A WALK THROUGH HISTORY
At Camp de l’Arbre there was the Granja Bona Festa, owned by Joan Dalmàs, which first opened as a campsite in the summer of 1968. Surrounded by fields and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Montgrí mountains, the site was lovingly managed until the death of its owner; from that point on, his heirs let the campsite to several tenants over the years but as time passed the campsite began to fall into disrepair and was eventually abandoned.
In 1984 we, the Pla-Coll family, arrived on the scene. We bought the business and renamed it Càmping Les Medes and from that very first moment we put all our enthusiasm and efforts into doing a great job.
In September of the same year, we began the first building works in order to open the campsite the following summer. In the main building we added the restaurant, completely renovated the bar and enlarged the reception area. We also built one bathroom block, a new supermarket and three bungalows, as well as enlarging the campsite with 100 new plots, all with water, electricity and drainage.
In 1987 we built a new swimming pool, and in 1989, a second bathroom block. Meanwhile, the bungalows were becoming very popular, so in 1992 we decided to add more, increasing the total number to twelve.
We have continued to improve the campsite year after year. In September 1996 we began working on the heated swimming pool, which was inaugurated at Christmas the same year. Later in 2003, as part of our permanent drive for continuous improvement, we replaced the old caravan park with a new sports zone for playing tennis, beach volleyball, basketball and five-a-side football.
In December 1999 we obtained the Government of Catalonia’s Tourism Diploma, and since we first opened we have always been recommended by the leading European campsite guides. One of our most recent achievements was gaining ISO 9001:2000 quality certification for our management system, in addition to the ISO 14001:2004 environmental quality certification we hold and which made us pioneers in Europe in this area.
However, the history of Càmping Les Medes is much more than all these facts and figures. The real story lies with all the people we have met along the way, whether they were holidaymakers or employees and collaborators; the friends we have made, the moments we have shared... All of you have unintentionally left your mark on us and that will stay with us always.