A quick guide to camping and caravanning near Lisbon, Portugal

I have compiled a short guide to the handful of campgrounds in and around Lisbon. Several of them are just yards away from the beach. Some of the campgrounds require a membership in a club or organization. Membership might be available to you. Other campgrounds are open to the public.

Lisboa Camping and Bungalows in Monsanto Park  

Estrada da Circunvalação, 1400-061 Lisboa, Portugal 

This campground is actually within Lisbon’s city limits in the huge Monsanto forest. They offer parking, tennis courts, a swimming pool, mini golf, long-term rentals and a restaurant. It is a public campground.

Lisbon camping offers 170 bungalows with a capacity of either four, five, or six people. They have 189 spaces for caravan or camper vans, and they have a large wooded area for tent camping. 

The Squirrel Bungalow has a capacity of four people.  It features a bedroom with a double bed, two single beds, a living room, an outfitted kitchen, toilet and shower, porch, and parking for one car. Linens and towels are provided. This rents for €49.50. 

The Squirrel Plus has a capacity of five people and rents for €56.50.

The Bungalow Monsanto fits a maximum of five people.  It  has a bedroom with a double bed as well as a bedroom with three single beds, a living room, a kitchen, toilet, shower, porch and private parking for one car.

It is equipped with linen and towels, and cleaned twice a week. It is €56.50 per night.

The Lisbon Bungalow has a capacity of six people. It has two bedrooms with a double bed, and a bedroom with two single beds. It also offers a living room, an equipped kitchen, toilet and shower, as well as a porch and private parking for two cars. It is €63.50 per night.

A caravan or camper site located in a shaded area with water electric and sewage hook up, and table and wooden benchesIs €27.30.

A tent site can be had for €12.15.

Lisboa Camping

Parque de Campismo Orbitur Guincho 

Estrada Nacional 247 6, Lugar de Areia Guincho, 2750-053 Cascais, Portugal    

Located in a pine forest and behind the dunes of Guincho, the campground facilities include a kitchen, a pool, support services, and bungalows.

Other Services include Wi-Fi, a TV room, a pet station, a camper station, and camp games.  There is a playground for children.

They also have a supermarket, a snack bar, and a self-serve laundry. Pets are allowed.

50 m² Campsite with electricity and water,

For two adults, One camper or caravan, a gazebo.  €322 per week.  Pets are allowed.

A basic pitch 50 m² one vehicle plus equipment€233 for a week. Pets are allowed.

Access three pax

A bungalow for up to three people, handicap accessible. Kitchen, refrigerator, king-size bed, plus single, cooking supplies, linen included.

826 euros for one week.

Bengali four pax

A 20 m yurt tent with refrigerator, Electricity, capacity of four people, double bed with two singles, living room.  Has a fridge, but no bathroom or kitchen.  Facilities in the park. Parking for one vehicle.

Boogie 2+2 Pax

Single car parking space, terrace, heating, fridge

Caravan with one double bed, From €381.

Club five pax €987 for a week. Two bedrooms, 27 m² sleeps five. Has one parking spot, television, terrace, refrigerator. One bedroom has a double bed and one bedroom has three single beds. Dining and living room with TV. Bathroom, covered terrace, table, chairs kitchen, equipped with a refrigerator.

Camping flight for an RV

Measures 50 m² For one week €189. Pets allowed. Allows two persons, plus one car, plus one installation.

Neptune 5+2 pack

One week for 996 euros. Has two bedrooms, 29 m² and sleeps five people. One parking space, bath towels and linen provided. Television, heating, terrace, refrigerator provided.

Mars 7 pax

For one-week €1344, three bedrooms, 34 m² sleeps seven. One bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with a double and a single, and a third bedroom with two singles. Dining/living room, bathroom, terrace. Fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator. Bed linens and towels, parking for one car.

Free camping area

One week €55. Pets are allowed. Free area for installation of tents, caravans, and camper vans.

Venus 2+2 pax

One week €724. One bedroom 17 m² Sleeps two. One parking space, towels and linens provided, television, heating, terrace, refrigerator. Fully equipped kitchen

Orbitur Guincho

Camping Orbitur Cascais 

2750-642 Cascais, Portugal  Orbitur Cascais A second Orbitur campground located near Praia do Guincho, in Cascais.

Parque de Campismo INATEL Caparica

Av. Afonso de Albuquerque 450, 2825-450, Portugal   Inatel Caparica

The INATEL foundation was created in 1935 as the National Foundation for Joy at Work. Its mission is to develop activities to value leisure time in the areas of social tourism, popular culture and amateur sport. INATEL runs 17 hotel units around Portugal, a game park, and several sports pavilions. The organization has around 250,000 individual members.

INATEL offers hotels and campgrounds.

Sites are available for both members and nonmembers, but rates vary.

Superior double room in simple furnishings, a minibar, and cable TV, includes breakfast.

Also superior double room with pool view or superior double room with a cliff view in Costa da Caparica.

Inatel Caparica

Orbitur – Costa da Caparica 

ORBITUR Costa de Caparica  Av. Afonso de Albuquerque, 2825-450, Portugal

20 km south of Lisbon and 500 m from the beach, this campground offers a playground, a tennis court, a restaurant, a bar and free Wi-Fi. It also has a mini-market, washrooms with showers, accessible facilities, and a baby changing area.

Local beaches are known for kitesurfing, surfing, and bodyboarding.

Nearby activities include walking to the fossil cliffs or to the Capuchos convent.

Lisbon is 30 to 40 minutes away and the campground is also close to public transportation.

