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Quinta do Vale Formoso

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General

  • Peaceful and family-friendly site on an equestrian farm in the hills
  • A 25-minute drive to Caldas da Rainha and 10 from Salinas de Rio Maior
  • Swimming pool, indoor common room, kitchen, guided walks and barbecues

Can’t decide between coast, countryside or city? Be within driving distance of all three at Quinta do Vale Formoso, a site in the hills of central Portugal a 25-minute drive from Caldas da Rainha and around half an hour to sandy Foz do Arelho beach.

If you’re planning a lazy hol and this Atlantic Ocean destination sounds a tad too far for splash time, have no fear: you can still wallow in the water with ease at a swimming pool in the park’s grounds. And what grounds they are... Quinta do Vale Formoso’s grassy gardens, stretching out towards a line of tall trees in the distance, helps this prettily titled park live up to its name and also house fab facilities for horsing about including a riding arena, stables and a training school.

Trotting, galloping and cantering generally get you working up an appetite? Barbecues are on site and you can take your food into the cosy common area to settle down on squishy armchairs beside the fireplace.

Outdoor activities close by are at Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park around a 20-minute drive away, for trekking through a barren landscape, spelunking in chalky caves or searching for the fossilised tracks of dinosaurs. Nearer still are the Salinas de Rio Maior, to see artisans sift salt from the pools and process it in an age-old way.

Portugal’s rife with ancient sights of note as well as long-running traditions, from the massive Castle of Óbidos (25 minutes’ drive) to the stately Alcobaça Monastery. And if you want to get to know the Leiria area like a local? Ask site staff about guided walks, wine and cheese nights, and quad biking through the surrounds.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Venda da Costa, 90-96 Haviland Road, Alvorninha, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, 2500-344
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon WEST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 39.3874°N 8.9921°W

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

On the way to Foz do Arelho beach from the site, drop by the Lagoa de Óbidos (35 minutes' drive), to kitesurf and windsurf on the lagoon (or just watch others showing off their skills...).

The famed beach of Nazaré is a little further on at a 40-minute drive from the site, home to one of the world’s biggest waves as well as – in the words of Quinta do Vale Formoso’s owners – “fireworks, folk dancing and a fair”.

Portugal’s capital also got a festival spirit: make a beeline to Lisbon for cool shopping, old streets snaking down hills and topnotch seafood restaurants an hour and 15 minutes away.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9:30 a.m. –  5 p.m.
Depart by:  Anytime

Quinta do Vale Formoso cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Quinta do Vale Formoso will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 5 day(s) of arrival.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/07 and 30/09 and between 01/10 and 30/06.
Reception is unmanned after 5 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/campervan.

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