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Campsite Lima Escape

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In the north of Portugal, on the inner edge of National Park Peneda-Gerês, lies camping Lima Escape. Here you stay beneath high fir trees with the Lima river at your feet and magnificent nature surrounding you. Ideal for seekers of peace and for hikers. On the campsite you will mostly find very satisfied campers, irrespective of whether they are staying in a tent, caravan, mobile home or in one of the exciting tree huts or luxury glamping tents.

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Tree hut and glamping tent

The sloping grounds offer spacious pitches with a lot of shade or with some shade. Glamping tents, mobile homes, apartments and bungalows as well as a few exciting tree huts can be booked. There is no TV or WiFi in the glamping tents and tree huts. How peaceful is this?

The Lima River

You can swim in the Lima river. The grounds also border a lake/recreational water.

Jeep safari

Lima Escape offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment: from walking, cycling, jeep safari and horse riding to wine tasting at the local wineries (vinho verde). Also make sure to visit one of the natural lakes, water falls and make unexpected discoveries in National Park Peneda-Gerês. The campsite provides several cycling routes for the sporty cyclist. There is a (free) WiFi spot.

Comprehensive menu

Restaurant Adega do Arthur with a comprehensive menu of high-quality dishes is located on the camping grounds. It is a lovely, lively place with a large shaded terrace. In addition to great meat and fish dishes, they also serve vegetarian dishes and have a menu for children. The campsite also offers fresh bread and there is a small shop.

Sanitary facilities

The sanitary facilities have recently been renovated and are kept in a tidy and clean condition.

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Reviews (11)

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Average rating: 8.2

Toilet facilities
Price - quality comparison
Child friendliness
Sports facilities
Food and drink

Craig Morfitt, on this campsite in July 2019


Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Generally a very positive stay in the \"T1+1 TOP\" bungalow for five nights. There were four of us - me, my wife, our adult daughter and our grandson.

The campsite is situated on a peninsula that borders the Lima River and is flanked by the Froufe and Tamente rivers. The site itself is heavily wooded, primarily with tall pine trees, providing a sense of emersion in nature whilst also supplying much appreciated shade during the hot summer days. In addition to plots for tents and campervans, the site also rents five permanent ‘glamour tents’, two houses and five bungalows.

We booked the only split-level bungalow (called T1+1 TOP). It has a bedroom with a balcony on the upper floor. The lower floor consists of a living room with pull-out couch, a small bathroom and a kitchenette. There is also a ground floor, outdoor patio with table and chairs. There is no air-conditioning but an electric fan is provided in the bedroom. The kitchenette includes a sink, a small fridge, a two-burner electric hob and a microwave. The bathroom is small and tight, located under the spiral staircase that leads to the upper level. The bungalow was somewhat cramped for four of us, but a whole lot more comfortable than a tent would have been. We were able to park directly outside our bungalow which was very useful.

My wife and I had the upper bedroom and the plan was for our daughter and grandson to share the pull-out couch. But after one night, it was clear that the couch was too narrow for two people to sleep comfortably. For the second night, we set up an air-bed and sleeping bag for our grandson in the bedroom. He couldn’t sleep well on that either! So, for the remaining three nights, he slept between me and my wife on the bed and he finally got some good sleep.

We particularly enjoyed the upper balcony and the ground floor patio. The patio was great for eating meals, or for enjoying a glass of wine. Around dusk, we enjoyed sitting outside watching small bats as they flitted between the trees and around our bungalow. Very cool indeed! We didn’t experience any mosquitoes whilst we were there and I wondered whether the bats were to be thanked for that.

Kayaks can be rented to take advantage of the campsite’s ideal location for water activities, with three-hour rental periods available in the morning and afternoon. We opted for an afternoon rental, between 3.00pm and 6.00pm, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Whilst the campsite website advertises other activities, they are all off-site via other companies. And there is very little information posted at reception.

Our hopes of doing a horseback trek were dashed, as they only operate on weekends and were fully booked. Guess we should have booked in advance!

There are four natural swimming pools near to the site. Information on these is clearly posted.

Wifi is only available close to the reception building and, to be honest, it is virtually useless, unless there is nobody else using it. We had to rely on internet access via our phones.

There is a small grocery shop next to reception but it doesn\'t have much available. There is an Intermarche supermarket about 15-minutes drive away.

Reception staff didn\'t create a very positive first impression. When I tendered my ACSI Camping Carnet ID to check in, I was bluntly told \"We don\'t accept those in July or August. I need a passport.\" Strange that an ID can be accepted 10 months out of the year but not in the high season, but staff interactions were friendly and positive after that.

