Caravans in the Sun is pleased to announce details of our latest park in Portugal near Portimao – situated in the Western Algarve, less than an hour’s drive from Faro airport and within walking distance of the beach and nearby town Alvor – with its warren of narrow cobbled streets leading down to the harbour overlooking the estuary. There is a choice of beaches – a number of small coves tucked under the cliffs or several kilometres of finest white sand and rolling sand dunes set around an immense natural bay with views to Lagos.
The park is open all year and has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and the convenience of a shop and laundrette. Alvor is just a short 10 minute walk away and has shops supermarkets, banks, bars and a choice of restaurants catering for all tastes – Indian, Chinese, Italian and of course traditional Portugese restaurants with the opportunity to taste the freshly caught local seafood. The palm tree lined riverfront is an idyllic setting, you can sit and watch the fishing boats come and go and at the end, near the lifeboat station, is a collection of restaurants tempting you with the aroma of freshly barbecued fish. Locally there are opportunities for canoeing, dolphin watching, boat trips, sailing, diving, cycling, bird-watching and walking – there is even a raised timber walkway running parallel to the beach and over acres of sand dunes – perfect for a peaceful walk and enjoying the fresh ocean air. There are opportunities for wine tasting locally and a choice of several golf courses in the area – with the nearest being just 2 km from the park.
The popular ancient maritime town of Lagos with more than 2000 years of history is just a 30 km drive from the park, but can also be reached by bus or bus and train. The town has some of the best beaches in the Algarve, a large marina, plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and the older part of the town is still circled by city walls constructed during the 16th century. Lagos Zoo is one of the favourite destinations of tourist and natives alike – it has a vast variety of fauna and flora and boasts 120 animal species and 200 species of botanical interest. Less than 40 km west of Lagos is Cape St Vincent – the south-westernmost point in Portugal – wild and rugged with cliffs rising nearly vertically to a height of 75 meters. Less than 30 km east of the park is Aqualand WaterPark with guaranteed fun for all the family.
Caravans in the Sun has a full range of mobile homes available which are suitable for this park. We can supply any make and model of mobile home including Delta, Willerby, Pemberton, Victory, ABI, Swift, BK, Regal, Tingdene and IRM to name a few, if your choice is not listed please contact us for an accurate sited price.
- Open 12 months of the year
- Site fee starts at 300€ per month, larger plots pro rata
- Plot size: from 100m²
- 15 minutes’ walk to the beach
- Walking distance to shops, bank, restaurants and bars
- Swimming Pool
- Shop (fresh bread available)
- 2 km to nearest golf course
- Children’s play area
- 1 dog allowed (on a lead)
- Wi-Fi included
- Subletting permitted – All electric mobile homes
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1) Why should I buy a property from Mobile Homes Abroad Ltd / Caravans in the Sun?
No pressure sales
No obligation to buy
Viewing trips available
2) What does a viewing trip include?
Viewing of development at your leisure and tour of local area.
3) How much deposit is required?
10% deposit secures your mobile home. For special offers the remaining balance is due 28 days from invoice date.
Part exchanges may be considered. Email for further details
4) Do I lose my deposit?
Your deposit will be refunded in full once we have re-sold your reserved mobile home and/or plot, less any expenses that may be incurred by ourselves.
5) What is included in the price?
Furnished mobile home sited and connected on to your own plot.
5a) Are there any additional fees to pay
Compulsory Plot fees = 300€ per month for smaller plot (Approximately 100m²) – increase is pro rata for larger plot. Plot fee is paid monthly.
6) What are the running costs? (At time of writing – May 2015)
Plot fee which is from 300€ per month = 3,600€ annually for 100m² – increasing pro rata for larger plots.
Electricity is billed on consumption = 0.14€/kw.
Water is billed on consumption = 4.64€/m³.
Gas is bottled = 27.90€ per bottle.
Wi-Fi is free of charge
7) What are the plot sizes?
All plots are a minimum of 100m², larger plots are available.
8) How long can I keep my mobile home on site for?
As long as required, condition of mobile home and plot must be well maintained.
9) Can I sell or rent my mobile home if required?
Yes, we can advertise your mobile home for sale on our website, please click here to view our mobile home resale service. Subletting is permitted but your mobile home must only contain electric appliances, no gas allowed.
Electric options available:
£960 – Electric panel heaters, electric boiler, electric oven and electric oven & hob.
£3,820 – Electric central heating, electric boiler, electric oven & hob.
£1,440 – Electric panel heaters, electric boiler, electric oven & hob.
£2,994 – Electric central heating, electric boiler, electric oven & hob.
ABI – Winter pack
£2,220 – Electric panel heaters, electric boiler, extra insulation, double glazing, outside light.
