Cambrils Park Family Resort
We spent an amazing week at Cambrils Park Family Resort in Spain with our 4 and nearly 2 year old. We went early-mid June 2023 (our last chance before being tied to school holidays!) The resort has lots of fab swimming pools, kids clubs, resturants, mini-discos, shows, shops and sports facilities. It is within walking/cycling distance of two towns – Salou and Cambrils (easy and flat cycle paths to either). It is also close to PortAventura theme park which we did a day trip to. It is family focused resort, it is close to the airport, and it was a very easy, stress free holiday. I researched a lot of places before deciding on this one as it had so many great reviews, and we had the best time! Read about it in more detail below…
There are three types of accommodation to choose from: apartments, Villa Bonitas (colourful villas) or Aloha Bungalows (wooden bungalows).
As we booked last minute we had the choice between an Aloha Bungalow and a 1 bed apartment. As the bungalows had 2 bedrooms and a nice outside seating area this was our choice. Usually when you book you can pick exactly which unit you have from the map, but as we booked at short notice we were allocated on arrival. We lucked out with A25 which had a huge green space and lovely views. I will say some of the bungalows had a lot less space than ours and not as nice an outlook, but you can take a look on the map and decide based on your preferences.
Our accommodation was the lowest spec of the three. We found it to be basic but perfectly adequate, and the selling point was having a nice terrace with table, sofa, and two sun beds outside. We would be happy to stay in this again, but if we went back I would be interested in trying one of the other accommodation types to compare. The apartments have a cleaning service which is a plus, and they have a bigger capacity if you have a larger family.
I read some complaints of ants, and we did have a few but it was not a big issue. We swept the floors regularly and did not leave food out in case. These were the only insects we had any remote issue with – no mosquitos that we saw and no wasps bothering us like we have at home! I would take a few ants over wasps any day!
Our accommodation was quite near the entertainment so we could hear it from our bedrooms. We were usually either there or when we were not, we listened to it from the terrace. If you are sensitive to noise you could pick accommodation further away from the entertainment.
The resort is very popular and gets booked up quite far in advance so look at booking now for next year if you are interested!
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The resort is 12 minutes drive from Reus airport, which you can fly to directly to from Bristol. Barcelona airport is another option but it is around 1 hour away. You could look at bus transfers or hiring a car, but Reus was so convenient. We flew with Jet2 and we were really impressed with them. The seats and leg room felt bigger than Easyjet and Ryan Air!
We pre-booked a taxi transfer with Kevin Cambrils Taxi whom I saw recommended a lot on Facebook for being reliable, and they could provide an infant car seat for Leo and a booster seat for Ada. It was €111/£100 for a return and we opted for them for peace of mind. We can recommend them, but they were more expensive than getting a taxi at the airport. We used 2 other taxis to the theme park whilst we were there and they both had booster seats in them so it appears to be a common thing. If we were going again I’d probably just try a taxi at the airport instead as you might be able to get it for €15-20 one way. However if you are keen for an infant seat and want reliability go with Kevin! Kevin also does transfers from Barcelona airport.
Cambrils Park Family Resort
Pools and Environment
There are four pool areas with multiple pools – there is one with elephants squirting water from trunks, a beautiful light house and beach, others with more slides, one for inflatables, one with a swim up bar, a toddler pool, and both shallow and deep pools. There is something for everyone and it keeps it interesting moving around them all! You are not allowed to reserve sunbeds here which I think is a good thing. It did get busy at times but we could always find a sunbed somewhere – not to sit down on of course, only somewhere to put our stuff to go in the pools with our little ones! We did not get a lot of downtime!
The whole site is very green and really well maintained. There are plants and flowers everywhere, and it all looks spotless. A lot of the sunbed areas are on grass which is really nice compared to hot patio! There are a few “selfie” spots on site where you can put your camera on to take a photo which is a nice touch!
Kids Club & Entertainment
The mini kids club was great – they had a morning session starting at 10.30, mini disco at 1PM, and other sessions at 3, 5 and 6.15PM. The activities varied each day with arts and crafts, water fights, games etc! This kids club is from age 4 and up. There is a separate club for teens. Ada tried it twice on her own and she enjoyed it, however I think she would have enjoyed it more if Leo or a friend could have gone with her.
In the evenings every night they had tattoos or balloon modelling, followed by a mini disco at 8.30PM, and a show at 9.30PM! This sounds quite late but as the UK is an hour behind time wise, it isn’t quite as late as it seems. They absolutely loved the mini disco and it was so cute to watch! We saw a Mary Poppins show, a band and a brazilian dance. Mary Poppins was the best! Unfortunately we had mostly great weather but two evenings we had thunderstorms so a circus show and Trolls show were cancelled. They seemed to alternate evening entertainment between a theatre type show and a live music.
There are a few restaurants on site and a takeaway. We tried a couple and found La Masia to be the best. If you book a table at 7.30 you will be done around the time the mini disco starts. You can keep your table and watch the entertainment from there if you wanted to. The food quality I think could be improved and some additional dairy free options would be great. It was not bad food but we had a takeaway paella which was not the best!
We also bought a BBQ from the on-site supermarket and had a couple of BBQs. In our bungalow we had a hob, fridge and freezer so we could have done a bit more cooking. Some people buy mini airfryers whilst they are there and then sell them before they leave which I thought was a good idea!
