Top 10 Best Rated Campsites in 2023

Portugal offers a variety of campsites in stunning locations, from seaside beaches to rural and mountainous areas. The selection of the best campsites can vary depending on each person’s individual criteria, but here are ten campsites in mainland Portugal that are often praised for their location, facilities, and overall experience

  1. Bubulcus & Acorns
  2. Alvão Village Camping
  3. Turiscampo Camping & Bungalow Park
  4. Lima Escape Camping & Glamping
  5. Algarve Motorhome Park Falésia
  6. Camping Ria Formosa
  7. Vizier’s Coast Camping
  8. Orbitur Vagueira
  9. Salema Eco Camp – Surf & Nature
  10. Algarve Motorhome Park Silves

01. Bubulcus & Acorns

Bubulcus & Acorns | Source:

Located near Vimieiro, in Alentejo, it is defined as an extensive campsite, that is, each guest has privacy and space around them. It favors contact with nature, respecting privacy and promoting the development of each individual’s ecological awareness.

The lighting is 100% LED, generated by solar energy. Rainwater is collected and stored for the summer, and the water is heated by solar energy.

It has a capacity for 20 camping places, and is open all year round, with the exception of November, and reservations must be made in advance.

Email: [email protected] | Mobile: +351 963 722 564

02. Alvão Village Camping

Alvão Village Camping | Source:

It is located on the enchanted plateau of Vila Pouca de Aguiar, in an area of approximately 25,000m2 where nature reveals itself to everyone.

Avão Village Camping is, in fact, a rural village with several accommodation units, including a camping area, precisely thinking of those who like to travel with the tent on their backs, in their caravans and motorhomes, services are available to provide all the comfort – laundry, ironing, changing rooms, cleaning and dumping service for motorhomes. It also includes a restaurant, bar, minimarket, swimming pools, children’s playground and other services.

Alvão Village Camping is an ideal space to enjoy unforgettable moments of leisure in a relaxed environment, discover new experiences, enjoy moments of tranquility, with excellent infrastructures that provide all the comfort and contact with nature and the ideal starting point to visit the historical and cultural heritage of Vila Pouca de Aguiar.

Open all year round.

Email: [email protected] | Mobile: +351 964 560 339

03. Turiscampo Camping & Bungalow Park

Turiscampo Camping & Bungalow Park | Source:

It is located 5kms from Lagos and 20kms from Cape St. Vincent, the westernmost point of Europe and the place of departure of the great Portuguese navigators aboard their caravels.

The Park extends over 82,000m2 of land and has 202 camping plots, including 42 luxury plots with water and sewage point, 3 spa blocks fully prepared for winter, the most recent having been inaugurated in May 2016.

Turiscampo also offers 137 quality accommodations, including a set of luxury mobile homes with a private jacuzzi and also a mobile home prepared for people with reduced mobility.

It features an outdoor swimming pool as well as a jacuzzi. There’s also a dedicated pool for the little ones with distractions.

Open all year round.

Email: [email protected] | Mobile: +351 282 789 265

04. Lima Camping Escape & Glamping

Lima Escape Camping & Glamping | Source:

Privileged location, surrounded by the rivers Lima, Froufe and Tamente, within the limits of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, with the Serra Amarela as a backdrop, Lima Escape Camping & Glamping is a true refuge in nature. With traditional camping areas between glamping areas – the romantic glamorous tents and colorful charming and treehouse-like bungalows, in a tranquil mountainous environment of idyllic scenery of the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Lima Escape Camping is made up of a fairly large caravan and motorhome area (45 spaces), three medium and large tent areas and a beautiful small tent area (75 pitches). These are located in their respective rectangular cells, arranged under a forest composed of oaks and pines descending to the Lima River.

Open all year round, except for the second half of November.

05. Algarve Motorhome Park Falesia

Algarve Motorhome Park Falésia | Source:

Located near the Village of Açoteias in Olhos de Água, just 5kms from Vilamoura Marina, accessible on foot or by bike through a small rural strip, and 10kms from Albufeira, a city with lots of entertainment day and night, offering a wide variety of modern attractions and water sports.

Falésia Beach stretches for 6 km of golden sands between Vilamoura (European Capital of Golf) and Albufeira (Tourist Capital of the Algarve). Considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in Portugal, with its high cliffs with strong tones, sometimes coppery, sometimes golden, which create a play of colors contrasting with the green areas of the pine trees that dominate them. The village “Aldeia das Açoteias”, in Olhos de Água, overlooking it, offers a quiet environment, ideal for couples or families, offering a wide range of services, shops and restaurants.

The reception and service area for motorhomes has capacity for 100 motorhomes with a minimum space of 70m2 and has water and electricity.

Open all year round.

06. Camping Ria Formosa

Camping Ria Formosa | Source:

Located in Cabanas, Tavira, very close to a true natural paradise, the Ria Formosa Natural Park.

Located in an area of about 56,000m2, close to the beach and served by excellent access, it is equipped with all the necessary conditions to provide a pleasant stay for visitors.

With about 500 trees planted, consisting of 350 perfectly identified individual alveoli and electrical connection, for motorhomes and caravans and approximately 350 alveoli for tents, an area reserved for bungalows of two types (up to 4 or 5 people) and another area reserved for mobile homes with plots from 100m2 to 250m2, with sewage connections, water and electricity.

