Choosing a VW camper van in Portugal means choosing a nomadic life. This mythical van has been accompanying the "hippies in the soul" since the 1950s. Whether you're a surfer, an adventurer, a couple or a family, you'll love riding in this incredibly comfortable and well-equipped vehicle, so you won't miss anything on the road. No doubt there is an incredible story to tell with your loved ones... Bora ! as they say in Portuguese.
Portugal is a small country (3 times smaller than UK !) but it hides a splendid diversity of landscapes and soils. Taking the road in Portugal is a way to take in the sights in the space of a few days without having to travel hundreds of kilometres per step. This country is rich in history, heavenly beaches and unique natural areas.
And let’s not forget their wonderful cuisine, which is not the same whether you are inland or on the seafront, in the north or the south. Looking for inspiration ? Don’t hesitate to read our post on road trips in Portugal but also :
1- Our complete guide for the wines in Portugal to explore vineyards all over the country.
2- If Lisbon is your stopover, there are many places to discover around the Portuguese capital.
Our partner who rents these vans in Portugal is a great lover of VW camper vans. For a departure from Lisbon, he has 5 models of recent vans at your disposal (Camper and California models). For the vintage vans, the rental is only done in Faro for technical reasons (vintage vans do not support long road trips). Which version should you choose?
It all depends on your travel itinerary (if you want to cover the whole country, the modern version is better) and especially on the (Instagrammable) story you want to create. But what you need to remember:
1- Each van can accommodate up to 4 people (but 5 with 1 child).
2- The engines of the vintage VW camper vans are new. Recent vans are less than 3 years old.
3- Prices vary between €50 and €170 per night depending on the model and the season.
4- 24 hour Volkswagen assistance is included.
5- All vans are fully equipped and with care.
Siesta Campers is our partner in Lisbon and Faro. Operating since 1996, they are considered a pioneer in Portugal in the rental of VW camper vans, renowned for their reliability and comfort.
Their models are recent and their English-speaking customer service is outstanding. You can book blindly, the reviews are raving. Which is rare for a car rental company !
With the code MONLISBONNE, get a 3% discount for every booking on Siesta Campers website.
With Siesta Campers, the quote is quick, clear and without ambiguity. And with the discount code MONLISBONNE, you save money ! Enjoy your trip to Portugal 🙂
Minimum number of rental days according to the period of the year :
Pick up between 2pm and 6pm. Return of the van before 11am. 7 days a week.
1- If you return the van after 11am, an extra day will be charged.
2- If you pick up the van after 6pm, a supplement of €50 is applied until 9pm, 70 € until 11pm.
The service will be paid directly to our partner. There are no booking fees or administration costs. A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking.
In case of cancellation of your trip, there is no refund but a credit note which can be used until the end of the following year (please inform us 48 hours before).
The deposit for a van depends on the insurance you take out. At the most, it will cost you 2000 €.
If the van is returned dirty, a cleaning fee of €50 may be applied.
Yes, if you take out additional insurance of €15 per day. Please note that if you plan a non-round trip, the cost will be a minimum of €150.