There is a decent supermarket on site and we did not feel like we had to go off site as we did eat at some restaurants. However, there is a Lidl a 17 minute walk away from the site if you would prefer to stock up there.
There are lots of restaurant options if you walk/cycle down the hill into Vilafortuny, or into Salou or Cambrils.
There is a bakery on site which looked really good but unfortunately we are dairy free so couldn’t have much from there! There were lots of pastries and sandwiches on offer.
If you join the facebook group called “Cambrils Park & Sanguli Camping Resort” people leave out all their excess food, inflatables, balls, etc when they are leaving and post it on there for anyone to take for free which I thought was really nice. You can get some good essentials without having to pay for them and we did the same when we left! It has a really nice feel to it – everyone was really nice and helpful.
Other Facilities On Site
Other facilities on site include sports courts, mini golf, trampolines, play areas. There is a spa and beauty salon/hairdressers. You can hire bikes from the main reception. There are exercise classes also including SUP yoga.
Exploring the Local Area
The resort is a short walk from the beach down the hill. This area is called Vilafortuny and has a number of restaurants. Along the beach there is a cycle path that links to Salou to the east, and Cambrils to the west. I would recommend hiring bikes as they are a fair distance by foot.
We hired bikes and cycled to Salou which was a really nice flat ride along the beach cycle path. We found the big colourful Salou letters, stopped for fruit juices and treats at El Rinconcito De Manel overlooking the sea, found a fab vegan restaurant called Sama Sama for brunch, and cycled home. By Sama Sama there was a nice shady play area in a square and a train. We thought Salou had a nice vibe to it! I had heard people say it was a bit touristy but we really enjoyed our visit. There are beach bars and play areas in various spots along the beach/cycle trail which are perfect to stop at! We did this trip on our last day but in hindsight we wish we had done this earlier and explored more of the local area as we did not make it to Cambrils.
Bike hire from the main reception was €6 per bike and €6 for a trailer for 4 hours, €9 for a day, or €43 for a week for a single bike, but they also had family package options. You can hire the bikes for any number of days. There are bike hire options off site also.
Day Trip: PortAventura
We had a great day trip to PortAventura World, which is a theme park around 11 minutes drive from the resort. We got a taxi and it was €20 one way and €15 back. There are a few theme parks in the one location but we went for PortAventura Park – there is also a water park and a Ferrari attraction. When booking check for any discounts. Whilst we were there the Lidl Plus app (change the language to Spanish) had a 50% off promotion code for tickets which made it great value! It is usually €50 per adult, so we got two for one!
I was a bit worried our two wouldn’t be able to do much but there were actually rides in all areas that they could go on. They had an absolute ball! We went to the Sesame Street themed area first, which was quite fun and colourful. This is not something our two have really watched so they weren’t super excited about the characters particularly. We actually much preferred the other areas which had fab themes such as the Wild West, Mexico, China… these areas all looked great. They had some huge rides and some little ones and I really liked how they spread it out so if you went with a family of multiple ages, there is something for everyone in each area. We would definitely recommend a visit!
I personally find it really helpful to see a breakdown of what people have spent when I research holidays so I have shared this below. Bear in mind these are prices from June 2023 so prices will be more expensive during school holidays. Our France holiday was less expensive if you are looking at a lower budget – we loved that too and we are keen to do more Eurocamp holidays in future!
Family of 4 travelled in June 2023:
- Flights 2 adults, 1 child, 1 infant on lap £749 (1 hold suitcase and seat selection)
- Accommodation Aloha Bungalow 7 nights second week June 2023 €1084 (£928)
- PortAventura entry €50 2 adults with Lidl Plus app 50% off promotion (£42.99)
- Bike Hire €18 for 4 hours (£15)
- Holiday Insurance £20
- Airport Taxi Transfers Reus – Hotel €111/£100
- Airport Taxi Transfers Home – Bristol Airport £85
- Trampolines on site €5 (£4.30)
- Food – Restaurant dinners approx €60-90 depending on cocktails, we bought cereal, had picky lunches most of the time, BBQ two nights, ate out in Salou. I would estimate £400 eating out and £100 in the supermarket on site. £500 total. (You could spent less on food if you cook your own food)
Total estimated £2444
- Join the facebook group called “Cambrils Park & Sanguli Camping Resort” which is really helpful if you have any questions
- Sanguli is another holiday resort next door which is owned by the same company and is also supposed to be great – it is a larger site and has bigger slides so it looks like this one is better for those with older children! We would like to visit this one day! There are no cars on Cambrils so it is safer with younger children, whereas I believe cars are allowed through Sanguli.
- If we had had more time we would have hired bikes for a couple of days and visited Cambrils, explored Salou more, and spent more time down at the beach. Perhaps even a day trip to Barcelona?!
- Book in advance as this resort is very popular!
Thank you for reading!
We hope you enjoyed reading about our family holiday to Cambrils Park Family Resort. We had the best time and it is such a wonderful stress free family holiday from Bristol with plenty on your doorstep. See our reel of our visit on Instagram! Check our other holiday itineraries if you are looking for ideas! We did a great trip to Domaine Les Ormes in Brittany last year with Eurocamp which was also great! If you do book a Eurocamp holiday I would really appreciate if you use my affiliate link:Book Now With Eurocamp