A big site with lots of long term Brits and Dutch campers. We liked it, hot and cold running water, hot showers with no time limit! Toilet seats, but no loo paper or soap. It's not the Ritz, but it is kept clean and the restaurant is very reasonable. There is a mini market for the essentials and a 20 minute walk takes you into Olhao where there is a big market on Saturday mornings. Very helpful staff and free WIFI as well as a computer and printer in reception. Electric hookups are nearby and there is a walk next to the campsite for dogs. Swimming pool is kept clean and tidy. It has everything we needed and it is cheap (9 euros per night). Mosquitoes weren't too bad either. Just a small issue (wasn't a big deal), we had a package delivered from the UK, there are mail slots in reception, but they forgot to tell us, in spite of the fact we asked everyday. I guess they had other things to think about. So our advice is just to check the mail slots.
A big site that is on the edge of town. It has 800 pitches, majority of which are totally shaded by trees, and are fairly small. In the winter months a big population of Northern Europeans over winter on the site. Any vans over 7 metres are pitched on the side of the roads that run through the site. Not the most scenic set up with sun chairs and tables on the side of the roads but most people seemed happy with it.
Toilets and showers very clean and well kept. Several blocks and we never saw any queues. Plenty of hot water and good water pressure. Loos all have seats - no toilet paper or soap though. Loads of dish washing and clothes washing areas and several washing machines. No full serviced pitches but plenty of water taps. Chem disposal at each toilet block. On site supermarket really well stocked and fair prices.
Bar and restaurant on site. Appears to be used mainly by some very long term residents who live on site. Entertainment on some evenings put on by residents.
Security passes issued when we arrived but we were never asked to show coming or going from site.
The area is great, Olhao has loads of shops and cafes but its not very touristy. The harbour is mainly taken up with fishing boats. Trips out to the Ria Formosa islands run from the prom, we paid €15 for a 3 hour trip which was fantastic. The Parque Naturale is literally next door to the camp and free to enter. A good 3 hours to walk the well marked and well kept footpaths.
This site is very cheap - for 2 adults with ehu we paid €9 per night. It won't suit everyone and it does cater to short stays, winter stays and full time caravan dwellers. However its kept very clean and tidy and very well situated with plenty to see and do in the area and only 15 minutes cycle to the town.
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