Atlantica, luxury campsite at Saint Jean de Luz
The 4-star campsite Atlantica is located a stone’s throw from the wildest beaches of Saint Jean de Luz. The latter, which is a member of the Ciela Village group, is unquestionably one of the most delightful campsites of the Basque Country. Between the sea and the mountains and very close to Spain, Atlantica certainly has no shortage of arguments to entice holidaymakers.
A wooded and verdant site a stone’s throw from the sea
Close to the centre of Saint Jean de Luz, one of the most famous and lively seaside resorts of the Basque Country and 600 metres from the coast and the Atlantic beaches, we find the Atlantica campsite. Rated 4-star, this open-air hotel welcomes holidaymakers within its 3.5-hectare site, perfectly wooded and verdant, which has 190 plots in total, intended to accommodate campers and their tent, caravan or camper, or indeed in numerous cases is occupied by holiday-hire accommodation.
Spacious and marked out by trees and shrubs, residents may opt for campsite plots bathed in sunshine or semi-shaded. As for the holiday rentals, they consist of various luxury and well-equipped mobile homes and chalets, as well as out-of-the-ordinary Nature tents. For an original and exotic stay, there is nothing better than these canvas accommodation units!
Amongst the shops and services of this establishment, note the presence of a mini-grocery within which holidaymakers can get fresh bread (left every morning by a baker from Saint Jean de Luz), regional products, as well as some basics and provisions. Moreover, the closest hypermarket is barely 1.5 kilometres from the campsite. Note that the latter has a bar/restaurant and Wi-Fi coverage across the entire campsite.
Reflecting the image of the Basque Country
Although the campsite layout offers holidaymakers a foretaste of the Basque Country, with its wooded and in bloom areas, its location and its facilities make the latter one of the very best campsites in the region. Located by the sea, a stone’s throw from the beaches of Saint Jean de Luz, it is ideal for lovers of swimming, laziness and of course...surfing! The Basque coast, renowned for its waves, is indeed considered as the birthplace of surfing in France.
Regarding swimming, campsite residents can choose between these beaches and the swimming pool of this luxury Basque Country campsite. Effectively divided into three separate pools, the latter consists of a deep end of 130 m², with a depth of up to 1.6 metres, a shallow end of 110 m², with a depth of 1 metre, and lastly a paddling pool of 60 m², with a depth of 15 to 20 centimetres. It is worth noting that this swimming pool is heated throughout the season and that numerous sunbeds and parasols have been set up around the pool. Moreover, in July and August, aquaerobics courses are organised every morning.
The campsite residents can also take advantage on-site of a multi-sports ground, a children’s playground, a games room with table football, a pinball machine and video games, crazy-golf and other similar activities. Various entertainment options and activities are organised during the high season. These include sports tournaments, fitness or abs sessions and other activities.
During the summer from Monday to Friday, the Atlantica campsite runs activities for holidaymakers’ children. Finally in the evening, everyone meets up on the bar/restaurant terrace to share convivial moments around themed meals, a show or a concert.
The Pyrénées Atlantiques - a holiday destination par excellence
Atlantica, an exceptional campsite in Saint Jean de Luz, is an ideal resort when staying in the Pyrénées Atlantiques département, one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in France. The French part of the Basque country certainly has countless advantages to appeal to tourists: between the sea, the mountains, culture and gastronomy, tourists can be guaranteed to have an exceptional stay!
Saint Jean de Luz, is one of the finest seaside resorts of the Basque coast, as are Biarritz, Anglet, Bayonne and indeed Hendaye. Saint Jean de Luz has numerous fine sandy beaches, including some which are accessible on foot from the Atlantica campsite. Ideal for idleness and swimming, you can also practise windsurfing. Indeed, Saint Jean de Luz is considered as one of the best spots in France for this particular sport.
Although the Basque coast is one of the major attractions of the Pyrénées Atlantiques, there is no shortage of charm inland, with the département’s villages packed with character and mountainous countryside. Espelette, Ainhoa and even Sare are thus amongst the most beautiful Basque Country villages, as well as Saint Jean Pied de Port, a fortified Pyrenees town, and one of the must-sees for pilgrims on the Road to Compostela.
To marvel at all of these wonders, what better than a walk on the Rhune mountain pass. The leading summit of the Pyrenees, it indeed offers an exceptional view of the Basque Country and its coast. To go there, simply take the tourist train from Sare station, half an hour or so by road from this Saint Jean de Luz campsite.