Very entertaining mini gaming lounge. The restaurant offers a nice and recovering meal. Worm water in the showers. I totally think that is a must on camping parks in portugal. And the beach is only 10 min by foot!!!More
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Very entertaining mini gaming lounge. The restaurant offers a nice and recovering meal. Worm water in the showers. I totally think that is a must on camping parks in portugal. And the beach is only 10 min by foot!!!MoreShow less
Thank you Maria. It will be a pleasure to welcome you back soon.
Campsite entrance just off main road. Staff helpful and their English was good. We got a pitch for our 8 metre caravan towards the back of the site, close to a toilet/shower block, also close to the entrance to the beach. Pitch not flat so had to put legs on one end of caravan up a long way. Large supermarket within 25 minute drive, supermarket on site okay but not everything I required and of course prices more expensive. Beach access okay for able bodied people, as there is a climb up and then down to beach on soft sand. Campsite clean and tidy, as was the toilet/shower block we used. When we went to use pool there were no pool loungers left, but you could have sat on grass nearby. WiFi free but only by reception, but connection good. The only downside about this site was the flies and mosquitoes. They bothered us at all mealtimes. This was the worst I have been bitten in holiday, and have been camping in Europe since 2011 at different locations. Different devices used to deter the insects but none worked effectively.
Easy to get to on the national road a couple of miles South of Figuera da Foz, we were worried by the number of permanently sited caravans in the first half of the site but this first negative impression was unfounded and it turned out to be a good (if slightly expensive) touring site with helpful English speaking staff, friendly fellow campers from all over Europe and good facilities and overall location. By the time we left I had warmed to this place quite a bit. The pool was packed at certain times of the day, but this was in early August, and the beach was excellent and just a couple of hundred metres from our caravan. The camping pitch, by the way, was big enough for an 8m van and full awning, but was pretty full by then... toilet and shower facilities were cleaned twice a day and very good indeed, the washing machines 5 euros a go but of industrial size so quite good, and there was even a free car washing facility for the camper vans which was also used by many cars. There was evening entertainment, but we didn't attend and were never disturbed by it - unsurprisingly it's all in Portugese, but then it would be! The Orbitur chain have about 20 campsites along the Atlantic coast and Algarve, and from other reviews I have read I suspect this is one of the better ones. About a mile North is the fishing village of Cova Gala which has a couple of nice bars and is well worth a visit (on foot). On Sundays they have a large antiques/Bric-a-brac market there which has some unusual local pieces for sale, and in the morning the village fishermen sell their sardines and every other kind of fish on a big stall. These guys (and gals!) do their fishing with tractors every other day (I think) along the beach by the campsite and it really is something to see as they haul the nets in from the open ocean. Marvellous. Would I stay there again? Yes I would. Oh yes, Family of four (anyone over 9 (I think) is charged as an adult throughout this region) with an 8m caravan, awning and hookup (16Amp?) and car was 50 Euros a night. They have UK type 3 pin caravan electrics on all the pitches we saw (blue socket). We were there for 2 weeks.
We went here 5 days. Pro: the nearby beach is the best i've ever been to and absolutely not crowded. The staff is kind and helpful and the camping itself is clean. Contra: our bungalow was tiny with very small beds with very poor mattresses, a way to small outdoor table for 5 people ( the accommodation is for 5-7 people). Old and teared down fridge and bathroom. Wifi dropped down frequently and nothing ( restaurants etc) on walking distance.
Just returned from 3 nights camping here, the site is nicely presented, very close to the beach, the shower/toilet blocks are very clean. Due to the undulating nature of the site it is difficult to find a flat area to pitch a tent also the camping areas are situated within a wooded area which leads to a lot of mosquito's which means you cannot sit outside after sunset, my entire family are covered in bites which is why we left after 3 nights. The small super market is handy but expensive, the pool area is very well kept but could do with a few more sunbeds.
Good position about 200 metres from large expansive beach. The pool is absolutely fantastic ! You can't get to Figuera do Foz by foot. Nearby Gala is small but ok for essentials and a few bars. If you have kids be aware that the beach to the left of the site is frequented by quite a few naked men...fine, but not for us. We enjoyed the site restaurant and ate there every day (10 days). The showers/toilets very clean and worked well, plus toilet paper provided . Would be happy to return to this site.