Our Favorite Campsites and Wild Camping Experiences
Although wild camping sounds amazing and can be done quite well in Portugal, we prefer staying at cozy and charming natural campsites. During our road trip through Portugal, we decided to alternate between wild camping and charming campsites. Check out our favorite campsites and camper spots in Portugal below.
Camping Os Anjos
Just across the border, you’ll find the small camping Os Anjos in Campo Maior, Portalegre. We ended up here by chance. The plan was to stay for a night, but thanks to the cozy camping and the Campo Maior surroundings, we decided to extend our stay for an extra night. The spaces are quite spacious, you can order bread and drinks at the “bar,” and they even have a pool. The camping is quite secluded among the olive groves. You come here for the peace and nature, but the area also has a rich history.
Wild Camping in Nazare
I might act tough, but secretly, I’m a bit of a coward when it comes to not entirely legal things. Just like wild camping. So, it took us a while before we went wild camping for the first time. In Nazaré, we found an amazing spot on the beach with a view of the lighthouse. There was a big sign saying camping was prohibited. I found it quite intense, to be honest ;p. But by the end of the evening, there were almost 15 campers, so we decided it was fine.
We found the spot via Park4night. Check here. There are no facilities, and there aren’t really any bushes where you can quickly take a nature break. An outhouse or portable toilet is quite handy.
When wild camping, always leave your spot tidy!
Camping Orbitur Valado
After a night of wild camping, we decided to stay another night in Nazaré but at a campsite. This way, we could have a nice shower, do some laundry, and get some work done. We decided to stay for a night at Camping Orbitur Valado. Not really our thing, but perfectly fine for a night. Orbitur campsites are found everywhere and are often larger, but in the low season, they often offer ACSI rates, allowing you to stay for as little as 16 euros. Ideal if you need some facilities for a night.
The campsite was alright. The spaces were quite spacious and green. The facilities were a bit outdated.
Camping Orbitur Cascais
To visit Sintra, we decided to stay for a night at Camping Orbitur Cascais. Mainly because we could stay cheaply with our ACSI card. The camping was actually quite okay. Beautiful spacious spots with lots of trees and shade.
Camping Tips from Followers
- Bubulcus & Bolotas Camping, Vimeiro Portugal – Cozy charming camping in nature – 2 persons and a camper from 18 euros
- Motorhome Friends – Albufeira – Close to the beach – Price Unknown
- Quinta da Padrela – Barcos (Inland Portugal) – For wine lovers – Price unknown
- Uxa Paraiso – Penela – Beautiful camping spots in nature – Price unknown
- Salema Eco Camp – Budens (between Sagres and Lagos) – Surfing and nature – from 12.5 per night
- Quinta das Cegonhas – Inland – Camping in nature – 20 euros per night
- Quinta Do Retiro – Central Portugal – Cozy camping – from 15 euros per night
- Camping Quinta de Odelouca – Vale Grande de Baixo – from 17.50 per night