Wild Camping in Alvor

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  1. alvorcomments

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    Thinking of Wild Camping in Alvor? - Forget It

    On behalf of the many residents of Alvor and Portimao may I suggest that parking your Motorhome near the Alvor swimming pool and at the back of the Dunes should be the further most thought from your mind.

    Alvor is a beautiful location and we do not want it spoilt by Selfish Wild Campers who are too mean to pay for a proper site. It is illegal to Wild Camp in Portugal but you do like to slip under the radar. Well the radar has spotted you, yes you, parking for free, using local water for free and dumping waste water down storm drains.

    You look like a bunch of modern day Irish Tinkers that would be soon moved on in countries like the UK. You add little to the local economy, some of you even steal toilet paper from communal Toilets at local beach restaurants. You are a blight on the local landscape, an eyesore for all to see. You park close to villas and apartments that good people have paid a lot of money for and who pay their taxes that now partially subsidises your life style.

    Our message to you is simply this - put your hands in your pockets and pay to park at the local camp site. This way you will pay fairly for what facilities you use, you will keep the campsite in business and you will contribute properly to the local economy.

    Alvor Welcomes Campers But Not Wild Campers

    www.wild-camping-alvor.co.uk
     
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    Whatever...:RollEyes:

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    come on jj get stuck in to them:thumb::thumb:
     
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    hi must say portimao and alvor isnt a very nice place anyway . why anyone would want to go there is beyond me. far nicer places . possibly it could be the local immigrants stealing the toilet paper . but you can park just about where ever you want thats legal. so lets just not go there and then we can spend our money in friendlier places. there are many in portugal . . give them a miss.
     
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    Don't expect this person will be joining the Fun website!

    Remember all the locals who would much prefer it if there weren't loads and loads and loads of holiday "villas" and flats (mostly empty most of the time) where the power of the ex-pats' pound has priced out the locals...

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    I thought MotorHomeFun was for people interested in motorhomes not those wanting to buy properties abroad... :Angry:

    I didn't moan (too much) when my beautiful winter location (where the locals welcomed the motorhomers and even rose up against the council when they tried to ban them) was totally spoilt by huge blocks of holiday apartments which are now empty all year except for ten weeks in the summer... :Rofl1: :Rofl1:

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    "You look like modern day irish tinkers that would soon me moved on in countries like the Uk"
    Thats actually quite funny!
     
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    Hi,

    Checkout the comment taken from

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    A nice fishing village on the Algarve. You can get away with 1 or 2 nights on the harbour, after that the police will move you as the local campsite owner gets the hump. DO NOT take water from the sports centre or he will ring and have you moved and DO NOT empty your loo in his toilets. We were advised of this by people who had stayed there previously who had seen someone taking advantage in this way and spoiled it for all that were there.


    As far as parking anywhere you like - no, only in designated areas and not on private land without permission. Immigrants stealing loo paper, I don't think so but I know so about the campers. Sorry you don't like Alvor and Portimao but thats good as thats one less van. 64 of you there 2 weeks ago and the authorities removed around 40 from one area overnight. That was a good nights work. Talk about spending money - well spend it at the Alvor campsite and then the guy wont go out of business.
     
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    hi jj wait till property there falls flat .strange then they will be screaming for more money . but never mind . like i have said not a nice place and its quite clear they dont want me. . better take a few more fray bentos ,dont want to spend any money there. hope the op can write this on dutch .french and german websites as well.
     
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    And its true

    All thats now required is half dozen Mercs and Beemers scattered around, a few loads ofTarmac and some plastic cladding and guttering to make it look the real deal.
     
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    well welcome to the fun. a very strange way to make friends . but not very friendly in your 3 posts so far . lets hope you calm down and tell us some nice wild parking spots . bet you know a few .
     
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    Well I will try

    We are not worried about property prices falling and we wont scream for money. Its the locals that need the money and they need it now. They need you to pay for your parking, to pay for your water, to pay for your sanitation just like they have to do.

    Oh, by the way, just send me the links to the Dutch, French and German sites and the job will be done. No worries.
     
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    I would like to know why the op thinks that its members here that would be parked there, or have they put the same message on all the other motorhome sites not only in the UK but as already stated in Germany, France,Holland, Italy not to mention Spain and of course those that live in Portugal that own motorhomes there.

    Just seen the above reply, Google is everyones friend other countries forums can be found through it and it will even translate what you want to put. Saying that i think the manner and phrasing in which you have put your original post to be quite rude and i think if you read a bit on here you will find that most here use aires and sites and yes im not disputing that a few might wildcamp but Portugal isnt really on the agenda for most of us
     
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    dont blame me i,m not there i,m in uk. and can say i wouldnt park there as its not up to my usual standard .bit rough area i think.
     
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    I bet the OP reads the Algarve Resident... :Rofl1:

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    I am here just to get the message across that camper vans randomly parked in Alvor are not a pretty site. In fact 2-years ago they made a complete mess of the official parking area near the swimming pool that clearly had a sign indicating that it was illegal to park in an area designed for cars only. A sign indicating no caravans with simple little symbols, so simple that the dimmest person could have understood it. It was so obvious that Stevie Wonder could have seen it. But whether from the UK or elsewhere in Europe those campers thought they were above the law.

    Dozens of motor-homes were seen and photographed in that area over the winter months where the area eventually became a mud pond. After they were requested to move the authorities then had to tidy the area up at whose cost - the locals and those who pay taxes. I hope someone is getting the picture by now?
     
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    Why tell us all this... Half the Funsters here never go further than France... A quarter of the rest of them don't leave the UK...

    Hardly anyone here long term wild camps (I do though)...

    I have stayed in Alvor for a couple of nights but I found the town to be a tourist hell hole...

    I am proud that in over twenty five years of full time living I have never been moved on by anyone... police or grumpy "residents" who think that because they have spent a few bob buying a "villa" they own the surrounding area and its views...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    hi, are you getting the picture a m,home is a category m1 vehicle .thats a car with a special body . eu law allows m,homes to park in any carpark or parking area that allows cars to park . the caravan pic is for caravans . the spanish have already been taken to the eu courts about this . parking is allowed. things outside like tables and chairs mean camping . its all very simple .nothing outside is parking . un fortunately the gnr and police local are being notified about this as we write here. try contacting a portugese m,home club there are some on the webb they are very familiar with the ruling.if you ask i,m sure they will direct you to the contacts to speak to.
    its not illegal to park in portugal. you could try asking the offenders to be more helpfull and tidy .
    i for one have never been asked to move by the portugese authority when i have been there. i abide by the rules .
    but please try a google for m,home clubs in portugal .i cant remember the site this moment but its quite active in m,homes abiding by the rules .
    but thanks for warning us that your area isnt so friendly anymore .
    it did come across a bit strong . have a pleasant search might be usefull for you.
     
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    This is getting personal, as already said most of us on this forum use sites or do not even leave the UK.
    I suggest you start knocking on the doors of the offenders where they are wildcamped, probably most from all over Europe, as you are wasting your time here especially with your abrasive approach. :Eeek:
     
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