Quinta de Santa Marinha

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Pitch with mountain views (added by manager 06 Jan 2022)
The chapel (added by manager 28 dec 2021)
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  • Motorhome pitches on a hillside wine estate in Arcos de Valdevez
  • A 55-minute drive to Braga; 15 minutes to Miradouro do Monte Vascões
  • Vineyard tours, wine tasting and organic food available on site
Wine and walking – what an excellent mix for a holiday. The tree-shaded motorhome pitches at hilly Quinta de Santa Marinha wine estate make a great base for such things, as they are close to the start of the riverside Ecovia do Rio Vez hiking trail. This tiny site only has a few pitches, all with spectacular views over the vineyard and surrounding Arcos de Valdevez countryside near Viana do Castelo. This is not a dedicated campsite as such, but a small park within a wine estate with a few pitches for self-contained motorhomes only (please note tents are not accepted). Simple amenities are provided – electric hook-ups as well as wooden compost loos and a wifi connection – but the real plus points at this secluded spot are the wine-tasting sessions and the organic treats cooked up by the resident chef and owner. If you fancy sampling some fine regional Chardonnay white or red Merlot wines (a fee applies), please reserve your wine-tasting session at least 24 hours in advance. Likewise there is a charge for tasty breakfasts and dinners created from specialities made in house, including pastries and charcuterie – again please order your food 24 hours ahead of time. There’s also a small grocery store on site if you're going down the self-catering route. Tours of the vineyard are offered too; often accompanied by resident canine Koky. You are welcome to bring your own dogs to join in the fun.

Campground type

RV & Motorhome sites 5
Caravan sites 2
Open all year
Please note
  • This campground/park has no on-site shower facilities.
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • The campground only allows dogs up to 30kg.
  • Guests under the age of 1 are not allowed on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 40 or over.
  • Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.
  • There are no garbage cans onsite: all garbage will need to be taken home with you.

Languages spoken

French

Spanish

Italian

Portuguese

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

La nature et l'aménagement fait par le propriétaire vigneron. Les emplacements sont…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Mario E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: La nature et l'aménagement fait par le propriétaire vigneron. Les emplacements sont spacieux et réalisés dans un parc d'arbres fruitiers. Idéal pour les personnes aimant la nature car tout est fait pour cela comme les toilettes sêches et une douche chaude. Le propriétaire réserve du temps à tous ceux qui veulent découvrir un verger, des vignes et un passionner.

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De vriendelijkheid, de ligging, de netheid en de faciliteiten. En natuurlijk de…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Jolanda G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: De vriendelijkheid, de ligging, de netheid en de faciliteiten. En natuurlijk de heerlijke wijnen en het lekkere eten!

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Outstanding little site that is beautifully maintained and great food

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Amanda S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: This Quinta is a really lovely location and very beautiful. The Quinta has all the facilities that are needed for a short stay in a campervan. There is an eco toilet and shower room with hot water in a newly built wooden block next to the pitches. Electricity extra but not needed by us for one night. Antonio is a great host and we had a most enjoyable wine tasting of his nice wines (we bought a case). We also had a fantastic evening meal cooked by Antonio… Javalli casserole with starters and home grown fruit. Antonio grows his own amazing vegetables and fruits.. the myriad types of tomatoes grown are incredible! This is a great set-up for a relaxing stay with views to die for! Highly recommended

Disliked: Nothing for us…. Just right all round

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El lugar es muy bonito, rodeado de montañas y las parcelas con…

Overall 6/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: El lugar es muy bonito, rodeado de montañas y las parcelas con mucho cesped. El duelo es muy amable

Disliked: Tienen una única ducha, y una letrina como baño, es muy desagradable

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From the manager: E melhor aprender a ler, do que te queixas esta bem descriminado na plateforma. E muita gente vem aqui para isso. Madrid no mundo rural não existe. Eu não me queixo das asneiras que me fisestes. Luz etc. Antonio

Welcome warm and friendly, views exceptional, very peaceful, good wine available, pleased…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Janice L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: Welcome warm and friendly, views exceptional, very peaceful, good wine available, pleased to find newly installed shower. Great place to chill out but be aware you will need to drive from site , to find other local attractions. Great site for dogs.

