This Spring we decided to split our week in our favourite place on earth, the Western Algarve, between two locations. We went to Martinhal again for a few days, which was, as usual, perfect, and then we decided to move on and stay somewhere more, frankly, economical, for the rest of the trip. Last year on our big trip, we’d had a great week at Le Littoral, a Yelloh! Village campsite in the Vendeé region of France – you can read my review here. So we decided to try the Yelloh! Village touring park in the Algarve, which is very close to Praia da Luz.
Yelloh Village Turiscampo has recently added a little nest of Premier Chalets, which sits to the side of the site behind a private gated area. There are 12 chalets, which have their own sunbathing deck and covered seating area, as well as access to this wonderful oasis of lush garden with perfect grass and beautiful plants. In the middle is this mad jacuzzi pool! It’s massive, for a jacuzzi, but small for a swimming pool. It’s perfect for a group of people to sit in and chill out. The kids were all absolutely loving it.
We had two bedrooms, a great shower, air con, and a cool kitchen. The inside lounge was a little rigid, but sitting outside in the evenings was absolutely perfect. I loved hearing snatches of other holidaymakers’ evenings drifting by. And the Algarve just has this sweet, floral undertone in the air.
The rest of the site was touring caravan heaven, with really nice shaded bays, lots of privacy, and nowhere was too far from the toilet and shower blocks. There was also two pools, a small toddler on and a larger adult pool (neither of which were warm enough for us, in late April). There was a pretty decent shop, with very friendly staff and fresh bread and pastries every day, and a pretty retro bar and terrace, which was pretty much permanently packed with couples getting stuck into the sangria, if I’m honest. I was kind of envious of the retirees and childless travellers, they made being on the road with your van and your man look incredibly relaxing and fun.
Although you could have stayed on site all day, there wasn’t quite enough to get us to sit down and relax (the playground was in full sun, for example, not ideal), so we went out each day, which I really enjoyed.
We went to Praia Da Luz. It was just waking up for its summer season and the beach was relatively empty. It’s a lovely town, we’ve been there several times before, including the clinic/hospital LuzDoc, last year, when Tibbs was poorly. I quite liked the beach clothing market on the seafront, and the roman remains were a surprise. The beachfront bars and cafes are pretty chilled out.
We went to Praia Dona Ana which is one of my favourite Western Algarve Beaches, it is simply stunning. It’s not mad accessible if you really have to take a buggy, and you’ll need a beach umbrella as it’s very sheltered and hot, but it’s worth it for the incredible seashells on the shoreline, and the busy maritime fun as boats head out to the coves, grottos and caves nearby. The restaurant/bar on the beach was ace – you know when you get an ice cold coke and it’s perfect? Yeah!
Turiscampo Yelloh! Village was incredibly affordable. Our Premier Cabin was 160euros for three nights. It could’ve sleept 6 at a push, with three bunk beds, a double, and a curtained off lounge with camp beds. Booked early enough I think you could get a good summer deal. You’d need to hire a car, it’s only about 3o mins from Faro airport.
We won’t be going again, I don’t think, simply because we’ve got other plans for our next Algarve trip. But I recommend it to anybody, it’s cool.
This is not a sponsored post – we paid for our own holidays!