A regenerative vacation around food & wine and the community and land around it.
The basics
Food, Nature & Recreation, Sustainability
Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Couple
Ambience: Relaxed, Rustic
Experience Type: Collective, Private
Food: Half board

The Destination

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.

The Experience

With this program, not only you will try delicious and healthy food, but you'll engage with the community that works the land in a regenerative and solidary way. You're going to see the land, meet the animals, hear the stories, smell the aromas and taste the flavors.

Come explore Alentejo in a space surrounded by nature and good vibes where you will be received as if you were at a friend's house. Go beyond the stereotype of this land. Discover the duality of this amazing region where tradition and innovation cross paths creating exciting projects. Enjoy Alentejo and do it with all your heart!

Explore and discover a new way of life—healthier, connected to nature, more sustainable, and reinvigorating.

Rethink the way you eat

By living in the city, is easy to lose connection with our land and the food that comes from it. And let's face it, so much of our life revolves around our table. How we celebrate, how we connect, how we nourish our body and soul.

We propose a stay where you not only try delicious food but engage with the community that works the land in a regenerative and solidary way. You're going to see the land, meet the animals, hear the stories, smell the aromas and taste the flavors...

Here food is about health, sustainability, and community. We know all the producers of our food. You will not only feel the flavor but also the love.

5-day program

Day 1: Tour of Quinta Cmarena + Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Tour to local producers + tasting

Day 3: Market or farm visit + cooking lesson

Day 4: Visit vineyards and winery; wine tasting and local produce tasting

Day 5: Bye-bye Brunch


Experience the duality of Alentejo at Quinta Camarena. Here you can relax or play as much as you want! You can be one with nature and the warm community. You can wander and experiment. Gather and celebrate with the ones you love or have your solo traveler experience. There´s always something to do, but you can also just do nothing. Breath the fresh air, and let the stunning views take your breath away. In this stunning property of 4ha and surrounded by nature, you will have lots of space and feel secluded and safe as if you're in your private paradise. Ther's something about this place: The overwhelming nature that surrounds us and surprises us with its beauty, its smells, and sounds. The picturesque village of Cercal makes you feel you went back in time. The creative hidden pockets of a vibrant community that is building a new more sustainable way of life, or maybe is just going back to our roots. The flavors, like everything, seem so much more intense and unique here. A villa, a casita, a country loft, or private rooms. Each house has a private entrance, living room, and equipped kitchenette. All spaces are different decors and were personally curated by us with lots of love, based on sustainable principles using local materials, antiques, and personal artwork. You will find top mattresses, first quality bedsheets from one of the most historical textile Portuguese brands, and local artisanal soaps. For your comfort and enjoyment, we want to make you feel at home.
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Your Host: Vera

Member since April 2021

Vera is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.

I'm originally from the north of Portugal and my career in Fashion and Design led me to travel all over the world and live many years abroad, mostly in Italy, Brazil, and Finally, New York where I meet my husband, Cam, a Photographer originally from California with Mexican and Irish Roots. As New York City dwellers, we found ourselves devoting most of our free time to travel, mostly to places where we could surf and experience outdoor sports. Our mutual love for travel, nature and the beach would lead us to Alentejo, this amazing region, which we are now proud to call home.

Tell us more about what brought you to the path that you're on, the "why" behind your business and your offering(s), what excites you most about the work that you do, etc...?

The decision to settle in Cercal was no small challenge as we removed ourselves from our careers and the comforts of our previously established lifestyle. As we settle here the love for our region grows and makes us be very conscient of the choices we make and how they will impact the community and the land. Quinta Camarena is a very intimate project and you will feel it along with your stay: the decor made with personal family pieces and artwork from Cam, the Mexican and Italian influences in our cuisine, the veggies and flowers we grow ourselves. There was definitely a time when we thought owning a curated property in Portugal to host retreats was a far-off dream. We are honored and excited to share our dream home with you.
Vera has been selected as a host by nourish. We only accept hosts which are trustworthy and have a great quality in service to make sure you get the best experience possible.