Beginning of 2018 we found ‘Quinta da Nora’ in Aljezur, Southern-Portugal.
A precious domain of 7ha, with two buildings, a small lake, a river, 2 water reserves, enough parking space, camping place, an open kitchen and sanitary blocks. Behind the property there is a nature reserve Vale da Nora, of more then 1000ha. Easy access with private or public transport. It is situated at ten minutes from the picturesque village Aljezur and twenty minutes from the magnificent and virgin Atlantic Westcoast.
In the small house we live ourselves. The larger house serves as a guesthouse, dining room, office and space for meeting and coaching. Yurts (Mongolic large tents or Ger) serve as Temple (10m) and workshopspace. Four other yurts serve as sleeping facilities or more rooms to organize activities. The domain has a swimming pool, a wooden and infrared sauna. We offer the space and opportunities to receive larger groups.
Our back garden is the nature reserve of Vale da Nora. A unique place on earth with indigenous trees as cork oaks, medronho bushes (berries delicious to eat during the months october-november and they also make a strong licor of them). We also have some eucalyptus trees, wonderful for the smell and the wood.
Our property has fruit, cypres and olive trees, next to trees that carry the beautiful yellow mimosa flowers of which the smell already in january anounces spring.
A magic place to come to rest, retire an resource yourself, meet nature as a mirror and to re-connect with earth water sun and air/wind in the colours and smells of a pure and autentic Algarve.
Our centre is managed by us, with colaboration and support of international volunteers and local workers.
How to reach us?
The property is easy to reach. Fly to Faro. Distance Faro-Aljezur with own transport: 1h. Distance Afstand Lisboa-Aljezur: 2h45.
Easy to reach by bus or taxi/transfer from Faro or Lisboa. Best is to hire a car online.
Address: Quinta da Nora Aljezur, Vale da Nora, Aljezur, Portugal
By own transport you can reach us best by searching through Google Maps: Quinta da Nora Aljezur. This will take you to our front door!
By own transport:
Faro A22 till N120 direction Aljezur. Aljezur centre direction Monchique N267
After the curve (coming from Aljezur) you will see on your right a blue panel with a camper on it: Quinta da Nora, you take right in the landroad. First entree goes towards the nature reserve. Second entree is the parking, you drive into it and you can park there. Third entree is private.
You walk by the little bridge the road upwards of by the parking just ahead of the sanitary block under the camper area, there is a stair upwards which goes to the main house. There you can announce yourself at the reception in the main house.
If you come by taxi: drive till the third entree (privé), through the gate and let the taxi drop you upstairs. You can announce yourself at the reception in the main house.
A warm welcom from the Hearth
Veerle Phara & Yves