(2014-15 Winter Season) - Rally stewards will be Bob and Lyn Geary|Approx 179 rally pitches (subject to demand), located in zones E/F, allocated by site reception. Reception, function room and main facilities 600m from rally area with roadtrain transport for rally events sometimes available. Wash block in rally zone F open Sep-Jun; in zone E only for rally peroiod (subject to demand); furthest zone E pitches 300m from wash block F |Typical rally activities (subject to demand) may include festive activities including a New Year's Eve party (minimal charge), themed pub nights (fancy dress optional), dinner/dances and lunches in site restaurant, variety nights, quiz nights, whist, murder-mystery evenings, team challenge, boules, skuttles, walks, coffee mornings, barbecue/social afternoons, aquagym in the spa centre|Rally Stewards Bob and Lyn look forward to developing this winter's rally with the input of rally members.
Christmas Day Lunch: €30 per person - salmon carpaccio with tomato jam and chive and capers vinaigrette, and lamb's lettuce salad with dried fruits and parmesan cheese (starters to share) | Lobster soup with a saffron foam OR traditional Christmas consommé with meat ball | Confit cod with wild asparagus and garlic sauce OR turkey stuffed with foie-gras and mushroom served with potato purée and gravy OR fish and seafood noodle paella | Homemade yule log | Water, coffee, and one bottle of house wine or one soft drink per person.
If you wish to attend this festive meal, please book it at the time of making your rally booking. Access is then by ticket only, available when you pay the Rally Stewards on site. Menu and price may be subject to change.
This is already one of our most popular rallies after just two seasons, as the Alicante region remains very sought after, the campsite is first rate, and the area offers a winning combination of mountains, sea, countryside and historic cities. A function room and the site restaurant, in the main facilities complex, are available for some rally activities, while a large new social room, next to the rally area and for exclusive rally use, is planned for winter 2015-16. This is a large site, so bikes are recommended for getting around. In January and February particularly, the site tends to be busy with visitors from across Europe and can be in high demand, so early booking for your full intended stay is recommended. In quieter times some activities may be opened up to other campers at the discretion of the Rally Stewards, to ensure the viability of any activity. Some, such as rally dinners, may be ticket only.
Rally Date: 01 11 2014 - 01 04 2015
We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible.
The range, quality and scale of facilities of this award-winning site, plus the free activities, continues to wow Club members.
Rally Dates 1 Nov 2014 - 1 Apr 2015 (Members only)
Marjal Costa Blanca is only a short drive from the coast, but benefits from a great countryside location, with easy access to and from the motorway from which some road noise may be heard. There are views of the nearby mountains from many pitches, a natural park popular among bird watchers just nearby, golf courses and cycle routes in the area, and the small town of Catral close by. Very carefully thought out, the large camping area is split into several blocks, divided by wide access roads, with a central promenade with dropped kerbs at crossings. Ecology and access are the name of the game, with almost everywhere accessible to wheelchairs. Pitches are spacious and extremely well-equipped, with electricity, water, drainage, Wi-Fi and TV connection. Wash blocks are superbly well-equipped, and as they often tend to become local social hubs, each one also has a small, simple garden, complete with seats and a boules pitch, just outside. The spa (pay on site) is excellent, and our special member rates include access to the gym and indoor pools from Monday to Friday. Marjal Costa Blanca represents outstanding value for anyone who wants a high quality, very well-equipped site, with much to see and visit in the area - or, if you prefer, no need to leave the site. Members agree that both the site and the excellent service offered by its team are second to none in our Winter programme.
- AP7 Alicante-Cartagena motorway one mile
- El Honcho Natural Park 0.5 mile
- Catral town and local services 1.5 mile, Crevillent seven miles, Elche (Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage and El Cid historic routes) 13 miles, Guardamar del Segura (beach; watersports; boat trips to Isla Tabarca, Santa Pola and Torrevieja) 14 miles, Orihuela 16 miles, Alicante 26 miles, Murcia 31 miles
- Dogs allowed (max. two)
- Communal barbecue area; barbecues allowed on pitches
- Managed by Enrique Folgado for the Marjal Group, with his friendly team
- Very popular with campers throughout Europe
- Maximum advised unit lengths: Confort pitches (90m2) 9m; Luxe pitches (180m2) 15m
- Electricity: 16A included (4kWh per day average over each calendar month). Extra electricity €0.35/kWh metered and payable monthly on site. Prices for metered electricity may be subject to change.
