20 Motorhome/Van Stops in the coast of Portugal for less than 10€

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   Within the scope of the Geographic Information Systems course at the Estoril School of Hospitality and Tourism, I developed (Rita) a project that consisted of creating an itinerary through a program called “ArcGis”, with the aim of creating a small itinerary that passed in 20 points in Portuguese territory, I decided to do on sites in Portugal, where it is possible to stay legally by motorhome near the coast for less than 10€.

     As this totally meets the scope of our site, I decided to put all the information of the work here, I would point out however that we only visited one of the sites mentioned here, and that all the photographs / information were taken from a site called ” CamperContact ‘ ‘.

     A site we have used many times, almost always with very positive experiences.

     This site has ratings on all sites, which are the basis for choosing these sites.

     When traveling by motorhome one of our only concerns was finding places where we could stay overnight, or areas with some facilities such as dirty water discharges, drinking water .. at a reduced price.

     I thought of doing a research work on 20 areas for motorhomes / caravans with a budget of less than € 10 and the coast of Portugal.

     I decided to make this article because it ends up being a planning of a route along the coast of Portugal and all areas are organized with the GPS coordinates and their facilities. I hope it will be useful to some reader.

     I leave the project link where you can see each caravan area separately and its location directly on the map:

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=6699cfeb0bd14413a472cdc627cc24a4

The work was helped by two colleagues from the college, they are Bruno Cunha and Acílio Gala.

  • South of Portugal
  • Center of Portugal
  • North of Portugal

Area 1 São Domingos Camping Car Service Area                          8.8 rating


Location: Mina de São Domingos

Brief local history:

The Mina de São Domingos in the Alentejo.

The mine and the respective village of the São Domingos mines correspond to an old ore.

GPS coordinates:

N 37.67136, W 7.50077
N 37 ° 40’17 “W 7 ° 30’03”


Room Facilities:

  • Mobile home including 2 persons: Free
  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical dicharge: Free
  • Water: € 2
    Flat and lit terrain
  • Cost: Free

Area 2 – Pereiro’s picnic area


Location : Pereiro, Algarve

Brief local history

Pereiro is a quiet fishing village in the beautiful municipality of Alcoutim, situated in a mountainous area of great beauty, bathed by the rivers Vascão and Foupana, very close to the border with the Alentejo, a symbol of another distant Algarve of the golden beaches of crystal clear waters, but full of charm and with much to see and to know.


GPS coordinates

N 37.44593, W 7.58917
N 37 ° 26’45 “W 7 ° 35’21”

Features

  • Mobile home including 2 persons: Free
  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical dicharge: Free
  • Water: € 2
    Flat and lit terrain
  • Nearby Lagoon
  • Cost: Free

Area 3 Algarve Motorhome Park Falésia                                          Ratting 8.5

Location: Albufeira, Algarve

Brief local history

     Albufeira is a Portuguese city belonging to the District of Faro, region and sub-region of the Algarve, with about 40 000 inhabitants.
     It is soothes of a municipality with 140,66 km ² of area and 40 828 inhabitants (2011), subdivided in 4 parishes. The municipality is limited to the west and northwest by the municipality of Silves, to the northeast and east by Loulé and to the south has a wide coast in the Atlantic Ocean.

GPS coordinates

N 37.09036, W 8.16044
N 37 ° 05’25 “W 8 ° 09’38”

Features: 

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Sanita Download: Free
  • Water: Free
  • Possibility of electricity (6A): 2,5 € 24h
    Flat and lit terrain
    Close to the beach
    With safety
    Shower and washing machine
    Internet
  • Cost: Motorhome: € 6 / € 7,5

Area 4 – Parque da Gale
Location Vale de Parra, Algarve

GPS coordinates

N 37.09265, W 8.31190
N 37 ° 05’34 “W 8 ° 18’43”


Features:

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical dicharge: Free
  • Water: Free
  • Possibility of electricity: 2 €
    Flat and lit terrain
    On the beach
    With safety
    Shower and washing machine
    Internet
    Facilities for people with reduced mobility
    Swimming pool nearby
    Bicycle tours
    Hiking
  • Cost: Motorhome: € 7

Holiday home Campingcar

Location : Armação de Pêra, Algarve

Brief local history

Armação de Pêra is a very popular village in the summer, having in the bathing season a population several times superior to its population in the winter.

     It is a fishing and tourist area. During the bathing season between June and September, Armação is full of daytime and nightlife. During the day you can enjoy the sport that exists on the beach of fishermen, volleyball.

