Picture from Orbitur website
Camping Orbitur Madalena April 2009
This site, another in the Orbitur group, is convenient for visiting Porto and the Douro
valley, but is rather run-down and depressing. It's a large site with many bungalows and permanent caravans. The touring area is also large but not divided up into pitches at all so parking was fairly random.
There are a lot of tall eucalyptus
trees which also limit one's choice of location. The noise of a eualyptus nut landing on the caravan roof from 80 feet up is rather frightening. The toilet block is basic and in need of refurbishment. The washing-up and laundry sinks have cold water only.
There is a washing machine but it was out of order when we were there. The bar, snack bar, shop and swimming pool were all closed as it was low season (and yet the site was fairly busy as Porto is a popular tourist destination).
a pleasant beach nearby, and the bus to Porto stops close to the campsite. It's a lovely old town, full of character, not to mention port houses, many of which are open for tours, complete with tastings! A trip up the Douro valley also makes a pleasant excursion.
A pity the campsite is so grim