You can really relax at our little farm. Our bell tents are well spaced so you have your own private areas amongst the trees. We will cook you a great breakfast each morning so you are ready to explore the area, or just hang in a hammock!
*Please note, we have three tents, if this listing shows as full please check our other listings.*
You can stay with us on our gorgeous piece of land in the heart of the Minho region in Northern Portugal, where our beautiful canvas bell tents are all set up and ready for you to move right in. At Quinta do Figo Verde we aim to offer our guests a real escape from their everyday lives. Each of our three bell tents is furnished with a comfy double bed or two twins. At 5m wide and over 3m tall our tents are spacious and airy.
We are in the process of developing our small farm, and aim to grow as much of our own fruit and vegetables as possible. We also keep some chickens to provide us with fresh eggs. We would like to share this produce with you during your stay, and will provide as much as we can for you to cook. We also provide you with a delicious breakfast every morning, including our fresh eggs and freshly squeezed orange juice from our own trees.
We want to provide a great place to stay with minimum impact on the environment. Therefore, our power and hot water are supplied by solar systems, and we also use composting toilets. But don’t let this frighten you! You are able to charge laptops and mobile phones if you wish. We even have internet access if you wish to stay connected once in a while;)
We are located on the outskirts of the village of Vale. We are literally on the border of Portugal’s only national park. The Peneda-Gerês National Park offers you amazing walking, cycling or horse riding opportunities. Inside it’s borders you can find mountain streams and waterfalls, ancient villages and some truly stunning scenery. Only about 35 minutes by car and you will find yourself on Portugal’s stunning Atlantic coast. Whether you would like to lie in the sand and soak up the sun, or head out for some world class surf, this section of coast has it. The local markets are where you can find all the hustle, bustle, and flavour of life in Portugal. We have several markets in our area. The biggest in Europe can be found in Barcelos, about 1 hour away. We are lucky here in Vale. Just down the road, about 10 minutes walk away we have this beautiful little swimming spot, there is also the small Rio Tora running through the village. A little further away in Arcos de Valdevez (15 min.) you have access to one of Europe’s cleanest rivers, the Vez, also running through Ponte da Barca is the Lima. A wonderful opportunity to cool off. Don’t leave without your swimming things! There are plenty of other ways to spend your time. The Rota da Vinhos Verdes gives you the chance to sample the local specialty wine in some stunning settings. The historic cities of Braga and Guimarães- the European Capital of sport 2013) are within easy reach by car.
If all of this sounds like far to much activity for your holiday then why not grab your book and relax in one of the hammocks that are slung all over our farm.
Please note: This listing is for one of our three tents. If the calendar shows us as being full then please check one of our other tent listings or send us a message. Thank you, Ben.
When you stay with us you will have freedom to explore our Quinta. There are lots of little areas to discover.
Your breakfast will be prepared by us every morning however, after that you can have full use of our well equipped kitchen to prepare your lunch or dinner.
Interaction with guests
We live on site here at Quinta do Figo Verde and are available most of the time if you have any questions or problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I bring?
Besides the obvious stuff we would advise you to bring:
A (head)torch -they are vital, you will soon discover.
A beachtowel -we provide towels for showering. but bring your own for beach visits etc.
Sunscreen & insect repelent.
Earplugs – You can hear a lot when you are sleeping in a tent.
A phrasebook -we have a couple around but if you want one
in your pocket at all times, bring one with you. You will get a lot
of reward for trying.
A sense of adventure
- Do you have internet?
Yes, it is possible for you to check your email. There is a fairly good 3G signal at Quinta do Figo Verde. If you need to use the internet extensively we advise you to buy your own dongle or go to the local bar where they have free WIFI.
- Can I charge my phone or laptop?
Yes, you can. Bring your charger and we can plug it into our solar panel.
- Do I need a car?
You don't need a car. There is a bus that serves our village, and there
are two small local bars a 5 minute walk from our place. The nature reserve is almost on our doorstep for hiking & we have bikes for rent. That said however, having a car will give you a lot more flexibility. If you want to explore on a bigger scale we highly recommend renting a car.
- Can I cook my own food? Yes you can, we have a small well equiped kitchen for you to use and we will try and provide as much fresh fruit and veggies as we can for you to enjoy.
- Do I have to bring mats or sleepingbags? All our tents come with comfy double or twin beds with duvets.
- How far is it to the beach? The beach is about 50 km away. By car it takes about 30 mins or so. Much closer to our property are loads of options for river beaches. We can tell you all about the nice places to go for a swim!
-What is the weather like?
Generally speaking it is warm in the day time, cooler in the evenings. It is worth bringing a warm top for the evenings just in case it gets fresh. Being the Costa Verde this area does get rain, so just in case you should also pack a waterproof.
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I have been living in Portugal in the small village of Vale for the last 3 years. I have Quinta do Figo Verde with its small campsite, and also the little cottage in the neighbouring village.
On the land I am trying to establish a permaculture inspired space in which to grow food to support me and the small campsite I have built.
I have spent many years travelling and feel that I have finally found a home in the mountains of northern Portugal.