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Visitor Reviews - Parque De Campismo Da Penha

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Parque De Campismo Da Penha
Penha Costa
4800
Guimaraes
Portugal   (Browse area)

Tel: 0035 253 515 912
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Pitches:
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 3 Reviews
                8/10 from 3 Reviews

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   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   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   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   Not Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Kelper 69 reviews from this member

Set at the top of the Montanha da Penha overlooking the old town of Guimaraes, amidst an extraordinary surround of huge smooth shaped boulders, this site is terraced, with most large rigs situated near the entrance, at the top.

Pitches are, generally, quite small, with ‘neighbourliness’ a given.

The campsite restaurant and bar offer reasonable food at very good value and typically friendly portuguese service … most people in Portugal seems to speak better english than we do portuguese … which is just as well!

The shower-rooms, not cubicles, are huge, the water hot, toilets were english style with seats and paper provided … as is the portuguese system … bins are provided for ‘used’ paper, though I always flushed it away …

The site is ideal for visiting Guimaraes and Braga, both of which are picturesque and full of history, bars and restaurants. Well worth a day in each.

We arrived late. Just as the gates were closing for the night. The site was bunged, but they managed to squeeze us in near a row of bins (which weren't at all obnoxious!). They couldn't have been more helpful.

There's an easy road, up and down. And several less easy ones! Make sure you sus it out before starting the climb up.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Smart Family 43 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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