World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.7 (113 votes)

La Fargassa Campsite

Listed under Camps & Campsites in Catalunya, Spain.

  • Photo of La Fargassa Campsite
  • Photo of La Fargassa Campsite
Photo of La Fargassa Campsite
Photo by flickr user FrenchSelfCatering.com
Pin It

Built on the grounds of an abandoned forge from the 1930‘s, this site has some awesome scenery and a great setting: a 260 hectare farm in the East Pyrenean mountains.

Between July and August, La Fargassa offers campers six fully equipped Dutch-style “de Waard” tents, which each sleep 4-5. There are also chalets and apartments. Before July, and again after August, campers are welcome to bring their own camping equipment and tents. The land is run as a productive organic farm, with an onsite shop selling fresh organic produce such as jams, fruit, veg and bread. The farm also has donkeys and horses, which are available for a light horse-riding session.

The campsite is right next to a river with waterfalls and rocky pools great for a cooling dip in the summer. A coast to coast footpath crosses the land, which provides a scenic walk through the countryside passing quaint villages.

Aside from just rambling around the campsite and farm, there is loads to do and see in the area. There is the beach: a 50 minute drive away, or the sacred three-peaked Mount Canigou, surrounded by an area rich in Catalan history with numerous festivals held throughout the year. The town nearest to the campsite is Amelie-les-Bains, along the Tech valley, overlooking Mount Canigou. The town is picturesque, with red-roofed, white-walled buildings and some great restaurants and little shops, selling authentic Catalan crafts and produce. The town also has numerous sulphur springs and two baths, one the preserved remains of an ancient Roman baths.

If you fancy a change of scenery for a day, the Spanish border is a mere 3 kilometres away- easy to pop over for a paella lunch. Blessed with Mediterranean weather, the winters are mild with the peak seasons and best time to visit being between July and August.

Written by  Andrea Meyer.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

Mas de la Fargassa has a new website: wwww.lafargassa.com !!!

You can contact Mas de la Fargassa

at lafargass@gmail.com

Telephon number: 0033(0)468390115

Mas de la Fargassa has a new website: wwww.lafargassa.com !!!

You can contact Mas de la Fargassa

at lafargass@gmail.com

Telephon number: 0033(0)468390115

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Mombo Camp

    Situated just off the Northern Tip of Chiefs Island, Mombo Camp is located in its own private concession in the Moremi Game Res…

  • Cottar’s 1920 Mara Safari Camp

    Located down on the very eastern edge of the Mara and the border of Tanzania, Cottar’s 1920s Camp harks back to the days of gra…

  • Paperbark Camp

    Luxurious African safari tents in the Aussie bush is what this camp is all about, just two hours south of Sydney. The canvas st…

Nearby Experiences

  • Besalu to Olot Walking track

    I walked in Catalonia earlier in the summer, rechecking and renewing our route there and my passion for Catalonia was well and …

  • Teatre Museu Dalí

    The Dalí Theatre Museum in Figueres was chosen by Salvador Dalí as the perfect spot to display many of his greatest creations. …

  • Costa Brava

    Costa Brava means the Wild Coast – but it’s way more than just a beautiful coastline. The region actually sits within Catalonia…

Related links

Contribute to this page