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Visitor Reviews - Parque De Campismo Da Penha

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Parque De Campismo Da Penha
Penha Costa
Portugal   (Browse area)
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Tel: 0035 253 515 912

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Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 2 Reviews
              8/10 from 2 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Smart Family 23 reviews from this member

We stayed for 2 nights at this wonderful site with our 3 teenage children. The site is located on the top of a mountain overlooking the city of Guimaraes. We have a large 8m Motorhome which is 3 m high and very wide and had no problems on the road up or at the site. We received a warm welcome from friendly staff and advised just to pay before we left. The site is terraced down a steep hill and large outfits are well advised to use the area on the left as you first enter the site, which was level and shaded. The site is secured with a good electric gate and 24 hour staff. The toilet/shower block was clean but populated with flys probably due to having to use bins for toilet roll. There was a small shop and restaurant on site and a good swimming pool, which my children liked. The best part of this site is the wonderful area immediately around it. Like the Lost world with huge boulders and mysterious pathways and the stunning views over the city, but it is so peaceful. A short walk takes you to the Teleferic cable car which takes you a very scenic 3 kilometers into the city centre, where you enjoy the old city with narrow lanes, cafes, gallerys, museums, shops and restaurants. Then you simply return on the Teleferic all for 4 Euro return price. A must site if you are in the area and one of the cheapest we stayed at.

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Paul_M 29 reviews from this member

This is a short review because we didn't stay too long at the site: not the camp's fault. This is near the ancient city of Guimaraes, the first capital of Portugal, which is a very interesting town with plenty of restaurants, bars &c. From the main square a cable car (telefericos) travels up a hillside to Penha where there are churches, shrines and the like and the campsite (be warned, the telefericos doesn't quite get to the camp so you need to walk the last couple of hundred metres); alternatively there are narrow winding roads, occasional buses or, as a last resort, taxis.

There is probably a very good view from the top of Penha - I don't know because it was either raining, foggy, or immersed in cloud while we were there! The site is on several tiers with clean toilets &c and sorted recycling facilities (quite unusual in Portugal). There is a bar/cafe/television lounge which mainly sells snacky food and breakfast but the young woman running the counter was happy enough to cook omelettes, bacon and the like.

There were children's play areas and lots of space for walking around in - I might have tried it if it had stopped raining. Everyone said they had never known a year like it for rain so this would make a good base for exploring the wider area.

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