Nestled in subtropical gardens by the sandy beaches of Costa Dorada, the Playa Montroig Camping Resort has long been a popular destination for campers visiting the Spanish province of Tarragona. Stiff competition for tourists in the area has led to the development of newer, more varied amenities on campsites and resorts, including aquatic play structures.
The Playa Montroig Camping Resort called upon Vortex Aquatic Structures International to design and outfit the resort with an aquatic play installation in a bid to set itself apart and appeal particularly to families with young children.
The resort determined that one particular site area was being underutilized and could provide much higher value to visitors. Given the popularity of aquatic play amenities and how crucial they are in the campsite selection process of families with young children, the decision to convert the area was quickly reached.
A total of 850 square meters, or 9,150 square feet, was made available for the development of the new play area. As the site already featured a complex of pools and waterslides, it was important to broaden its appeal and accommodate campers of all ages, to ensure memorable stays for the entire family.
The layout of the new aquatic play area was fully customized to fit the available footprint and maximize play value. Combining over two dozen interactive spray features, its design focuses on the movement of water, for maximum enjoyment and refreshment.
Colorful Splashpad collection elements, in shapes inspired by nature, rise from the shallow-depth pool, manipulating water in a variety of sprays and cascades. The main multi-level Elevations™ structure draws children up to the top of two low-speed waterslides with runout slides, for safe fun for even the youngest of campers. A large Supersplash dumping bucket overhead builds anticipation as it fills before it tips and sends water splashing down on all below.
The play area fully complements and integrates with the existing pool complex, and the surrounding poolside lounge area provides a convenient place to dry off and relax between play periods.
With this project, we have expanded our service offering at the campsite for our main clients, which are families with small children. We also hope to drive occupation from national and international tourists alike.— Alejandro Gimenez, Executive Director
Playa Montroig Camping Resort, Spain
The award-winning Playa Montroig Camping Resort insists that children are its most important guests and prides itself on providing dedicated spaces and activities for them to explore and enjoy. The new splash pool expands their playground and provides a safe, interactive environment in which to make great new memories.
Campers have been quick to praise the new amenity in both feedback to resort staff and online.
Alejandro Gimenez, Executive Director of the Playa Montroig Camping Resort, was also pleased with the development, explaining that the resort intended for its aquatic play area to be the benchmark for campsites and resorts in the region.