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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by alisonwo View Post
    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
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljenny View Post
    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
    Regarding Wi Fi, we could only get it if standing near to the office!
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    If feeling adventurous just drive around you will find 1000s of places to stop the night!
    It all depends on both of you.
    Whenever we stop for the night in any country we both have to be happy with the location.
    As for walking the dogs loads of tracks use map.me.
    Also be aware a lot of free roming dogs in Portugal.
    As we are dog free and walking with Nordic poles( one on each side of us holding us up&#128527
    The dogs here are aware of the stick and are very warey of it, so much so that we take them off our hands to stroke the loose dogs and not upset them.
    But a stick will work as a very good deterant whist out.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grath View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJMotorhomer View Post
    I googled it but came up with 3 sites. What is it called please.

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    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

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