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Camping Markádia

Camping Markádia

Portugal, Alentejo, Beja, Alvito

284 763 141
All year.

Ref: PO8350

Alan Rogers Review

A tranquil, lakeside site in an unspoilt setting, this will appeal most to those nature lovers who want to ‘get away from it all’ and to those who enjoy country pursuits such as walking, fishing and riding. There are 130 casual unmarked pitches on undulating grass and sand with ample electricity connections (16A). The site is lit but a torch is required. The friendly Dutch owner has carefully planned the site so each pitch has its own oak tree to provide shade. The open countryside and lake provide excellent views and a very pleasant environment.

The lake is in fact a 1,000-hectare reservoir, and more than 150 species of birds can be found in the area. The stellar views in the very low ambient lighting are wonderful at night. You can swim in the reservoir, and canoes, pedalos and windsurfers are available for hire. You may bring your own boat, although power boats, quads and motor scooters are not allowed on environmental grounds. Just outside the campsite but part of the Markàdia organisation, a bar/restaurant supplements the site’s own establishment which has limited opening in low season; there is also a swimming pool which is open to the public.


Four toilet blocks built in traditional Portuguese style are kept very clean and provide spacious, controllable showers, open-style washbasins, dishwashing and laundry sinks under cover, with hot water throughout. Washing machines. Basic motorhome services and car wash. Bar/restaurant with terrace overlooking lake (1/4-30/9). Shop (all year, bread to order). Playground. Fishing, swimming and boating in the lake. Boat hire. Tennis. Riding. Dogs are not accepted in Aug. Facilities and amenities may be reduced outside the main season.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • American Motor Homes
  • All Year
  • Boat Launch on Site
  • Bar on Site
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Fishing on Site
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Riding on Site
  • Sailing on Site
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Nature
  • Lake/River Swim
  • Walking
  • Outdoor Pool Nearby
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site



Alvito is 40 km south of Evora via N254/N257. Site is 18 km. southwest of village on southern bank of the Barragem de Odivelas. From A2 between Lisbon and the Algarve take exit 10 on IP8 (Beja) and at Ferreira turn north on N2 to Odivelas, then in 1 km. turn east towards the Barragem. Site is signed and is along a dirt road after crossing dam.

Location Coordinates

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    38.1812 -8.10293
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