     On the beach, during the day, you can also visit the caves with some fishermen who are engaged in this activity in the summer, while others are engaged in fishing all year round. During the night the street of the bars and the avenue become in places of great movement from 20h to 24h.


GPS coordinates

N 37.11350, W 8.37264
N 37 ° 06’49 “W 8 ° 22’22”


Features: 

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: Free
  • Possibility of electricity 6A: 3,5 €
    Flat and lit terrain
    On the beach
    Shower and washing machine
    Internet
    Bicycle tours
    Hiking
  • Cost: Motorhome: € 6.5 to € 8.5

Area 6 – Vacaria ratings
Location Silves, Algarve

Brief local history

     Silves is a Portuguese town in the District of Faro, in the region and sub-region of the Algarve, with about 6 300 inhabitants.

     In recent years, the number of tourists visiting the municipality has been increasing substantially, notably as a destination of culture tourism.

     Silves was, in centuries past, capital of the Algarve, but it lost that statute, partly due to the silting of the river Arade, that diminished its economic importance. Silves is one of the oldest cities in Portugal.


GPS coordinates

N 37.21834, W 8.36924
N 37 ° 13’06 “W 8 ° 22’09”


Features:

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: Free
  • Possibility of electricity 4A: € 0.20 (kWh)
  • Rough and lit terrain
    With safety
    Shower and washing machine
    Internet
    Bicycle tours
    Hiking
    Fishing opportunities
  • Cost: Motorhome € 6

Area 7 Service area                                 rating: 6.3


Location Lagos, Algarve

Brief local history

     Lagos is a Portuguese city in the district of Faro. It is historically linked to the Portuguese Discoveries, being today one of the most attractive tourist centers of the Algarve, with beaches and exceptional patrimony and nightlife of great dynamism.

     At the moment, the majority of the population resides dispersed in the territory of the county, outside the historical center of the city, working mainly in the services and tourist industry.


GPS coordinates

N 37.11581, W 8.67871
N 37 ° 06’57 “W 8 ° 40’43”


Features:

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: € 2
    Flat and lit terrain
    Shower and washing machine
    Internet
    Bicycle tours
    Hiking
    Fishing opportunities
  • Cost : Motorhome € 3

Área 8 Praia da Boca do Rio                                Rating 7.5

Location Praia do boca do Rio, Algarve

Brief local history

     Praia do Boca do Rio is a beach in the parish of Budens, in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, in the Algarve, Portugal. Situated at the confluence of two streams, it is a quiet beach. One of the streams defines a wide valley, originating a swampy area that has agricultural use. There are hydraulic engenhos located along the two valleys, witnessing the ancient human occupation.

GPS coordinates

N 37.06676, W 8.80971
N 37 ° 04’00 “W 8 ° 48’35”


Features:

No facilities, only for overnight stay

Nearby beach
Possibility of fishing
Bicycle Tour ~
Hiking
Cost: Free Camper

Área 9  Figueira Caravan Park                                        Rating: 7.7

Location : Figueira, Algarve

Brief local history

Figueira is a village near Portimão in the Algarve.

GPS coordinates

N 37.07289, W 8.84556
N 37 ° 04’22 “W 8 ° 50’44”


Features:

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: Free
  • Possibility of electricity 10A: 0,35 € kWh
    Flat and lit terrain
    On the beach
    Shower and washing machine
    Internet
    Bicycle tours
    Hiking
  • Cost: Motorhome: € 7

Area 10 – Vila Nova de Milfontes

Local Odemira, Alentejo

GPS coordinates

N 37.73853, W 8.80144 N 37 ° 44’19 “W 8 ° 48’05”


Features

No facilities, only for overnight stay

Nearby beach
Possibility of fishing
Hiking
Cost: Motorhome: Free

Área 11 Parking Porto Covo                                            Rating: 5

Location: Porto Covo

Brief local history

     Porto Covo is a parish of the county of Sines, with 48.73 km ² of area and 1 038 inhabitants In the village of Porto Covo there is the Great Beach, one of the most sought after by locals and tourists. Located next to the north exit of Porto Covo, at the foot of the garden.

     With good access, spacious and sheltered by the cliff, is one of the busiest during the summer.

