The works, which represent an investment of around €300,000, will see the number of parking lots increase from nine to 18 motorhomes and new changing rooms will be built, said the council president Eduardo Vítor Rodrigues.

In addition to the fact that the space is small, the mayor pointed out that the covid-19 pandemic has brought new demands, which required changes, especially in terms of hygiene.

“We have had a substantial increase in bookings every year and we have not been able to respond to all of them,” he said.

He added that the lack of official parking spots for motorhomes has led to “clandestine” camping on occasions.

Saying that the expansion of the motorhome park “is not going to be enough”, the mayor also said that the goal is to build two new parks, one by the sea and the other by the river.