Activities and events

In the heart of Catalan country

Enjoy activities on-site, with family or friends

Many activities to enjoy at Les Pins Le Congo

This campsite located between the sea and the mountains is home to a vast range of activities, with abundant facilities like its large outdoor pool, gym, bowling green, and playground for children and a game room with a billiard table, ping-pong table, and video games.

You can even try the aquagym to stay fit.

Besides the watersports available in the region, you can try out rappelling and canyoning or experience the thrill of paragliding, if it’s a challenge you want!

400m from the Les Pins-le-Congo campsite sits a horseback riding centre for those who love horses and equestrian sports.

For a day of guaranteed fun, bring your family or friends to the lakes of St Jean Pla de Corts, just 4 km away, where various activities await, including a ropes course, cable water skiing, pedal boats, inflatable water amusements, or just plain swimming.

In the summertime, you can rent bikes to explore the surroundings.

Take time during your holidsy to visit the Musée du Liège museum in Maureillas-las-Illas.

The gorgeous landscapes – between mountains and sea – will inspire you to take long hikes and beautiful photos.

Maureillas-las-Illas is home to festivals like the Fête de la Musique on 21 June and the Festa Major in late July, which are popular among tourists.

Céret: A Can’t-Miss Place

A visit to the charming town of Céret is also worth the detour. This village in the eastern Pyrenees is a real cultural destination. Its Modern Art Museum tells about the enthusiasm that great artists like Matisse, Braque, Chagall, Picasso, and Soutine had for this colourful place.

Céret is home to fine restaurants that offer friendly cooking, small speciality shops, and country stores that carry regional foods and local crafts.

On Saturday mornings, don’t miss the outdoor market, where you can mingle with the locals.

Tuesday evenings in the summertime, a night market also takes place outdoors, with craft stands as well. The place is ideal for picking up souvenirs to bring home to your friends or family.

On 20 and 21 May, Céret celebrates its famous Cherry Festival, a 150-year-old tradition; for the occasion, the town opens its large cherry market and colourful festive events themed around the fruit, the most important crop in Languedoc-Roussillon, are held.

If you’re staying in Les Pins-le-Congo in early July, we recommend attending the Feria de Céret (a 72-hour festival), and visiting the Festival de la Sardane (with its famous Catalan dance competition), with novilladas and corridas that reflect the soul of this beautiful region.

In August, Céret welcomes tourists from all over the globe to witness its star-studded international flamenco show.

History lovers will be delighted to admire the Col de Manrella in Las Illas, the Dolmen of la Siureda (a 30-minute walk away) and the 308-metre-high Bel Œil tower, which was used as a lookout for pirates in the 18th century.