Things to know and to bring for a great time at O Tamanco. 

This is a campground with a back-to-basics concept, not a 4 star hotel or an all inclusive resort. We have purposely avoided  an attempt to duplicate the conveniences of home. You´ll see, the most precious memories come from the most simple things. 

We provide the basics (freshly brewed coffee & cold beer) and even a bit more during the summer season. For starters, bring the bring the camping essentials. A BBQ with charcoal, flip-flops, sunscreen and mosquito repellent. In terms of food, we suggest you shop locally.

In spring and autumn the weather is usually nice and warm during the day, but nights can be chilly on the Silver Coast. You can even expect a couple of rain showers. But don’t let the weather dictate to you. Apart from sunscreen, just bring your boots and a warm jacket.

Camping Season

Tamanco Camping Season: April 1st till October 31st. We are closed during the winter.


+351 964.639.011 (9am – 7 pm) Instead of micromanaging your stay, try to embrace the adventure.

Real Contact

We value real contact with guests so maybe it will take a little longer to reply on your booking or email request but you will certainly hear from us within 24 hours.

Check-in & Check-out Times

Camping check-in: 12pm to 7pm. Please call ahead if you are unable to make this time so we know you are coming. Please try to arrive before 7pm because of dinner time @ A Cantina (we would then than have less time to welcome you)

Check-out: 12pm for the Camping | 11am for Accommodation.

Food & Drinks

A Cantina. A meeting point, bar, garden and lounge with a relaxed atmosphere and a simple, homely menu of locally sourced produce.  Restaurant hours are on the A Cantina page and based on circumstances and sufficient enthusiasm. 

All accommodations have a communal or private kitchen equipped with the vital utensils provided. Don’t forget to bring some herbs such as salt and pepper or olive oil and charcoal if you want to use the BBQ. 


Shop locally. Several supermarkets within 5 km distance (open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.) Sunday morning: Farmers market in Louriçal village.


Every day about  9am “Padaria Louridoce” comes along with a wide selection of fresh rolls, croissants and off course typical Pasteis de Nata.

Honesty shop

Sale of farm fresh eggs and locally grown fruit & veg at the on-site  “Farmers Market”.


Your pets are welcome, if with a few restrictions. Dogs must be kept on a leash on the campgrounds. For the sake of hygiene, no pets are allowed in the swimming pool area.


Laundry service between 9am. – 4pm. Costs: €5 per load (5 kg) and €8,50 (10 kg)

Main Gate

The vehicle entrance gate is locked between 11:30pm and 7:30am. During that period it is not possible to leave or enter the campsite with a vehicle. The pedestrian gate is open 24 hours a day.


Free Wi-Fi when it works. If it doesn’t, we have lots of boardgames, decks of cards and a library filled with books.  Network: O Tamanco. Password: 1a2b3c4d

Animation ➳ DIY

Roam free and enjoy the outdoors. 

There´s plenty to explore: Commune with nature, hug the cats, enjoy the pool, be inspired at the workshop or give a second lease of life to a dress from the “vintage store”.

Public transport – nada

if you want to explore the surroundings or visit the ocean, a car is a must. The nearest supermarket: 1,5 km. Intermarche & Pingo Dóce supermercados: 3,5 km. Osso de Baleia beach: 15 km

Health & Safety

This might not be the place for you if health and safety issues are a major concern. With campfires, animals, rope swings, and all the creepy crawlies around, there’d be just too much to worry about!

Wake up call

No need, the neighbours roosters will wake you… long before the thought of opening your eyes even crossed your mind.

Need a distraction from your racing thoughts? 

The numerous songbirds, traffic noise, church bells and the neighbour’s dogs are at your service, anytime.