According to newspaper Correio da Manhã, Silves, Tavira, Portimão, Vila do Bispo and Lagos are some of the municipalities where the building of new sites for motorhomes is being planned.
In Silves, CM states, a motorhome service area in São Bartolomeu de Messines, with 30 spaces, is on the cusp of opening, while another one is under construction in São Marcos da Serra, with 22 spaces.
The total investment by Silves council is reportedly €270,000, in a county where there are already three camp sites for motorhomes.
In Tavira, the local council has launched a tender for a service area and overnight camp for motorhomes in Cachopo, at an estimated cost of €281,000.
Jorge Botelho, Tavira Mayor, told the newspaper it will be located “in the old football field”.
The possibility of creating another motorhome park in Tavira’s mountainous rural region is also being discussed.
In Portimão, CM reports, “a private investor has expressed interest in building a significant sized motorhome park next to the EN125, in Chão das Donas, in front of the retail centre that burned down several years ago”.
Vila do Bispo, at the western extreme of the Algarve, will also see an area for motorhomes be created in a portion of the current parking lot of Sagre fortress.
Vila do Bispo mayor Adelino Soares says that one of the objectives “is to avoid abusive use of the land”.
And last but not least, in the county of Aljezur, a new service area for motorhomes will open in the heart of the Costa Vicentina, 10km from the village of Aljezur and 20 km from Lagos.
The Algarve Motorhoming Network currently comprises 29 parks and service areas.