(2016-17 Winter Season) - Rally Stewards are Colin and Tess Purnell. About 50 rally pitches approx. 80m² (subject to demand), at the bottom, flatter area of the site and close to the main facilities, not necessarily all together, with 6A or 10A electricity; most pitches with some shade. A few large 100m² pitches available in the rally area. Rally pitches are allocated by the site, not the Rally Stewards. The restaurant is available in the evening for organised rally activities, normally two or three times a week (exclusive use by the rally is not guaranteed). A small chalet on the rally area is also made available for other activities. Typical rally activities (subject to demand) may include boules competitions, film nights, whist and crib, quiz nights, Sunday barbecues, American suppers and Chinese take-aways, dinner dances, line dancing, crafts and model making, short cycle trips, walks, keep-fit and excursions.
A valid Camping Card International (CCI), available from the Club, is required for all our overseas rallies.
This rally is in a wonderful area of the Algarve that is less commercial than the more easterly region, the coastline ranging from white sandy beaches to rocky outcrops and cliffs. There is much to see and do in the area, by using either your own vehicles or the local buses that stop next to the site. Members at Turiscampo tell us that they love the combination of getting out and about into this wonderful region on some days, then relaxing on a high quality and well-run rally site with good facilities on others, while the rally social programme enables them to share experiences with others and pick up tips for new places to visit.
Rally Date: 12 12 2016 - 26 02 2017
We recommend that you book your entire rally stay as early as possible.
Within easy reach are white sandy beaches and a picturesque rocky coastline.
Rally Dates 12 Dec 2016 - 26 Feb 2017 (Members only)
This high quality modern campsite, in the western Algarve, continues to receive rave reviews from campers for its friendly welcome and for the quality of its facilities, including excellent washblocks. The Coll family continues to improve the site with priority being given to good-sized pitches and high quality facilities for campers.
The locality is ideal both for those who want to relax and for those who like to be more active, with many members commenting on how much there is to see and do in the area. Within easy reach are white sandy beaches and a picturesque rocky coastline, including the most south-westerly point of Europe, Cape St. Vincent with its famous lighthouse, just 12 miles away. Golfers are spoilt for choice with many golf courses in the area. The nearby town of Lagos is steeped in history, from Roman times through to the occupation by the Moors, then to more recent Portuguese explorers. This is a great campsite, that enables you to enjoy a Mediterranean-like climate by the ocean and to easily explore the fascinating surrounding area.
- Directly off the N125 near the village of Espiche
- Luz 1 mile, Lagos centre 4 miles, Cape St. Vincent 12 miles, Monchique 30 miles, Albufeira 38 miles, Lisbon 189 miles, Nearest beach 1.5 miles
- Local transport (2016): cycle hire delivery to site; bus services to Lagos (€1.80) and Sagres run about every 90 minutes from outside the site; trains (half-price for over 65's) from Lagos to Faro (€7) via Portimâo and Albufeira.
- Dogs allowed
- Barbecues allowed on pitches
- New Wellness centre including gym, sauna and steam room (provisional 2017)
- Sports facilities locally include golf courses, gym and indoor pool (all with discount for campers), sea fishing and watersports
- Owned by the Coll family and run by Agnès Coll Isern
Dedicated accessible facilities - Ramp or flat access to wash blocks; all blocks have two separate dedicated wash rooms with access by special key; access is via the main wash block hallway, before entering the single sex wash room; level access to reception; ramp to bar/restaurant; level access to supermarket; level access to pool; slightly sloping or flat terrain at the bottom of the site, getting steeper towards top; tarmac roads; contact us for any further information.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Pitches are well marked off; standard 80-100m², maximum unit length 8m, mainly in terraced rows, all gravel or compacted earth, some with shade, all with 6A or 10A electricity; a few 100m² all-service pitches available
Laundry facilities include sinks with hot water, five washing machines and three driers
Restaurant/bar snacks and take-away; small well stocked shop
Activities and entertainment including zumba, Pilates, yoga and salsa classes
Wi-Fi (on pitches, charge).
Very well-maintained modern wash blocks; one very high quality block is the nearest to the rally area and includes dog showers; all with hot and cold water to showers, wash basins, and dishwashing sinks; chemical toilet disposal points at wash blocks; several drinking water taps on site
Sports facilities on site include a lagoon-style swimming pool, with sun bathing area, multisports and outdoor fitness area with boules pitch
Motorhome service point
Bike hire delivery to site
The owners are embarking on a continuous programme of reinvestment to erect an indoor pool, gym, and beauty salon. Toilet facilities are immaculate and kept beautifully clean. Every day, tap water is tested for temperature and samples drawn for analysis! Washing machines are good,(5Eur) but complicated to use. The owners are very quick to respond to any reasonable request from a guest. Food in the restaurant is very good, reasonably priced, and the menu very comprehensive. The site shop is on the small side but stocks basic essentials (but not newspapers which can only be bought in Praia de Luz Spar shop) Rally pitches are mainly under trees and therefore in the shade. Pitches are allocated by reception so one can find one in a sunny spot away from rally members but then one looses social contact. In January we had really sunny days with temperatures in the high teens, but at night time it does get cold. Staying later in the season might be warmer. The site staff were most welcoming, and our Rally Stewards Colin and Tess very friendly, proactive, running a good set of interesting activities. The location for us was ideal as it was away from the hustle and bustle of the central Algarve urbanisation. lagos was lovely, not too commercialised at this time of the year. The site is not far from the beautiful west coast of Portugal, with Cape St Vincent, and lovely Sagres Point within easy driving from the site. Do visit the gravel costal road to the west of Carrapateira. It is spectacular. Bird Watchers should visit Boca Do Rio nature reserve 6 miles west of the site and sit tight overlooking the marshes for Jack Snipe, Trumpeter Finches, Kingfishers, Stonechat, and migrating Ring Ouzels. There are some lovely drives and walks in the surrounding country.Would we return? You bet!
- Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
Car hire, a good deal can be found for less than �10 per day, is very useful and will open up the whole Algarve to you. The West coast has some lovely scenery, and both Monchique and Silves are well worth a visit. Monchique Spa village is small but well worth a visit if only to sample the bread baked before your eyes in the outside wood fired oven adjacent to the cafe. There are many small towns to explore along the coast, all have cafes where food is reasonably priced. Supermarkets available in Lagos include Intermarche, Lidl and Aldi plus others.
- Towing: Easy
- Location: Country
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,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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