Site 83 - Tomar Municipal Campsite

We were a little concerned about this site. Our previous experience of a municipal site at Beja was not good and, because we had arranged to meet friends Rosemary and Frank there, we would not be able to spend one night and shove off elsewhere if it did not suit.

The site is very close to the town centre and it is important that you follow the signs to the site and not, as we did, sat-nav, as the roads the sat-nav follows are rather narrow with sharp turns that make it difficult, but not impossible, for long outfits. I had to put the caravan on the pavement at one or two turns but we arrived without damage. Next time we entered town we looked for the signs and followed them, they are actually plentiful and easy to follow.

The site itself is an oasis of peace and quiet in the middle of the bustling town, there were few other campers while we were there so it was easy to find a pitch that we could tow the van both onto and off of without use of the motor mover, this is probably not the case in high season but the site is well laid out so access should never be to hard

The facilities were spotless and unusually for Portugal there were toilet seats but also, as usual in Portugal, no paper, soap or hand dryers. The showers were also clean with plentiful hot water.

There was a washing machine and a dryer but we did not use them so don’t know the cost.

On the counter when we arrived was a WiFi antenna that if mounted outside would have given much of the site access but as it was internet access was only available in the immediate area of the reception building. Adjacent the reception is a campers lounge with tables chairs, sofa, TV, vending machines and most important electricity sockets to keep the computer charged during those long sessions with family on Skype.

Being so close to the town centre there should be no need to go out in the car but we found the local supermarkets had limited stock and preferred to visit the large stores on the edge of town.

There is plenty of things to see and do in the town along with more bars and restaurants than you can shake a stick at, the friendly and helpful staff at the site were always willing to give advice on places to eat.

A good site for a few days or an extended stay but probably not for a quick overnight stop.

Last Updated - Sunday 27th April 2014.             © Seve  Ghost 2014