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Camping in Portugal

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With over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year, Portugal is an ideal destination for a camping trip no matter which season you decide to visit. Holidays here provide the perfect excuse to enjoy the country’s wonderful climate and local culture as well as the convenient services of our Portugal campsites.

Camping Holidays In Portugal

While camping in Portugal, you can explore its capital, Lisbon: a city with endless little streets and historic neighbourhoods, famous for its yellow trams and 25 de Abril Bridge. If you fancy a breath of sea air, head for the Algarve region to admire its magnificent beaches and cliffs, and visit Faro with its colourful old town.

In Northern Portugal, you can explore Porto, a town listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the vineyards of the Douro Valley. Central Portugal is full of magnificent panoramic views, ancient villages of infinite charm and splendid beaches. Your stay will echo to the fado – a traditional Portuguese song – and you can sample the region’s cuisine, full of deliciously fragrant specialities.

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Orbitur Valverde

The Algarve | Lagos
9.2/10 (6 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Brand new for 2018Close to a sandy beachSwimming pool with children's poolIdeal for exploring the Al...
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Orbitur Angeiras

Northern Portugal | Matosinhos
7.2/10 (5 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Brand new for 2018Located close to PortoClose to sandy beachOnsite swimming pool
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Orbitur Vagueira

Central Portugal | Gafanha da Boa Hora
8/10 (2 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Brand new for 2018Close to the beachBeach ideal for surfing
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Orbitur Costa da Caparica

9/10 (6 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Brand new for 2018Only 12 miles from Lisbon200m from a sandy beachIdeal for a relaxing holiday
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Orbitur Valado

Central Portugal | Valado-nazaré
8.3/10 (3 Reviews)
Canvas Holidays Camping
Brand new for 2018Near a traditional fishing portClose to a sandy beach75 miles from Lisbon
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(1) Amendments up to 14 days before arrival without giving any reason are only valid for campsites with the Vacanceselect or Tohapi logo and for accommodation with the blue tent symbol. Any amendments made within six weeks of departure, the holiday cost applied will be at the same or where applicable, at a higher rate. Please note, for 2023 holidays, free amendments can be made up to 14 days before arrival. (2) If it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination, it is possible to change to another campsite or period free of charge from 10 days before arrival. If you want to change to another destination, this only applies to accommodation with the blue Vacanceselect logo. These can be found on the campsite page in the accommodation overview. If, according to the DFA, it is not possible to travel to your holiday destination 10 days before arrival, you are entitled to a full refund (of course, in this case you can also change your booking free of charge as described above). If we have to cancel your holiday because of circumstances relating to COVID-19, you will receive a full refund.
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Our Best Campsites In Portugal

We have a range of campsites in Portugal that are all just a hop, skip and a jump away from the country’s most beautiful attractions. Mingling sun and sea, art and culture, national parks and open-air activities, a camping holiday in Portugal can be truly unforgettable!

The Orbitur Valverde campsite in Portugal’s Algarve is the perfect pick for beach lovers thanks to its cliff top location and proximity to Lagos. Keen surfers may prefer Orbitur Valado that’s nestled in the heart of a pine forest just 2km from the huge beaches of Nazaré.

If you want the best of both worlds when it comes to sandy coves and fascinating attractions, check out the Orbitur Costa da Caprica that’s only 20km from Lisbon and packed with family-friendlyfacilities.

Things to do when camping in Portugal

There's something for everyone on a camping holiday in Portugal, from cultural and culinary delights in Porto and Lisbon to the idyllic beaches at Lagos.

As its name suggests, this historic city of Porto is the home of port wine. Its idyllic riverside is lined with colourful buildings many of which are port houses, and its historic centre is littered with Baroque-era structures like the beautiful São Francisco Church.

The Sintra Mountains lie just north of Lisbon, and here you’ll find dramatic hilltops and rugged coastlines that are ideal for scenic hikes. Don’t forget to stroll around the city of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its decadent palaces.

Visit Lisbon, Portugal’s coastal capital that’s bursting with activity. Admire the Gothic exteriors of the Torre de Belém and indulge in a pastel de nata before exploring the ruins and gardens of Castelo de S. Jorge.

Explore Lagos, Portugal’s famed beach resort that’s known for both its beautiful long beaches and walled Old Town. Highlights include the golden Igreja de Santo Antonio church, various exciting water parks and the picturesque Ponta da Piedade cove.

Portugal’s main wine region Douro Valley features stunning landscape filled with rolling hills and quaint towns. Head there on a day trip for wine tastings and river cruises.

Popular Regions For Camping Holidays In Portugal

Lying west of Spain, Portugal extends over 850km and has a wide range of stunning scenery to explore. As well as the country’s vast Atlantic Ocean coastline, you’ll discover landscapes full of flowers, untouched mountain regions and cities jam-packed with fine architecture and cultural heritage.

The sunny southern Algarve region has been a holiday hotspot for years and continuously draws in those after more relaxed camping holidays in Portugal. Resorts like Albufeira and Lagos have every amenity you could need, and they boast some of the best beaches in the world.

If you’re after some great surf, head to the west coast where the waves are wilder and cities like Lisbon and Sintra make for great day trips. Further north is historic Porto and a handful of idyllic inland attractions like Serra de Estrela National Park and the Douro Valley.