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alisonwo
14-12-2016, 15:46
HI We are going out to Portugal in Jan/Feb and are looking for some sites if anyone can recommend some good ones would appreciate it. We have two dogs so need local walking, free wi-fi would be good and good local places to eat. many thanks

grath
14-12-2016, 15:55
HI We are going out to Portugal in Jan/Feb and are looking for some sites if anyone can recommend some good ones would appreciate it. We have two dogs so need local walking, free wi-fi would be good and good local places to eat. many thanks

The best one I know is Figueira which is between Lagos and Sagres.
Free excellent wi fi
Disregard the website as prices are wrong and the place is much better than it looks.
6€ night, if you want showers they are 1€ for 3 minutes.
Electricity is 25 cents per kw, and it costs the owner 23 cents per kw. It worked out at under 30€ for a one month summer stay!
If you stay for one month, the price is 5€ night.
Very secure, gates locked at night and lots of dog walking places.
We know quite a few people, including ourselves, who just went to stop a few days, and ended up staying for weeks and even months! That says it all!
Just search

oh, it only holds 38 vans

grath
14-12-2016, 16:03
Here it is
Algarve Insider Tip - Figueira Caravan Park Algarve Portugal (http://www.figueiracaravanpark.com)

Figueira Caravan Park, Figueria, Portugal - Pitchup.com (https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/portugal/faro/vila-do-bispo/figueria/figueira-caravan-park/)

Figueira Caravan Park - Campground Reviews - TripAdvisor (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g1932235-d8465261-Reviews-Figueira_Caravan_Park-Figueira_Faro_District_Algarve.html)

Pauljenny
14-12-2016, 16:48
If you want a campsite east of Faro, try Cabañas, just east of Tavira.

Motorhome paid aire on the riverside at Villa Real do Santo Antonio. It has WiFi and is near all amenities. Plus you can take the ferry across the River Guardiana into Spain.
Good aire at nearby Castro Marim.

grath
14-12-2016, 17:21
If you want a campsite east of Faro, try Cabañas, just east of Tavira.

Motorhome paid aire on the riverside at Villa Real do Santo Antonio. It has WiFi and is near all amenities. Plus you can take the ferry across the River Guardiana into Spain.
Good aire at nearby Castro Marim.

We quite liked the town of Villa Real do Santo Antonio, but thought the aire could have been better. We went across the bridge to Spain on the Scooter. Had a nice day in Spain and Mrs G purchased two pairs of shoes:scooter:
Regarding Wi Fi, we could only get it if standing near to the office!

Pauljenny
14-12-2016, 21:24
Be aware that the locals are not as sentimental about dogs as we are.
Out in the country, particularly.
The pariah dogs may quite probably have parasites to pass on to your pampered pooches, if you let them wander around off the leash.

Then there are the Processional Caterpillars and Sand flies to worry about... Google these.

If you have some basic Portuguese words, you'll find it easier away from the tourist hotspots.
If you say Gracias, instead of Obregado., ( male ), Ladies say Obregada.... You might get something nasty in your coffee...... On the Algarve, please is Faz favor... Pronounced ..Fush- fuhvor.
The Portuguese are normally very polite and expect foreigners to be polite,too.They are very generous with their time and happy to show off their country.
Suggest you get an audio language book from a charity shop.
Have fun.

DJMotorhomer
18-12-2016, 11:18
Hi

We are travelling down to the Algarve in January from Santander.

Armacao de Pera Camping is where we are going. Stayed there in 2012/13
Although its not the greatest site in Portugal it was the people there that really made it.

Staying at least a month is where you get the best deals.
Wi-fi is not free but the showers are and there is a bar/cafe. It is 10 mins for the town with loads of cafes and eateries there.

Cheers

DJM

DJMotorhomer
18-12-2016, 11:27
The best one I know is Figueira which is between Lagos and Sagres.
Free excellent wi fi
Disregard the website as prices are wrong and the place is much better than it looks.
6€ night, if you want showers they are 1€ for 3 minutes.
Electricity is 25 cents per kw, and it costs the owner 23 cents per kw. It worked out at under 30€ for a one month summer stay!
If you stay for one month, the price is 5€ night.
Very secure, gates locked at night and lots of dog walking places.
We know quite a few people, including ourselves, who just went to stop a few days, and ended up staying for weeks and even months! That says it all!
Just search

oh, it only holds 38 vans

I googled it but came up with 3 sites. What is it called please.

DJM

grath
18-12-2016, 11:30
I googled it but came up with 3 sites. What is it called please.

DJM

Figueira Autocaravan park.
There is only the one site in Figueira. It is half way between Lagos and Sagres. Maybe you have googled different locations as there are a few Figueira's

Figueiracaravanpark | Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/figueiracaravanpark/)

DJMotorhomer
18-12-2016, 11:31
Just found the link on a previous thread :raofl:

DJM

grath
18-12-2016, 11:35
Figueira Caravan Park, Figueria, Portugal - Pitchup.com (https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/portugal/faro/vila-do-bispo/figueria/figueira-caravan-park/#&gid=1&pid=4)

grath
18-12-2016, 11:37
Just found the link on a previous thread :raofl:

DJM

I posted a few links earlier in this thread, you might even see me in a pic :wacko:

moonshadow
18-12-2016, 15:18
Hi

We are travelling down to the Algarve in January from Santander.

Armacao de Pera Camping is where we are going. Stayed there in 2012/13
Although its not the greatest site in Portugal it was the people there that really made it.

Staying at least a month is where you get the best deals.
Wi-fi is not free but the showers are and there is a bar/cafe. It is 10 mins for the town with loads of cafes and eateries there.

Cheers

DJM

At Armacao de Pera there is a car park right on the sea front last year it was €1.50 per night this included cassette emptying and water. Not allowed to sit outside your van though but it was right on the beach anyway.

carol
18-12-2016, 16:53
I posted a few links earlier in this thread, you might even see me in a pic :wacko:

Which thread is that please? Any coordinates for Armacao de Pera anyone? I'm making a list as they come up just in case I get to Portugal too 😄

n brown
18-12-2016, 17:17
Which thread is that please? Any coordinates for Armacao de Pera anyone? I'm making a list as they come up just in case I get to Portugal too 😄 it's on the eastern end of the beach by the fisherman's huts, if you ever get there, there's a great walk along from there to Gale beach,then a short walk to Evaristo,where we lived for months, then onto Castello. lovely stretch of coast

wakk44
18-12-2016, 17:20
Which thread is that please? Any coordinates for Armacao de Pera anyone? I'm making a list as they come up just in case I get to Portugal too 😄

Try these...37.100676, -8.355761

somejest
09-01-2017, 11:18
Lots of places to park,as was mentioned earlier we normally try to wild park and only go to sites when we want to do washing. Sagres campsite is reasonable and is part of the Orbitur group,you can buy an extended ticket which gives you free days,There is a very clean site in Evora where we have stopped twice,so we go there buy the ticket then you have the option of about 10 sites through Portugal. As for Aires there is a very nice one in the hills at Monchique,a few in in Silves but they do get busy (great area though) we normally wild park outside town. If you haven't already got it you should get the Vicarious book for Portugal,we also have the ones for France and Benelux. Used with a satnav they are great.The aire at Lagos is ok but not many places so you need to get there early,we normally use it for dumping and water and then go to the marina for the night,haven't been since 2015 tho so not sure how the GNR ar at the moment.The aire in Quateira is ok but gets busy and we prefer the campsite on the opposite side of the road,it has big pitches and is an easy walk into town/beach.


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