caravan, full awning, car, family and still grass showing!
Camping L'Amfora April 2012
This is a very large site, well laid-out on a grid plan and well-organised. Pitches vary slightly in size
and shape but all are grassy, level, divided by hedges and of generous proportions - and some are positively huge.
Reception staff are multi-lingual, very friendly and helpful. On sale in reception are postcards, maps and English newspapers,
and there is a book exchange.
As other reviewers have said the cleaners are ever-present in the well-equipped toilet blocks. While this is a good thing, I did feel that there were times when a little privacy would have been welcome!
There is ample hot water for the washing-up and laundry sinks and a large laundry room with washing machines, dryers and irons. The machines are among the most expensive I have come across, at 5. 50 euros, and dryers are 4. 50, but irons are
I can’t comment on the swimming pools or entertainment as they weren’t available in low season, but the café, restaurant and ice-cream bar were very good, as was the supermarket. There is wifi throughout, for
There is direct access to a large beach which is rather breezy and hence very popular with kite-surfers. As the area is subject to occasional strong winds, a regular camper gave us good advice – always pitch your awning
facing south. He had witnessed a number of awnings damaged if not facing south. We also found that the pitches got very muddy after rain, though this would presumably not be a problem in July/August.
The surrounding area is very flat
and bike-friendly, and bikes of all sizes are available for hire on the site. The nearest supermarket of any size, other than the campsite’s own, is on the outskirts of Roses, which is a delightful seaside resort with lots of amenities. About 5 km to
the south, the pretty little village of Sant Marti has a lovely beach and some excellent restaurants.
We can also comment on the bungalows and mobile homes for rent at L’Amfora, because while we were there with our caravan, our
son, his girlfriend, and our daughter flew out to join us for a week, and we needed to book some accommodation for them. The staff kindly let us have a look in the various options. The bungalows were very nice and would be ideal in hot weather, but because
in April it was still quite unsettled we decided a mobile home would provide more spacious indoor accommodation. Like the bungalows, the mobile homes were very clean and smart and well-equipped with everything you could possibly need, even washing-up liquid,
dish cloth and tea towel! They had heaters for cooler weather, 2 big fans for hot weather, TV with English stations, microwave, electric kettle, toaster and coffee machine.
Although much bigger than the sort of sites we usually prefer,
the facilities at L’Amfora were first-class and it would be an excellent site for families with children of all ages.
I have rated this highly for value for money, as we used camping cheques (15 euros a night).