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Overview

The owners' 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 70m². This special arrangement for members also makes the standard long stay price excellent value for money.

 

In a great location, just 0.5 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 200m 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 Gilão 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 mile
  • Tavira 4.5 miles
  • Spain 17 miles
  • Faro 28 miles.

 

Local transport (2018): Cycle path to Tavira, with views over Ria Formosa and to Cacela Velha; train 200m, for Lagos, Faro, Vila Real de Sant Antonio and the whole of the Algarve with onward connections to Seville and beyond; bus stop 200m, for Tavira, throughout the day (with reduced Sunday service).

 

Pitches:

Total pitches: 260. Double yellow pitches only, about 70m² total in size; all are gravel with 16A electricity. Pitches are in alleys, separated by kerb markings. Maximum unit length 9m. 

  

Worth noting:

  • Owned and run by Jorge and Teresa Rocio.
  • Other Shops 500m
  • Dogs allowed
  • Gas and electric BBQ's only permitted on pitches
  • Communal BBQ's
  • 2 good quality, older style wash blocks, with hot and cold water to showers, washbasins and dish-washing sinks
  • CDP

 

Site Accessibility:

Complete wash room with shower, wash basin and toilet, in the male and female sides of both wash blocks; access via unisex wash room; ramp to wash block; ramp to reception; ramp to bar/restaurant. Very small ramp through foot bath to pool. 2cm lip at shop entrance. Very gently sloping terrain, with hard roadways (concrete lattice paving with compacted gravel in-fill). Contact us for any further information.

 

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Facilities

Key facilities

  • Flushing toilet
  • Showers
  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Swimming pool
  • Shop
  • Restaurant / Takeaway
  • Washbasins
  • Motorhome service point

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Site Facilities

  • Drying room
  • Flushing toilet
  • Motorhome service point
  • Showers
  • Washbasins
  • Washing Machines

Site Features

  • ATM
  • Wi-fi (Other provider)
  • Shop

Activities

  • Boules
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant / Takeaway
  • Public house within one mile

Offsite Facilities

  • Shop

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Travel info

Camping Ria Formosa
Tavira
Algarve
8800-591
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 12:00
Latitude: 37.1451
Longitude: -7.6022
Nearest bus stop:
See 'Overview' below
Nearest train station:
See 'Overview' below

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