Whilst the camp restaurant was generally good, I had a bad experience when I was served bad shrimp and the staff claimed that the awfully smelling (and tasting) shrimp were normal.

Simon Barnett, on this campsite in May 2019


Travelling party: Couple

This is such a lovely campsite situated under the pine trees on the edge of the river Lima. Access to the site from the road is very good for caravans and motorhomes. Access around the site is a little more tricky especially for caravans. There are some level pitches under the pine trees however if these have gone then you will need to use ramps to get your vehicle level. Don’t let this put you off as it is a lovely site where the owners have done their best to keep it as natural as possible. Reception were very welcoming and helpful. Choose your own pitch. Electric was excellent with both 10 and 16 amp. There is a bar and restaurant next to reception. The restaurant is used by locals from the village so you will need to book. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced. The toilets were very clean and the showers were fine with plenty of hot water. The grey waste and toilet disposal was also very good. There is a small shop at reception where you can order fresh bread for the following morning. If you have time do visit Soajo which is a charming mountain village about 15 mins drive from the site.

Thomas Parkes, on this campsite in November 2018


Travelling party: Couple

Very unhappy to find this campsite is closed in November despite being listed as open 12/12. Summer critical fire restrictions limit access to much of Portugal during the summer months. Frustrating to come outside of the fire restrictions to then find so many campsites closed

John Martin, on this campsite in October 2018


Travelling party: Couple

This is a lovely site within a wooded area in the mountains. It was perfect for walking in the hills to visit the ancient villages with their amazing granite houses. Paths are well way marked. The site is well laid out. Accommodation options include glamping tents and super tree houses though we were in a campervan. The shower/toilet blocks were of a high standard. Would highly recommend this site.

Katrin, on this campsite in August 2018


Travelling party: Family with children, various ages

Beautiful campsite directly at a big lake. There are a lot of places to put up your tent (big or small) or park your caravan. They also have tee pee tents and small cabins for rent. The restaurants food is amazing and the staff is great and hard working! There is a basketball court and a small playground on the site. Electricity is available at some spots and for the tents there is no assigned spot.

Peter, on this campsite in October 2017


Travelling party: Couple

Stayed here October 2017. Lovely peaceful site. Facilities now updated so ignore comments earlier about showers. Bar and restaurant excellent and great walks into mountains. Will definitely come back. Motorhomers.

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M.L. Weezepoel

This inspector visits Campsite Lima Escape every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.

- Inspector Mr M.L. Weezepoel

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General information

Guide price 1
Guide price 2
Period of opening *
02-01-2022 till 13-11-2022
01-12-2022 till 30-12-2022
5 ha
Number of touring pitches
Number of camper pitches
Number of permanent pitches
Number of accommodation units for hire
Campsite suitable for disabled persons

* The opening period may vary due to the measures surrounding the coronavirus.

** Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:5
  • Mobile homes
    • total:1
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:3G
  • WiFi zone
At the reception
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:Visa Card | MasterCard
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:Italian | French | Spanish | English
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:5
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:5
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Car-free pitches
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
    • Max. total:5
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
    • Max. total:5
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: cold water
  • Standard toilets
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Showers: hot water
  • Family shower
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Tap without push control
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Hard standing pitches
  • Sand
  • Sloping site
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Dryers
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
  • Takeaway meals
  • Bar
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Ice available
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Mobile homes
    • total:1
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:2
  • Apartments
    • total:1
  • Tents
    • total:4
  • Kayaks
  • Lodge tent with toilet facilities
    • total:4
  • Swimming in the lake/recreation pool(max. 0.1 km)
  • River/stream swimming (max. 0.1 km)
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
For children
  • Children's playground: small
  • No entertainment programme
Sport and games
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
  • Beach volleyball
  • Canoes
Recreation (adults)
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:average
  • Television
Situation of campsite
  • Located by a lake/recreation pond (max. 0.1 km)
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Located in the woods
  • Panorama
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance:9 km
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0.3 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:1 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Special pitches for motorhomes
    • Surface area:20 m2
    • Amount:6
  • Hardened base for motorhomes
Pitch amenities
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:6 ampère | 16 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
  • Toilet-shower combination (215cmsx215cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Tap without push control
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night


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  • Campsite Lima Escape
    Lugar de Igreja
    4980-312 / Entre Ambos-os-Rios/P. da Barc
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    41°49'26"N 8°19'3"W
  • A3 exit 12 IC28 to Ponte da Barca. After bridge over the Lima 2nd exit dir. Lindoso. After 10 km left site at Ambos-os-Rios. From Spain A52 Xinzo de Limia or Ourense dir. Portugal. After Lindoso right after 15 km.



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