His name is Josep Pascual and he has been collecting meteorological information from l’Estartit since 1973. Twice a week for more than 20 years he has gone beyond the Medes Islands in his boat, the Pubilla, to measure the temperature and the level of the sea water.
Josep Pascual’s passion, which has earned him the appreciation of NASA, is very useful in recording the effects of climate change in the area, especially how the level and temperature of sea water have risen in l’Estartit. Pascual argues that, in the last half century, the surface temperature has risen on average more than one degree, and that the sea level has risen by the height of a hand in the last 30 years.
He is also aware of the regression of sand on the beach of l’Estartit, and assures that from 1993 until now it has receded by twenty meters. Pasqual warns that the beaches are in danger and that sooner or later they will disappear.
All this motivates him to continue collecting data, with the aim of making the consequences of climate change evident. The Pascual family is linked to the Mascort Group, of which Castell Montgrí and Castell Mar are a part of.
Click on the following link to discover the full article of the diari de Girona, published on 29th August
Bookings are now open! Castell Montgri will welcome you from the 07th may until the 19th September and Castell Mar will be open from the 07th may until the 26th September
You can book, check prices and special offers by clicking on the following links
Just like the past few years, Irish clients will be able to book a Castell Montgri bus transfer from Girona Airport to the campsite. Customers arriving on Ryanair flights from Dublin, Cork and Knock can book our bus transfer direct by clicking on the following link:
Are you looking at spending your next holiday in a luxury environment surrounded by nature? Then these glamping tents are just for you! They are equipped with quality mattresses, unique interior decoration and all kinds of home from home comforts. The tents contain a master bedroom with a double bed (160×190), a second bedroom with bunk beds (140 / 90×190), a shower room with sink and separate toilet, a fully- equipped kitchen with utensils, fridge, gas stove and they also have a terrace. Ideal for family vacations and romantic getaways. A unique Glamping experience.
We are keen to promote environmental awareness in the children’s activities we offer. This year all activities will take place in the campsite farm. Our entertainment team will organise various workshops in this new dedicated area. The farm includes a nice garden, with all kinds of vegetables growing as well as several full time occupants, including goats, sheep, chickens, dogs and rabbits! We will also be extending the opening hours to: 10h to 13h and 17h to 21h
During your stay, why not enjoy the charms of the region? both our campsites are located in the heart of a protected natural park:
The Park of Aiguamolls de l’Emporda for Castell Mar and the National Park of Montgri, Medes Islands and Baix ter for Castell Montgri.
In addition to their privileged surroundings, many charming villages with rich heritage can be found in the surrounding area. Not to be missed are: Peratellada and Calella de Palafrugell, close to Castell Montgri and Cadaques and Peralada, close to Castell Mar.
Peratallada is only 15km away from Castell Montgri. It has been declared an historic-artistic monument thanks to its well-preserved medieval architecture and is one the most important sites in Catalonia. Exceptionally beautiful, this village has kept its feudal appearance with its ramparts and its narrow, winding streets leading towards the castle-palace.
Calella de Palafrugell, situated 25 km from Castell Montgri, is one of the few villages in the region to have retained its old-fashioned charm, with its narrow alleys, sloping tiled roof houses and traditional fishermen’s houses.
The annual Habaneras Festival of Calella de Palafrugell, which gathers thousands of people to the beach of Port Bo, is celebrated on the first Saturday of July and is one of the most famous events in the region.
Cadaques, 25 km from Castell Mar, is home to the most emblematic beaches and coves of the Costa Brava. The white facades of the village highlight the spectacular landscape of the Cap de Creus, a true paradise and source of inspiration for many artists, including the genius of surrealism – Salvador Dali.
Peralada, 15 km from Castell Mar, has preserved many vestiges of its past: its narrow streets, the cloisters of Sant Domenec and its castle (now a casino). Peralada is a lively tourist center and offers a wide range of activities such as golf, horseback riding, vineyard tours, a Wine Spa and of course, the Casino. There are also many hiking and mountain bike routes around the village.
The Mascort Grup sends you best wishes for Christmas and the new Year with this new video! the whole team went to visit several touristic sites to help you discover the main attractions of the Baix Empordà area.
