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Park Playa Bara Holiday Parc

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Taking it's name from the stunning 1st Century Roman Arch guarding it's entrance, Park Playa Bara is a Self-Contained Holiday Resort located some 20km from the Roman City of Tarragona. 

This is a beautifully maintained lively site with a Mediterranean flavour. The central avenue is lined with palm trees, colourful flowers and cool ceramic tiled benches that leads to a beautiful sandy beach. 

The stunning pool complex at Playa Bara is an excellent place to relax. Unwind in the jacuzzi or under a palm tree on the spacious sun terrace or enjoy a refreshing drink from the pool-side bar. For the more active there is a good range of sports facilities, football, basketball, tennis, minigolf etc. Or for the ultimate in relaxation there is a superb spa where you can be steamed, massaged and pampered! 

In the evenings, the site comes alive. Sample a delicious meal in the attractive walled courtyard of the on-site restaurant, then head for the open air amphitheatre where the lively entertainment continues until midnight. Night owls can dance the night away at the site’s underground disco.

There's direct access from Playa Bara to the beach (300m) with beach-front restaurant and bar, water sports and sun-loungers for hire. The small fishing village and Marina of Roc de San Gaieta are within easy walking distance (1km) Eastwards along the new paved coastal-walkway, whereas the small regional town of Torredembarra is 6km Westwards.

The cultural and historical sites for the visitors to enjoy locally include Tarragona's Roman Amphitheatre, the 'El Diablo' Aquaduct and the 1st Century 'Arc de Bera' Roman Triumphal Arch at the site entrance.


Siesta 4 Lodge    

Siesta 6 Lodge   

Family 8 Lodge 

Superior 6 Lodge

Siesta Deluxe 8 Lodge  

Our Opinion : Park Playa Bara is an ideal choice for families with young children who will enjoy the family-friendly on-site facilities & beach-life or couples who enjoy peaceful surroundings.
Playa Bara is not suitable for teenagers or for any singles-type holidays.
We strongly recommend all clients to come by car (self drive or hire car) to this destination as the nearest town and nearest public transport are some distance away.

Please note that Parc Playa Bara will not accept group bookings of more than 2 associated Lodges under any circumstances.
They also require a minimum stay of 7 nights for all clients. No shorter durations are permitted

Please also see 'Important Information' for other booking requirements and code of conduct

Spanish/Catalan Residents - We sincerely regret that we are not permitted to accept reservations from Spanish/Catalan clients for this destination. Thank you for your understanding.

Estimado clientes Españoles, No permitimos aceptar ninguna reserva de clientes Españoles para este destino. Disculpen las molestias, y gracias por su comprensión.

Estimats clients catalans, No podem acceptar reserves de clients catalans per aquesta destinació. Li demanem disculpes i gracies per la seva comprensió


  • Large free-form swimming pool, 
    on two-levels with connecting fun-slide
  • Children's pool with waterslides 
  • Jacuzzi 
  • Extensive sun terraces
  • Lawned sunbathing areas
  • Sun loungers (free) 
  • Indoor Roman Spa (over 18s):
    • Indoor heated whirlpool with jacuzzi and waterfall
    • Plunge pools
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Sauna
    • Beauty treatments and massages
      (all payable locally - Spa entrance from €8 per session. Beauty treaments and massages are payable extra)
  • Children's play area
  • Kids-Club (site-operated)
  • Games room
  • Video arcade
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Take-away
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • Amphitheatre daytime activities & evening entertainment
  • Disco bar (open 'til late)
  • Gift shop
  • Newsagent
  • Supermarket
  • Bakery  
  • Sports facilities: tennis, basketball, football, volleyball (payable locally)
  • Mini golf (payable locally)  
  • Washing machines (payable locally) 
  • Hair dresser
  • Bike Hire
  • ATM Cash machine
  • Internet access (payable locally)
  • Safety deposit boxes for hire
  • Medical room with doctor's visits
  • Night-time security patrol

    Please note that there is an ATM machine on-site but no currency exchange facilities

    A charge applies locally for some services & facilities  

Things to Do

Entertainments : 

  • Playa Bara's own Kid's Club during high season (multi-nationality) 
  • Lively day & evening entertainment programme for all the family organised 
    by Playa Bara's own Entertainments Team


Recreational Activities (payable locally) :

  • Indoor Roman Health Spa (over 18s)
  • Bike Hire 
  • Mini Golf
  • Gym 
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Pool Tables
  • Video Arcade
  • Nearby : Horse Riding, Wind Surfing, Go-Karting & Golf Courses


Only 34km away and one of the Costa Dorada's largest and most famous holiday resorts, Salou offers it's visitors miles of soft, golden beaches, safe bathing, pavement cafés, bars, restaurants, discos, night clubs, boutiques, beachside playgrounds, pedestrianised shopping areas and weekly markets.


