Help us to preserve a unique ecosystem and to finance the installation of a new Glamping tent. By supporting this initiative, you are invited to lunch, attend a workshop or stay overnight at Figueirinha Ecoturismo.
With a great diversity of locations around the world, Glamping is asserting itself as a trend that attracts all types of travelers. Glamping is a form of ecological and environmentally friendly accommodation. In places where the energy and materials used in the construction and operation of residential tourism are particularly high, Glamping has the advantage of using some elements of the surrounding nature in a perfectly sustainable way. Solar energy, toilets and composting, permaculture, are some examples. Glamping provides you with a direct contact with nature in an extraordinary way. It is an opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries. Instead of waking up and walking out the door of a house, you wake up and leave the tent directly into the countryside and into the fresh air.
Figueirinha Ecoturismo is a dream come true for journalists Paula Carvalho Silva and Alexandre Coutinho, who acquired Herdade da Figueirinha dos Condados in the mid-90s, with the aim of transforming it, later, into self-sustainable rural tourism . This true Alentejo hill, over 100 years old, is located just over 25 kilometres from Vila Nova de Milfontes, close to the village of Monte de Estrada, in the parish of Relíquias (Odemira Municipality).
We came to Alentejo at the beginning of the concept of rural tourism, over 30 years ago, first as tourists, then in search of a different pace, in a region that turned out to be our adopted home. Here, in Vale Figueira, we found what we were looking for: a place with a soul, full of positive energies, inherited from other families who lived here in the past. We called it Figueirinha Ecoturismo but the booklet contains the much more pompous name of Herdade da Figueirinha dos Condados. It is a small courtyard of 2 hectares that meets all the requirements we ask for. We wanted water, houses to rebuild and isolation and that's what we found. In the middle of the field, we use all the resources that nature provides us. The sun allows us to be self-sustaining in terms of energy, water from the wells feeds us into the biological pool and the land gives us part of the sustenance with the products we grow in our organic garden.