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Portugal campsite near Albufeira, a little gem

Discussion in 'CONTINENTAL TOURING' started by Heyupluv, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Heyupluv

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    We are at the campsite Parque Autocaranas Albufeira near Guia in Portugal. It was recommended by a fellow funster and we are glad he did although we’re just about to leave. So I thought I would just say a few words about the site and the owner and hope fellow funsters will call.
    The site is owned and run by Pedro and Sandra....two smashing people...Pedro never stops smiling and laughing..and nothing seems too much trouble to him. It is a small friendly campsite that takes about 15 motorhomes. There’s a swimming pool, games and tv lounge, plenty of seating in different areas of the grounds, there are also apartments available at the property. Hot shower, toilet and laundry available.
    A dump point for grey water and cassette disposal point, water taps all over the site and electric lighting.
    16 amp Electric points and Wifi....all these are included in the price of 7,50 euros in Winter and 10 euros during the Summer. The site is a little gem.

    And only 33km from Portimao if you are touring that area.

    An added bonus is that there is an Iceland shop 4kms away (2.5 miles)from the campsite,
    And for you Young at heart or was it old Fa***:Wink::Wink:,,,behind Iceland is Cliff Richard’s vineyard!! Where they do tours tasting and a shop:Doh:
    www.parqueautocaravanasalbufeira.com
    N37 06.531' W8 18.387'

    Iceland store for your GB food 37.128571,-8.284914
     
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    Heyup Mel

    Sounds nice down there.

    We are in the UK at New year at the races meeting with haganap and all his mates.

    Hope you have a good timetonight.

    Happy New Year for 2013

    Thanks once again for your help and information in 2012.


    Mel
     
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    It sounds & looks to be a great site & possibly one for winter 2013. I have heard they don't allow dogs, is that right?
     
  4. Heyupluv

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    Thank you Mel. from myself and the wife...and Happy new to you and family and all other funsters :thumb:

    Mel
     
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    Dogs are not a problem...we have one...it may be a bit tight or a large Rv getting in, out,turning around and getting to the water drop off, please check first, email your size to Pedro
     
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    Thanks for that info, I am in Spain but will go in Mid January
     
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    We are in the process of changing the rv for a smaller tag axle & just managed to change my profile picture. Hopefully turning in/out will not cause a problem. I shall be intouch with Pedro before we travel.
     
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    :Eeek: who is cliff richard:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::shout::thumb:
     
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    Looking in there along with Chicken Run in February !!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    That seems to be our plan but possibly a week or maybe two earlier
     
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    That's great....I am 7.5 and ok...and there is a Hobby tag in and that is ok...anything longer than say 8 meters may have to shuffle or intrude on other motorhomes. there are a few spots near the road these can suffer from some road noise..
    Do not go on first sight appearance as you enter..we came for 1 to four nights but are stopping longer... many other's have done the same, stopped for longer than expected...you are close to Albufeira if you have a scooter or a car ..settle then get the deck chairs out in the sun....and it seems very homely..have a good look around it gets better..
    The owner invited us all up to his family new years eve party...food and drink and music, it was very nice and very kind of Pedro...with a lovely warm friendly family and friends who most of them spoke very good English...also some Spanish motorhomers played there brass instruments to. entertain...:thumb:

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    My very words Glyn who was Cliff Richard:Doh:
     
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    :Cool: hows the weather down there in albufeifa/ its dry and bright here in cardiff but very cold? i want to be somewhere warm:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Very good Glyn.....very sunny, very wam/hot just blue skies during the day,:thumb::BigGrin:.... the nights turn a little cooler anything from +6 to +16 c. for the last 15 days in Portugal

    Mell
     
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    Looks a great spot, how busy is the road that runs next to the site, would it be safe to cycle along.

    Also Is it 7.50 a night per unit or person

    Many thanks

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    Stu, we are sitting next to Mell and have been here since 22nd Dec. The road is busy, but they give you a wide berth as we ride a scooter up and down the road most days without problem. The site s nice and friendly and lots of room. For the price all on its prefect. Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    Stu the road is quite busy....would you be able to cycle on...Mmmm it depends how good a cyclist you are ...two have just cycled in the camp to look it over .if you are a bit unsteady or unsure on a bike then the road may be to busy for you...the 7.50 is...all in...the price just states motorhome pets allowed........
    The Automatic washer is not...laundry 8kg winter 5 euros....summer 7.50 euros.
    This what is what is on Pedro's list included services for winter 7.50 euros. per night
    Motorhome.
    Toilet with cold shower.
    Football pitch with astroturf during the day...(pay 25 euros at night to hire the pitch)
    Swimming pool
    Kids pool
    Function games room
    Mains hook up electrical (16amp)
    Unlimited water
    Waste water and cassette
    Barbeque
    Shaded piches when hot
    Free wifi
    Pets allowed
    Hand washing sinks.

    Does that info help you.

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    Hi Mel

    Many thanks for the info and for posting the pics, the site looks amazing, wish we were there.

    I have also been looking at your Google pictures, I like the look of the aires site near Calais.

    Enjoy that Sunshine..

    Stu
     
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    Hi morning John & Dawn....another funster nice couple that are here on the site, Don Quixote :thumb:
     

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