FAQ-Frequently asked questions

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wild camp in Portugal?

  • Portugal is a liberate camping country, but wild camping remains officially forbidden. Wild camping is often not tolerated in natural protected area, where the police fines particular open fires and sleeping in tents.
  • Contribute to the local economy and visit camp sites. This also prevents the degradation of the nature.

What happens if the van breaks down (malfunction)?

You call us (00351 966715383) and depending on the problem and the distance to Faro we decide what to do. If it is an easy-to-solve problem, we call the road assistance that will fix the problem at the spot. Because the mechanics often do not speak English, we communicate the problem for you. In case of a bigger problem, you will be brought back to Faro by the mechanics and you will either get a substitution van that we have reserved for this kind of situations or other alternative camping. We will try everything to make the situation as convenient for you as possible.

How much cost a camping site?

The costs are between 10 and 20 € on average for two persons with tent and a car. If you rent a tent, you will receive a camping guide with all camping sites in Portugal incl. prices. In this way you have a complete overview.

Can I Check-in more earlier than 15:00?

You have the option to block the previous night for other guests to guarantee your early Check-in. This costs you 15-45€, depending on the season. Just ask Just ask us for a quote! If this is not possible and you arrive early to Faro airport, you can take the bus (Proximo: time schedule) directly from the airport (PT: aeroporto) to the city (Faro) or to the beach (PT: Praia). You can receive your car at any location in Faro. Alternatively, you can enjoy traditional Portuguese food at restaurants 1000m from the airport (called " A Tapita" or " Os Manos").

Can I rent a van when I hold my driving licence less than 3 years?

Yes, but you must book the Collision Damage Waiver option "advanced". You still need to hold your license for at least one year and you should have already some experience driving.

Can I Check-out later than 11:00?

You have the option to block the subsequent night for other guests to guarantee your late Check-out. This costs you 15-45€, depending on the season. Ask us for a quote!

Rent-A-Tent: Where to find cheap rental cars and what to consider?

The easiest way to look for a rental car is to search on platforms such as https://www.rentalcars.com/ or https://www.billiger-mietwagen.de/. To further decrease your costs, you could try to contact directly the car rental provider, which often saves the administrative costs of the distribution platform. In Faro, the cheapest rental car starts at ~8€/day in the winter and ~25€/day during summer. We recommend to book at least a medium sized car to have sufficient space for two persons. Note: In order to book also our surf boards, you must rent a car with five doors! Stand-up paddle can be transported easily inside the car.

How much costs the use of Highways?

Most highways in Portugal are toll streets. All our vans are equipped with highway toll readers. The use of toll streets will cost you a one-time processing fee of 10€ plus the tolls of the highway. On average, you can expect fees for the highways of ~10€/100km plus our one-time processing costs of 10€.

Can I add insurances packages or equipment during check-in?

Yes, you can add insurance packages, surf boards, internet and anything you need during your check-in. We take cash & credit cards.

Can I check-in or check-out in Lisbon or Porto?

Unfortunately, no. Because we are a little company we cannot provide this service until now. But we are working on environmental friendly solution to provide this service. Please hold on...

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