Comfort in the Wild

Comfort in the Wild

10 August, 2017
Eco Glamping
3 Eco glampsites in Portugal
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Offering an alternative escape from the hustle and bustle, glamping has become an increasingly celebrated option for outdoor enthusiast and luxury travellers alike. This undeniable trend–joining “glamour” and “camping”–provides an unforgettable getaway in secluded landscapes, without sacrificing your comfort.

These glamping sites operate with impeccable hospitality, and ensure their guests can enjoy all the perks of camping while remaining incredibly eco-friendly. Be it a Turkish yert, a Mongolian ger, Northern American tipi, or a treehouse, all these unconventional lodgings offer a low-carbon alternative to traditional ones both in construction and maintenance. Most of these eco retreats endeavour to create a sustainable environment by utilising locally sourced materials and renewable energy. Some of them even provide meals prepared from organic ingredients from their very own garden.

Interested in topping the unique experience with radiant sunshine and passionate Southern Europe hospitality? Here are three Eco-friendly glamping retreats in Portugal.

1. Pedras Salgadas Spa and Nature Park, Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal

Located in the picturesque Pedras Salgadas Spa and Nature Park, , the seven Eco Houses designed by Architect Luís Rebelo de Andrade are the perfect illustrations of minimalist modern living in a private natural setting. It provides a minimalist living space that merges seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Featuring two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchenette, a living room, a deck, and a hall, guests can indulge in a comfortable stay and immerse themselves in the luxury of thermal treatments, spa and other outdoor activities.

Address: Parque Pedras Salgadas, 5450-140 Bornes de Aguiar, Portugal

2. Vinha da Manta, Guarda, Portugal

If you prefer the homeliness of canvas lodges, the spacious tents of Vinha da Manta is a paradise for outdoor lovers. Overlooking the serene green valley, the eight lodge tents offers privacy, tranquillity, and utmost comfort to their guests. Explore the Serra da Estrela Natural Park by canoeing, horse-riding, or hiking. Or stay close to home and visit the biological swimming pool at the retreat.

Address: Quinta Do Barata, 6300-095 Faia, Guarda, Portugal

3. Tipi Valley Algarve Surf & Yoga Retreat, Aljezur, Portugal

Just a stone’s throw away from four local surf beaches along the west coast of the Algarve region, Tipi Valley Algarve Surf & Yoga Retreat offers simple yet comfortable Tipi tents in a secluded and untouched environment. Their devotion to sustainable living is shown by their efforts in sourcing local products, utilising solar power and organic gardening. With their surfing and yoga program, you will find plenty to do while still being able to enjoy the simplicity and rustic charm of the valley.

Address: Apartado 1155, Aljezur, Portugal

By: Nicole Tang
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