With so much uncertainty at the moment, many people are taking some time to start planning ahead for their next adventure, and we thought we'd give you some pointers if you're considering the long journey down to the Algarve.
This includes some of the most popular camping sites, some of the attractions and things that you can do there, as well as things like restaurants that you might want to explore.
This includes solar heating, selling eco-friendly products in their stores, and using organic, local food in all the meals. It doesn't matter whether it’s winter or summer, because Salema Eco Camp has got everything you could possibly need for either and is open from 1st January to the end-September.
The site includes three sanitary blocks with showers and private washing cubicles, as well as washing machines, dryers, a bar and restaurant, and other entertainment options.
During your stay, a visit to Lagos is highly recommended - this well-known city was the trade centre between Portugal and Africa. The port of Albufeira or the resort of Faro are both excellent options for day trips.
You’ll find there are plenty of attractions within walking distance, including a beautiful beach and a delightful array of shops. Are you keen to keep your feet well-rested this vacation? No problem, there’s a local bus service that can take you anywhere you need to go. Families love this campsite which provides you with a location close to the beach for days where you want to relax on the sand. As well as this, it’s ideal for larger units because there are no marked pitches.
Hop on board a ferry, and you can take a trip to several islands off the coast. These little castaway coves of paradise have numerous golden beaches where you will be able to enjoy the sun while your children play in the shallow waters.
Full services are available throughout the year, making this a popular choice for 'snowbirds' escaping south to the sun. Facilities include a lovely pool complex and entertainments programme in the high season.
Attractions & Days Out
For your little ones, there is an entirely separate area that has age-adjusted entertainment so that everyone is getting to experience something fun while staying safe!
Looking for a fun day out? You’ve found one at Krazy World Zoo. This is an interactive zoo with things to keep the whole family entertained. Check out the petting farm where you can feed the dwarf goats, llamas and deer, so trust us when we say that this appeals to the adults as well as the children. You can also interact with some of the other animals in other areas of the park, such as African Spur Turtles and lemurs.
Once you’ve had fun with the animals, there’s a swimming pool with a water slide that is sure to grab your attention. If that’s not enough, then there’s also shows involving the animals, crazy golf, pony rides, inflatables and pedal karts! You could spend the entire day here and not get bored for a second, so it is certainly worth considering.
Seafood is a speciality in Portugal and is usually served fresh, but if you are looking for a quirky place that exclusively uses Portuguese tinned fish, then Maria do Mar is the place for you. Don't be put off by the 'canned' element of the menu, this is a Mediterranean style restaurant, and you will be served canned fish, along with salad, bread and wine which makes it the perfect place to go if you want somewhere that serves light meals. You can try one of the tasting dishes to get the full experience, without having to order the entire menu. Serving lunch, dinner and brunch, and able to cater to specific dietary requirements such as providing gluten-free options if necessary.
This restaurant is a little more pricey than the one above, so it is something to think about if you want to go out for a night of fine dining. The reopening a few months ago brought a new ambience to this place, and the service is fantastic.
All the staff are attentive, ensuring that you have everything you need and that everything is okay while not pestering you throughout your meal. Instead, it is like a small family when you are inside. The food is incredible, it looks delicious, creative and tastes terrific. The food is exquisite and paired with the right wine just makes it that little bit more unbelievable.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now know more about camping in the Algarve. If there is anything else that you want to know about camping here, there is plenty of information elsewhere online, but these are some of the best places that you can go, and things that you can do.
If you are going to be taking little ones with you, make sure that you take this into consideration when you are in the planning stages, just to ensure that they are entertained throughout the trip. Have a wonderful trip, and we hope that you end up making memories that you will never forget!
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