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  • Among spectacular scenery near Alentejo's Vicentina Coast
  • Waterpark with Olympic pool, paddling pool and indoor wave pool
  • Restaurant, farm, archery, playground and summer entertainment

A Portuguese eco experience – and then some. The star of smashing Zmar Eco Experience in Odemira's Zambujeira do Mar is undoubtedly its spectacular waterpark (Olympic pool, anyone?), but oh so much more fabness awaits at this award-winning Portuguese seaside site.

For sandy starters, Zmar is a short drive from the pristine beaches of Almograve, lauded as among the most splendid in Alentejo – which in turn have been acclaimed as among the finest beaches in all of Europe. But. That waterpark. Clap your eyes upon the site pics to see its true splendour: this fab place comes with an outdoor Olympic pool, a paddling pool and an indoor pool with artificial waves, just to see you sorted for the first day or two.

And. There's a whole heap more to keep all ages entertained on this friendly park, such as a small farm for small guests to coo over the animals, a playground to keep them occupied afterwards, and sports activities of all sorts including a padel court, a fitness area, five-a-side football pitch and – right on target, this – archery for you to test your shooting skills. A kids' club and entertainment activities run during high season.

Are you a tad peckish after all that? Time for a lazy lol in the Zmar restaurant, to sort out plentiful supplies of fresh local food. A pool bar as well as picnics are available in summer too.

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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away



Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches



Wildlife haven


Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market


Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers


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  • Herdade A-de-Mateus, EN 393/1, Zambujeira do Mar, Odemira, Portugal, 7630-011
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon WET (GMT+00:00)   GPS 37.6025°N 8.7284°W


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Local attractions

Zmar's setting on the Vicentina Coast is a short drive from the seaside village of Zambujeira do Mar, home of the famed Festival do Sudoeste or Southwest Festival every August. Surfing and kayaking are available nearby, either at Zambujeira or one of the several resorts dotted along the coast.

Heading inland, it's a 20-minute drive to Odemira, an ancient town atop a hill with white houses facing the Mira river. Potters and wannabes can mosey along to Odemira's pottery workshop to see earthenware being moulded into shape by the skilled local artisans; after that, head out of town to the big Santa Clara dam, where there's a watersports centre and stacks of space for summer sunbathing.

It's about two and a half hours' drive from this peaceful place to the Portuguese capital Lisbon, a trip well worth making for a day around this splendid city's cafés, museums, architecture and busy arty vibe.


  • Does Zmar Eco Experience have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Zmar Eco Experience dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Zmar Eco Experience? Zmar's setting on the Vicentina Coast is a short drive from the seaside village of Zambujeira do Mar, home of the famed Festival do Sudoeste or Southwest Festival every August. Surfing and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Zmar Eco Experience?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  2 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Entertainment and activities are available between 15/06 and 16/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The wellness centre is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Group bookings of 5 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via

Some facilities require the wearing of swim caps.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/05 and 15/10 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. between 01/06 and 30/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/10 and 31/05.
Reception is unmanned after 9 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

This area is not subject to city tax.

Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.