recently underwent some refurbishment which is how we discovered the population of fartets has now reached 150.000.
In order to protect the fish they have been temporarily transferred to one of the swimming pools on site where they will stay until April. They will then be reintroduced to the new Lagoons of La Pletera.
The LifePletera project has become a driving force in the protection of this species in Catalonia.
Camping Castell Montgri and Camping Castell Mar have produced a video to wish all their clients a very merry Christmas!
As is now tradition, the staff from both campsites have joined together to record a video for the end of the year festivities. This year, the video was shot to the beautiful backdrop of the Aiguamolls de l’Empordà Natural Park, where the campsite Castell mar is situated. With this video, we wish you a merry Christmas and happy new year.
See you next year!
Torroella de Montgrí-l’Estartit- Illes Medes enters the 2017 top 100 most sustainable tourist destinations in the world. This ranking was created by the international association Green Destination, and another 20 organisations who are working together to promote sustainable tourism. The award aims at recognising the work done by tourist destinations and their efforts towards sustainability . The participants are selected and evaluated by around 100 experts worldwide.
The state of the football pitch turf has massively improved thanks to the work done last year. A new underground irrigation system, which brings water directly to the roots, was installed on the pitch.
This gives better strength and durability to the grass as well as keeping the surface dry, thus avoiding erosion of the grass.
During the winter the sheep from the campsite farm pasture on the football Pitch – a natural way of taking care of the pitch maintenance!
This summer, clients of Camping castell Montgri will be able to choose from 3 types of pitches, divided between the ombra and panorama zones.
1-Standard Pitch: situated in the zones Ombra and Panorama, surface area of 70m 2 and 6 amp electrical connection.
2- Comodity Pitch: situated in the Ombra zone, surface area of 90m 2 and 10 amp electrical connection.
3- Comodity Plus Pitch: situated in the Ombra zone, surface area of 120m 2 and 10 amp electrical connection.
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On 24th September, we finished one of the best seasons in recent years. We had a lot of fun working to give you the best holiday ever and now we are already looking to begin work on improvements and new projects. Booking for 2018 is now available!
You will find here a calendar with the best offers for next season.
The competition coincides with this Summer’s Facebook video, “Unforgettable” and is for all fans of Castell Montgri’s Facebook page. Send us the special moments of your holiday at Camping Castell Montgrí for the chance to win a weeks accommodation!
The photo with the most likes will be the winner!
(photos to be uploaded by 31st December. The winner can choose a weeks accommodation in a mobile home for 4 people between 4th May to 17th June or 11th September to 23rd september).
The UK MTV show spent a week following an 18-year-old girl and her family (her husband and their two children, 2 years and 6 months respectively) whilst on holiday at the campsite. The program, one of the most popular on MTV, closely follows the daily life of teenage mothers. The couple from Essex live in a camper van. They enjoy the way of life so much that when they travel abroad on holiday they like to stay in a mobile home on a campsite.
Estartit boasts the famous Marine Reserve of the Medes Islands, which is now part of the natural park.
The park is composed of a terrestrial zone, the Aiguamolls and a marine zone. The latter is of great relevance for its biodiversity as it is an area where fishing has been banned for many years. Here you can see many interesting species of fish, gorgonians, marine invertebrates and coral populations.
Guests who wish to explore this nature reserve can do so from Camping Castell Montgrí. We offer different types of excursions and activities.
During the summer in this part of the Costa Brava, it is very frequent to see large groups of starlings. These can be a nuisance to humans particularly because of the noise they make and their depositions. Recently, a few pelegrine falcons have been spotted on the campsite and thanks to their presence , they have been preventing the starlings from roosting in the campsite trees. In this natural way, the falcons have helped limit the problems for our customers. You can witness the acrobatic flights of the falcons from the campsite.
As is now tradition, during the last few weeks camping Castell Montgrí has shot a new video for this summer. Using the famous song “Unforgettable” written by Irving Gordon, and sang by Nat King and Natalie Cole, the video can be seen on all major social networks. We have chosen this song to reflect all the unforgettable moments our clients have experienced during their holidays on Castell Montgri. Susan Bey and Rocco play in the video to which they made a great adaptation . This summer, Susan Bey is playing every Friday at la Bassa. Come and enjoy!
