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portugal eco holidays

below you will find a selection of properties and tour operators in Portugal offering, ethical holidays, ecotourism, eco holidays and green getaways!


quinta das abelhas Quinta das Abelhas offers you a warm family welcome on a beautiful but basic smallholding in the green heart of Portugal. Our traditional mongolian hand-painted yurt (ger) is a magic space in which to stay, with breath-taking views of two mountain ranges, the Serra da Estrela (highest in Portugal) and the Serra de Acor.


ecofriendly yurt holidays in central Portugal - Come and stay in our romantic Mongolian yurt, nestled in  the mountains of central Portugal, about one hour inland from the ancient university town of Coimbra. Its self-contained and fully furnished, set in our smallholding of terraced land, which we manage organically. Olives, vines and fruit trees surround the yurt; our own spring provides the water; and energy is solar powered. Whether you're looking for a lazy rural retreat, or an active holiday in the hills, there's no better way to get back to nature without foregoing any creature comforts.


cegonha branca - a project involved in the environmental protection and environmentally sustainable practices. We offer an excellent stay in beautiful places in the middle of the nature. We also promote the contact between people of different backgrounds and cultures. The farms where visitors stay are very well equipped including swimming pool and we promote, in the heart of the nature, walks and several activities, like yoga and photo safari.


river cottage - Recently renovated cottage in the Beiras Litoral region of beautiful central Portugal, known as the 'green heart' of Portugal. Surrounded by pine and eucalyptus forests the cottage is the perfect retreat for those looking to relax and wind down, there are endless possibilities for walking, rambling and hiking. Located in the small hamlet Tres Postos only a 10 minute from the town Castanheira de Pera.


quinta da chanca a 5 acre farm on the eastern slope of a small valley running north from the River Coura. Most of the property is used as grazing land, guests are of course welcome to stroll in the pastures. The remaining area is used as gardens and, in addition to a wide range of kitchen garden vegetables, we grow vines and have planted several new citrus trees to accompany the existing orange tree and the mature olive tree which overhangs the swimming pool. The three houses of the property are located on the uppermost terrace and the middle house is used as a holiday cottage. Reiki treatment/tuition and printmaking/painting tuition are also available. 


Quinta do Barranco da Estrada - The Quinta has been built from a ruin discovered by the present owners while on their honeymoon. Set in unspoilt countryside it has a stunning view over one of Europe’s cleanest lakes. Highly individual, it caters for a wide spectrum of travellers and holiday seekers who seek premium quality. Its electricity is supplied by a clever mix of solar and a generator so quiet you won't know it's on. Its food, for the most part grown locally and organically, now has an international reputation mirrored by its fantastic service and informal atmosphere, but don’t take our word for it; visit their web site and see the press reviews!


the peak cottage - The Peak Cottage is located at the Pico Alto locality in a small parish named Santa that belongs to the village of Porto Moniz. It's a recent construction that was designed and built from scratch, with architectural strokes of a rustic simplicity and made in a traditional Madeirian style, in order to create a relaxing environment and to provide a pleasant comfort, healthful rest and a self catering accommodation to those who intend to recover the lost energies from the active urban life.


casa karuna - This house is placed in Monchique the ”garden of Algarve”, in Picota. It is surrounded by orange-trees, lemon-trees, fig-trees and almond-trees. It can be compared to an oasis. Monchique is very famous because of the spa, the medicinal and therapeutic waters. The house is far from the noise and from the traffic, it is recommended to people who look for calm and introspection. The place has beautiful panoramic view till the sea.


monte mariposa - Human civilisation is involved in an expansion of awareness; a Culture is developing where Humanity, Art, Science and Spirituality are meeting and embracing one another. Monte Mariposa would like to contribute to this process by being a Centre where people come together to learn, research, experience, exchange and stimulate individual and community oriented "creativity". We organise performances, courses, workshops and residential training’s in fields such as: Energy work, Art, Dance and Movement studies, Holistic healing, Theatre, Music and Environmental awareness.


quinta do pereiro - Pereiro, as locally known is an old farm, which has been revived by its present owners since 1990. The farm consists of the main house which has been built using the old foundation, the guest house is 100 metres from the main house and can accommodate five persons. From the house there are spectacular, breath taking views of the mountains and it has a very quiet and peaceful environment for those seeking relaxation.


quinta do veloso - situated 4 miles from the beautiful fortified hill-top town of Elvas, with its magnificent Roman aqueduct, in a wonderfully unspoilt part of Portugal. The countryside consists of rolling hills of olive trees and holm oaks, with fortified hill-top villages and castles.  The farmhouse is a spacious traditional building which has been sympathetically modernised and equipped to a good standard. It has a 10m x 5m swimming pool and there is also a magnificent pool with slides in the nearby village of Varche. There is excellent local bird watching.


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 Quinta set up for Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful Minho Region of Portugal.





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