welcome at our beautiful
Natural Campsite Beirã-Marvão – Alentejo – Portugal
The campground is all year open
Enjoy here the footage of the opening from our campground in Portugal
The campsite - where english is spoken - is open all year round, the bar from March untill October. Also in autumn and winter we like to prepare your lunch and dinner.
See our rates page for attractive discounts on your stay.
Marvão: One of the 1000 miracles of nature that one must have visited
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you can also enter your GPS with: Beira (Marvao) - Estrada de Castelo de Vide
Phone (00351) 245 992 360
Phone (00351) 965 084 474
in the Serra de São Mamede, the often not yet discovered part of the, for many so unexpected, North Alentejo.
On our Facebookpagina you can follow our latest news and nice pictures from the campsite.
Our small-scale campsite, where we created 30 very spacious pitches on 30.000 m2. But with relatively a lot more facilities, is located in the middle of the beautiful nature of the protected natural park, you are only surrounded by the magnificent, preserved flora and fauna.
The mountains in the Natural Park Serra de São Mamede constitute the look of this magnificent, nature rich part of the Alentejo, the high mountains are alternated by hilly plains and it’s the perfect area to discover the archaeological remains of the former presence of people from earlier distinctive historical periods.
The Park is located at the south side of the Tagusriver, while crossing it, you may enjoy the wonderful view on this river. The highest point of the park is at 1025 meters above sea level.
The beautiful mountain range with its preserved flora and fauna acts as a barrier to condensation, creating a microclimate with a level of precipitation and humidity higher than in the surrounding areas, and therefore has originally a rich and above all diverse vegetation. The northern part of the National Park is dominated by chestnuts and oak trees, and as you go further south, you will find the holm oak forests as well, and of course the traditional cork-oak trees. But also in the close vicinity of our Campsite Beira-Marvão you will find many cork-oaks.
To be able to discover the many treasures of this protected area, the park has organised five perfectly walkable footpaths. Along these, you will have the opportunity to admire the greatly varied vegetation, as well as no less than 8 rare raptors, like the vulture, flyer or Bonelli eagle – the latter being the symbol of the Park.
With a bit of luck you will now also see a wild boar or dear pass by, now returning to the Serra de São Mamede, thanks to the efforts made to reconstruct their habitats. On a regular basis, we also see magnificent little foxes walking around in the area; they also are a part of this natural environment.
But if you are also interested in the archaeological heritage, the places Portalegre, the district capital, Castelo de Vide and Alegrete with their beautiful mansions and monasteries are a joy to visit, here you can get a taste of the aristocratic life as it once was part of life.
But the real cultural gift you will receive near our campsite Beira-Marvão, when you visit the current archaeological excavations of Ammaia in our municipality Marvão.
Elsewhere on our site you will find more information about this, in view of archaeology, important location.
Of course – to learn even more about the rich cultural life in Alentejo – a visit to the Manufactura das Tapeçarias company may also be recommended for this holiday region, here the production of the real art of tapestry takes place.
The surroundings of the campsite in this protected natural park are characterised by many nice small restaurants, often run by families, with the mother of the house wielding the sceptre in the kitchen. You may enjoy many tasty regional delicacies, such as lamb stew, roast sucking pig and the delicious desserts, like the Boleima cake and from Elvas the Sericaia pudding with plums.
This and a lot more, we’re pleased to offer you from our campsite, in the next pages you find all information which we’ve gathered for you with pleasure. We’ll be happy to give you more detailed information after your arrival at our campsite.
A campsite, here known as the Parque de Campismo Beirã-Marvão, in one of the most magnificent areas of the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park. Where the former agriculture is still practised today, and actually may be referred to as a separate culture, your nostalgic feelings are bound to resurface during your vacation with us. After all, what’s more beautiful than still being able to see a farmer, agricultor at work, still going to work with a donkey or muleto provide his whole family with potatoes, vegetables and fruits for most of the year …..
We look forward to seeing you at our new Nature Campsite with large Swimming Pool of Beirã-Marvão!
If you want to make timely reservations for your own campground in 2013, we kindly ask you to use the reservation form.
But an e-mail, or if you prefer to give us a call of course will be welcome as well. Under “Route and Contact” you will find all our data.
Naturally we guarantee you a spacious campground and all services in your own language.
We speak the following languages: English – Dutch – Portuguese – German – Italian – French and Spanish, which means we like to serve you with all information about the campsite, the near situated castle and the many events and historical points of interess, in your own language English. We are very happy that already after the very first year our campsite very near Santo Antonio das Areias sees back the guests who where here in our first months.
We composed – also in the english language, a large number of walking and cycling routes, but we created also maps of the most important places in the immediate vicinity, as Marvao, Castelo de Vide and Sto Antonio das Areias, showing the many interesting sites, but we inserted also the shops, the butcher, baker, ATM and restaurants.
Tel (00351) 245 992 360
Tel (00351) 965 084 474
We are members of the SVR – Foundation for Free Recreation and in Portugal the NKC / CCI Card. The Camping Key Europe card is accepted. Starting this month the ECC. FICC and Dansk Camping Union – DCU. We like to welcome as well the members of Touring Club Royal de Belgique with the CCI. AIT – FIA. Members the FECC Federatión Spanish Clubes Campistas are welcome – ACSI – Auto Camper Service International – ADAC CampCard – International Campercard
Rent a Tent in Portugal
Also tents can be rented at Camping Beira-Marvao in Alentejo. They are 4-person tents, but are rented to 2 persons. Including individual sleeping bags and air mattress. Only by reservation. Nature Camp in the protected natural park Serra de São Mamede in north-east of Alentejo, near the Spanish border with Extremadura. Very spacious pitches, saltwater pool, even seasonal pitches, free beautiful hiking trails, mountain bike rental, all year open.
Good news for tourism to Portugal, the TAP started with low-cost flights from Lisbon to London, offered for 59 euros. You can fly very cheap, from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England, through Transavia and others. Herewith comes the TAP too. We will disclose this news, reservations for flights to Lisbon and Porto can be booked at www.flytap.com