(2016-17 Winter Season) - Rally stewards will be Bob and Lyn Geary, with their assistants stewarding the first and last few weeks of the rally. Approx 189 rally pitches (subject to demand), located in zones E/F, allocated by site reception. Large social room, next to rally area and exclusively for rally events (dogs not allowed). Reception, site restaurant and main facilities 600m from rally area with road train transport for rally events usually available. One rally area wash block open Sep-Jun; second block for rally period only (subject to demand); when one block only, furthest rally pitches 300m. Typical rally activities (subject to demand) may include a New Year's Eve party (minimal charge), themed evenings (fancy dress optional), darts, dinner/dances and lunches in site restaurant, variety nights, quiz nights, whist, murder-mystery evenings, team challenge, boules, mini-golf, skuttles, walks, coffee mornings, barbecue/social afternoons, aquagym in the spa centre, live music (minimal charge); a possible Benidorm Palace overnight trip with hotel, breakfast and lunch on 4 Feb (provisional, book on site).
Christmas Day Lunch: €30 per person - book by 1 December. Chef's appetizer. Iberian cured ham and sheep's cheese with toasts and grated tomato, and smoked salmon and green apple salad with yoghurt and dill vinaigrette (starters to share). Seafood soup with croutons OR traditional Christmas consommé with meat ball. Monkfish and clam stew OR turkey stuffed with dried fruits and mushroom, served with mashed potato, broccoli and carrots OR fish and seafood 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.
A valid Camping Card International (CCI), available from the Club, is required for all our overseas rallies.
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. 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: 20 11 2016 - 07 05 2017
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 20 Nov 2016 - 7 May 2017 (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. Many pitches have mountain views, a natural park popular among bird watchers is just nearby, and golf courses, cycle routes and the small town of Catral are all close too. Very carefully thought out, the large camping area is split into several zones, 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, high speed fibre optic internet (pay) and TV connection. Wash blocks are superbly well-equipped, and each one also has a small, simple garden, 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.
Local transport (2015): reasonably priced car rental and local trains; cycle and scooter hire; site bus on Fridays to Crevillent market, €3 return (other days/markets may also be available); public buses to Crevillent, Torrevieja, Guardamar and Alicante, if advised the day before travel; coach excursions (subject to demand).
- Dogs allowed (max. two)
- Communal barbecue area; barbecues allowed on pitches
- Very popular with campers throughout Europe
- Managed by Enrique Folgado for the Marjal Camping and Resort Group, with his friendly team
- 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 and saplings, some with views of the surrounding mountains; all raised gravel, 16 Amps, water, drainage, TV and high speed fibre optic internet connections
Indoor heated pool; extensive spa/wellness centre with gym, fitness studios, sauna, Turkish bath, foot spa, body/facial treatments
Outdoor swimming pool Apr-Sep
Bar, restaurant, snacks, take-away
Vet visits to pitch
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, tennis, paddle tennis, basketball
Video arcade, play area
Doctor’s surgery (Wed and Fri)
Well-stocked shop, international newspapers
Basic Wi-Fi (free) at main facilities; high speed fibre optic internet (pay) on pitches.
Whilst this is our 1st CCC Rally abroad we have motorhomed and caravanned extensively in the UK and Ireland for 15 years. We would have to disagree with the previous review as we found the welcome from the stewards to be excellent, the activities fun and well organised, the people on the rally were very friendly and good company and the toilet facilities spotless. The Rally area is certainly better than other parts of the site as is it more spacious and quieter. The drawbacks for us with the site were
- the compacted sand and gravel pitches which means you definitely need to cover the surface with a waterproof groundsheet which needs to be nailed down (these are available from the site shop)
- the site is a little remote and transport is required for a longer stay as the walk into Catral is along fairly busy roads
- there is road noise from the pitches as the AP7 runs nearby.
- Location: Town,Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
We stayed here in Dec 2015 good weather reception allocated pitch Number as we were with the rally it was like coronation st people having parties all times of day drinking and very noisy going to functions and returning late standing outside talking with no consideration for people in their vans.
If you come here buy a plastic sheet to cover your pitch if it rains it's very messy.
A long way to walk to catral but a very nice working town, the road to the town very busy with fast cars and heavy h.g.v.
I found this rally to be very clicky and noticed other rally people picking their own areas to pitch up, the stewards must allow this but we new nothing about it if we could have pitched away from the noise of these unconsideret party people we may have enjoyed our stay, so we will not be coming with the c&cc again,just one more thing I hope you like dogs.
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Active break,Younger couples
Looking forward to going back, this time to try the winter months
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
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
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.
More information on pricing can be found here.