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Camping Costa Merlata

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General

  • On the Puglian coast, an easy stroll from sandy Mediterranean beaches
  • Zoo, theme park, cities and waterpark within half an hour’s drive
  • Restaurant-pizzeria, supermarket, butcher and greengrocer all on site

Pack your water kit and swim along to the family-friendly Camping Costa Merlata, 20 minutes’ drive from the Puglian city of Ostuni, for lazy and hazy sandy days on the Mediterranean.

This is a prime spot for anyone who’s in need of a beach and seaside getaway: a minute’s easy stroll from the site will bring you to a sheltered cove where you can build sandcastles, go for a dip and soak up the summer sun... or you can wander up and down the coast to try out the many sandy stretches nearby.

Want a break from finding sand in every crevice but don’t want to give up on your ocean paradise? Clamber into the saddle instead and bike along the 13-kilometre cycle path that runs the length of the Ostuni marina, or explore the ancient olive groves and historical farmhouses of Dune Costiere natural regional park, 15 minutes away.

If you’re starting to overheat in the Mediterranean sun, retreat to site to cool off under the shade of the trees and have a laid back few hours of football tournaments, bowls and table football before dinner. When you can’t ignore the hunger anymore, make your way to the restaurant or pizzeria, or make the rounds of the on-site butcher, greengrocer, supermarket and bazaar to stock up on the essentials for a top-notch barbecue.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed during high season between 08/08 and 20/08.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

A charge of €0.50 (£0.44) applies for the use of shower.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed low season only

Themes

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Via Dei Cedri, 10, Costa Merlata, Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy, 72017
  • Timezone Europe/Rome CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 40.7767°N 17.6396°E

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Local attractions

Start your hols with a lengthy explore of Ostuni, the hilly city 20 minutes’ drive from base. Strolling around the scenic old town is a must, with stops at the city walls and the photoworthy Arco Scoppa (it’s like the famed Bridge of Sighs, but less watery), and there’s plenty more history to take in at the museums and the archaeological park.

Time your stay just right and you’ll be around to see Ostuni come to life for the Cavalcata di Sant’Oronzo, the city’s patronal festival: it’s a spectacle of knights and horses, parades and feasting, and definitely not to be missed if your plans allow.

Keep exploring the past with the spectacular Trulli of Alberobello – the UNESCO-listed conical houses are an essential stop hereabouts and the town’s winding streets are a dream to wander along. Visits to the pretty towns of Martina Franca, Monopoli and Polignano a Mare, and the city of Taranto, come highly recommended too for palazzos, Roman ruins, botanic gardens and ancient temples within 45 minutes.

If the kids are starting to beg to be allowed to do something in this century, take them to see the stunning stalactites, stalagmites, fossils and canyons of the Castellana caves, or keep things above ground with a day of animals and rides at ZooSafari Fasnolandia and Acquapark Egnazia, both under half an hour away.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  12:30 p.m.

Camping Costa Merlata cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping Costa Merlata will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local city tax of €1.00 (£0.90) per person per night at least age 12 up to 5 nights is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are not allowed during high season between 08/08 and 20/08.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
Dogs are required to wear a muzzle.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
A charge of €0.50 (£0.44) applies for the use of shower.
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
Entertainment and activities are available between 25/06 and 01/09.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet (afternoon) hours must be respected between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m..
Quiet hours must be respected between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m..
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/06 and 15/09.
The grocery shop is open between 01/06 and 15/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. between 01/07 and 25/08.
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. between 01/05 - 30/06 and 26/08 - 30/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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