Camping Cala Llevadó
Ctra. De Tossa a Lloret, Km 3, Apt. 34 17320 Tossa de Mar, Spain
The site may be huge but some spots are so secluded it's like wild camping with a bird's eye beach view.
Who says bigger isn’t always better? There’s loads of space plus loads of campers at Cala Llevadó, but pitching your tent in the intimate cliff-hugging pine forest makes you feel as though the view of the Med is there for you, and you alone.
This sense of seclusion is all down to the setting: a glorious expanse of land on a sloping hillside draped in oaks and pines. On the seafront, giant walls of naked red rock alternate with not two, not three, but four beaches – all worthy of closer inspection. But far from being crowded, these sandy plots, or calas, are more like secret pirate coves, hidden between the rocks and almost undetectable until your toes are actually twiddling in their gorgeous sands, wondering if they’ll come into contact with any buried pieces-of-eight.
Cala Llevadó itself is hidden away at the end of a tempting, winding path, where kids with buckets and spades clamber amongst the rock pools looking for sea urchins. Further along, Cala d’en Carlos has a graveyard full of old boats that still feel the summer waves, and a little sheltered kiosk, an ideal spot for taking a refreshing beachside beverage. Cala Figuera is smaller, giving all you skinny- dippers a chance to have some privacy. At the other end, Platges de Llorell is a more active hub, which will certainly appeal if you’re into scuba-diving, water-skiing, wind- surfing and kite-boarding.
A view onto one of these beaches should be a priority when you’re wondering where’s the best place to pitch your tent. The idyllic beachfront plots are the ones that you’ll find everyone else is heading for, too. So it pays to arrive sharpish. Plots A 67–87, above Cala Llevadó, are amongst the best, beneath shady pine trees overlooking the cove.
Similar sites overlook the other beaches. If you happen to be lucky enough to score one of these, all you’ll need next is a couple of deckchairs for a front-row seat, and perhaps a beer or two, as the setting sun bathes that distant blue horizon in dazzling reds, oranges and pinks.
Never fear if you miss out on the natural pleasures of the waterfront, luxury of a more artificial kind can be found by those who take up the offer of their glamping pitches: eco-conscious bungalows and glamping pods all built to the highest and greenest standards.
Whilst the campsite seems to go on forever, Cala Llevadó strikes a delicate balance between showing off its natural assets and providing you with everything you’ll ever want or need, and a few things you hadn’t even thought of. If you do eventually grow weary of sand and salt (perish the thought), take your pick from the campsite’s swimming pools, children’s playground, outdoor café, bar/restaurant, and tennis, basketball and volleyball courts.
The Owner Says
We love camping & glamping. Enjoy nature, enjoy life.
Welcome to the land of corks & pines reaching the coast line. Welcome to the land between the green of the forest and the blue of the sea.Camping Cala Llevadó offers you a delicious sea view and intimate area of more than 500 pitches for camping with tent, caravan or camper, while invites you to enjoy glamping with bungalows too.
There are 70 bungalows. You can sleep on a wooden Forest Cabin Glamping Pod with sea view or you can sleep on an ECO Bungalow all made of natural wood and cork of the local area. The ECO Bungalows are located in an exclusive area and are our best bungalows in terms of quality & ecology: they use LED lights and other elements as its orientation to minimize its energy impact.
You can enjoy the three small beaches (one of them is nudist) and the big one; all with direct access from the campsite. So you can enjoy hiking through the path around the coast line (called Camí de Ronda GR-92); snorkeling; kayaking; cycling...
There is supermarket; bar-restaurant; swimming-pool; amphitheater & chill-out area; MiniClub (in high season); botanical garden.
Camping Cala Llevadó is located in Tossa de Mar (La Selva, Girona, Costa Brava)
Feel free to have fun & discover the power of nature.
Wonderful - despite first impressions!
The last leg of our journey from England went a bit wrong - with the result that we arrived frazzled, hot, with 2 hungry children. The first 3 hours of our visit were awful. The place was heaving - people everywhere, and it felt very far from a rural idyll. We were allocated a pitch which was far too small for our bell tent, and on a teeny ledge below the swimming pool. We considered leaving straight away! Because our tent was too big for the pitch we had to make a fuss. So we asked what they had - and as it turned out there were some more remote pitches available - without electricity. As electricity isn't something we needed, we went to look - and ended up on one of those lovely places in the photos - surrounded by pine forest, perched above a teeny beach, and conveniently close to the toilet block! It felt like wild camping - except with the benefit of a supermarket, swimming pool and kids clubs within a ten minute walk. We had a wonderful, relaxing time, and I would come back in a shot. Although I'd make sure to book my pitch ahead! FYI the pitch was in section A. There were some other lovely ones in that direction. Although we met some people who were in the middle bit and they were very happy. A word of warning though - you might get burgled by small wild pigs in the night, so lock up your food. And bring super-pegs. Ours weren't a match for the hard ground, and the ones in the supermarket were very overpriced. And also - it's not the sort of place that a small child can be independent - too big, too many cars, and very steep slopes. The good points: A stunning pitch, wild pigs, 2 minutes from three gorgeous beaches, a great pool and kids club. The bad points: Big site, hard ground, some crowded pitches.
We were really surprised that this campsite had been recommended by Cool Camping. We went there only because of the write up here, and have had great experiences at many other Cool Camping sites, but this was a huge disappointment and we cut our visit from a week to 4 days. The location is fantastic - beautiful beaches and cliffs - but the site is not what you expect from a Cool Camping site. In August it is hugely crowded, tents are packed in one on top of the other, the pool is packed, and the campsite is noisy in the evenings with music from the bar. People tend to stay up late so it can be hard to sleep and the huge lights all over the site make it impossibly bright in the tents at night. Our tent was near the bathroom block and people were shortcutting through our pitch and clambering around the edge of our tent to the loos all night. To top it all off our tent was deliberately set on fire by another mystery camper, and to date the campsite has not forwarded insurance money. We enjoyed the beaches and a trip to Barcelona, but this site was not what we were expecting and not what we use Cool Camping to find!
We stopped here at the start of April for 6 nights. Absolutely great spot in fantastic countryside with some lovely walks and the quaint little town of Tossa del Mar about a 30 minutes away by foot. I'd advise that you take sometime to choose your pitch as we rushed in and opted for one with the best view only to discover ones in quieter locations with far more room to spread out elsewhere on the campsite. Staff were generally very friendly, though seldom seen and the ablutions were kept very clean. Take some decent beach/swim shoes as the beaches tend to be quite uncomfortable under foot.
We have just returned from 2 week wonderful weeks at Cala Llevadó. We were lucky enough to have a fantastic pitch overlooking Platges de Llorell and the sea. Would definitely recommend to families - swimming in the crystal clear sea every day, a good pool, table tennis, fab pizzas, well-stocked supermarket. But all without feeling too busy. Having said that, many of the caravan pitches seemed quite crowded together.
One thing not mentioned, is due to the situation of the campsite on the cliffs, you can end up with a pitch some way from where you can park your car - which can mean carrying heavy equipment up and down some very steep steps. Worth it when you get everything set up and admire the view with a glass of wine, but hard work after a long journey!