Touring Spain and Portugal by the Caravan and Motorhome Club details 423 campsites ranging from large, well-known chains, like Camping Orbitur in Portugal including the Algarve and popular Spanish holiday parks to smaller camping sites along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.
The Caravan Club Touring campsite guides are not part of an inspected program, but are submitted by users and entries - including price information - can be up to 6 years old (2015). Having said that, who would recommend a rubbish campsite? Because the sites are submitted by campers, you can trust that the campsites included are among the most popular campsites in Spain and Portugal.
Most of the 352 Spanish campsites detailed are located along the Mediterranean coast including popular towns along the Costa Brava and Costa del Sol coasts. There are plenty of motorhome campsites in the Algarve and you can camp and surf all along the west coast of Portugal In total there are 71 Portuguese campsite reviews. The majority of caravan parks are open all year campsites in Spain and Portugal catering for winter sun holidays. There are also a number of naturist campsites listed within the guide.
How do you find the best places to camp in Spain and Portugal with a tent, caravan or motorhome
All Caravan and Motorhome Club Touring guides provide GPS coordinates and full contact details. The coordinates are printed in the Long and Lat format: 42.11027, 3.16555. Also the details and directions are comprehensive but you have to learn the 200 abbreviations used to convey all aspects of the campsite directions, facilities and prices. Campsites are marked on the maps at the rear of each country and each entry gives you the map number and grid reference.
Useful travel information for Spain and Portugal
The Camping in Spain and Portugal guide has an extremely useful 67-page introduction containing touring advice about everything from medical issues to speed limits.The additional information in the Caravan and Motorhome Club Touring Spain and Portugal guide contains all the advice you need on mountain passes, required equipment, speed limits, fuel prices and signs. At the start of each country more specific country information is provided. At the rear of each country, maps detail the campsite locations, indicating in red which ones are open all year (or for at least 11 months of the year).
These camping guidebooks are great for the independent travelers needing a good cross section of campsites throughout Spain and Portugal. The book comes int its own when travelling out of season. The Caravan and Motorhome Club also produce campsite guides for Touring in France and for Touring in Europe. In short, these are the best paper campsite guides available. We used them extensively when we were full-timing, they are worth every penny.
Where are the best places to visit in Spain or Portugal with a motorhome or campervan?
All the Aires Spain and Portugal is an essential guidebook for motorhome and campervan tours of Spain and Portugal. There are Motorhome stopovers all over Iberia that make touring Spain and Portugal in a camper van easy. Our area para autocaravanna book is the most comprehensive available in English. As well as motorhome stopovers and LPG stations across both countries, there is also a list of 100+ open all year campsites along the Mediterranean and Algarve coasts where you can top up your tan in winter.
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