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UCPA Lacanau

 

Lacanau UCPA is located in quiet spot in the middle of a pine forest, a 15 minute walk to the beaches and centre of town, or 5 minutes by bicycle. The accommodation is basic, but spacious and is divided into 5 separate blocks, each nestled into the forest. There is a restaurant, bar and large outdoor dining onsite plus there are hammocks dotted about for relaxing in. Available at Lacanau UCPA free of charge is: Tennis, bicycle hire, volleyball and petanque. Beautiful walks through the forest and bike rides to surrounding lakes are possible from UCPA, just ask at reception for a map of the local area. 

Rooms

  • Multishare rooms are 4 -6 person rooms
  • Twin rooms are available for a small supplement
  • Bathroom facilities are shared between 3 rooms

Dining

The food is served buffet style each day.  Breakfast is yogurts, cereals, fruit juice, coffee and bread - don't be surprised to see that the coffee, tea or hot chocolate is taken French style - in a soup bowl !  

Typically lunch is a DIY picnic made up at breakfast time (great choice of breads, meats, cheeses, pasta, salad, fruit, sweets etc).  

Dinner is a 4 course buffet - typically a salad bar style starter, choice of 3 or 4 main courses - most often including fish, cheese selection, fruit, dessert and ice-cream  freezer.

Any special dietary requirements should be made known to reception staff at check-in.  Generally vegetarians will find a wide enough choice within the buffet.

Entertainment

The UCPA staff lay on an entertainment program each week.  It's certainly not Butlins and there is no pressure to take part - all quite low key.  Typical program would include stretching in the early evening, crepe making, quiz, sketch evening, karaoke and some evenings a live band.

Equally in the town there is a great selection of bars & nightclubs to suit all tastes.

History

UCPA is more than 40 years old, and was originally set-up by the French government to encourage young people to enjoy the outdoors.  It is now a "not for profit" organisation with all profits being put back into refurbishing the centres.

The ethos of sport is still first on the agenda, but the instructors and centre staff don't forget that it is still your holiday.

Useful facts

  • There's plenty of parking on site should you wish to come by car.
  • Take 2 towels - one for the beach and one for the shower!
  • Visit the vineyards near Bordeaux - ask for more information at the UCPA reception

UCPA LACANAU FACTS


10 minutes


2 - 5 persons
Twins Available

200

Full board

Bar & Solarium

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

  • UCPA is a unique and brilliant experience, I would not describe it as a hotel but also not hostel it is somewhere in-between. Its a place where meeting people and making friends...
    Peter E
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent (7/10). Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon...
    Anna R
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc. We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • No matter how hard you try, when you book everything separately (especially with the Euro and price of food at the moment), you will never beat UCPA.
    Anna R
  • I can whole heartedly recommend UCPA to anyone, experienced riders or total novices alike will absolutely love it.
    Richard J
  • Lunch and dinner were epic. Buffet style with delicious and varied options each day and night. Not cheap foods either - Full roast chickens, ribs, roast beef, etc. Unreal!
    Ron H