12th -13th August
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After such a long frustrating day yesterday, we decided to do something we rarely do… We returned to a campsite we’ve visited before!
We arrived mid-morning and reception was already busy. Before we could even check in, Eddie and Harry had to complete negative Lateral Flow tests and Steve and I had to show our Covid Passports. Eventually we reached the front of the queue and were allowed to drive through the gates.
Camping Albufeira is a large resort style campsite. There are very few “formal pitches”, and campers are allowed through the gates and are sent to find their own camping area. We selected an area shaded by mature trees and set up a lovely pitch to welcome our good friend Renato for the evening. We first met Renato 5 years ago when we pitched up next to each other. He and his fiance spent many hours playing chess and football with the boys and chatting long into the night with us. Every summer his family head south to spend summer at Camping Albufeira.
Camping Albufeira is set on a hill, with a fantastic leisure complex at the apex. The swimming pools are glorious, there are several lovely restaurants and a bakery and spa too. The Animation team were full of summer energy and the whole campsite felt busy and fun. Initially it was difficult to relax, being so close to so many people after 18 months of social distancing was really tough. But once I remembered that everyone there was either vaccinated, or had completed a negative test I was able to chill, relax and enjoy this fantastic family campsite.
Walking around the site it was lovely to see a broad mix of nationalities. There were fewer German and Austrian campers than usual, but we heard lots of French, Dutch and even several British families too. Camping Albufeira is a fun campsite with excellent facilities ideally positioned for a trip to the Algarve.