Bom dia from Messines, Algarve, Portugal

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  1. camperstop messines

    camperstop messines

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    After several visitors from the UK telling me about this community it's about time to join and see what's going on in the fun motorhome world. We have been touring Europe in a motorhome for little over a year, with zero motorhome experience. We enjoyed it so much, and loved the atmosphere among the motorhomers, so we decided to settle so where nice and start a motorhome parking. Easier said then do e, but after 4 years of burocracy we were able to open up a motorhome parking in the beautifull Algarve, Portugal. We now run a quit, secluded motorhome parking, away from the crowds in a still undiscovered part of the Algarve where people can enjoy the peace and quite of rural Algarve.if you love hiking, atb and want to enjoy local cuisine (goat, wild boar) this is an excellent place. No limited cramped areas, but plenty of space to watch the birds from you motorhome.

    After one year of business we are sad that we do no longer have the time to travel in a motorhome, after having lived in it for 5 years. But we enjoy the stories of our visitors and feel privileged to live in a beautifull place and be surrounded by fellow motorhome friends every day.
     
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  2. Jonkil

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    Hi,
    Can you post co-ordinates or Google map location please.
    Do you have a website ?
    Thanks for posting.
     
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    May I suggest to the original poster they should pay and join so we can all ask questions on this stop.

    My information says no electric at this camper stop, is this so?
     
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  5. hilldweller

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    Hope to call late April/early May. Welcome!
     
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    .. I've been trying since yesterday to nail this place down Brian.. .. can't see it on G maps (unless it's so well hidden under the trees) and the Bing map on FaceBook gives a different side of the road.. again, it can't be seen.. https://www.bing.com/maps/default.a...ty=r&rtop=0~0~0~&mode=D&FORM=FBKPL6&mkt=en-GB

    I gave up in the end..
    a link to the Gmap from the OP would be good..
     
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    We can definitely recommend CAMPERSTOP MESSINES, GPS N37degrees 16'45.9" W8degrees 14'29.8"
    Lat 37.279829 Long 8.241638
    The owner is a very helpful & friendly guy who speaks perfect English ( as most Dutch people seem to).
    We were there about 6 days ago and really liked it.
    Fantastic if you have a dog & enjoy walking.
     
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    Perhaps the satellite views on google maps are old, taken before anything was built. Just a thought.
     
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    I had a look on Jim's Bing maps link for this place and it's before motorhome, 8 years old.
     
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  15. Madwife

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    Can highly recommend this site - we arrived there on 13 December and are still there! Google map images are not up to date and as the Camperstop has only been in operation for over a year you cannot see it on satellite images. Google street view cameras are filming in the area so perhaps it will be updated
    soon.

    No electric (yet) on site but we have managed perfectly without. Hot showers and very clean toilet facilities. Fantastic walking country with little or no traffic.

    Kath
     
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    hello head duck.jpg

    Hello!
     
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  18. Madwife

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    Hi Mike

    Yes, that's the one, it's a few hundred yards along that road on the left hand side.

    I know I said in my original post that we arrived on the 13 December and are still there - we have been out and about every day! In fact we went to see Champers (John and Cath) today.

    Kath
     
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    Thank you Kath (y)
     
  20. Madwife

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    We didn't realise that you were Funsters! I recognise your dog from the avatar now!

    Kath
     
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