GPS coordinates

N 37.85419, W 8.79053
N 37 ° 51’15 “W 8 ° 47’26”


Features

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: Free
  • Possibility of electricity 10A: 0,35 € kWh
    Flat and lit terrain
    On the beach
  • Cost: Motorhome: 3 €

Área 12 EcoParque do Outão                              Rating: 6,4

Location : Setúbal

Brief local history

     Setubal is a Portuguese city, capital of Setubal district (since 1926), with 100,000 inhabitants in its urban perimeter.
GPS coordinates

N 38.50273, W 8.92867
N 38 ° 30’10 “W 8 ° 55’43”


Features:

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemichal discharge: Free
  • Water: Free
  • Electricity: 3,60 € 24h
    Flat and lit terrain
    Shower
  • Cost: Motorhome: 7,90 €

Área 13 – Lissabon port area                                  avaliação: 5.8

Location : Lisbon

GPS coordinates

N 38.70457, W 9.15648
N 38 ° 42’16 “W 9 ° 09’23”


Features:

No facilities
Center of Lisbon
Cost: Motorhome: Free to € 5

Area 14 – Parking Praia Guincho

Location:  Guincho, Cascais

Brief local history

     It is one of the most windy beaches in Portugal, and one of the most sought after by surfers, windsurfers, kite surfers and wind parrots. In the 90’s, Guincho was one of the places of the Windsurfing World Cup. Nowadays, several sports events take place at Guincho regularly, including the National Surfing and Bodyboard Championship

GPS coordinates

N 38.72792, W 9.47483
N 38 ° 43’41 “W 9 ° 28’29”


Features

Accessible for handicapped persons
Shower
Toilet Downloads
Common trash
On the beach
Possibility of Bike Tours
Charge: Mobile home: € 2

Área 15 – Parque de Autocaravanes de Obidos

Location : Óbidos                                                                      Rating:7

Brief local history

     Obidos is a Portuguese village in the district of Leiria. In 2007 the Castle of Óbidos was declared by the contest the Seven Wonders of Portugal, the second of the seven most important monuments of the Portuguese architectural heritage. On 11 December 2015 UNESCO considered Óbidos as literary city as part of the Creative Cities Network program.

GPS coordinates

N 39.35622, W 9.15661
N 39 ° 21’22 “W 9 ° 09’24”


Features:

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: € 2
    Flat and lit terrain
    Internet
  • Cost: Motorhome: € 4 to € 6

Área 16 – Motorhome parking Foz do Arelho    rating: 6.6

Brief local history

     Foz do Arelho is a Portuguese village and parish in the county of Caldas da Rainha, with 9.62 km² of area and 1339 inhabitants². It is known as a summer vacation destination, as it has lanes not only facing the Atlantic Ocean, but also on the edge of the Óbidos Lagoon.

GPS coordinates

N 39.42837, W 9.21950
N 39 ° 25’42 “W 9 ° 13’10”


Features:

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemial discharge: Free
  • Water: Grauito
  • Possibility of electricity 4A: € 2
    Flat and lit terrain
    Shower and washing machine
    Internet
    Children’s Paeque ~
    On the beach
  • Cost: Motorhome: € 4

Área 17 Motorhome parking Praia da Vagueira              rating: 7.7

Location Aveiro

Brief local history

     Aveiro District captures the essence of a destination we would expect to see in a travel book, with its gondola-like moliceiros, natural ponds, elegant 19th century architecture and cobblestone walkways – it is a special place where the old meets the modern .

GPS coordinates

N 40.54963, W 8.77021

N 40 ° 32’59 “W 8 ° 46’13”


Features

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: Grauito
  • Electricity: 2,5 €
  • Flat and lit terrain
    On the beach
    Safety
    Access for disabled
    Possibility of fishing, hiking and biking tours
  • cost: Motorhome € 7,5

Área 18 Motorhome parking Estarreja / Centro          Rating: 6.8

Location Estarreja

Brief local history

     Estarreja is a Portuguese city, located in the District of Aveiro with about 7,500 inhabitants.

GPS coordinates

N 40.75407, W 8.56590
N 40 ° 45’15 “W 8 ° 33’57”

Features

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: Grauito
    Flat and lit terrain
    Shower and washing machine
    Hiking
    playground
  • Cost: Motorhome € 2

 Area 19 Motorhome Parking Praia Sao Pedro de Maceda                            rating: 6,8

Location: Maceda

Brief local history

Maceda is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Ovar.
GPS coordinates

N 40.92063, W 8.66073
N 40 ° 55’14 “W 8 ° 39’39”


Features

No facilities, just overnight
On the beach
Bicycle tours
Hiking


Free Motorhome Cost

Area 20 Aire de Sao Romao do Coronado                    Rating: 6.9

Location Trofa

Coordenadas GPS

N 41.27789,  W 8.54969
N 41°16’40”,  W 8°32’59”

Features

  • Dirty water discharge: Free
  • Chemical discharge: Free
  • Water: Grauito
  • Possibility of electricity 2 € 24H
    Flat and lit terrain
  • Cost: Motorhome € 3

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