Campsite Les Criques de Porteils
The campsites are reopening !
For several years, the Criques de Porteils have been a reference in terms of hiking. The Criques de Porteils campsite, located a few miles from Collioure and less than 3km from Argeles sur Mer, is waiting for you to enjoy a great stay! This 5 star site is a unique and wonderful place for luxury camping lovers. With its 248 pitches, its shops and its proximity to the sea, the Criques de Porteils campsite does everything possible to satisfy you.
This family campsite has its own water park! Qualified lifeguards ensure your safety in the 2 swimming pools with balneo and the various slides. There is something for everyone, whether you are young or old! It is also possible to take swimming lessons!
What about the sea?
The Criques de Porteils campsite is ideally situated a few hundred metres from Le Racou, and on the edge of the Cerbère marine nature reserve. At the foot of the Albères massif, is located a fragile and preserved marine area: the marine reserve of Cerbère-Banyuls. Stretching from Ile Grosse to Cap Peyrefitte, the reserve is full of natural wonders. The waves continually crashing against the rocks offer hospitality to small creatures such as molluscs and crustaceans.
One of the wonders of the Mediterranean grows between 15m and 30m deep: the famous Posidonia meadows, offering a habitat for fish and other marine creatures. This area is full of all kinds of species. A kingdom of shapes and colours, it is also the home of groupers, moray eels and scorpion fish, which are fond of rocky bottoms. Unlike them, other species such as the white ray or the anglerfish prefer the refuge offered by the soft, muddy bottom of the sea.
A free underwater trail allows you to discover the seabed of the Cerbère-Banyuls marine reserve. Guided by explanatory panels at a depth of 1m, you can discover and identify the different species! The trail is accessible to all. The buoys located above the panel allow you to rest for a few moments thanks to a handrail, and offer young children the possibility of discovering the entire underwater trail!
In order to push back the limits of your comfort even further, the Criques de Porteils campsite has private beaches, only accessible from the sea or the campsite. A little haven of peace just for you! Forget the car and discover these extraordinary beaches on foot, with your family or friends, which are ideal for a wide range of activities: diving, paddling, kayaking, swimming, fishing or scuba diving... In partnership with Redwood Paddle, the Camping des Criques de Porteils offers Stand Up Paddle lessons !
So, what are you waiting for ?
Photo credits and article writing: Déclic’s Picture – Célia Lorente www.declicspicture.com / Camping Les Criques de Porteils www.lescriques.fr