The grocery store is only open from April till September.

Nightly entertainment from July until September.

Pets are not allowed inside accommodation units. Any dogs on the property must be tattooed or microchips. Dangerous breeds not allowed.

Free Wi-Fi only available in the TV room the restaurant and the bar.

Accommodations available include:

Tent site, caravan site, motorhome site, lodges in cabins, caravan for hire.

The campground is open year-round.

A camping site for one week 50 m² sleeps two, pets are allowed one car plus one installation €213.

The domino 2 +2 Pax  One week €399 cabin with one bedroom 11 m² sleeps two people one bedroom with double bed and a living room with a sofa bed with the possibility of comedy up to two more has a fridge, table, and chairs. No kitchen or toilet.  May rent bed linens and towels. Has electricity and parking for one car.

Morea five pax oone week €1015.02 bedrooms 25 m² one shower sleeps five. One bedroom with double bed and three single beds it has a dining/living room, bathroom covered terrace. Fully equipped kitchen refrigerator, TV, heated living room, linens, and towels, parking for one car.

Atlantico 2+2 One week is €526. One bedroom 21 m² sleeps two. The unit has one shower, one parking place, linens, television, terrace, refrigerator, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Neptune 5+2 One week €932. Two bedrooms. 29 m² Sleeps five people. One shower, one parking place, towels and linens provided, television, heating, terrace, fully equipped kitchen, and a shower.

Camping Alveolo One week for €299. Pets are allowed. 50 m² campsite with water and electrical hook up. Two adults, one car, plus one installation.

Camping plot One week for €213. Two people. Pets are allowed. Plot allows two persons, one car, and one installation

ORBITUR Costa de Caparica 

PNEC Campground Alameda

Alameda Cidade da Costa da Caparica, 2825-418 Costa da Caparica, Portugal   PNEC Alameda

This campground is run by the National Scout Center of Caprica. It is open year-round and can be used by all scout associations. They offer a forested campground on the largest beach in Portugal, 40 minutes from Lisbon.

In Lisbon club Camping CCL  Clube de Camping Lisboa 

Av. Afonso de Albuquerque 201, 2825-450, Portugal   In Lisbon Club Camping – praia

Lat. 38º39’17,8800″ N (38.654967)

Lon. 09º14’20.8260″ W (-9.239118)

The reception is open from 9 AM until 5:30 PM. They allow tent camping, RV parking with or without electricity, caravan parking, and rent bungalows. There is a restaurant and bar on-site. Laundry facilities are available as well. There is a supermarket in the park. Shower facilities, first aid, accessible facilities, playgrounds. Close to the beach. Close to public transportation.

Use of the campground is free for members of the CCL. For more information on joining the club, geral@clubecampismolisboa.pt

Membership is €30 for an adult €10 for children ages 12 to 18.

You may also need to be a member of a national camping federation.

In Lisbon Club Camping – praia

Camping club Almada Municipality 

2825-412 Costa da Caparica, Portugal  Camping Club Almada Municipality

Listed on their website as “health beach,” Praia de Saude is located on the Costa de Caparica in the municipality of Almada., 15 km from Lisbon. Cross the 25 of April bridge and after entering the A2, take the IC20. Follow the Costa da Caparica, take the first left. Go straight for 1.5 km. You will arrive at the campsite of the

Camping da Costa Nova R. Praia da Saúde, 2825-412 Costa da Caparica, Portugal (caparica)

Email p.costa@ccca.pt for more information on joining the organization

Camping Costa Nova

Opened on March 29, 2021, this public campground has access to a very quiet, unspoiled beach, and offers camping, caravaning, bungalows, or a lodge.  On site, they also have a a bar, a mini-market, a recreation center, and laundry facilities.

It is farther from Lisbon than the other campgrounds on this page, but still not terribly far. It is located in Ilhavo, near the town of Aveiro – which itself is worth exploring.  Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal. 

Admission to the campground is no more than €4.30 for adults and no more than €2.20 for children between five and 10 years of age.

Additional charges for a tent or an awning is €4.40. For a larger tent or awning greater than 12 m², the price is €6.10. For a caravan or tent trailer €6.20. A motor Caravan is €7.50. For a bus €10.  Hot showers are free!

Simple rooms are available with a private toilet and no bed linen for €40. An extra bed can be added for €15. A bungalow which sleeps six and without bed linen is available for up to €90. These prices include tax. Animals are allowed for a fee.

Camping Costa Nova – Camping Costa Nova

SFUAP – Parque de Campismo Piedense

Rua Frei Bartolomeu Assunção 22, Costa da Caparica, Portugal 

Normally Open year-round, but currently closed due to Covid until August 26, 2021.

The beachside campground in Praia da Mata is located 2 km from Costa da Caparica and 5 km from the Arriba Fossil preserve.

Spaces may be available for both members and nonmembers.

Prices for tent or caravan spaces are under €12.

For more information  geral@sfuap.pt

SFUAP – Parque de Campismo Piedense


On your first trip to Lisbon, you are probably looking to stay in the city and get to know its history and culture. But not long after that, you might come to realize that the Lisbon area has some fantastic undeveloped beaches nearby, and that a lot of Portuguese people enjoy their holidays at the campgrounds near those beaches.

You can do that too! And it is extremely economical.

If you enjoy being outside, and you are looking for some ideas for daytrips or overnight trips from your base in Lisbon, check out these two beach towns that I love: Ericeira and Nazaré.

Please know that I am not affiliated with any of the businesses mentioned on this page.