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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wild camp in Portugal?

  • Wild camping remains forbidden in Portugal.
  • We advise visiting campsites. This contributes to the local economy and prevents the degradation of nature.
  • Some cities provide free parking for campervans

How much cost a camping site?

The costs are between 10 and 20 € on average for two persons with tent and a car. We recommend to install app Park4night where you can find all campsites nearby you and most of the times with prices information.

Why it costs more to check-in earlier than 15:00?

We ask for an additional fee when you wish to check-in earlier than 15:00 because we will need to block the previous night for other guests to guarantee your early Check-in.
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“).

Why it costs more to check-out later than 11:00?

We ask for an additional fee when you wish to check-out later than 11:00 because we will have  to block the subsequent night for other guests to guarantee your late Check-out.

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 situation or another alternative camping solution. We will try everything to make the situation as convenient for you as possible.

P.S.: Our Atlantic Campervans are relatively new and some brand new (the construction year is 2019-2020), until now there was never a malfunction of the motor. Relax 😉

Requirements for renting a car/campervan

You need to:

1. Have a driving license valid in EU.

2. Present an identification document: passport or European identification card.

3.1. Hold a driving license for at least 3 years.

3.2. Hold a driving license for at least 1 year and have some driving experience. In this case, you will need to take “Advanced” insurance option.

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?

All highways in Portugal are paid. 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…