Dedicated accessible facilities - Gentle ramps to wash blocks; each block includes complete disabled washroom with shower, basin and wc, direct access from outside; plus further full facilities inside wash block. Level access to camping area and all main facilities. Site is level with tarmac roads and paths. Sloping low kerbs to pitches. Contact us for any further information.
Marjal Costa Blanca
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Pitches separated by young plants; raised gravel, 16 Amps, water, drainage, TV connection, Wi-Fi
Indoor heated pool; extensive spa/wellness centre with gym, fitness studios, sauna, Turkish bath, foot spa, body/facial treatments
Outdoor swimming pool Apr-Sep
Video arcade, play area
Doctor’s surgery (once/week)
Vet visits to pitch
Reasonably price car rental and local taxis
Excellent modern, heated wash blocks with: hot and cold water to showers, wash basins, laundry, dish washing sinks; children's wash room; chemical toilet disposal point; dog toilet area, pet bathroom; washing machine, drier
Outdoor sports areas: boules pitches, tennis, paddle-tennis, basketball
Bar, restaurant, snacks, take-away
Shops, newsagent, well stocked small supermarket
Public transport to local towns most days from site or Catral
Basic Wi-Fi free on all of site; Premium Wi-Fi free at main facilities, pay on pitches.
Our first Winter rally in the sun.
Excellent. Stewards were Brilliant.
Site facilities first rate.
Will take some beating.
Great for caravans.
Would recommend taking bikes there as
some distance from main facilities on site.
Sanitary facilities very close however
and very good.
We'll be back!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Older couples
The site is about 16k from the coast. The small town of Catral is withing walking distance. There are many small towns in the area if you have a car. Local markets are good. The site put on entertainment in the bar usually twice a week. The plaza is a good place to have a drink or a snack.
We found a bike to be useful. The rally provided a train to take us to the social events they organised,
We particularly enjoyed the ballroom and line dancing classes.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Younger couples
The Rally Stewards and assistants welcomed us and throughout our stay were very helpful. We were able to choose our own pitch within the rally area. The entire rally was varied and although we did not join in every activity, there was something for everyone. Long walks up the hills for the very fit, short walks on the flat for the not so active. The Rally area had 2 boules pitches, so games were going on every day. We were given exclusive use of the small pool within the Spa Complex for Aqua-Gym with a trainer three times a week, and you could also pre-book use of pool and spa facilities for free individually. Also ballroom dancing and line dancing lessons weekly. In the evenings there was a variety of things going on, the highlight being the Social Evening when the site sent a "train" to transport us all to the Restaurant for a very pleasant evening with dancing, chatting, and sometimes entertainment by rally members or site staff. There was also Beetle Drives, Whist Drives and an afternoon street party. Several Coach Outings were arranged at very reasonable prices. This was a bonus to Motorhomers, as the site is a bit of a distance from any major cities. For car owners and cyclists however, it is fine. There are numerous street markets held during the week. The nearest beach is about 16km, but is well worth a visit at Guardamar or La Marina. Crevellente is the nearest big shopping centre and is about 12km away, but along the AP7 motorway, so doesn't take long. The shop on site is small but you can buy essentials. There is a great restaurant within walking distance called Casa Harri. Food is typical spanish as opposed to tourist spanish and is 10 Euro each for a 4 course meal including drinks and coffee. However, the food in the Marjal complex is very good, and is in a lovely setting. We found the whole experience very relaxing and can't wait to book for next Winter.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups
Fantastic amenities, spa, gym, bar and restaurant, hairdresser, supermarket, vet and loads going on if you want to be active. Walking distance of town with market, really good restaurants nearby and the coast within striking distance. For us the easy dogwalking was also a big plus! The staff were helpful and friendly and we all loved the entertainment team who made the aqua aerobics and dancing such fun to do. Will definitely be back next year....!
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break
Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.
Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.
Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 2 weeks please call us.
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