To celebrate the publication of the video a competition has been organised. To participate, you just need to share on our Facebook page photos of your unforgettable holiday moments at Castell Montgri. To win: a weeks accommodation for next season!
The Mascort group, owner of camping Castell Mar and Camping Castell Montgrí, is one of the sponsors of the Sepia project, an initiative that began in the natural park of Montgrí, the Illes medes and the Baix Ter. Its purpose is to restore the population of squid along the Empordà coast. A long time ago these animals were very abundant in the Bay of Pals and Roses, but in recent years there has been a significant reduction in their numbers. There have been three contributing factors for this: the warming of the sea, the contamination of the seabed and, most importantly, overfishing which results in the capture without discrimination of these animals, as well as the destruction of nests before the eggs have hatched.
The Sepia project aims to help counteract the overfishing factor by increasing the number of places where females can lay their eggs, reducing the capture of pregnant females and avoiding the destruction of nests by fishing nets and other equipment. Artisanal fishermen of L’Estartit and L’Escala are actively involved in this project. They work together to maintain the methods of traditional fisheries and encourage sustainable fishing.
Again this year Camping Castell Montgrí and campsite Castell Mar will offer the possibility to book direct excursions to the Catalan capital. The excursions, which include the transfer by bus from the campsite itself, offer various options suchas; the FC Barcelona tour (including pitchside and the Museum), the Barcelona of Gaudí and the magic fountains, amongst others.
Prices : €53 for adults, €48 for +60 years old and €36 for children aged from 3 to 11 years.
If you want to discover Barcelona by yourself , there is a regular bus service from the Sarfa bus company. The bus stop is just in front of the Camping Castell Montgrí. The ticket price is €24.
The new turf was planted a few weeks ago alongside the installation of a new irrigation system which will allow greater resistance and durability of the grass. It is an underground system that brings water directly to the roots. This way the surface doesn’t get wet which prevents the erosion of the grass. Our campsite is one of the few in the Catalan region to possess a natural grass football pitch.
This season, customers from the UK and Ireland can benefit from a new shuttle service that is operating between Girona airport and the campsite. This is a pilot project and next year we hope to expand this service by scheduling transfers for departure and arrival times for flights from all over Europe.
It is currently operating to connect with Jet2 flights from the following UK airports: Manchester, East Midlands and Glasgow. From Ireland its scheduled to connect with Ryanair flights from Dublin, Cork and Knock.
Reservations for the shuttle bus can be made directly through this link:
Over the last five months, Girona airport has increased its destinations and frequency of flights to the United Kingdom. Next spring, the airport will have direct links with 13 cities: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast and East Midlands. These services are operated by the airlines Ryanair and Jet2.
In addition, given that both airlines will make the same connections to five destinations (Birmingham, Leeds, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle), the number of routes has risen from 10 in 2016 to a total of 18 for 2017.
These new connections to Girona airport will make it even easier to reach the campsite with a connection from the airport of only 45 minutes.
At Camping Castell Montgrí in L’Estartit we have everything you have dreamed of for your big day! We have everything on the spot. There’s no need to move from site, take the car or rent any additional services! We offer a personalised wedding, using our restaurants and facilities which include private disco, entertainment for children, 3 pools, and even a XII century chapel to exchange your vows. Prices start at just 46 euros per person for 2 nights accommodation and banquet.
Information on the 972 751 630 or on our Web site:
Camping Castell Montgrí’s football pitch is in the process of transformation to integrate a new irrigation system which will give the grass greater resistance and durability. It is an underground system that irrigates the roots directly. This way the surface is kept dry and so prevents erosion of the grass. It is rare to find a natural grass football pitch on a campsite in Catalonia, ours is!
A very interesting method to prevent fires on the mountain has been put in place near the camping Castell Montgrí. This project takes place in the area of Torre Ponsa (a property owned by the Chairman of our group, Ramon Mascort). For six months a group of 8 cows and an Albera bull feed on and trample the plant biomass to prevent it from becoming a fuel for forest fires.
In the past, large wild herbivores were destroying this ‘fuel’ in a natural way. As this is no longer possible one solution is to use domestic herbivores, in this case the Albera breed of cows.. In this way we also contribute to the preservation of the breed, which, unfortunately, is endangered.
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