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Reviews of Camping Ria Formosa

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Camping Ria Formosa
Quinta Da Gomeira
Cabanas Tavira
Portugal   (Browse area)

Tel: 00351 281328887
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Pitches: 200
Open: 01/01/2021 to 31/12/2021
           01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 7 Reviews
                8/10 from 7 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: November 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Sheiladore 22 reviews from this member

 We came to this site for the first month through the Caravan and motorhome club, we then stayed another month on the sites offer after begging to the pitch manager, who rules it, he drives around in his golf buggy, we asked to stay longer but no availability, BUTplenty of pitches ??no one seems to know what is going on re bookings. We tried to book through the Caravan club for 2019 but that's not possible either for this January or November,

Washrooms are adequate, not always hot water, bit squashy in cubicles, and can be cold if fellow campers leave door open, particularly

in evening.

Washing machines are expensive and sometimes there's a queue,

Restaurant closed all of January.

Not all the pitches are in the sun, so in the winter it can be cold in the sun? 

Date of Visit: December 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Wanderlust 1 2 reviews from this member

 Stayed on this site for 5 weeks, excellent site within easy access of train station, 20mins walk to beach and lovely Cabanas. Site is well kept, toilets are cleaned twice a day, restaurant on site is great value for money, pool looks lovely although we didn’t use it, reception staff are very helpful, shop on site is good and not too expensive, only negative is the English man who hangs around the shop every morning making inappropriate comments to all the customers, I think he lives on the site. All in all a great site to spend the winter months. 

Date of Visit: October 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Wanderer 56 reviews from this member

 Quite a large site but the pitches are quite small but double pitches are available for small extra cost. We paid 15€ pn in October for a single. Most pitches have little shade. Reception was very friendly and spoke good English. Site has barrier entrance, supermarket, restaurant, swimming pool etc. Toilets/ showers were very clean and good but own paper required. Short walk to the town/harbour with bars and restaurants, supermarket and train station.
Train fares for over 65 are half price with evidence of age (3. 65€ return to Faro for us oldies). 

Date of Visit: October 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Crwydryn 76 reviews from this member

 Other reviews have mentioned the standard pitch sizes. We had no problem with our 7. 5m unit & awning. However we stayed out of season and if the campsite is full I can imagine it being claustrophobic. The campsite is very practically laid out with excellent and heated service blocks. The staff were friendly and helpful. As well as a small supermarket on site there are others within walking distance as well as the train station and bus stops.

The superb pool and good wifi is a bonus. 

Date of Visit: November 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: RESTLESS 16 reviews from this member

 A very clean, neat and tidy site, maintained to a high standard with very friendly and helpful staff.

The pitches are all gravel, drain easily and vary in size. The facilities are excellent, spotlessly clean, lots of hot water, even piped music to entertain you whilst washing the pots.

Every member of staff goes out of their way to smile and help if possible. The young lady in the attached mini market always has a chat as she serves you. The range covers all the essentials and isn't overly expensive for a convenience store right on the doorstep.

Cabanas is a bird watchers delight, with easy access to the salt pans, coast, scrubby inland and cultivated gardens that throng with feathered creatures.

There are plenty of good value places to eat and drink along the front, it's a bit of a walk but worth the effort.

I'd highly recommend this site, it's friendly, spotlessly clean and in a good location, reasonably priced and everything is done to a very high standard 


Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Thowdcodger 22 reviews from this member

 This is a 'high density' site with a grid structure of block paved roads and clearly marked pitches of varying sizes and prices on good hard standing, (gravel).

The facilities are clean and well maintained, although there was a 'blip' on a couple of days with the hot water in one of the two blocks, quickly rectified.

Playground looks good, (my boss said not to use!)

Pool nice and clean with recliners.

At the time of our visits there was a lot of empty pitches but I can imagine it would be crowded in high season and the small pitches are small!

Twenty minutes stroll to Cabanas sea front, nice promenade but no beach without a water taxi ride to Ria Formosa, (a long sand spit) at 1. 5 euro return.

The railway station is a five minute walk away and the line runs the length of the Algarve. For those of us in our second childhood, (over 65), proof of age, (passport) gives a 50% reduction on the already low fares. This is a real plus as it is much quicker by train than driving with no parking problems.

We paid 112 euro for two adults, motor home and electricity for 7 nights, we got a 10% reduction for international camping card.

Long termers get a much better rate.

We recommend this site mostly for the convenience of the train to visit other places, although its other attributes are good. 

Date of Visit: February 2013 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 9 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dot P 619 reviews from this member

 Site less than 4 years old, but does appear to have been there longer as it seems dated in style. Over 300 pitches - the pitches are fairly small and several people were paying for 2 pitches to give more space. We found ok with a campervan - but then another camper parked next to us and totally blocked all sun light. Would say spaces are more ' aire' sized. All pitches are on gravel with ehu.

Site staff are brilliant, speak good English and very happy to help on anything at all. We got great recommendations on where to eat etc from reception.

Toilets / showers are immaculate, plenty of hot water and cleaned regularly. Swimming pool and petang courts plus small children's play area on site. There is also a cafe / bar which served good meals for less than €4 and also a gym and reading room.

A 10-15 minute walk into Cabanas and well worth it - really lovely town with plenty of cafes and bars along a promenade facing a lagoon. The beach is on the other side of the lagoon and you reach by water taxi. Even in February we found most places open and plenty of life around town.

The Algarve cycle way runs towards through Cabanas, you can ride to the Spanish border going east (mainly on tracks and quiet lane) or as far as you want west, we found it about 15 miles to Olhoa and great paths through the Salt Pans.

There are numerous trips out to the Ria Formosa, worth every penny its stunning.

Overall a good campsite in a fabulous area. The pitches are small but if you choose carefully then you should be bale to find one where you get some sunshine too. We would use again for sure. We paid €14 a night for 2 adults with ehu. 

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