Camping gives way to cars at Praia de Faro (Updated)

A free car park for 140 vehicles will be set up from Thursday in the heart of Praia de Faro. [...]

A free car park for 140 vehicles will be set up from Thursday in the heart of Praia de Faro. This new parking lot will be located within the Camping Park site in the main bathing area, but will be independent from it.

A measure that starts now and will continue "throughout the year", as he revealed to the Sul Informação the mayor of Faro Macário Correia. But the idea, in the future, is that in this space “a road will be built, with parking spaces associated with it”.

The construction of a road at this location «is provided for in the Detailed Plan of Praia de Faro», which is «technically done», but which has not yet been published. "Right now, the plan lacks political guidance on the next steps to be taken" from the Ministry of Environment, revealed the mayor.

While this work is not done, the new parking bag will tend to grow over time. At the moment, there are still «about 130 places occupied» by motorhomes and tents in what «formally is no longer a campsite and is closed to new registration». «The idea is that the space will progressively wander. No one else is admitted and when there are conditions, the load is lightened», illustrated Macário Correia.

When announced the creation of this new car park, this Tuesday, the City of Faro he made it clear that in the parking area priority will not be given to 'owners of motorhomes and tents that still exist'.

«Access to the space will be done through the attribution of a password and a bracelet at the reception, after which vehicles can have access to the available places. There are no pre-bookings, or reservations of places and it will work in order of arrival, on an equal basis for all», revealed the municipality in a statement sent to the editorial offices.


(Updated at 15:36 pm with statements by Macário Correia)