Castell Montgri

Weather that doesn’t Costa fortune

Adam Moss pool at Castell Montgri

  A SUCCESSFUL holiday is a gumbo consisting of many varied ingredients but the foundation, certainly for a summer escapade, is universal – the sun. You could break the bank and head to the Caribbean, of course, but even there you’re not guaranteed clear blue skies to provide a luxurious roof to your beach holiday. [...]

Catalonia – the capital of great food

spannish meal

THE ONE factor that will determine whether your holiday is a success or not is the cuisine. If the food is just a fast-food version of what you get at home, it is likely you’ll be disappointed. Fortunately, for those traveling to the Costa Brava, and staying at Al Fresco Holiday’s fabulous Castell Montgri site, [...]

Honest, no-holds-barred holiday review from the kids

Adam Moss family on holiday at Estartit with Thomson Al Fresco

WHENEVER my brood gets back from holiday we have an inquest. Not immediately, but usually about six months or so after we return, when the constant rain, the chill-winds of winter and the dark British nights make us hark back fondly to those warm summer evenings on the Costa Brava or the sparkling sunshine of [...]

Family Holiday Essentials


My gang has been guests of Thomson Al Fresco for the past two summers. We’ve enjoyed lazy summer days and lovely hazy nights at their parcs Pra Delle Torri in Caorle on the Venetian Riviera and Castell Montgri Estartit in Northern Spain. We wouldn’t swap those weeks for the world. And we’ve learned a thing [...]

Castell Montgri, Costa Brava (Part 2)


Lynda, our campsite courier on Castell Montgri, continues her account….. From the French border down to Tossa de Mar The coastline is unspoilt and easy to drive around. Even in July and August the traffic is steady, enabling you to explore any day. Two hours away is Barcelona. You can also visit the football stadium [...]

Castell Montgri, Costa Brava (Part 1)

Castell 1

As a Francophile, the beautiful sights of Lake Garda failed to win me over. So I’m afraid the Spanish “Blackpool”s have certainly never appealed. However, Lynda, our campsite rep at Castell Montgri, is so impressed by this area, and the campsite, that she actually put pen to two sheets of paper (remember what those are?). [...]