Praia da Luz campsites

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  1. jackierals

    jackierals Read Only Funster

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    For anyone heading to Portugal & finding themselves at Praia da Luz, just wanted to make you aware of this.
    We are travelling through Europe and using the ACSI book for sites, so when we headed down to Portugal we picked out the Orbitur site & off we went. Got there & booked in for 2 nights (had to pay upfront - 28 euros)
    Well what a mistake that was, I wont say too much about the pitches as I'm sure every one has a different take on them, but everything was closed - the pool, shop, restaurant & the toilets were the worst I have been in.
    Next morning we packed up and came to view the Camping Turiscampo site that we had passed the day before. Not in the ACSI book but they do take it and its 16euros a night, what a difference.
    Sites of all sizes and they are on gravel, everything is open & the toilets/shower blocks are of hotel quality. They even have a dog shower which Albie enjoyed yesterday!!! So nice infact we have booked for a week & may stay longer. :Cool::thumb:
     
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    We had the same experience (pay up front, poor facilities, rude staff & rubbish pitches) last November at the Orbitur at Praia da Luz, very disappointing, we only stayed there because I had just driven from Sanlucar de Barrameda Spain and was knackered!
    The only good bit was Praia da Luz is a lovely town and was walkable from this site.
     
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    Jackie,
    We did exactly the same 2 years ago,stayed one night,people getting pulled out of the muddy pitches,grim really,jumped on the scooter,across the road to Turiscampo,wonderful ended up staying for weeks.:Smile:
     
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    i agree even though i didnt stay at the Orbitur site a walk around it was enough this also includes the 1 at sagres needs to say i would never use 1 of those sites now as for turiscampo
    what a great site and the buffet restaurant is great value
     
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    What I don't understand, is that there is an obvious history here (posts) about a poor camping site So, Mr ASCI why hasn't this been looked into .....inspectors come to mind perhaps your agency may care to comment???:Cool:
     
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    Came here with a fridge full but have now run out & will be trying the restaurant tonight, I can recommend the Sangria though!!
     
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    good supermarkets in prair for ya booze or onlong the main road towards sagres large supermarket
     
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    So which pitch are you on? We are on 808!
     
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    Pitch 305, right by the bar lol
     
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    With the 2 bikes? See you next time we pass if you are there.
     
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