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Quinta da Fornalha

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Key Information:
Specialty Category: Eco lodges
Location: Portugal
Region: Europe
Min Price: 50 Euro (EUR) per day
Max Price: 100 Euro (EUR) per day

Also we have a ecological milkfarm (we produce ecological milk, yogurt and yogurt-cheese) and we continue to hand harvest sea salt (we produce hand harvested sea salt and the famous Salt Flour) the traditional way romans did 1000 years ago when they built the old "salinas" of Castro Marim. We provide special activities for our visitors like visiting the farm, experience traditional activities like hand harvest sea salt or collecting fig, or be near our donkeys or participate in jelly production in our house. We also provide explanations of how its all done, how its important to maintain local agriculture heritage (the uses less water resources) and how its important to support this kind of way of business because of the pressure the natural reserve is being put from the big unsustainable tourism corporations. Also, because Jacinto (my father) has a history degree, you can also ear stories about our moçarabe (Arabic occupation during 800 years) and Portuguese (last 800 years) history. Anabela (My mother) works in the natural reserve as ambiental educator and can teach you how to behave inside the reserve to birdwatch without disturbing then.

Property amenities:
We decided to rehabilitate some old cottages inside our farm adapting then to nice and cozy accommodations for visitors to stay in. We are still rehabilitating the main building to be a small restaurant with local products and gastronomy, but also a eco-library and a small shop with local traditional and ecological local products from our and other farm in the neighborhood.

Nearby attractions and activities:
We can also provide very accurate information about the best spots to visit in the neighborhood, like alcoutim and cacela-velha, the best fresh fish restaurants, other quality local produces and ethnographic museums. We are buying bikes for the visitor to travel around because they're the healthy and ecological way to do it. Also its the only way the really appreciate the environment, ear the birds and smell the fields and flowers.

50km east of Faro, 120km west of Sevilla (spain), 350km south of Lisbon

We ask for deposit of 20% of the amount expected, we don't have check-out or check-in time (we hope you don't arrive at 3 a.m. but if it's going to happen let us know), we have a minimum 4 days staying for large groups (>8) and a minimum 2 days stay for small groups (<8). We allow pets, smoking is on the visitors conscience, children are more than welcome.

In our package we offer accommodation, a basket of ecological products and 3 tours: "farm" through fields and milkfarm production; "reserva" through the natural reserve, birdwatching; "salinas" through salinas area with explanations of history, sustainable development strategies, biodiversity importance and experience on hand harvest 'flor de salt'. We can receive from groups from 2 to 20 persons and prices can vary in order of number of people a season of visit.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Cost will depend on season (winter, spring, autumn or summer), on the meal package (breakfast alone or including lunch and dinner), and on tour-visits (none, one or two per day).

About This Supplier
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Location: Portugal
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2007
Client Request Served: 7

We run a family agro-turism service in Castro Marim, a small and very old town in Algarve, the southest region of Portugal. We are located inside a special Ramsar convention area for aquatic wild birds in the Natural Reverse of Castro Marim, so we have been ecological farmers for a long time (over the last 20 years)...

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