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On our first visit to Portugal, heading down from Santiago de Compostela tomorrow, any recommendations for nice places to stop and visit perhaps around Vigo down to Porto or further South?
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There’s a campsite on the lagoon of Obidos North of Lisbon. It’s on search for sites and they rate it one of the best. 4€ per night, or 6€ with leccy. It’s at Foz do Aurelio.
We stayed there in September and loved it. Probably the best site for the money we have ever found. Don’t tell anybody!
Obidos is a lovely walled town with a free aire too.
Phil
 

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Have a look at my thread here, last October/November we went across northern Spain and then headed down through Portugal from Santiago de Compostela. In the north & central Portugal most of the Aires are just spaces in car parks but close to the towns..
 

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There are so many beautiful places (in our opinion!) The aire at Monsaraz is the first one we ever used, it is an ancient mountain town.---- maybe too far south for you??
There is a free Aire at Barril de Alva next to a good working man's restaurant that always has a good Prata da dia ( plate of the day) it is very close to the lovely little town of Coja---- nothing in particular there but it is why we love Portugal so much!!!!!!
 

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Anywhere on the Atlantic coast south of Lisbon, and Lagos and Praia de Luz on the south coast,

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There’s a campsite on the lagoon of Obidos North of Lisbon. It’s on search for sites and they rate it one of the best. 4€ per night, or 6€ with leccy. It’s at Foz do Aurelio.
We stayed there in September and loved it. Probably the best site for the money we have ever found. Don’t tell anybody!
Obidos is a lovely walled town with a free aire too.
Phil

Is it this one?

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Don't go at weekends, it gets full, we'll probably call in for a day or 2 next week.
 

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Ferragudo opposite portimao, great free place to park right on the beach,
 

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Post #153 in this page is the start of an account of our last visit to Portugal.

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/two-go-back-to-spain.173803/page-8

After exploring a bit of southern Portugal we visited Spain for some bird watching then returned to northern Portugal which starts at post #205 on this page. The aire described in this post is superb.

https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/threads/two-go-back-to-spain.173803/page-11

There is more to Galicia than Santiago so if you have time I suggest exploring a bit of the coast. A night in the aire at Cape Finisterre is worth the drive although recent reports suggest it might have suffered from black waste dumpers. :(

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Yeah as soon as they get advertised on Park4Night they get abused by the masses and shut down.
 
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Check out the caves at Altamira. Only €3 you won't be disappointed. Free aire at Santillana del mar alongside the tourist information. No service's.
 

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We spent a month driving across Northern Spain and into Northern Portugal, but overall, we weren’t impressed.
If you are near Santiago, stay at the aire at Fisterra at the end of the Camino and walk up to the lighthouse. ( there is day parking for motorhomes near the lighthouse if you don’t want to walk)

Best aire we found in Northern Portugal was on the beach at Aios near Sanxaxo but anywhere near the coast is very built up as you approach Porto, though there is some nice countryside.

Then carry on down past Porto to the south!
 
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Our first visit to Portugal, 6 years ago, was a trip round northern Spain’s coast and into Portugal. We immediately found Portugal so much more relaxing than Spain, and continued as far south as Lisbon. (Returned the next year to start at Lisbon and work South.). Spain itself was great, although we didn’t enjoy the O Grove peninsula near Pontevedra - too busy, but we were there in August.

Been to Portugal almost every year since, love the place, but you have to get used to its idiosyncrasies. Like some very odd sites. But apart from the weather we prefer the north to the Algarve, which is less laid back and much dearer. Some brilliant municipal sites in small towns in the north & centre.

If you’re planning to use sites at all, but the Guia Roteiro campsite guide- only around €7.50, but claims to list all sites and a fair percentage offer a discount. Soon pays for itself - many campsites sell it. Vicarious sold it last year, don’t know if they do this year.
 

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