Portugal is located on the western coast of southern Europe, bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. With consistently good weather, a unique culture and huge diversity in landscapes, Portugal is an ideal holiday destination for people from all over the world. There are many ways to enjoy a holiday in this fascinating country. Camping in Portugal is amongst one of the most popular.
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A Guide to Camping in Portugal
Camping in Portugal appeals to many different sorts of people. From those that would like a cheaper vacation through to others that would like to spend longer than the traditional two week holiday abroad. There are literally hundreds of campgrounds in Portugal to choose from. These range from the most basic (normally found in wilderness areas) to campgrounds that have facilities such as swimming pools and golf courses. Camping in Portugal offers the chance to get closer to nature or to find a more economical way of enjoying what the country has to offer, depending on the desire and circumstances.
Where To Go Camping In Portugal
Where to go camping in Portugal will depend largely on what sort of holiday is envisioned. Some people are content with spending most of their time at the beach. Portugal has some of the very best in Europe, with many campgrounds conveniently close by. Using the campground as a base, it would also be possible to explore further the countryside of Portugal and discover quaint villages, vineyards and olive groves.
Attractions in Portugal
Portugal has many attractions to offer the holidaymaker, and it would be impossible to see them all during one vacation. For beautiful monuments and architecture, Lisbon, the countries capital, should definitely be visited. Built on a series of hills, it is a very picturesque place, and offers scenic views from almost every angle. Another suggestion of a place to visit, is Sintra, which is a 30 minute drive away from the capital. Something of a fairytale town, it consists of palaces, colourful villas, and museum collections. This special place has an even more unique atmosphere at night.
Many people associate Portugal with the Algarve, and it still remains to this day one of the most visited regions in the country. Its southern location means that it enjoys hot summers and mild winters, with minimal rainfall. It is renowned for having some of the finest beaches in Portugal. Recent years have seen the development of a network of golf courses, and it is not unusual for people to take golfing holidays here.
How To Get To Portugal
When deciding to go camping in Portugal, some thought should be given to how to get to the country. It is reachable by car within one (long!) days drive from most European countries, including the UK. There is also a major international airport in Lisbon. A car or motorhome is the best way of travelling around on the ground, as this offers complete independence when it comes to exploring the country. With dozens of well equipped campgrounds scattered throughout the country, it is possible to save money, make new friends and gain experiences when camping in Portugal for a vacation.