(2016-17 Winter Season) - Rally stewards will be Nigel and Jan Pamplin, who once again look forward to working with rally members and the site team to provide a varied programme for everyone to enjoy | Rally activities (subject to demand) may include walks, line dancing, dinner and dance evenings, traditional Sunday roasts, Breakfast Club, meals out at local restaurants, craft sessions, boules, quizzes, barbecues/picnic lunches, musical variety shows, excursions (including a local carnival) and coffee mornings | Camping Albufeira's owners, the Boiça family, will again be hosting their annual fund-raising Pig Roast, at which a guest celebrity may appear!
A valid Camping Card International (CCI), available from the Club, is required for all our overseas rallies.
With a well established, well-located and good quality site, a low cost of living and fantastic prices, Albufeira remains excellent value and popular with members, so be sure to book early for the full length of your stay on what will be our twenty-fifth rally here.
Rally Date: 11 01 2017 - 10 04 2017
We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible.
Few destinations can match the enduring appeal of Albufeira.
Rally Dates 11 Jan 2017 - 10 Apr 2017 (Members only)
This jewel of the Algarve is a well-established and much-loved resort that has grown up around the old fishing village. Renowned among sunseekers and golfers throughout Europe, the area is a firm perennial favourite for Club members, with many of them them find wintering on this popular stretch of the Algarve to be addictive. A walkway and cycle path from the site means the town centre, only a mile away, is within easy reach, giving great access to many good quality restaurants, beaches and other local attractions. Of particular interest to motorhomers is the half hourly bus service from outside the site entrance to Albufeira, linking into the excellent local public transport system. The railway station giving access to Faro, Portimão, Lagos and Lisbon is only two and a half miles away, while the motorway is only three miles distant and travels the length of the Algarve, giving you a fast track to visit the towns and attractions that this lovely coastal region has to offer; or you can choose an unhurried drive through the local towns and villages along the main roads.
No site is more committed to, or more experienced in, welcoming Club members than Albufeira, with our rally going into its twenty-fifth year. Albufeira is set to remain a much loved, and much sought after, winter destination.
- Centrally located for the Algarve coast, on the outskirts of Albufeira, about two miles from the town centre and fishermen’s beach
- Portimão 19 miles, Faro 23 miles, Spain 53 miles, Lisbon 161 miles
- Local transport (2015):
Half hourly bus service from outside site entrance to various parts of Albufeira; car hire; taxis to town cost from about €6; train station 2.5 miles (by bus, or parking available).
- Dogs allowed
- Barbecues permitted on pitches
- Maximum unit length 8m (9m during rally dates)
- Owned and run by the Boiça family
Dedicated accessible facilities - All sanitary blocks have separate male and female dedicated accessible rooms (access via single sex washblock) with shower, wc, basin. One unisex cubicle (access from outside) with shower, wc & basin, access by ramp (furthest from rally area). Ramp to reception/shop. Ramp/one step to bar/restaurant/function room, winding steps to wc, or go round bar via step & ramp to top unisex cubicle. Steps to pool. Gently sloping from rally area to reception/shop
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Touring pitches may be allocated on upper or lower parts of site; members arriving before rally may need to move pitches
Several modern wash blocks, two heated, hot & cold water to showers/basins; cold water to washing-up sinks, one hot water tap for each row of sinks
Laundry facilities incl 4 washing machines, 2 driers & laundry sinks with hot & cold water
Rally pitches approx. 150; in lower part of site (exclusive use of area not guaranteed); pitches vary in size, shape and level, not all are marked out; all have 10A electricity; water & drainage points available at various points in rally area; limited pitches in rally area for vehicles over 8m; members choose their rally pitch from those available on arrival
3 chemical disposal points located around site (not at wash blocks)
Bar & restaurant
Swimming pool (unheated), spa and tennis courts
Basic Wi-Fi (free on main rally area and on terrace); premium Wi-Fi (charge) prov for 2016-17
We stayed at three winter rallies and two individual weeks and this site and area was, without doubt, our favourite. We wouldn't have moved on if we hadn't booked elsewhere.
The layout of the site was very relaxed, pitches among trees. The shop was excellent. The toilet blocks were clean and the shower cubicles a decent size. The restaurant was brilliant, good food reasonably priced. Service superb.
The rally was very well run by the stewards with something for everyone.
We will definitely go back again.
- Location: Town,Coastal
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
The camp displays an aura of faded elegance .The roads have potholes, and tiled pathways are stained with dark algae. The men's toilet block was clean. The shower room was well heated, but when using it after about 0830 the water temperature dropped markedly to tepid. At 0840 the lights went off committing those in cubicles to instant gloom. There was no hot tap water in the shower room. To shave one went to the covered unheated outside area. Shaving in the cold morning air with tepid water just after a shower was not so good. The sealant around washbasins and joint work was stained in places with black mould. Water for washing up was however hot. The campsite is located on a hillside. The rally area is grassed amongst trees at the bottom of the site, near the busy road with considerable traffic noise from early to late. We liked the informality of the rally area and the space it gave. The camp shop was well stocked and staff pleased to help as were some at reception. However, the rally pitches are prone to flooding. On our second day, the heavens descended, and when the nearby stream burst its' banks, water coursed around our electric supply box and over our pitch as well as others. In trying to extricate ourselves we got bogged down and had to be towed out. Not much fun in a campervan. The site owners managed to shore up the banks of the stream within about an hour but by then pitches were drenched. Meals at the site restaurant were reasonably priced but sometimes cold and indifferent. Albufeira is a pleasant town with lovely beaches. The position of this site allows campers to visit the attractive hinterland. However main roads along the coastal area are busy. The nearby railway system offers excellent low cost fares to nearby attractions (currently UK pensioners get half price but probably not post Brexit). Would we go back? Possibly, but not for so long
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
Reception staff not welcoming, damaged toilet blocks which were damaged 3 years ago are still damaged. WiFi is not always available at busy times. We will not be returning.
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples
Very good restaurant and pool area. The most beautiful beaches within easy reach. Silves is a must visit also Sagres. Parking is invariably free everywhere. Had some amazing food at very reasonable prices. The one thing that was expensive was petrol/diesel.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Coastal
- Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.
Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.
Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.
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