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Orbitur Camping Madalena

Orbitur Camping Madalena

Portugal, Porto and The North, Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia

227 12 25 20
227 12 25 34
Open (touring pitches):  
All year.

Ref: PO8038

Alan Rogers Review

A municipal site currently leased to Orbitur, Madalena is conveniently located for visits to nearby Porto. It has the added benefit of being a short walk from Madalena beach and its bars and restaurants. The site is large, although the upper half is not now in use; an attractive entrance leads to an area occupied by mobile homes to rent and seasonal caravans, behind which is level, grassy ground for tents. Further up the hill touring units can find a slot between the eucalyptus and pine trees. There are no marked pitches but space for up to 600 units, with 6A electricity available throughout.

A regular bus service to Porto operates from close to the entrance, with a stop at Gaia, from where you can visit a number of major Port cellars and a few lesser known ones offering more intimate tours. This also is the departure point for boat trips to see Porto from the River Douro and for wonderful day cruises. The bus continues into Porto where you can take open-topped ‘hop on, hop off’ bus tours of the city or just wander through the streets seeing the sites, take a drink at a pavement café or enjoy a meal at any one of a huge variety of restaurants.


Orbitur have not yet upgraded the four toilet blocks but they are kept clean. Hot water to showers and some open-style washbasins. Basic facilities for babies and disabled campers in lower block. Laundry facilities. Motorcaravan services. Small supermarket and bar/snack bar with takeaway (access by steep steps). Basic supplies and coffee bar in reception in low season. Swimming and paddling pools (steep steps). Limited play area. Tennis and multisports courts. Minigolf. Outdoor disco area used for family entertainment (high season). WiFi in some areas (free).

  • American Motor Homes
  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • All Year
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bar on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Outdoor Pool on Site
  • Restaurant
  • Shop Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Pets allowed
  • Wifi Free
  • Wifi Partial Site



Madalena is on the southern outskirts of Porto. From A1 motorway exit 22 (Devesas) follow signs for Madalena and Praias. Cross several roundabouts then at T-junction turn right signed Parque de Campismo. Site is on right in 600 m.