Portugal is a popular destination for travellers, so it’s no surprise if you’ve already been to the country. But have you experienced the authentic countryside of Portugal? The small charming villages are just as beautiful as its big cities and famous beach resorts... And they are also where the magic happens. Travel to the unspoiled nature of Portugal to discover its hidden treasures. With an agriturismo holiday in one of our farms, you can have a close touch with the warm Portuguesse hospitality and culture.Read more about agriturismo Portugal
Portugal is a popular destination for travellers, so it’s no surprise if you’ve already been to the country. But have you experienced the authentic countryside of Portugal? The small charming villages are just as beautiful as its big cities and famous beach resorts... And they are also where the magic happens. Travel to the unspoiled nature of Portugal to discover its hidden treasures. With an agriturismo holiday in one of our farms, you can have a close touch with the warm Portuguesse hospitality and culture.
As one of the oldest countries in the world, Portugal has a rich history, culture, and traditions. The country offers a great balance between cultural experiences and activities in nature, and it’s one of the main reasons that it’s so popular among tourists. Fine sandy beaches, the proximity to breathtaking nature or the rich mountain ranges - there are many reasons for an active holiday in Portugal. It’s not only the land, but also the locals that will make your stay in Portugal a memorable experience. Laid-back, curious, and generous hosts, they will make you feel welcomed anywhere in the country. And often spoil you! With the delicious Portuguese food and famous red wine, I guess that wouldn’t be such a problem. What else do you think is luring travellers to this Mediterranean country? That’s right, the temperate climate. There’s a difference between the north and south parts of Portugal. The further north you go, the cooler the weather gets. The northern part is also where it rains more, while the south is warmer and sunnier throughout the year. This means that you’ll find an abundance of lush green areas in the north, and less vegetation in the south. Interesting fact: Lisbon is the sunniest capital city on the continent, beating Athens, Greece, with just a few more sunny days.
Staying in nature
Each region of Portugal is different. If you’re travelling in the spring season, then visit Alentejo. It’s when the migratory birds have returned. For all the bird lovers - you can observe the colorful bee-eater, blue rook, and the red-flanked bluetail, who are just wonderful to look at. It’s more and more difficult to see these birds in the wild, so be careful when you step into their natural habitat. It’s important that we protect them to be able to enjoy their presence longer. If you want something completely different and unique to discover in Portugal, visit the natural area of Baixo Alentejo. Situated in the cliffs and sand dunes between Alentejo and Algarve, this coastal land is home to some completely different animals than the highlands of the country. Also, you will find more than 120 bird species. And the newest mammal species in the reserve - the European wildcat.
Any aspiring farmers and gardeners, foodies, and locavores would love this type of holiday. Who else would appreciate this experience? Children! They can play with the livestock, pet baby animals, smell the flowers and pick up the vegetables for lunch and dinner, this is a new kind of fun for kids. It also teaches them valuable lessons that the big cities often fail to. For example, how to be humble and grateful; also that commitment and gratitude lead you a long way, and hard work can be a lot of fun. Most importantly, children can learn how to be part of a generous community that helps each other. Maybe it’s useful for us all to “go back to basics” and start appreciating the small things in life. The agriturismo holiday with Nature.house is the perfect opportunity for this. Staying in a rural environment, producing your own food, and being surrounded by nature… The perfect escape! Visit this page with our authentic quintas in Portugal and see for yourself.
Spending the night in an agriturismo in Portugal
During a holiday in an agriturismo you stay in the countryside. You will find yourself in the yard of a farm or a country house, where organic farming activities take place. Proud of their heritage, the farmers that host you will be happy to give you a tour of the farmstead. You will discover rural life in a fun way and see how farmers grow and cultivate their products - fruit, wine, grain, olive oil and vegetables. Our friendly landlords can also help you out with useful tips for your visit to the area, and spoil you with some of the best Portuguese delicacies of local and homemade origin. If you haven’t tried the famous porto wine - the national drink of the country, this is your chance to get a taste from the best sorts. Don’t you think that an agriturismo holiday can also be a romantic experience? Especially in rural Portugal, where you go to discover the unknown with excitement and adventure. Just think about it... a surprise romantic stay in the middle of nowhere in Portugal? Anyone will be happy to go!
Our nature houses are always surrounded by unspoiled nature, away from the fuss of the city and mass touristic places. This way you can really unplug from your busy life to enjoy the peace and quietness you need from your break. For your agriturismo holiday we can offer you a special selection of farms and country houses in remote locations in Portugal. The unique fincas, (that’s how rural houses are called in Spain), can embellish your countryside holiday with a homely feeling. Traditional, old-looking houses, are what you really need for an authentic experience in the countryside. Next to those you will find modern and luxurious homes with a swimming pool, sauna, and/or jacuzzi, if you want to treat yourself with some spa after a long day on the farm.
You should also think about the specific location in nature. We have designed different themes to help you out. If you’re planning a summer vacation, then choose a home near the sea and enjoy your favorite water sport. Rent a home in the mountains or forests, if you'd prefer to take long walks or hiking trips to explore the wildlife around you. Other possibilities include staying in the fields or meadows, near water, in the middle of nowhere, or the oposite - near a village. Some homes have a stunning view from the window, others have a heart-warming fireplace, and other are sustainable. Take a moment to filter the most suitable agriturismo accommodation for your dream holiday.
Booking your agriturismo in Portugal
Booking a holiday with Nature.house is always a memorable experience - staying in a special accommodation, living in harmony with the natural world, and escaping the craziness of the big cities. But what is really special about our holidays is that you always contribute to nature. For every night you spend in a nature house, we are planting one tree! If you subscribe to our newsletter, count this as another tree to plant. Why wait longer? Rent a farm in nature and enjoy your well-deserved holiday time in the company of your loved ones. Check our Portuguese gites for more inspiration, or just start with your booking right away. Enjoy!