Coastal beach vibe meets rustic country house charm
Quinta Camarena is a delightfully private country guest house available for rent year-round in Costa Vicentina. With a range of accommodation and services to suit your needs, a maximum capacity of 16 people, and a property of 4ha, you will feel secluded and safe in your own private paradise.
A morning stroll on the beautiful property grounds, or a fitness workout surrounded by nature, followed by the home-style breakfast with local breads and fruit juice from our trees. Chill at one of our lounge areas or soak the sun by the refreshing indigo pool enveloped by the tranquility of the lush gardens. You can hear the songs of birds and bells of sheep in the distance. Enjoy homemade meals with local produce and regional wine while watching sunsets in vibrant oranges and fiery reds. At night, the starry sky is vast and truly spectacular.
Whether a romantic getaway, a family & friends reunion, or a small event, Quinta Camarena is the perfect haven. We can customize your experience by organizing in advance a range of activities of your preference or help you organize your intimate_event.
Located in the protected area of Costa Vicentina, in the Southwest of Portugal, we are ideally situated among the countryside and the beach. Surrounded by nature, rolling pastoral hills with stretches of citrus, cork oak, and pine trees, it a short 15minute drive to countless beautiful beaches, including some great surf spots. The closest being in the area of Vila Nova de Mil Fontes and Porto Covo
The picturesque town of Cercal is a short walk from us and will make you feel as though you went back in time, giving you a true sense of the Alentejo way of life. Within a short drive, you will find small villages such as Santiago do Cacem, Odemira, Santo Andre, and Sao Luis; all full of nature, history, interesting architecture, and local artisans.
FOOD / WINE: THE ANTI RESTAURANT
Healthy, sustainable eating that celebrates local, homemade Mediterranean kitchen.
For us, the mealtime should not only be nourishing but also a moment to learn about the culture of the region, to mingle and enjoy.
The breakfast can be served on request at your house or in the garden. If requested in advance, we can organize different food experiences from fun barbecues, picnics baskets, wine and local produce tastings, cooking classes, informal homemade dinners. For groups and longer stays, we can arrange detox or weight loss programs with an experienced and accredited nutritionist.
Sustainability is a way of life at Quinta Camarena. Our family has a deep respect and love for the region of Alentejo and we are passionately committed to protecting and preserving her to the best of our ability. Gratefully, we are able to plant our roots here and carry a strong sense of social responsibility to our community. We are excited to share the authenticity and natural beauty of the land with our guests. Find out more about our sustainable initiatives.
A villa, a casita, a country loft, or private rooms. Each house has a private entrance, living room, and equipped kitchenette. All spaces were carefully curated based on sustainable principles using local materials. For your comfort and enjoyment, we want to make you feel at home. See full accommodation options below.
EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITIES
While at Quinta Camarena, you can indulge in long days in the sunshine, relax by the pool, and enjoy the sounds of the birds and sheep that wander nearby, tasting the simple joys of a holiday on the coast and the outdoor life. But the more restless have a world of activities that will fill your days.
You can discover authentic experiences in a lush and intimate setting. Here is some inspiration from our on-site and nearby offerings for you to benefit from during your stay with us; don’t hesitate to contact us for more information on what to do here!
- Exploring the beaches
Abundant in wild beaches, raw nature, stunning sunsets, the coast of Alentejo is a top destination for all beach lovers. Here there are beaches for all the tastes. From Melides to Zambujeira do Mar to the closest ones of Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Mil Fontes: from secret small bays to wide sandy beaches
- Hiking & Biking
Explore the beautiful hiking paths along the Costa Vicentina, famous among the community of ´caminhantes´ and real trekkers. It will lead you through forest tracks, to towns and villages with centuries of history with access to beaches and fishing grounds. There are also extensive trails for bikers. We have space enough for you to keep your own bike and do some repair if necessary as well as we have bikes for rent.
- History & Culture
Immerse in the local culture, hear the stories of the elder community, explore the street markets, visit the Roman ruins of Mirobriga or the Medieval castle of Santiago do Cacem. Enter in all the small-town churches, appreciate the typical architecture and discover the artisans that keep the old traditions alive
- Surfing & SUP
It is never too late to learn, sign up for an individual or group class. Surf spots are pretty consistent throughout the year. We can also arrange for board rentals and have free space to keep your gear. SUP tours, rentals and YOGA SUP available on request
- Health & Fitness
Use our indoor gym with an outdoor deck and exercise surrounded by nature. Have a run-up and down the hills of the property. It will take your breath away both for the stunning views and to the intense physical challenge
- Yoga, Meditation & Sound healing
Our yoga Platform is secluded in a quiet area on the top of a hill for your total tranquility. Only the breeze through the trees and the soft chirping of birds can disrupt your zen moment. You can use it whenever the space is free. We also can arrange yoga lessons, meditation, or sound healing sessions for groups with prior requests in advance. If this interests you, check our upcoming retreats or contact us for more information. Either to participate or organize your own.
- Horseback Riding
Whether a beginner or advanced rider, it’s always a fun time exploring the region on horseback. There is a variety of options and durations of paths including a full-day ride that lands you at the coast. Our partners are experienced professionals to ensure your safety
- Wine tasting
Local wineries with experts of the region are nearby. We can also provide the driving so you don´t have to worry about the return.
We have a variety of books spread all over the property in different languages. Choose yours, grab a chair or find your spot under the tree of your choice
- Explore our Gardens
With a backdrop of wildflowers, palm trees, endless pines and citrus, framing each vantage point at the hotel, are fundamental in the layout of our property. In constant evolution, the deluge of plants offers a unique reference point for the local environment and a source of inspiration and reflection
- Rock climbing
If requested in advance, we can organize a trip to Sagres where you will meet with experienced professionals that will provide you with the guidance and all the equipment and teach you the fundamentals of rock climbing if needed and then have the amazing experience of climbing above the ocean