Port Aventura

Escape to Port Aventura Park with its 6 fascinating worlds where you can put yourself to the test on more than 40 exciting rides, take part in up to 15 incredible shows or enjoy a varied culinary journey in one of our magnificent restaurants. If you like thrilling rides a visit here is a must; ride Shambala Europe’s tallest roller coaster, the seven loops of Dragon Khan or the incredibly fast Furious Baco, all in one amazing theme park.


Aqualeon Costa Daurada

A day packed with excitement for the whole family. This is a natural wild safari park with more than 600 animals, exhibitions with marine animals, reptiles and birds of prey. The aquatic park has spectacular slides, wave pool, foam slide and crazy-river as well as a self-service restaurant, cafeterias and shop.



The capital of Catalonia and one of the most amazing cities in Europe, Barcelona has everything and more! Beautiful architecture, museums, galleries, restaurants, bars, parks, public spaces and the ‘Nou Camp’ Barcelona Football Club, the list is endless! A must see for everyone!!

Important Information

Park Playa Bara is a 'Families & Couples' location, not suitable for singles.
Silence rules apply after midnight and are enforced by on-site security.

Booking Regulations for Park Playa Bara also restrict the following 

  • Minimum stay: 7 nights (no shorter durations permitted)
  • No group bookings
  • No associated bookings of more than 2 Lodges 
  • No single-sex bookings
  • No bookings from Spanish residents.
  • No vehicles to be used on-site between Midnight-08:00am
  • Accommodations are available for occupation only by the persons named on your Siesta Accom-Voucher

    Any contravention of these requirments will result in Park Playa Bara refusing access to their property for all party members concerned.
    Siesta will not be responsible for providing any alternative accommodation nor will any refund or compensation be offered

VERY IMPORTANT : Park Playa Bara Code of Conduct

Being of exceptional quality, directed at providing an idyllic, restful and relaxing atmosphere, the Site management operate an extremely strict client conduct policy.

Any contravention of the site requirements, which include noise/silence requirments after midnight, unacceptable behaviour, abusive, threatening or aggressive language or acts, excess alcohol or drunken behaviour and failure to control children or family/party members, will result in immediate eviction through breach of contract. This is in conjuction with our own client conduct policy, as detailed in our Terms and Conditons.

In the event of an eviction, alternative accommodation becomes the client's own responsibility and at their own expense   

Maximum number of vehicles per Accom : 1
Charge for extra vehicle : 6.20€ per day (€10.70 per day 04/07 to 20/08)

Parking for extra vehicles is subject to availability. Charges are payable directly to Playa Bara Reception.

Motorhomes, campervans, trailers or vans are not permitted under any circumstances unless a suitable emplacement has been booked privately directly with Park Playa Bara.
Motorbikes are not permitted unless written permission has been granted from Park Playa Bara

Check-In    16:00
Check-Out  09:00


All utilities, gaz, electricity & water are included in the cost of your accommodation.

Payments Required Upon Arrival :
(per Lodge)

  • Housekeeping Deposit : £50.00
  • Contents Accidental Damage Deposit : £200.00 
    (or £15.00 Waiver payable upon booking)

  • Accom-Only/Flight Bookings : Your holiday price includes arrivals & departures between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00. Arrivals and/or departure outside these times will incur a supplement of £20.00 per Lodge, payable locally.

Optional Extras (add at time of booking) :

  • Air-Conditioning/Climate Control
  • Bed Linen Hire
  • Towel Hire
  • Gazebo for verandah
  • Cot Hire
  • High Chair Hire
  • Airport Transfers
  • Port Avenutura Theme Park Tickets
    (transport not included)

Please Note :

  • Our Lodges are only accessible by steps therefore we regret that this destination is unsuitable for wheelchair clients.
  • Activities are subject to demand & weather conditions.
  • Some services and facilties may not be available early & late season
  • For the safety and enjoyment of all, each location has their own strict code of conduct. Full details are provided by the Holiday Parc/Campsite Reception and/or your Siesta Representative.
  • Arrivals outside Park Playa Bara Reception Hours (08:00-22:00) are by prior arrangment only.
  • Park Playa Bara will grant access only to persons named on your Siesta Accom-Voucher.