2 sanitary blocks, with hot and cold water, equipped with shower cabins, toilets and washbasins, with solar panel support and Wifi system.

Open all year round.

Email: [email protected] | Mobile: +351 281 328 887

07. Vizier’s Coast Camping

Praia do Camilo is located a few kilometres south of the centre of Lagos, accessible by car or a scenic walk from the city centre.

Access to the beach is via a steep staircase carved into the golden cliffs that surround the beach. Despite the steep descent, the panoramic view of the coast during the hike is spectacular.

It’s relatively small, creating a more intimate atmosphere compared to some larger beaches, making for a quieter experience.

The beach is known for its golden sand and crystal clear waters. The calm and clear waters make it suitable for swimming and snorkeling.

Vizier’s Coast Camping | Source:

The Costa do Vizir Camping Park in Porto Covo is located 500m from Praia Grande and the same distance from the centre of Porto Covo. Located in an area of 60,000m2 densely wooded, on a dirt plot.

It consists of two camping areas with tents, motorhomes and campervans. The camping areas are organized in delimited sections where up to two medium-sized tents can be set up. All sections have access to the mains.

The crystal clear waters and wild aromas of the Alentejo Coast invite you to moments of adventure in one of the most beautiful and well-preserved coastal areas of southern Europe. On holiday or on weekend, there is always time and space to discover more here, walking the famous trails of the Rota Vicentina.

Open all year round.

Email: [email protected] | Mobile: +351 968 526 833

08. Orbitur Wander

São Rafael Beach is situated about 3 km west of the city of Albufeira, one of the most popular tourist areas in the Algarve. The beach is easily accessible by car and offers parking.

Access to the beach is via a steep descent, but the walk is worth it for the panoramic views of the coast and sea. The staircase leading to the beach is carved into the golden cliffs, providing a unique experience.

Orbitur Vagueira | Source:

The Orbitur Vagueira located in Gafanha da Boa-Hora, municipality of Vagos and district of Aveiro, is an urban park, although it is located in a pine forest, 500 m from the Ria de Aveiro, 2 km from Vagueira, 7 km from Costa Nova, 8 km from Vagos and 16 km from Aveiro and Ílhavo, invites you to holidays and relaxing weekends.

It is served by the beaches of Vagueira and Areão, 2 km away, rich in natural beauty, with the possibility of observing herons in the wild while sunbathing, and these beaches are also very popular with surfers and bodyboarders. Not to be missed is Arte Xávega, the traditional fishing of the region and, in Vagos, it is recommended to visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Vagos, the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia and the chapel of Santo António. The excellent gastronomy of the region is another excuse for a visit.

Main equipment: Recycling; toilet with reduced mobility; TV/Lounge Room; Playground; Swimming pool (seasonal); Children’s pool (seasonal); WIFI access, Camper Station and Playground.

Services: Self-service laundry; Snack/Bar; Pets allowed

Activities: Golf; Boat; Fishing; Bicycle path; Windsurfing; Stand Up Paddle; Canoeing; Horseback riding and sailing.

Open all year round.

Email: [email protected] | Phone: +351 234 797 526

09. Salema Eco Camp – Surf & Nature

Salema Eco Camp – Surf & Nature | Source:

Inserted in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina, Salema Eco Camp is located in Salema, a fishing village in the parish of Budens, municipality of Vila do Bispo, Algarve, which surrounds the beach with the same name, Praia da Salema. Here you will find nature in its purest state and be able to enjoy it with friends and family. This is the place of choice for lovers of “slow living” and surfing. The area surrounding the campsite is rich in wild beaches, photogenic sunsets and many other secrets!

With an area of 12 hectares, Salema Eco Camp offers all the conditions to accommodate caravans, motorhomes and tents. For purists and nature lovers, you can wake up surrounded by greenery and in harmony with the fauna, flora and birds of the region.

Salema Eco Camp offers a wide range of complementary activities to make your stay a complete experience. From a perfect space to work before going to look for the waves in the area or go to do Yoga, to a space where you can leave the little ones so that they can experience the space.

Since November 2021, it is the First and Only Hotel Unit in the Algarve Region, with the Carbon Neutrality Certificate (VCU).

Open all year round.

Email: [email protected] | Phone: +351 282 695 201

10. Algarve Motorhome Park Silves

Algarve Motorhome Park Silves | Source:

Silves, one of the oldest cities in Portugal.

The historic city of Silves was once the capital of the Algarve. The richness of its past and history is reflected throughout the city. Its castle, the most important and best preserved in the Algarve, overlooks the narrow and irregular alleys, where the typical restaurants, small art galleries and handicraft shops are hidden that make it a city where Portuguese authenticity still reigns and where even storks choose as a place to spend the winter.

Algarve Motorhome Park Silves is located to the west of the city, enjoying a calm, rural landscape, close to the centre of Silves, as well as a supermarket, restaurants and the national road to Monchique and Portimão.

The reception and service area for motorhomes has a capacity for 50 motorhomes with individual spaces of 60m2, which have water and electricity.

The service area is also accessible for motorhomes passing through.

Open all year round.