Central Portugal is an authentic region full of historical old villages, natural seaside resorts and mountainous massifs with breathtaking scenery. In this beautiful region you can make the very most of Portugal’s sun, and explore rich cultural heritage sites like Batalha Monastery or Coimbra University. The magnificent beaches on the coast are perfect for surfing or just lazing around in the sun. So go for a campsite in central Portugal with your family, partner or friends!
Holidays at a Central Portugal camping park
Canvas Holidays provides a chance to spend a holiday by the Atlantic Ocean, with its little fishing villages and natural beaches ideal for watersports. The campsites have activities and entertainment for all ages, pool areas and top-quality facilities and accommodation: all ensuring a holiday with every comfort.
With a hinterland full of mountains, historical villages, UNESCO World Heritage monuments and beautiful natural beaches, Central Portugal has a plethora of places to explore.
For a spot of culture, head for Coimbra to admire its university, one of the oldest in Europe, or for Tomar to visit the Convent of Christ. You can also explore the magnificent monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça.
Hiking enthusiasts can climb the Serra da Estrela for a view of landscapes, which stretch further than the eye can see, and glacier-fed lakes. Numerous historical villages, like Sortelha and Piódão with its shale houses, take you on a journey back in time. Obidos, a town with whitewashed houses, and Aveiro with its canals are also well worth a detour during your holiday in Central Portugal.
If you are keen on beautiful beaches, head for Nazaré, a town famous throughout the world for its big waves, or try out the shores of Costa Nova, well-known for its splendid, brightly-coloured houses.
Meanwhile, good-food lovers can relish seafood and fresh fish on the coast, not to mention the celebrated oven-roasted suckling pig in the restaurants of the Bairrada region.