€423.50 – Electric boiler, electric oven & hob.
10) What facilities are available on site?
Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, shop, launderette and children’s play area.
11) What facilities are nearby?
Locally you can find shops, banks, bars and restaurants. The local town also has facilities for canoeing, dolphin watching, boat trips, sailing and diving. The local area is perfect for cycling, walking and bird watching. There is a choice of golf courses in the area – the nearest of which is just 2 km from the park. There is a bus stop near the park.
12) Would I need to hire a car whilst over there?
A car would be recommended but not entirely necessary, there is a bus stop located near the park and a 7 km ride will take you to the nearest railway station.
13) How far are the nearest golf courses and beaches situated?
There are several golf courses in the area – the nearest being just 2 km from the park.
The nearest beach is 15 minutes’ walk from the park.
14) How far is the site from the nearest airport?
Faro airport is approximately 45 minutes’ drive away, approximately 75km away.
15) What is the weather like?
In this area the summers are long and hot and temperatures average 24°C in July and August, The summer weather lasts through September and October which sees an average high of 23°C. Rainfall is very low with the period between June and September seeing just 5% of annual rainfall.
Winter is very mild – daily highs can reach the high teens in winter and sometimes get up to 20°C so it really is a great place to escape the cold winters elsewhere .
Winter, and late autumn, is the wettest time of year and October to February accounts for nearly three quarters of the annual rainfall. December is the wettest month, typically seeing more than 90mm of rainfall.
16) Are pets allowed on site?
Yes – one pet is allowed as long as kept on a lead. Dangerous breeds of dogs are not allowed
17) How long is the site open for and how long can I stay here for?
The park is open for 12 months of the year so you may visit as often as you wish as stay for as long as you wish.
18) Does all work on plots have to be done by site owners?
Mobile home owners can work on their own plot if maintained to a certain level.
Terraces can be purchased through the park.
Sheds are permitted.
Arrange a viewing
We have 2 options available on this mobile home park. Option 1 – We can offer local accommodation for 2 nights in Alvor. Alternatively, option 2 – You can make an appointment with Joaquim to be shown around the park and the homes available during a day visit.
Please note: Brand new mobile homes are not already sited on the mobile home park, these models must be viewed in the UK either prior to, or after your park visit. Please call us if you are interested in viewing a new mobile home, we will locate your requested make/model of home on a showground in the UK, trying to provide a location as close to you as we possibly can. Any resale mobile homes we may have listed on the website are situated on the park and will be available to view with your appointment.
Viewing trip costs will be refunded up to a maximum of £150 if you proceed to purchase a brand new mobile home (excludes pre-owned resale homes). Your accommodation invoice or flight receipt will be required for the credit adjustment and will be shown as a credit on your final invoice. The cost is not redeemable in conjunction with any other special offer, price reduction, discounts or promotions.
Your viewing trip starts when we meet you at Faro airport, your trip will be 2 nights and 3 days stay in local accommodation within walking distance to local amenities and the beach etc. We all know that travelling can be tiring so on your arrival day you will be able to relax for the rest of the day/evening after being collected from the airport. If required our team can inform you of the local area, the location of amenities, the way to the sea front, restaurants and answer any initial questions you may have. The next day they will show you around the site and answer any further questions you may have. You may then want to take a walk along the beach, explore surrounding towns and villages, take a drive around the local area or visit some of the local attractions. If you would like to take a drive and explore yourself then our team will always be on hand for advice, directions and any other information you may require. That night you get to relax in your accommodation again before heading back to the airport for your return flight home. You may wish to return to the park the following day for a final look before flying back, this is fine and our team will be available to take you back for a second look.
You contact our office with your planned travel arrangements and day of arrival with an approximate time for when you would like to view the park. We then make the arrangement for you to come and view the park and homes (where applicable). Unfortunately an appointment is necessary to view the park as this is a residential style community and Joaquim (the site owner) would like to keep disruption to home owners to a minimum. We do not employ high pressure sales teams and at no time during the visit will you be under any pressure or obligation to purchase. We believe that the product, once seen sells itself and if you are interested, you will contact us to complete the purchase. We will then ensure that you are given our full assistance and guide you through your purchase if required.
Your travel arrangements are booked in conjunction with our UK office subject to availability. This will be coordinated with our customer service team in Portugal. We can give friendly advice and help about where and how to book your flights and car hire if required; we will arrange and reserve your accommodation (approximately £49 per night for 2 people). For further details or to book a viewing trip please contact our office on UK freephone: 0800 6 44 45 46 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. International freephone: 0044 (0)1782 90 80 70 or mobile: 07939 123 345.