Ria Formosa

from £11.20 to £18.15 Per unit

Overview

In a great location and will appeal to many winter sun campers looking for a relaxing stay on Portugal’s much loved Algarve coast.

The owner’s father was a keen and committed motorcaravanner of many years standing and created the kind of site he would like to stay on, with good quality facilities and much care taken over laying down the pitch bases and surfaces. The friendly site team is always there to help, and English is spoken in reception. Pitches are small, so the pitch fees comprise two adjacent pitches, with a total area of about 80m². This special arrangement for members also makes the standard long stay price excellent value for money.

In a great location, just half a mile from the Algarve’s main N125 trunk road and a golf course, Ria Formosa is also under a mile from the sea front, and a quarter of a mile from both the local bus stop and a train station serving the main Algarve coast railway. Cabanas de Tavira’s sea front is in two parts – first the pleasant promenade, with bars and restaurants, next to the lagoon formed by the barrier island; then the beach on the barrier island itself, reached by boat (for a small charge) across the lagoon.

Meanwhile, just near the train station you can join the narrow lanes and cycle ways that take you via the local salt pans, with all their bird life, to Tavira itself. This ancient town is well worth a visit, especially the old castle and church that sit on a hill overlooking the Formosa river that flows through the town. Just a little further along the coast is the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a popular attraction for visitors to the region, as are many of the Algarve’s lovely beaches.

Location

  • On the edge of Cabanas de Tavira
  • Cabanas de Tavira sea front 0.8 miles, Tavira 4.5 miles, Spain 17 miles, Faro 28 miles
  • Bus stop, and train station for Algarve coast route, 400yds.

Information

  • Dogs allowed
  • Gas and electric barbecues only permitted on pitches
  • Communal barbecues
  • Maximum advised unit length 9m
  • Owned and run by Fernando Rocio.

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities - Complete washroom with shower, wash basin and toilet, in the male and female sides of both washblocks. Access via unisex wash room. Ramp to wash block. Ramp to reception. Ramp to bar/restaurant. Very small ramp through foot bath to pool. Two centimetre lip at shop entrance. Very gently sloping terrain, with hard roadways (concrete lattice paving with compacted gravel in-fill). Contact for further information.

Facilities

Ria Formosa has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Double pitches only, 70m2-80m2 total in size; all are gravel with 16A electricity

    Double pitches only, 70m2-80m2 total in size; all are gravel with 16A electricity

  • Two good quality, modern wash blocks, with hot and cold water to showers, wash basins and dish-washing sinks. Chemical disposal point at each block

    Two good quality, modern wash blocks, with hot and cold water to showers, wash basins and dish-washing sinks. Chemical disposal point at each block

  • Sports facilities on site include an unheated outdoor swimming pool (open all year subject to cleaning and maintenance), boules pitches, and cycle hire (by delivery)

    Sports facilities on site include an unheated outdoor swimming pool (open all year subject to cleaning and maintenance), boules pitches, and cycle hire (by delivery)

  • Restaurant (planned)

    Restaurant (planned)

  • Other shops 4.5 miles

    Other shops 4.5 miles

  • Wi-Fi (charge).

    Wi-Fi (charge).

  • Pitches are in alleys, separated by kerb markings

    Pitches are in alleys, separated by kerb markings

  • Laundry facilities include washing and drying machines, laundry sinks and a covered drying area

    Laundry facilities include washing and drying machines, laundry sinks and a covered drying area

  • Cycle path to Tavira, with views over Ria Formosa estuary, and to Cacela Velha, nearby

    Cycle path to Tavira, with views over Ria Formosa estuary, and to Cacela Velha, nearby

  • Good supermarket

    Good supermarket

  • Cash machine

    Cash machine

Reviews

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4.3

Campsite now run by the son of the original owner. Free wifi of good quality.

This review is for Ria Formosa

Campsite now run by the son of the original owner. Free wifi of good quality. Extra water and dump points added, also extra washing up facilities added, Easy to get to bus stop and train station for access all over Portugal. Excellent supermarket. 10 mins walk to the nearest other supermarket in Conceicao. 10-15 mins walk to other restaurants either in Cabanas (on the sea front) or Conceicao. Doctors and dentists close by. Tavira is nearest town with shopping centre. Not traditional tourist area.e above. Have stayed here for the last 3 winters in 9m Motorhome. Very friendly staff, can't do enough for you. Trees have now grown, so there is some shade but you don't need that it the winter anyway so they have been pruned back for winter camping.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

we walked from the site to a lovely riverside esplanade, looking out to the dunes, the other...

This review is for Ria Formosa

we walked from the site to a lovely riverside esplanade, looking out to the dunes, the other side of river. We walked to end of raised walkway onto a wild beach. It was lovely. Little bistro type cafes all along the esplanade. This little town felt more Portuguese than the large resort of Albufera. It was lovely and sunny when we were there.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Coastal
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Pricing

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 2 weeks please call us.

More information on pricing can be found here.