Disliked: Nothing. So lovely stayed an extra night

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Great short stop - brilliant host

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 4
ian c. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: Fantastic hosts, fantastic views, WC/water/power available. Paid for tour and meal - well worth it.

Disliked: Nothing really although there are no showers.

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There is a clean compost toilet. No shower facilities. Great overnight

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: Friendly hosts, we did a great wine tasting at the venue with the owners. Great view over the valley.

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Lovely people and wine tasting, but it's NOT a campsite

Overall 6/10
Location 4
Value for money 2
Accommodation 2
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: The hosts are lovely people, and their wine tasting and meal offer is the reason to go. The pitch also has lovely views over the valley

Disliked: The ground is soft and dusty. Sprinklers randomly go off and wet everything. The electricity cost us 25 euros for two nights. There are no waste facilities, we were even asked to take our own rubbish away. A lot of flies and a windmill that is noisy all night if the wind blows. There is little to do near the site. the swimming pool is out of bounds to campers, it's only for the hotel guests, annoying when there are no showers, it's 34 degrees, dusty and the pool is in front of you and empty! WiFi is available, but didn't work from our pitch

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Lovely views, terrific hosts, great food and wine.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Julian P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: Great hosts, lovely home cooked and produced food. Lovely views over the vineyard to the mountains beyond.

Disliked: Lack of shade although some new pitches will become available. No showers and just compost toilets somewhere.

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Amazing location, wonderful hosts, unique and memorable experience. We had a fun…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Patrick F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional concrete and grass caravan site

Liked: Amazing location, wonderful hosts, unique and memorable experience. We had a fun and educational wine tasting and a home made meal cooked for us. Couldn’t recommend more! Patrick & Nora

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Quinta de Santa Marinha

Lugar Santa Marinha

Arcos de Valdevez

Arcos de Valdevez

Portugal

4970-383

Directions

Timezone

Europe/Lisbon +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

41.91035°N
-8.46354°W

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

As well as walking the Ecovia do Rio Vez hiking trail, you can potter about in the hills, discovering sights including the Medieval Bridge of Vilela (10 minutes’ drive) and the Cascata das Lages Altas waterfall (half an hour) as well as viewpoints like the Miradouro do Monte Vascões (15 minutes). If you fancy a day out in the big city, the lovely and historic city of Braga (55 minutes) offers a 12th-century cathedral, a slew of museums and some lovely Baroque-era architecture. The ornate Bom Jesus Sanctuary in Tenões (an hour) is approached by a monumental stone staircase (or you can cheat and take the funicular to the top of the hill) – either way your reward is fabulous views over Braga from the top. Another pretty spot is Viana do Castelo (45 minutes), where you might like to shop for gold filigree jewellery, follow a walking route around architectural styles from Renaissance to Art Deco, or swim and jetski in the Atlantic Ocean from sandy beaches.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Playa A Armona Pm1 33 km Estuary Excellent N/A N/A N/A
Playa A Lamiña Pm1 33.2 km Estuary Excellent N/A N/A N/A
Caminha 33.5 km Estuary Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Playa O Muiño Pm1 33.9 km Estuary Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Moledo 34 km Estuary Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Nearest campgrounds

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  • Does Quinta de Santa Marinha have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Quinta de Santa Marinha dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Quinta de Santa Marinha? As well as walking the Ecovia do Rio Vez hiking trail, you can potter about in the hills, discovering sights including the Medieval Bridge of Vilela (10 minutes’ drive) and the Cascata … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Quinta de Santa Marinha?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  8 a.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Quinta de Santa Marinha? From $24.44 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.