Quinta Camarena

Food & Wine Regenerative Retreat

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  • Cercal do Alentejo, Portugal

  • Quinta Camarena

  • 4 nights

  • from $358 Per Night

    Based on rate for two guests


Grade 1 - Relaxing
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Highlights

Let's face it. So much of our life revolves around the table. How we celebrate, how we connect, how we nourish our body and soul. This region of Portugal is famous for its slow lifestyle. People come to relax, rest... and eat. Alentejo cuisine is known for its simple cooking, fresh ingredients, traditional recipes and past influences. Come explore with Quinta Camarena, an off-the-beaten-path guesthouse surrounded by nature and good vibes where you will be treated as if you were at a friend's house.

Discover the dichotomy of this amazing region where tradition and innovation cross paths creating exciting projects. Embark on a culinary journey where you go beyond the stereotypes and re-think the way you eat. Here food is about health, sustainability, and community. Engage with the agricultural producers and creative food artisans. And depending on the time of year, learn about natural cheese or jam in one of the many workshops, visit an artisanal bakery or organic farm, explore local markets, take cooking lessons, and of course, taste all of the delights.

Don ́t worry about how much food and drink you're enjoying. There are plenty of options for you to exercise, have fun and challenge yourself.

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Experience

Eat and drink your way through Alentejo, Portugal, and discover the region's best restaurants, vineyards and hospitality. Over five days, you will rethink the way you eat—learning about health, sustainability and community. 

  • Tour of sustainable producers and see how they mix tradition with innovation
  • Enjoy a cooking lesson with Quinta Camarena's super-charming chef
  • Visit local farms and/or markets 
  • Wine-tasting at a vineyard and winery lab
  • Healthy, locally grown foods vineyard-fresh wines
  • Ample opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, guided nature tours, bird watching, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and more

Offers

4-Night Food & Wine Retreat

from $358 Per Night

Based on rate for two guests

Vacayou Exclusive

As a Vacayou guest, receive a bottle of local wine; local organic, artisanal body soap + body cream; free bikes; organic local breakfast; early check-in or late check-out (subject to availability).

The price displayed is per night for one guest in a shared double bedroom. Program not available in July and August.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations for 4 nights
  • Healthy breakfast and dinner daily (wine included, of course)
  • Tour of sustainable food producers 
  • Taste the culture on a visit to the local markets 
  • 1 cooking lesson with Quinta Camarena's charming chef
  • Local vineyard and winery lab visit with wine tasting

Quinta Camarena

Read more about Quinta Camarena

Quinta Camarena—a not so serious take on retreats—with hiking, biking, surfing, horseback riding, yoga, meditation, wine tasting, you name it.

Sustainability
Sustainability

Sustainability is a way of life at Quinta Camarena. Fruits and vegetables are either grown on the property or at nearby farms, fish is procured from local fisherman and meat is organically grown by local producers. Single used plastics are discouraged on the premises and showers are heated with solar power.

Culture
Culture

The picturesque village of Cercal is not far by foot and will make you feel as though you went back in time, giving you a true sense of the Alentejo way of life. Just a short drive away are other small villages full of nature, history, interesting architecture and local artisans.

Culinary Delights
Culinary Delights

Learn about the region and re-think the way you eat. Try delicious food and engage with the community that works on it through artisanal and sustainable processes. Experiences include a natural cheese or jam workshop, artisanal bakery or organic farm visit, exploring local markets and cooking lessons.

Accommodations

A villa, a casita, a loft or private rooms. Each house has a private entrance, living room and equipped kitchenette. All spaces are decorated differently and curated with love, based on sustainable principles using local materials, antiques and artwork. You will find comfortable mattresses and quality linen bedsheets from one of Portugal's most historical textile brands. 

Features & Amenities

  • Pool
  • Indoor/outdoor gym
  • Outdoor yoga platform
  • Hiking trails
  • Meditation spots
  • Bar
  • Food & wine 
  • Guesthouses are also an art gallery and library
  • Outdoor lounging spots
  • Kitchens (private or shared)

Map

FAQ

Here is an example of what you can expect each day during your Food & Wine vacation:

  • Day 1: Tour of Quinta Camarena + 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

These are not included in the package, but available should you want to add to your experience:

  • Transfers
  • Massage 
  • Yoga classes
  • Horse riding for all levels
  • Surf lessons and SUP tours
  • Bike rentals
  • Boat trips and kayaking
  • Visit artisans and markets
  • Workshops: photography and pottery
  • Extra nights if you want to extend your stay
  • Healthy snacks and extra wine

Terms

Deposit

50% of payment required at reservation to secure spot. The remaining must be paid 1 week prior to arrival.

Cancellation

Cancelations accepted until 30 days before check out. After that, cancellations are only fully refunded if due

to health complications, government restrictions or flight cancellations.

Rates

USD prices are an estimation and may fluctuate based on exchange rates.

Fees

There are no resort fees, however, the property does encourage a contribution for a local charity (this is not mandatory).