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Parque Orbitur Rio Alto

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General

  • Coastal site 100 metres from the beach and 10km from Póvoa de Varzim
  • 18-hole golf course between the site and the sea
  • Pool, playground, shower blocks, common room and free wifi

Ah now, that's a Portuguese beach – and with an 18-hole golf course within teeing off distance too: how smashing.

Both splendid settings are within ambling distance of Parque Orbitur Rio Alto, in the middle of Portugal's Costa Verde on the outskirts of Póvoa de Varzim: the site is set between the golf course and this long section of peaceful beach, a simple 100-metre stroll away.

As it's a big site, Parque Orbitur Rio Alto has things firmly sorted on the amenities front, with four shower blocks with continuous hot water, as well as disabled facilities, baths and ten washing-up areas. For leisure, there's a bar and a common room, a table tennis area and a multisports court, and a sunbathing area to laze around at with cocktail and book.

A takeaway, mini market and restaurant serving regional specialities are also on site; plenty more shops, cafés, bars and restaurants are either in Esposende (north) or Póvoa de Varzim (south), both 15 kilometres away.

Please note

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 06/10 (subject to weather conditions).

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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7.8

Overall rating based on 17 reviews

 

76% would recommend this site to a friend.

59% would stay here again.

 

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Friendly, clean facilities, good pool, warm showers.. children friendly..27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLesley M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly, clean facilities, good pool, warm showers.. children friendly..

    Disliked: 

    Far from anything else, down narrow bumpy roads to get to park.. sealed electric box so u have to ask for it to be connected/unconnected..

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Very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for reviewing our camping. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Everything03/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrancisco S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Everything

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Very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for reviewing our camping. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Grounds could be better maintained11/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRussell B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Domino 1 bedroom cabin
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Lack of staff

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Thank you for reviewing our property. We took good note of your comments as a contribution to improve our products and services and we’ll be looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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The beach and the hospitality was great...01/09/2018

Reviewer's country: PortugalAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Domino 1 bedroom cabin
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    The beach and the hospitality was great...

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Agradecemos a visita e a apreciação. Volte sempre!

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Relaxed and happy site23/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Relaxed site with large and smaller spaces. Easy access to a quiet beach.

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Thank you for reviewing our property. We are glad to hear from you that you enjoyed your stay with us and we’ll be looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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La cercanía a la playa25/08/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    La cercanía a la playa

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Agradecemos la visita y la apreciación. Su opinión es muy importante para nosotros. ¡Vuelva siempre!

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Très bon camping mais emplacement tentes non délimités.25/08/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Le cadre et l aimabilite des gerants

    Disliked: 

    Pas d emplacement délimité pour les tentes

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Nous vous remercions par votre visite et pour l’apreciation!

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Rien21/08/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceJean B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Rien

    Disliked: 

    Sanitaire fermè et a 100m du plus proche, axces a la plage limitè, commoditèes les proches a la ville a 15 km, pas ombrages ,camping environnement pas agrèable . A dèconseiller pour des vacances dètendues

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C’est avec regret que nous prenons connaissance de votre sentiment. Nous nous efforçons sans cesse d´améliorer les prestations et le service que nous offrons à nos clients, mais nous prenons bonne note de vos remarques. Merci de votre visite et Veuillez nous excuser, s’il vous plaît.

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Sanitair proper, ruime plaatsen20/08/2019

Reviewer's country: BelgiumJohan V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Sanitair proper, ruime plaatsen

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    Geluidsoverlast tgv muziek uit naburig dorp tot na middernacht, lawaaierige buren, veel wind en heel veel vliegen

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Acceso playa15/08/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainAlberto U.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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    Acceso playa

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    Parcela para furgoneta situada en una rotonda en la entrada

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Agradecemos la visita y la apreciación. Tomamos sus comentarios muy en serio. De todas as formas desculpe las moléstias.

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 pitches)

Location

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  • Estrada Nacional 13, Km 13, Lugar do Rio Alto, Póvoa de Varzim, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, 4570-275
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon WET (GMT+00:00)   GPS 41.4637°N 

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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

It's not officially sanctioned as such, but Rio Alto beach's peaceful setting backed by sand dunes means it's one of Northern Portugal's best known naturist beaches; if this isn't your thing, several more serene sections of sand are within a few kilometres of the site.

This is a quiet part of Portugal, where the beach and ocean are the main focus, but if you want to sightsee or have a city day, several options are within driving distance. First up is Póvoa de Varzim, about 15 kilometres away, once a major Portuguese fishing port and now the scene of an arty seaside resort, 12 kilometres of beach, regular festivals and the Casino da Póvoa: the city is one of the few legal gambling areas in Portugal.

Also 15 kilometres away is Esposende, with a fine sandy beach bordering sand dunes and the Cavado river. From here, pick up the Portuguese path of the Santiago de Compostela, used in medieval times as a religious route to Compostela and later as the Portuguese path of pilgrimage to Santiago.

Braga 35 kilometres away is a popular Northern Portugal stop, for its ancient architecture covering Neolithic, Roman and medieval times as well as several from the modernist era. There are stacks here to see, and several museums detailing the tale of the city, its art and its people.

If you want port in Portugal, along with a UNESCO World Heritage Site city centre, heaps more ancient buildings and a lively time in Portugal's second biggest city, Porto, are all 50 kilometres away.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  2 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  5 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 7pm. For late arrivals please contact the campsite.

Parque Orbitur Rio Alto cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£86.34) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 01/09.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 08/04 and 30/09.
The grocery shop is open between 08/04 and 30/09.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£86.34) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Pool
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 06/10 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. between 16/06 and 13/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 14/09 and 15/06.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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