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VENUE: VOX MARIS GRAND RESORT, COSTINESTI, ROMANIA

COSTINESTI RESORT is situated on the extension of Costinesti village, at about 30 km from Constanta city, between Tuzla town and Olimp resort (south). Famous as being the resort of youth, Costinesti welcomes its guests in a cheerful and very animated atmosphere. The beach of the resort is surveyed by the two symbols of the resort: the Obelisk and Evanghelia ship wreck, beached here since 1960. The resort extended a lot in the last few years, broading considerably the accommodation capacity.


HISTORY
The area where Costinesti resort is situated is full of history, the first evidence of habitation dating back to Iron Age. The actual history of Costinesti placement starts  back at the end of XIXth century, when general Emil Costinescu colonizes with German population the estate he has in the area, close to the sea shore. The new settlers start building 48 households on the sea shore, this marking the beginning of Costinesti village. A great part of the German settlers leave the region in 1940, when they leave Romania for Germany. The village is occupied by Romanian inhabitants who continue the development of the place. In 1949, once with the planning of a camp for students in the area of Lake Costinesti, the foundation of the resort is laid.

THE BEACH
The beach of Costinesti resort has 1 km length, and its width varies according to its sectors. In the Obelisc area, the beach is wider, yet very busy during summer. In the North area, towards the shipwreck, the beach is narrower, covered with fine sand and boarded by a low cliff. There are also beach bars and entertainment centers, chaiselongs and umbrellas. While summer, the beach from Costinesti is the host of tv shows or the headquarters of some important radios from Romania.

ACCOMODATION AND MEAL
In Costinesti resort you can find accommodation everywhere. The resort is crowded with hotels, pensions, villas. The resort does not have 5 stars hotels, the most luxurious locations being Vox Maris Complex, placed in a peaceful area of the resort and Stefania Hotel, situated close to the railway station, both classified as 4 stars hotels. The rest of the hotels are classified as 2 or 3 stars hotels and they were mostly built after Revolution of December 1989: Royal Hotel, Iunona Hotel, Pierre Hotel, Intim Hotel, White Inn Hotel, Tiberius Hotel, Cris Hotel, Atena Hotel, Haris Hotel and so on. Forum Hotel, a symbol of the resort is one of the few hotels built before the 90’s. The resort has enriched itself with numerous villas and pensions, which offer very good accommodation conditions. Besides the restaurants of the hotels, Costinesti resort has many locations where tourists can have meal. Pizza restaurants, terraces, fast-foods, restaurants and pastries, they all offer various dishes to appease your hunger.

FUN AND RELAXATION
Fun is the watchword in Costinesti resort. If during the day most of the tourists crowd themselves on the beach, the restaurants and clubs are packed starting with the evening until dawn. Effervescent parties and “explosive” concerts are organized each evening inside Ring, Tineretului, Midnight and Panoramic clubs. For those who prefer quieter means of entertainment the Summer Theater is available, location where pop music and folk music concerts are organized. A walk in the resort will lead you among souvenir stalls, shops with beach accessories and commercial centers. Several sport fields are available in the resort, and fans of water sports can rent sailing boats from the centers on the beach. The diving amateurs can explore the underwater world around the shipwreck, renting the right equipment from centers on the beach.

VOX MARIS GRAND RESORT:

PLAN VOX MARIS COSTINESTI

Vox Maris Grand Resort (4-star), the most luxurious location in Costinesti, is one of the most appreciated resorts on Romanian seaside because of its center position, short distance to the beach, quality services and the intimacy it offers.

Vox Maris occupies an area of 7 hectares and is located at 70 km away from the nearest airport (Kogalniceanu) and 250 km from Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
The Costinesti Train Station is at 15-minutes away walking.

The resort offers 4-star premium accommodation in a complex of villas that provide over 270 double or twin rooms, one-bedroom suites and apartments with 2 or 3 rooms.

The rooms are cozy, designed in warm and peaceful colors, and equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom, balcony with view to the garden, flat-screen TV, minibar and telephone.

Vox Maris Grand Resort offers its guests 2 restaurants, “Stella Maris” and “Blue Lagoon” which extend around the pool terraces with Romanian and International cuisine.

There is an International Conference Center with 9 conference rooms (from 60 to 500 seats, equipped with full audio & video systems).

As for the kids, Vox Maris can offer them a swimming-pool and a playground.

Access inside the complex is allowed only to guests which are accommodated here, this assuring intimacy and a high level of safety.

Other Services
24-hour front office
Fitness centre, Bowling, Tennis, Billiards and Table Tennis
Free Wi-Fi available in the public areas
Garden
Meeting/banquet facilities
Luggage storage         
Free of charge parking
Free access to Vox Maris Club

Credit Cards accepted:
VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Euro Line style, Euroline.

Additional information: www.voxmarisclub.com

ACCES ROUTES


International Transportation

Via Bucharest:
By road: A2 and E87
By air: arrival at Henri Coanda International Airport Otopeni (OTP), 16 km (10 miles) from downtown Bucharest.
By rail: arrival at the railway station “Bucuresti Nord”

Travelling schedules and two-way tickets (by plane/train) are the responsibility of each participant.

Via Constanta:
By road: E87
By air: arrival at Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport, 50 km from Constantza
By rail: arrival at the railway station “Costinesti”
Local transportation

Costinesti is at 31 km south from Constanta. Distance from Costinesti train station to Vox Maris is 1 km.

Transportation between Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport and Vox Maris Grand Resort (65 km): by microbus provided on request by the FOREN 2016 travel partner, Weco Travel.

Transportation between Constanta and Costinesti:
By car: E87
By train: about 35 minutes from Constanta, arrival at the railway station “Costinesti”
By bus: with private buses that leave every 15 minutes from the train station in Constanta

Address: Vox Maris Grand Resort, Costinesti 907090, Romania
GPS: 43 °56'31.0"N 28°38'02.8"E

 

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