If you are looking for an "rescuing the wilderness within you experience" this is the place. This is the place for experiencing silence, deep connection to Nature and a more sustainable way of living. The property has beautiful paths to enjoy nice walks and bike rides, and a small river to swim and play!
The beaches restaurants and all touristic confusion are at a comfortable 20km away. In close by Troviscais and São Luis you can find all you need - markets and restaurants and other services.
Vale da Choupana is a Wilderness Sanctuary. And it's building up to be a Forest Retreat Safe Haven for travelers, wanderers and soul searchers. We are 3km deep inside the Forest, the main house is placed on a peaceful and silent top hill overseeing the entire Valley. When sitting on the front porch overlooking the Valley all trivial matters of life disappear. The vibrant wilderness sucks you in and time stops!
At the end of the valley there is a small river where you can dive and swim. The Nature is wild and vibrant. And we the humans of the Valley are happy to host you! :)
The house is by Miguel Peixinho, famous Portuguese architect, and has been beautifully decorated. It's cosy and intensively full of life and creativity.
You will be safe away from all the turistic confusion and noise, but still at a confortable 25min ride away from the paradise coast line of this part of the country. After a day at the beach and busy holiday confusion it will be heaven to return to the silence of Vale da Choupana.
Scattered in the property there are other 4 glamping accommodations. With other like-minded guests.
There is also a small chill-out outdoor space, to have a drink, some delicious vegetarian healthy food and, to relax and connect to the silence.
São Luis is the nearest village with market, restaurants and other services.
Local sites to look up:
Beaches: Praia do Malhão, Praia do Farol, Praia do Carvalhal, Zambujeira, Odeceixe, Praia da Amoreira.
River Beaches: Pego das Pias
(we will have a pack of information with addresses and references for the guests upon arrival, incl restaurants, summer activities with contacts etc)
You have the essentials to spend your holidays.
-Complete self-catering kitchen, with all the appliances necessary.
-Toilet running hot water with shower and bathtub
-Parking next to the house
-Interesting library full of new literally adventures and themes :)
We also live in the property. And are always available if needed.
We manage the other 4 glamping accommodations and also maintain all structures during the guests holidays or retreats.
There is good mobile reception on the house.
Internet is available with more quality in the common area
I'm Filipa, a traveller myself, I have been on many adventure and work travels around Europe and South America!
I'm a free-lance art and cultural events producer. I now work mainly in Art Festivals and events.
David quit his corporate job. He now develops his own projects linked to Nature. He has also rediscovered his old drawing passion.
We have a 6 year old joyful son Rafael!
Four years ago we decided to quit the city and all things urban and headed to the deep country-side.
We have found a magical place deep in Nature where we have build our beautiful home and started developing our dream - a Retreat Center in the midst of this beautiful Natural Sanctuary that is the Choupana Valley.
We enjoy very much having friends, family and interesting people over! The main thing about us is that we love to make everyone welcomed.
Everyone that comes to our house fells a bit in love with it...
I hope you do too! See you soon :)