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  • Small luxury site on south-west Portugal's Atlantic coast
  • A 15-minute drive from surfing and walks in the Alentejo Natural Park
  • Private showers and shared indoor kitchen; bars five minutes by car

Up for wilderness walks, wildlife spotting and surfing on the south-western tip of Europe? Quintal Yurts have a tip-top spot in Portugal’s Beja region, a 10-minute drive from the Atlantic Ocean.

There’s a lot to do on this cracking coast, which is why Sarah and Phil, the friendly team behind Quintal Yurts, have worked hard to ensure maximum comfort back at base. The comfy interiors are cool in the summer months, cosy when Atlantic winds blow. Outside, in a secluded courtyard, you and your tribe have access to your own shower room and a shared eco-friendly toilet.

Mealtimes, not to mention snack-times, sundowner-times and picnic-preparing, are cinch thanks to the well-equipped communal kitchen and dining area, with barbecue and outside terraces for alfresco feasting. Sarah and Phil lay on a continental breakfast if you book it in advance and similar advice goes for furry fellow travellers: pets are welcome by prior arrangement.

It’s a supremely peaceful spot up there on the south-western edge of Europe: as the sun sets you’ll often only hear the birds and the frog chorus. That said, you’re a five-minute drive from bars and eats in Cavaleiro and a quarter of an hour from the seaside village of Zambujeira do Mar and its beach.

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Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Hikers’ paradise



Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams


Tiny (1-10 sites)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


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  • Caixa Postal 5215, Cavaleiro, Zambujeira do Mar, Odemira, Portugal, 7630-574
  • Timezone Europe/Lisbon +0000 (GMT+00:00)   GPS 37.5930°N 8.7780°W


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Local attractions

The South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park has a reputation as Europe’s finest stretch of coastline, and you’re slap-bang in the middle of it. Surfers flock to the beaches round here to ride the Atlantic waves; try Almograve, Praja das Furnas or Vila Nova da Milfonte, 15, 20 and 25 minutes away. The latter town is also handy if you fancy horse-trekking or canoeing and cruises down the Mira river (well-supplied with supermarkets, too).

Take a break from riding waves and soaking up rays to explore the wildlife: head a quarter of an hour to Cabo Sardoa, whose cliffs are one of the only places you’ll see nesting storks. The region is also home to rare sea-going otters and fishing eagles, so bring your binoculars.

It’s not all cliffs and ocean: an insider tip from the owners is to drive half an hour to Pego da Pias, a pristine wilderness of lagoons formed as the Mira tumbles from rocky cliffs above, ideal for dips, picnics and walks around (watch out for wild boar). If you fancy a hit of local (and global) history, Sines (50 minutes) has a fine old medieval fortress with a museum and while the industrial port isn't pretty it's a fitting birthplace for nautical explorer Vasco da Gama. Roman ruins at Santiago do Cacem, an hour away, have the added plus of a safari park and a sandy beach to keep everyone smiling.

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  • What attractions are near Quintal Yurts? The South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park has a reputation as Europe’s finest stretch of coastline, and you’re slap-bang in the middle of it. Surfers flock to the beaches round ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Quintal Yurts?
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    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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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.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via

Firearms are not permitted.

In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Open fires are prohibited.

Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

This area is not subject to city tax.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.