The tour begins in Torroella de Montgrí with a visit of the Mascort Foundation which is chaired by Sr Ramon Mascort. The exhibition « ALL THE BIRDS AND MAMMELS OF THE WORLD » commemorates the 30th anniversary of the LYNX EDITIONS publishing house and will be on display until 13 april 2020.
The tour continues to the beautiful village of Peratallada, which is known as one of the most important historical and artistic centres in Catalonia thanks to its well preserved remnants of medieval architecture.
The tour ends with the Ronda de L’Estartit, in the heart of the Montgri Natural Park, Medes Islands and Baix Ter where spectacular views of the Medes Islands can be admired from the cliffs.
The awards ceremony was held during the 14th World Forum of Human Settlements. The event took place on 6 September in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.
The United Nations particularly appreciated the preservation of the Platera, a very important wetland near the mouth of the river Ter. This area of the Montgri Nature Park, the Medes Islands and the Baix Ter was due to be urbanized. Fortunately, social pressure was able to stop the project.
The UN also recognised the preservation of the coastline. Of the 15.1 km stretch only 30% is urbanized.
By clicking on the following links, you will find more information on the Area of the Platera and the Natural park of Montgri, Illes Medes and Baix Ter.
Share with us your best photo of the summer and you may win one-weeks accommodation in one of our mobile homes for 2020!
We are looking for your best memories and unforgettable moments spent on Castell Montgri and Castell Mar! Send us your photos before the 31st December for a chance to win one-weeks accommodation in a 4 pers. Mobile home!
The winner will be the photo with the most Likes!
*valid for dates 08/05/20 -04/06/20 or 14/09 – 20/09/20 (27/09/20 for Castell Mar).
Camping Castell Montgri’s new video “MAKING FRIENDS” is out now! Discover how 3 families, originating from different European countries, arrive at Camping Castell Montgri by either plane, train or camper-van and become friends! They share some fantastic times together on the campsite and in the surrounding area and will forever cherish those precious moments! The soundtrack is based on the famous Bruno Mars’ song “Count on Me” . We hope you enjoy this video and please don’t hesitate to share it on social media!
It’s time to say goodbye for now but we will see you again next year! Camping Castell Montgri will be open from 08th may until 20th September, and Castell Mar will welcome you from 08th may until 27th September. We have already started to prepare for your next holiday!
The 29th September marked the end of one of the best seasons in recent years and we’re delighted you all had a great holiday.
we are now about to start some new projects just for you!
Bookings are now open for 2020!
Click here to discover the calendar with our special offers!
On June 8th and 9th the Spanish Shepherd Dog Championship was held in l’Estartit with participants coming from all over Spain. The championships were promoted by Jordi Muixach who, thanks to his and his dog Coloma’s brilliant career in the world of sheep dog competitions, is one of the most famous shepherds in Catalonia and beyond. He has many victories in both the national and international championships. This, alongside his charisma and particular skills in the selection and training of the best dogs, make him one of the most emblematic shepherds of Catalonia. The championship took place on a field next to the campsite letting our customers discover the skills of these fantastic dogs herding sheep.
In this link you will find more information on the particularities on Shephers dogs
The new routes are designed to be self-managed or self-guided. Upon arrival at the campsite guests will receive a brochure with all the itineraries indicating the duration, difficulty level, distance, etc. These brochures carry a QR code linked to the Wikiloc application.
You can discover the Castell Montgri routes here:
And the routes from Camping Castell Mar here.
This Summer Castell Montgrí and Castell Mar will be offering a fantastic shows and entertainment programme that will be fun for the entire family!
On Castell Montgrí, there’s the famous tribute to Michael Jackson, the Dutch “Summer Dance Party” DJs and a brand new show dedicated to the Circus. Enjoy!!!
On Castell Mar, Saturday evenings will be full of dancing with singer Stephie, the traditional Wednesdays paella festival is here to stay and theres acrobatic shows from Beijing and Mongolia as well as much much more!
The presence of this species in the Montgrí massif contribute to enrich the biodiversity of its environment while helping to prevent fires in a natural way. The numbers of wild goats living in this massif has increased over the last 10 years, reaching about 150 goats.
