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Camping In Portugal

Glamping & Camping In Portugal

Whether it is beautiful woodland settings in the countryside or it’s unspoilt coastline, Portugal makes a great choice for a camping holiday. Here is a small sample of different options for camping in Portugal, including glamping options.

Camping In Portugal

Portugal offers hours of sunshine, miles of unspoilt coastline, acres of golf courses and centuries of history and culture.

Camping Orbitur Guincho (Near Cascais)

Camping In Portugal

Camping Orbitur Guincho is surrounded by a pine forest,within the Sintra Cascais Natural Park and less than a mile from the coast. Click Here For Booking Details

Camping Orbitur Guincho, near the scenic beachside resort of Cascais, is a perfect spot for surfing. Surrounded by a pine forest behind the Guincho dunes, it has some great views to enjoy.

Besides being close to a sandy beach, there is a family pool and a toddler pool on the campsite itself. There is also a tennis court, two table tennis tables and a playground.

As well as a restaurant and a bar overlooking the swimming pools, there is a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and bars used by the locals in nearby Cascais.

For sightseeing trips, both Estoril and Lisbon are within easy travelling distance.

Cepo Verde (Near Braganca, North-East Portugal)

Camping In Portugal

Cepo Verde is in a lovely hillside location in ancient woodland near the north eastern border between Portugal and Spain. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Cepo Verde is situated in the Parque Natural de Montesinho in the north-east of Portugal, close to the Spanish border.

An excellent location for a break if you are heading into Portugal from one of the ferry ports in Northern Spain or driving from the French border, or making your return journey, I had the pleasure of staying at Cepo Verde a few years ago when touring in our folding camper on a family holiday.

The campsite is located in woods on a hillside, about 10 kms from Braganca, amongst chestnut trees, oaks and cherry trees which provide plenty of shade on hot days. It is a very calm and peaceful location with beautiful scenery.

The campsite has about 40 pitches and they are all spacious and offer enough privacy. The sanitary accomodation is clean and comfortable. There’s a café/restaurant that is open all day and there’s a swimming pool to relax and unwind in. The people of the campsite were helpful and friendly. What more can you expect? Well the rates are very reasonable too, you pay about 14 euros a day for a camper and two persons, electricity included.

Yelloh! Village Camping Turiscampo (Algarve)

Camping In Portugal

Yelloh! Village Camping Turiscampo, near Lagos on the Algarve, has been receiving some rave reviews on TripAdvisor. Click Here To Read More

Yelloh! Village Camping Turiscampo, on the Algarve near Lagos, has been receiving some rave reviews on TripAdvisor recently, having gained a reputation for it’s friendliness, it’s facilities and for being spotlessly clean.

With a paddling pool, a huge spa pool, and a very decently sized Californian swimming pool, the pool area caters for just about anyone capable of using it. You should find there are plenty of sunbeds as well as a bar and restaurant next to the pool, and some grass terraces nearby if you prefer a bit more quiet. On top of which Camping Turiscampo is close to some of the Algarve’s biggest and most beautiful beaches.

There is a gym and a playing field for games and sporting activity. A roof has been added to one of the swimming pools. The pools are open throughout the year, though you’re advised to check with the management in case they are closed for maintenance or other reasons.

There is a bus service to Lagos that you can use not far from the campsite if you fancy a trip out without using the car.

Tourers are welcome, though with it sometimes being 75% full even in winter, it is a good idea to book ahead. The campsite is on a slope but the pitches are terraced. Most of them are shaded, which would be welcome on the typical hot days you get during an Algarve summer, though maybe not so welcome if you are a winter visitor.

A range of static caravan options can be booked through Yelloh.

Casa Fontelheira (Near Braga, Northern Portugal)

Camping In Portugal

Casa Fontelheira rents out luxury Glamping tents as well as luxury apartments near Braga in Northern Portugal. Click Here For TripAdvisor Reviews

Casa Fontelheira is a glamping business near Braga in Northern Portugal. You can rent out a luxury glamping tent or a luxury apartment. with luxury facilities including a heated pool. You’ll also enjoy the panoramic views in this charming setting. This is a small luxury holiday park off the beaten track about an hour’s drive from the northern Portugeese city of Braga.

Other amenities include a bowling alley, a table tennis table, a badminton court, a trampoline and a playing field for other sports of your choice.

Around the bar and restaurant area there is free wifi reception. BBQ and stone grill evenings are also amongst your eating options.

Countless olive trees, orange trees, cherry trees, walnut trees and other citrus trees round off this lovely setting.

Getting To Portugal

To get to Portugal by road you will need to make use of the Brittany Ferries services to Santander or Bilbao. The Bilbao service from Portsmouth is usually cheaper but will be longer as it usually stops in Roscoff in Brittany too. Another option is to make the much longer journey from the Channel Ports or the Eurotunnel if you have the time to do so.

If you opt to travel through France as I have done myself a few stops in Western France such as Arcachon and the Loire will make the journey that little bit less onerous.

Alternatively, you can fly into airports such as Faro or Lisbon from UK airports. Eurocamp have a flight finder tool that might be of assistance to you: Eurocamp Flight Finder Tool

If you have a camping recommendation of your own that you think should also be included, then do let us know. We’d be pleased to hear from you.



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