Over 8000 of Europe's best campsites, right at your fingertips

Orbitur Camping Rio Alto

Orbitur Camping Rio Alto

Portugal, Porto And The North, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim

Tel:
252 615 699
Other:  
218 117 070
Open:  
All Year.

Ref: PO8030

Alan Rogers Review

The first campsite in the world to be certified by the SGS ICS for the quality of its services is to be found in Rio Alto, Estela, close to the town of Póvoa de Varzim. It has excellent facilities, which include a mini-market, restaurant, bar, self-service, social halls, free swimming pool for users, four shower blocks with continuous hot water, nearly 600 electricity points and ten dishwashing blocks. It also has an area of plots for caravans and mobile homes. Make the most of your stay and get to know the area and visit Ofir and Esposende. This site also makes an excellent base for visiting Porto, which is some 35 km. South of Estela. It has pitches on sandy terrain and is next to what is virtually a private beach. The beach is accessed via a novel double tunnel in two lengths of 40 m. beneath the dunes (open 09.00-19.00). The beach shelves steeply at some tidal stages (lifeguard 15/6-15/9).

There are some hardstandings for caravans and motorhomes and electrical connections to most pitches (5/15A long leads may be required). The area for tents is furthest from the beach and windswept, stunted pines give some shade. There are arrangements for car parking away from camping areas in peak season. There is a quality restaurant, a snack bar and a large swimming pool across the road from reception. An 18-hole golf course is adjacent and huge nets along one side of the site protect campers from any stray balls.  The service certificate awarded by the SGS ICS to the Rio Alto Orbitur campsite makes Orbitur Intercâmbio de Turismo SA a pioneer company in the world, given that it is the first certificate given to a facility of this type.

Facilities

Four well-equipped toilet blocks have hot water. Laundry facilities. Facilities for disabled visitors. Gas supplies. Motorhome service point. Shop (1/6-15/9). Restaurant (1/6-15/9). Bar, snack bar (all year). Swimming pool (1/6-30/9). Tennis. Playground. Games room. Surfing. TV. First-aid post. Car wash. Evening entertainment twice weekly in season. Bicycle hire can be arranged by reception. WiFi.

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

Location

Directions

From A28 towards Porto, leave at exit 18 signed Fao/Apuila. At roundabout take third exit, N13 towards Póvoa de Varzim for 2.5 km. At Hotel Contriz, turn right onto narrow cobbled road. Site well signed in 2 km.

Location Coordinates

  • Decimal Degrees (DD)
    Latitude Longitude
    41.4628 -8.77361
  • Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
    Latitude Longitude

Accommodation

Bungalow
(1 bedroom, pillows and blankets provided)

1 bedroom, pillows and blankets provided

Living living/kitchen area, TV, shower
Eating dishwasher, coffee maker, fridge, freezer
Outside table & chairs, parasol, 2 sun loungers
Pets not accepted
Charges Low Season (from) €308 per week
High Season (from) €728 per week
Season all year
Mobile home
(2 bedrooms, sofa bed, pillows and blankets provided)

2 bedrooms, sofa bed, pillows and blankets provided

Living living/kitchen area, TV, shower
Eating dishwasher, coffee maker, fridge, freezer
Outside table & chairs, parasol, 2 sun loungers
Pets not accepted
Charges Low Season (from) €252 per week
High Season (from) €707 per week
Season all year