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Parque Orbitur Madalena

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Relaxing in the pool

General

  • Woodland site a kilometre from Madalena beach
  • A 15-minute drive from Porto
  • Pool, playground, snack bar and tennis courts

If you're off to the Porto District, you must of course partake of the port. It's all easily done from Parque Orbitur Madalena, five kilometres from the historic town of Vila Nova De Gaia and the famed port caves of Taylor’s Port and Porto Calem. The esteemed old city of Porto, home to heaps more port-based shenanigans, is a 15-minute drive away across the Duoro river.

And would you care for a beach with your port? Parque Orbitur Madalena is a kilometre from the sands at Madalena, one of the region's award-winning beaches stretching along 17 kilometres of coastline: Aguda, Canidelo, Francelos, Granja, Miramar and Valadares are all a cinch to get to from here.

Parque Orbitur Madalena is a roomy woodland site, with plenty of space for play and sunbathing. It has an outdoor pool with sun loungers and a snack bar alongside, tennis courts, a play area and free wifi.

Please note

The grocery shop is open between 01/06 and 15/09.

Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 01/09.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.

The restaurant is open between 01/06 and 15/09.

The site 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.

Local city tax of €2 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival between 01/04 and 30/09.
Local city tax of €1 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival between 01/10 and 31/03.
People with disabilities and children under 16 years old are tax-exempt.


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7.5

Overall rating based on 27 reviews

 

63% would recommend this site to a friend.

52% would stay here again.

  55% described as Bush ?

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Adequate site close to Porto09/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSine R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proximity to Porto

    Disliked: 

    Unkempt site in need of update and better site maintenance

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We're sorry you were unhappy - we'll work hard to fix the issue you experienced. Thanks for letting us know.

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Good location08/02/2019

Reviewer's country: New ZealandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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Very happy that you stayed with us. Thank you for reviewing our camping. We’ll be looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Feels like a youth army cadet camp07/08/2019

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - very good location for both the beach (10 min walk) and Porto (45 min bus ride at 2 euro each)
    - Huge area to choose your pitch - no actual set pitches but enough space for everyone not to be on top of each other and it’s all under forest canvas
    - good pool - but does play load music all day so not for you if you want to snooze
    - toilets and showers clean enough

    Disliked: 

    - whole site is very tired and scruffy - the facilities are kept clean but are not inviting
    - looks like an ex army barracks - very grey and a lot of concrete
    - reception staff very grumpy and you seemed to always be an inconvenience when asking questions - a smile costs nothing!
    - lots of large groups of children who take over the whole pool area in the afternoons
    - only 10 sun beds - good luck getting one of those!

From the manager...

Thank you for reviewing our property. We took good note of your comments as a contribution to improve our products and services.

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Out of season a great place to stay with great connection to Porto.07/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location and close by bus routes

    Disliked: 

    Nothing about the site, local area not as developed as I thought it would be

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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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Good site good bus service into Porto07/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlan H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proximity near beach

    Disliked: 

    Random pitches

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Thank you for your visit. We took good note of your comments as a contribution to improve our products and services.

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Toilets and showers could be updated pitches not marked out .06/30/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff were very friendly and helpful

    Disliked: 

    Unfortunately site is behind with the times

From the manager...

We take your comments very seriously and our quality department as well the operational manager will be informed about them. Thank you for your visit.

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Nice little site with great facilities.06/12/2019

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

  • Boogie cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and tidy site, nice pool (if a little cold in June) reasonably priced shop and snack bar on site. Beach only a short walk and train station to Porto around 15 mins away.

    Disliked: 

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De tudo, sobretudo dos funcionários08/05/2020

Reviewer's country: PortugalAndré T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Boogie cabin
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    De tudo, sobretudo dos funcionários

    Disliked: 

    Da parte da piscina poderiam substituir por relva sintética ou azulejos para assim as formigas não subirem na espreguiçadeira e ajuda a não sujarmos os pés a sair da piscina

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From the manager...

Agradecemos a preferência e a recomendação, bem como os comentários construtivos que entendemos como desafio para a melhoria dos nossos produtos e serviços. Volte sempre!

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Instalações sempre limpas07/17/2020

Reviewer's country: PortugalAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric gravel pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Gostei

    Disliked: 

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Adoramos saber que gostou da sua estada connosco e que nos recomenda. Agradecemos a preferência. Volte sempre!

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Reviewer's country: PortugalAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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Agradecemos a visita e a apreciação. Volte sempre!

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Very large (over 200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Rua de Cerro 608, Praia da Madalena, Vila Nova de Gaia, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, 4405-736
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon +0000 (GMT+00:00)   GPS 41.1076°N 8.6555°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

Beaches and port are the main items on the agenda with a stay in these Portuguese parts, with proximity to award-winning sands as well as to Vila Nova de Gaia and the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto, built on the hillsides overlooking the Douro river.

Madalena beach, the closest to the site, is a top spot for sunbathing as well as surfing. It has wide stretches of sand, dunes and wooden passageways to wander during the day, and lively restaurants and bars to keep you fed and occupied in the evenings. Aguda and Senhor da Pedra beaches are also top sandy picks around Gaia.

And then to town… have a day among the port caves of Vila Nova de Gaia, including those of Taylor’s Port and Porto Calem, then move on to Porto 10 kilometres away for more world-famed caves and a vast number of old buildings including the 14th-century Church of São Francisco, the neoclassical Stock Exchange and the Gothic-style Church of Santa Clara.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  2 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Parque Orbitur Madalena 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €100.00 ($181.19) 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Site booking terms and conditions

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  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Parque Orbitur Madalena have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Parque Orbitur Madalena dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Parque Orbitur Madalena? Beaches and port are the main items on the agenda with a stay in these Portuguese parts, with proximity to award-winning sands as well as to Vila Nova de Gaia and the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Parque Orbitur Madalena?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  10 a.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Parque Orbitur Madalena? From $33.45 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the on-site accommodations.
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 01/09.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €100.00 ($181.19) 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.

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.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

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.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

General
The grocery shop is open between 01/06 and 15/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

General
The restaurant is open between 01/06 and 15/09.

Dogs
The site 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.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Sites
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.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Admission
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorization from their parents or legal guardian.

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

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Additional terms

Local city tax of €2 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival between 01/04 and 30/09.
Local city tax of €1 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival between 01/10 and 31/03.
People with disabilities and children under 16 years old are tax-exempt.

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