Days, when we associated camping with tents pitched far from civilization, are already gone. Now we can count on convenience, both related to our mobile home as well as the comfortable conditions on the campsite.
Modern campsites are often hectares long villages with all facilities – related not only to accommodation, but also to gastronomy, sanitary and entertainment. The largest and most well-known ones are located next to the main attractions of the resort, thus providing guests with quick and easy access to them.
Many of the campsites (if not the majority of them) has its own website, where you can make a booking. It is advisable, especially in the season, and in crowded places, such as the popular seaside resorts - even necessary.
After reading tourist forums you may get the impression that anyone, who goes to the campsite, should have his own caravan or motorhome. This doesn’t mean, however, that without it there’s no chance to get into the great caravanning family. After being bitten by the caravanning bug you can think about buying your own home on wheels, but nothing stands against the possibility to rent one first.
Camping without a motorhome or caravan?
Those willing to spend the holiday at the campsite can book a place in a caravan, bungalow or a fully-equipped mobile chalets. In the latter, depending on the model, guests have access to a living room with gas fireplace, kitchenette with dining area, gas stove and water heaters, as well as 1 or 2 large bedrooms (sometimes with bunk beds) as well as a toilet and shower.
Holiday homes (mobile home) also offer a diverse range of facilities. Depending on the needs and expectations, tourists can choose from the basic holiday package or a luxury option - with air-conditioning in all rooms, carefully selected furnishings in spacious interiors, a separate bedroom area and living room. Many of these objects has a place where you can set garden furniture - wooden verandas or individual terraces. There you can relax after dinner, gathering strength before exploring the area.
Mobile home is a great option for accommodation for a group of friends or family - even a big one. Cottage suitable for 7-8 persons can be found easily, not only on the largest camps, located in the most beautiful and most crowded resorts.
A cheaper option is to rent a caravan. It’s not as spacious as a bungalow or mobile home, but is really enough to someone, who’s going to sleep in it, and wants to spent the rest of the time actively, getting to know the attractions of the area.
Those, who want to fully enjoy the pleasures of vacation, staying in luxurious surroundings and among greenery, have another option to choose from – a glamping. This option is a combination of two words: "glamor" and "camping" and the accommodation of this type can be found on campsites in many countries. They offer comfort for tourists staying in air-conditioned interiors, including a large bathroom, a kitchen with a dishwasher and living room with plasma TV.
Glamping objects have higher standard, which doesn’t mean only the luxury inside – these houses have also the best locations on campsites. In the most expensive ones we can even find a hot tub on the porch and garden furniture is not only practical, but also elegant, tailored to the whole object.
Sleep on the campsite
Today's campsites are very different from those from those, we could meet few or a dozen years ago. They’re well organized, and guests can choose from among several options of accommodation. If they want, they can just pitch a tent and share a bathroom with other residents of the campsite. But if they want more space and privacy, they should opt for charming cottages with cozy bedroom area, a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette.
For someone, who know the benefits of camping, staying on it will differ from staying in a hotel room only with the fact that it gives you more opportunities to enjoy your vacation.