This season, visitors to the campsite will have the opportunity to observe this interesting species. You can follow one of the new walking routes that have been created in the area of Torre Moratxa to try and see the wild goats close up.
Opening this spring, SWIFT-TAKE AWAY offers a wide variety of hamburgers, creative tapas, salads and sandwiches of all kinds!
Also, SWIFT-TAKE AWAY offers a large range of domestic and imported beers. The venue has been designed to incorporate innovative trends in international gastronomie. It will be open on weekends throuhout the year and everyday during high season, from june to september. The opening hours are from midday to midnight in summer as well as in the winter.
Furthermore and in the same complex, SWIFT-RESTAURANT will offer mediterranean cuisine as well as grilled meats and fish. The restaurant will be open every day from 1st June until 15th September.
Everything is ready to start the new season that run through until the 29th september.
Many facilities have been improved over the winter on both Camping Castell Montgri and Camping Castell Mar: a brandnew reception for Castell montgri and modernisation of the mobile homes.
A new range of entertainment will also be offered on both campsites. At Castell Mar an increase of environmental activities and workshops and for Castell Montgri updated walking itinaries around Castell Montgri and new shows and evening entertaiment during the summer!
The teams from both campsites wish you a very merry Christmas!
The video was filmed in the Natural park of Montgri, Medes Islands and Baix Ter, where Castell Montgri is situated. The video also features a herd of Albera cows, which have been living near Torre Ponsa, an area owned by Ramon Mascort, the director of the Mascort Grup. Their presence helps to prevent forest fires as they eat the vegetal biomass which in turn avoids it turning combustible in case of a fire.
Wishing you a merry Christmas and a Happy new year! See you soon!!!
This European accreditation is granted to protected natural areas that have demonstrated their commitment to sustainable tourism. The effort of the Mascort Group will not only mean environmental, social and economic benefits for the territory but also advantages for the campsite with cost savings and improvement of the business image. This distinction, in an increasingly competitive tourism market, is only granted to companies that are committed to sustainability, environmental conservation and local development.
The prestigious award will be delivered on January 9 in Utrecht, during the Tourism Fair called “‘Vakantiebeurs”. In Spain there are only two nominated campsites – Camping Castell Montgrí and Camping Sangulí in Salou. ANWB is one of the most important automobile clubs in Europe, with more than 4,5 million members. This year, for the first time, its members have been given the opportunity to vote for the best European campsites. The criteria the sites had to meet were: The best family campsite with the best accommodation, the most attractive and most ecological. The fact that Castell Montgrí is a nominee for this award is a recognition of the improvements that have been made in the campsite in recent years.
We already have some great offers for you for 2019! Please check the calendar to see if any of the offers apply to your 2019 holiday dates!
Don’t forget you can also receive a 5% discount on any 2019 booking where the balance is paid in full by 31 december 2018! Hurry!!! The clock is ticking!
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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 included.
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, children’s entertainment, 3pools… and even a 12th century chapel for you to exchange your vows.
For more information, please call: 0034. 972 751 630
On 23rd of September, we finished one of best season of recent years and we are already looking forward to welcoming you again next year! The campsites will be open from 10th May until 29th September 2019
We have already started to prepare for your next visit!
Following the great year we had this year we are already starting to work on new projects.
You can now book for next season! https://booking.camping-castellmontgri.com/
You will find the seasonal offers calendar here.
To have a chance of winning this great prize, you simply need to share with us your photos of unforgettable moments and memories spent on Camping Castell Montgri or Castell Mar.
Send them to us before the 31st December 2018 and you will have a chance to win a weeks accommodation in a mobil-home for 4 people anytime between 10th May – 16th June or 12th September – 29th September. The photo that gets the most Likes will be the Winner!
The Michael Jackson tribute and the Summer Dance Party hosted by Dutch DJs proved to be the highlights of this summer’s entertainment program
The Michael Jackson tribute, who originate from South Africa, have enjoyed real success on the campsite thanks to their unbelievable choreography and amazing vocals. You can check them out for yourselves on the video we made this summer.
Every Saturday night in July and August, the Dutch DJs from the Summer Dance Party had all our clients dancing to the best music ! And there was always a foam party to finish off the night ! Watch the new video here !
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.