The operations took place with "a special focus on the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina", says the Territorial Command of the National Republican Guard (GNR) of Faro, in a statement.

"During the inspection actions, 80 infractions were detected for overnight stays and illegal parking in unauthorised locations and three infraction notices were drawn up for drug consumption", highlights the note.

The GNR warns that "illegal or irregular camping and caravanning in a protected area can lead to an excessive and disorderly occupation of public spaces and coastal areas", thus having "negative consequences on the landscape, the environment, spatial planning and public health".

The GNR encourages "motorhomers and campers to adopt responsible and environmentally friendly behaviour".