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Criques De Porteils Reviews

Criques De Porteils Reviews

Criques De Porteils Holiday Park

Snuggled up between the mountains and the beach Criques de Porteils is a stunningly pretty little camp site. It’s perfect for those looking for a quiet family holiday or couples just wanting to get away from it all. The camp has a small but perfectly formed reception where they are happy to speak English and even happier to hear you speak French (or at least try). The parc has a range of facilities such as laundry rooms with driers as well as those for disabled visitors.

The park is open between 31st March and 22nd September for chalet guests and 21st April to 15th September for those staying in tents. There are just 248 pitches but you still have a wide choice of types of holiday home.

If you are looking to rough it then don’t book a tent here! Tents at Criques De Porteils are very comfortable bases for a family holiday. They have two or three bedrooms with a separate kitchen and living area. All tents will be fitted with new internal and external canvasses for 2012 and will feature sides that can be completely opened to bring the French outside into your tent during the daytime. Patio furniture and barbecues mean that you’ll be able to organise great family meals to make your holiday really special.

If you are more of a creature comfort type of person then chalets at Criques De Porteils will be right up your street. Two or three bedrooms with toilette and shower rooms they also have a separate kitchen and living space. If you want you can also ask for outside decking with patio furniture which really makes the most of the barbecue and fully fitted kitchen that comes with your chalet by having great family meals.

Facilities & Activities at Criques De Porteils

There is an on-site animation team who organise French boules tournaments, classical music by the beach and guided walks with weekly half day art classes for adults and children – not your average animation programme here dear!

You really should try the lovely local restaurants on the site. It has an outside terrace and serves great local food as well as a children’s menu. If you are on site during the day there’s a great take away for mid day hunger pangs and of course a well stocked minimarket for all your self-catering supplies.

If you are staying on-site then head for the two separate outdoor pools during the day. They’re perfect for lots of family fun. You can also have scuba diving lessons there as well. On site sports include tennis, ping pong (love that name) and volleyball as well as the very French Boules. For the more adventurous head for the camp site’s private beach and swimming in the Mediterranean (how posh are we). Whilst you’re working up a tan on the sun loungers, if sun bathing gets to be too thirsty for you then you can head for the small bar where you can get a cooling French bier.

As you’d expect, so close to the sea, windsurfing, canoeing and dinghy sailing are all available within 4 miles of camp site. If you go outside of the camp a short walk along the coastal path takes you to Collioure which is a very pretty fishing post with beaches, cafes, palm lines streets and an oh so French atmosphere. Look out for places to buy food – find yourself a baker at least – the kids will love it. There are also any number of popular attractions in the local area including Reserve Africane (go on, take a wild guess) and Aqualand St Cyprien which is a large water park with more slides and chutes than you can shake a stick at. For a real treat, check out the Musee d’Art Moderne and see how many times you hear “that’s not art” or something similar.

Five Reasons to Book a Family Holiday to Criques De Porteils

  • Weather
  • Scenery
  • Collioure
  • Peaceful atmosphere
  • Local seafood

Family Travel Guide to Languedoc – France

Languedoc isn’t just one of those words you see on a bottle of M&S plonk. It’s one of the prettiest regions there is in France with great food facilities and weather making it most perfect for a family holiday.

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  1. Andy Mulsinki

    Maybe I was expecting more giving the excellent reviews I read and awards won. First the location is excellent, beautiful views depending on your pitch. The sanitary blocks are well maintained and the site overall is generally very clean.

    The pitch was small, barely big enough for our tent. The pool is nice but just too small and the kids entertainment needs an overhaul, while we had a nice holiday the kids did get a little bored of the pool.

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