Special Offers

FREE Nights : Every 7th Night is Free of Charge!
Pay for 6 nights stay for 7!
Pay for 12 nights stay for 14!
(discount will be automatically included in prices quoted)

Up to 35% Discount
From all accommodation prices on selected dates
(discount will be automatically included in prices quoted)

Special Price Travel Insurance*
From £50 per family  

* Insurance available to UK Residents only, up to 75 years of age at the time of travel. Subject to acceptance criteria by Insurance Company & underwriters


How our clients rated this destination (Summer 2013):


  Excellent/Good Fair
Holiday Parc 100% 0%
Accommodation 99% 1%
Resort 94% 6%
Holiday Overall 98% 2%


Our Client Reviews of Park Playa Bara

I stayed at this site for the first 2 weeks of September 2013, the weather was fantastic, the site was clean, tidy and very well kept. The on site facilities were fantastic, the entertainment was also a very high standard. The restaurants all served great food. The on site supermarket was more than adequate. Also over the main road opposite the main entrance in a large supermarket selling everything need for a self drive camping holiday. The pool complex was also fantastic, views from the top sun deck are lovely. 
We stayed with Siesta Holidays, our van was excellent and the couriers were brilliant. 
I've read negative reviews for this site and at first prior to booking this concerned me, but I'm glad I ignored them. Me and my family have used over 12 different sites around the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada and I have to say this site is certainly one of the best. 
If you venture out then a trip to Tarragona and a wander around the town and the Roman ruins are a must.
The beach is a short walk, and again it's one of the best Spanish beaches I've used
a_b_c_etc - Sept 2013

An excellent park offering both good on-site amenities as well as easy access to the beach, a few minutes walk away. Pools were great with slides that kept the kids happy. A little tricky to get a sunbed but we weren't too bothered and opted for the grassy area (you can take chairs in if you have them).
The main restaurant has a nice atmosphere in the outside garden area and the food was good, though not amazing and reasonably priced, as was the take-away, shop pretty good value too. The night entertainment is hosted in the amphitheatre and is a great venue, we enjoyed it each time we went.
The spa is good value, 1 hour massage plus spa access was 42 Euros.
The site is a mixture of camping and caravans. We stayed with Siesta Holidays they have around 12 caravans in a nice, quiet part of the site. I would not hesitate to recommend this site and may well book again next year.
Anon - August 2013. Travelled with family

We stayed in a Deluxe 8 with Siesta and it was fantastic, Siesta reps were very helpful. The park reception was very friendly and helpful, the kids entertainment was fab; even the day time activities, my kids really enjoyed them, usually they don't want to go but they loved it. Crazy golf, basketball, swimming, games etc. Kids disco started each night at 8pm which is good as any earlier you are rushing to get dinner and changed etc. My daughter loved the animation team, especially George! Then there was usually a show at 10pm which was well presented, Mamma Mia, Shrek etc, the animation team work very hard.
Service at the bars is excellent and the staff keep the bar and tables clean and tidy etc. Drinks are reasonable. Happy hour 8-9pm so 1 pint beer, 1 g&t and a fanta, 6 drinks in total = €9.
The park is immaculate, on site is a hairdresser, gym, large supermarket, restaurants, shop, spa which you had to pay for which is disappointing... Pool was great, kids really loved the slide, infant swimming area, basketball courts, tennis courts, mini golf, blowing alley, cinema; showing kids films each day. The Siesta area is great, thoroughly enjoyed our week here, will definitely be back next year if not before.
The beach was not very clean though this is the only down side, but not the park owners fault.
Jackie - June 2013

Just home from 2 weeks in Parc Playa Bara - stayed with Siesta Holidays and had a fantastic holiday. Siesta caravans are spacious and spotless, reps were fab too. Went with our 2 girls aged 4 and 7 and they absolutely loved it. Pool area was great - slides were shut during our first week but open for second. Beach is 10 minute walk and was gorgeous. We will definitely be back to this site it has everything you could want from a caravaning holiday - top class
Jayne – June 2013