Siesta Campers is a small friendly company that knows how special camping in the Algarve can be. We want you to experience that too. Our enthusiasm about both the joys of campervanning, and the luxuriant Algarve, stems from our personal experience. Loyd’s childhood holidays rolled by in a 1971 VW Devon Conversion campervan touring Europe, thus he caught the freedom to roam bug early in life. Later together with partner Claire many years were spent living and working “on the road.” After experiencing life living in many different countries, it was the Algarve with its beauty and gentle relaxed quality of life that slowed our wheels and became the base on which to build our family home and raise our children.
Easy roaming in the sun
Our campervan Hire is based in the Algarve, Portugal, so you will begin your holiday in an incredibly laid back and beautiful place. Here the slow and peaceful pace of life is harmonious with the nostalgia of living in a 1970’s campervan. Whether it’s for a tour of the infamous west coast surf spots, rockin out to one of the many music festivals, or simply for a peaceful holiday retreat away from the usual tourist traps. You will not have to drive far to find whatever it is you seek.
From dramatic coastlines to nature reserves, fishing towns to mountain villages and lakes, Hiring a campervan in The Algarve will guarantee that you are surrounded with spectacular views five star hotels would struggle to better. Most importantly you are allowed to stop and soak up this vibrant place without time limits and endless parking tariffs. Fuel is cheaper, eating out affordable, life is easy...
The Algarve, our base is the southernmost region of Portugal. It is separated from Spain by the Guardiana River and from the Alentejo region to the north by 2 mountain ranges, the Serra de Monchique and the Serra do Caldeiråo.
Although it may look small on the map there is great geographical diversity within this region. The Algarve is not just about long stretches of perfect sandy beaches. It also has mountains, lakes, waterfalls and vibrant towns. Its character has been influenced by its close proximity to Africa and its Moorish occupation, which has had a lasting affect on the regions architecture, art and agriculture.
You can discover peaceful historical towns and escape the usual tourist bustle in isolated villages along the Guardiana river.Visitors from February to June will witness a riotous eruption of colourful wild flowers.
Of course, most visitors are interested in the spectacular coastline which is a treasure trove of golden cliffs, caves, small sheltered beaches and long vast expanses of sand. The West coast has a well earned reputation for being a surfing mecca. Here it is very easy to find good surf schools and board hire, as well as dramatic cliff tops to park on and watch the sunset over the surf.
The Algarve is infamous for its stunning weather and boasts a massive 280 days of sunshine a year. The lack of summer rain and warm winter sunshine makes it perfect for camper life all year round.
Our nearest airport is Faro and many major airlines fly here from U.K. and Holland
Check out our links here to find out the cheapest flight for you.
The above prices include u.k. V.A.T. and are for 7 nights rental
i.e. Friday to Friday. It includes basic 3rd party insurance and full
breakdown cover for one driver aged over 25 years with a full
To reserve your classic van we need the following:
Non returnable booking of €200 can be paid by Paypal please add €6 surcharge or transfer to our account. The remaining amount to be paid 2 weeks prior to collection.
A signed and completed booking form, you can fill this in via our availability page after arranging suitable dates for you.
Photocopy of the main drivers license and a utility bill to be brought with you.
A deposit of €800 will be required before taking the van,you can either bring this with you,or pay it into our UK account.
We cannot release the van until the full security deposit has been paid (please see our FAQ section)
You can rent the following items for your booking:
Driveaway awning with 2 bedrooms €50 a week
Tom tom gps €30 a week
Childs seat €15 a week each
Bike rack for 2 bikes €30 a week
Arrival hamper €20
Childs bedding €15
Adult bedding €20
Whilst our vans are impeccably maintained and reliable, we cannot foresee any mechanical breakdown, for this reason we limit travel to within the Algarve and Costa Alentejo. This allows us to get to you quicker from our base near Tavira and sort out any problems. This is a very big region filled with stunning scenery, magnificent beaches and offers an array of activities.
As you will be flying here we advise you to pack light as your van will contain everything you need, although these are well designed they are not 50’ winnebagos and space is limited.
Full tank of unleaded , to be returned with the same.
Kitchen basics are :
Plates bowls and cups for 4 (we can change this for childrens requirements)
A full tank or bottle of LPG gas.
Compact folding table and 2 chairs.
We provide pillows, pillowcases and a blanket. Although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping bags we can provide duvets, duvet covers and sheets, for an additional ¤15.
Maps and guide book, including comprehensive guide to campsites and our own top locations.
A complimentary bottle of sparkling vinho verde.
We can provide a basic hamper to take the stress out of finding a place to go shopping straight away, this includes, mineral water, milk, bread, butter, cheese and cereal. This is included for a small extra cost.
Can we rent a van for a weekend?
Yes you sure can but please check with us to see what availability we have.
Can we take the van over to Spain?
Sorry but we do not let our vans leave the Algarve, and the insurance is not valid for travel to Spain.
Can we pay extra to waiver the excess on the insurance?
There is an excess of up to €2000 this can be waivered by taking out a collision waiver damage of €30 a day (minimum €150 charge).
Do you supply bedding?
Yes we can supply bedding for an extra ¤15 if you don't wish to bring your own sleeping bags.
Will you meet us at the airport?
We meet all of our customers at the airport, after a quick drive to Faro Island, 5 mins away, just to familiarise yourself with the van and finalise some paperwork, we then send you off on your excellent adventure.
What if the van breaks down?
We maintain our vans very well, but if anything unforeseen should happen, we have breakdown assist that will take you to the nearest garage. We provide a number for you to contact us on at all times.
What if I have points on my license?
If you have more than 3 points on your license you must let us know before.
Can I rent a van if I’m under 25?
Sorry our Portuguese insurance doesn’t allow this.
Are my personal items insured if stolen from the campervan?
No your personal items are not covered under our insurance and we strongly advise you to purchase your own travel insurance.
Do you supply an awning with extra sleeping space?
Yes we have a freestanding awning available that can sleep an extra 2 people for an additional €50 a week
Do the vans have a GPS navigation system?
We can supply a GPS unit for an extra €40 a week, this is not covered under our insurance or covered under the collision damage waiver.
If you want to know more or just want to see what availability we have, then please don’t hesitate to contact Claire or Loyd by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Just give us a call on 00351 281 971 068.
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