Algarve Camping

Choose your campsite: Algar Seco (Carvoeiro)Valverde (Praia da Luz)Camping Quarteira

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The stunning Algarve region of Portugal is undoubtedly the country’s most popular destinations for holidaymakers. Characterised by year-round sunshine, long stretches of sandy beach and excellent leisure facilities, the Algarve appeals to visitors of all ages due to the diversity of landscape, activities and accommodation on offer. Nature lovers fall in love with the dramatic cliff tops and walking trails; sun seekers adore the well-developed beach culture and young singles are blown away by the up-to-the-minute sounds blasting from the hottest clubs each evening.

For a relatively small geographical area, the variety of the Algarve is staggering and this extends to the range of accommodation options open to visitors. In recent years there has been an increase in the number of visitors to the region that choose camping in the Algarve as a low cost, environmentally-friendly and fun alternative to hotel or guest house accommodation. As well as nature lovers and those that like to relax in the great outdoors, camping holidays also appeal to families with young children who like to really explore new places away from throngs of tourists and allow their children the chance to play freely, away from the formal strictures of hotel accommodation. Algarve camping is of course also an excellent way to make your money go further so you can save more of your hard-earned cash for memorable experiences once you get there. The Algarve has a good range of official campsites throughout the region and most enjoy excellent locations close to the main attractions of the area.

algar seco algarveFor some people, the idea of pitching a tent and camping in the Algarve might seem a little too daring, despite the modern facilities on offer at most campsites. If Algarve camping seems a little too rustic for you, why not start with a holiday park? These budget-friendly parks combine the holiday atmosphere of a campsite with a solid roof above your head. There are a number of great parks to choose from, where you can stay in a comfortable apartment or chalet and meet like minded visitors from all over the continent. The beautiful fishing village of Carvoeiro is a popular spot for family holidays yet the area has managed to maintain much of its traditional charm, with whitewashed buildings, cobbled streets and a laidback pace of life. The Algar Seco complex, named after the resort’s most famous attraction, is a lovely base from which to explore the fascinating coastline along this pretty stretch of the Algarve.

A variety of apartments, villas and bungalows are available and these are serviced daily as well as providing bed linen and towels to ensure your comfort. The complex is popular with families and has lots of space for children to play as well as organised activities they can take part in. The stunning swimming pool overlooks the sparkling sea and is a delightful spot for an energising morning dip or a refreshing swim in the afternoon. The village of Carvoeiro is well worth spending some time and just wandering around the attractive streets and visiting the traditional craft stores is a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon. The beach is clean and spacious and there are several water sports and outdoor activities to suit all the family.

valverde campsite algarveIf you are planning a trip to the western Algarve camping in the area around Praia de Luz is well worth considering for its proximity to the culturally fascinating town of Lagos. The Valverde campsite, only 2.5 kilometres from Praia de Luz, is a great choice for a comfortable and relaxing outdoor break. The campsite itself is very well equipped with two swimming pools where you can enjoy a refreshing dip and the children can splash around and meet other children their age. Camping in the Algarve doesn’t have to mean doing everything yourself and this campsite has an excellent onsite restaurant serving a good range of international fare for those nights when you deserve a treat. There is also a bar for guests and this is a nice place in which to meet other holidaymakers and share tips about the best places to explore.

The camping pitches at Valverde are situated between shady pines and set in attractive gardens, which really adds to the relaxed atmosphere of the site. The beach is just a short distance away and there are children’s clubs available to keep the younger members of the family amused throughout your stay. This is a great location from which to explore the western Algarve, with Lagos just a short drive away. Here you can wander the narrow, cobbled streets filled with bright, whitewashed buildings and discover the culture and lifestyle of the real Algarve. The open air markets will give you a taste of local life as well as providing an excellent opportunity to stock up on interesting and unique souvenirs and gifts.

Camping QuarteiraFurther to the east in the heart of the Algarve region, the area around Quarteira is a popular choice for families and couples alike. The beaches in this area are among the finest around with long stretches of sun-drenched sand gently lapped by the sparkling Atlantic waters. A good base from which to explore this central region for those interested in Algarve camping is Camping Quarteira, perfectly situated just 600 metres from the beach. From this well-equipped site you can walk into the main resort at Quarteira as well as to the beach so you will never be far from the action. The holiday park boasts two swimming pools and plenty of space for children to run around. The summer months are busiest, but thanks to the Algarve’s fantastic year-round weather, this is also a great spot for those looking for some budget-friendly winter sun.

With almost 800 pitches, this is a large park but it is well designed and the lively holiday atmosphere, especially in the high season, really adds to the enjoyment. Children will love the games chest in reception where they will find plenty to play with and this is also a great opportunity for them to meet other children from all over the world. With Quarteira just a short stroll from your pitch, you can enjoy the many activities and services on offer in this stylish resort, including water sports, shopping, restaurants and bars. Algarve camping is great fun for all the family and with its unequalled scenic beauty, warm and reliable weather and modern amenities, this has to be one of the best places in the world to pitch your tent.

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