Although we stayed at Camping International La Marina way back in 2007 I felt it deserved a mention as it was such an amazing campsite.
It has 400+ pitches of different sizes and 60 bungalows to rent. Camping La Marina is a very well run and friendly site and a place I am desperate to visit again. It's location is fantastic, near to a great beach and local towns and cities. The 300 days of sunshine a year certainly add to the appeal!
If you want a 5 star campsite with everything you can need then read on. If on the otherhand, you prefer basic (and cheaper) then look away now.
There is evening entertainment and a great childrens play area. The shower blocks and washing areas were all really sparkly and clean. At the time there was even a shower block just for dogs...
On site there is a 800m2, well equipped fitness centre & a beauty spa at an additional cost. We didn't use them when we were there. We got enough work out time putting the tent up and running around after a gravel eating 8 month old.
There are multiple places to eat at the campsite;
The campsite has it's own supermarket selling everything you could possibly need. If you prefer to shop off site there is a huge Carrefour on the outskirts of Elche.
Although it isn't a budget campsite it is well worth it for a splurge. If you are a family who love swimming and fancy pools then La Marina is a winner. The swimming complex is massive and the kids will have a fantastic time exploring the lake themed pool complex.
Plenty of fun in the animal themed pool complex
There is a choice of 3 different pitches;
Yellow - Less than 60m2 surrounded by a hedge.
Red - Between 60m2 and 80m2, again, surrounded by a hedge.
Blue - More than 80m2, you guessed it, also surrounded with a hedge.
When we stayed we had the Blue pitch and it was a gravel pitch which was fine (apart from having a hungry 8 month old crawling around on the floor!) All the pitches were spacious and well maintained.
We found the campsite incredibly friendly. We only met Spanish people but that's not to say there weren't other nationalies there. It is a pretty large site, although we never struggled with noise at night.
Although Camping La Marina is in easy walking distance of a lovely beach you could quite easily spend a week just round the swimming pool area and not get bored.
As we love to explore we did venture out and about. The town of Alicante isn't far away (about a 30min drive) and is worth a visit with a city beach, shops and pretty historic quarter. There are plenty of places to eat and drink too.
Other places worthy of your attention are;
Santa Pola: A pretty little holiday town with a nice large beach. You can also catch a boat over to Tabarca Island (about 20mins) which is a pretty marine biological reserve with crystal waters, a small town and a 18th century fort.
A lovely island to spend the day on.