Are you an outdoor nature lover who also enjoys the perks of a comfy hotel? If that’s the case, this article was made just for you. But also if you’re looking for the ultimately unique spot to host a private (and unique event). First things first: the term glamping comes from the blend between the verb camping and the word glamour. So as you can see, pretty much the best of both worlds. Glamping is perfect to fully recharge your battery from the city madness, in grand-style though. Four quick notes about the vast majority of glamping spots:
- Surrounded by peace, quiet and nature 🍃
- Plenty of outdoor activities to do in the surroundings 🤸
- Pet-friendly (no more excuses to leave your pets behind 🐶)
- Enough capacity for more than 2 people in one tent (in the majority of them) 👨👩👧👦
- Comfy perks such as free wi-fi, breakfast included, hot water, bed sheets and bath towels (some of them even have TV and air conditioning). 👑
Check below our curated top 19 best & wild glamping spots 🏕 in Portugal, in no particular order:
What’s special: Have you ever dreamed in sleeping inside an igloo, just like an eskimo? This is exactly like it. With the exception that from these domo tents you can almost feel you can touch the sky ✨. The rounded tents are placed on the peak of Serra da Gardunha, which is considered according to UFO (Alien spotting 👽) “specialists”, one of the best places in the world to spot “them” (make sure you tell us if you spot any). They also have local artisanal and biologic products for you to buy.
Perfect for: Besides UFO spotting 🛸, watching the sunset is simply magical, especially during summer when the jacuzzis are already placed outside. Can you imagine? Jacuzzi and sunset, what a combo 👌
Location: Serra da Gardunha in Alcongosta
What’s special: Its unique night lighting gives a magic touch to the place. It has its own private pool and in addition you can access another one in the area, upon request. It offers english/irish breakfast as well 🍳.
Perfect for: Who wants to be close to the beach (and OMG what beaches 😎). There are several reachable at a quick 5 minute car ride distance, in Arrábida.
What’s special: It can be called of Aquatourism glamping since it’s surrounded by water and it has a lot of water activities to do. The tents are located nearby the river and waterfalls, meaning they’re surrounded by wildlife (chill, you won’t see any tigers tho 🐅) and nature. The possibility of having a relaxed massage by the waterfalls is definitely a winner 💦
Perfect for: An adventurous getaway since it offers multiple activities – mainly water ones 🚣 – according to the season (hiking, canyoning, rafting, canoe safari, watermills tour, hidrospeed, 4×4 megalithic tour, cycling, and so on).
Location: Pavia in Alentejo
De volta a Portugal a menos de 1 semana e já estamos viajando de novo!! Esse fim de semana viemos conhecer o "hotel" Nomad Planet! O conceito deles é engraçado, pois você fica hospedado em Yurt (tipo de habitação da Mongólia 🇲🇳), localizados no alto de uma montanha em Fiães do Rio, no Parque Nacional dos Gerês ao norte de Portugal! O parque é enorme (já fui várias vezes e ainda tem muito para conhecer), mas é a primeira vez que dormimos em "tendas" com contato direto com a natureza! . . . Back to Portugal less than 1 week and we are already traveling again !! This weekend we came to meet the "hotel" Nomad Planet! Their concept is funny because you are staying in Yurt (Mongolia type of dwelling), located on top of a mountain in Fiães do Rio in the Gerês National Park in northern Portugal! The park is huge (I've been several times and still have a lot to know), but it's the first time we slept in "tents" with direct contact with nature! . . . . . . #cooltipstotrip #portugal #geres #gerês #portugaldenorteasul #portugalalive #portugal_de_sonho #p3top #portugal_lovers #nomadplanet #yurt #traveler #travelblogger #travelpics #mytravelgram #blogdeviagem #blogueirosdeviagens #dicasdeviagem #brasileirosemportugal #brasileirosporai #tripadvisor #sundayvibes
What’s special: Their traditional ecological Yurts. Bear in mind that the toilets are shared. Canoeing, paragliding and cycling are available. Paradela Dam is close to this place so there are a lot of water activities to do as well. Just 15 minutes away, there’s a halotherapy room offering 40 minutes of relaxing sessions. Spain border is only 20 km away, so it’s worth to check it even if it’s just to buy some candies 😛🍬
Perfect for: Either during winter ❄ or summer ☀, to relax and recharge all your batteries by breathing the surrounding breathtaking natural landscapes 🌬.
Location: Fiães do Rio in Gerês
What’s special: This glamping was considered one of the best in Europe by The Times and falls in the safari category. Some of the deluxe perks to tease you: heated pool; the bathroom are incredible fancy; the meals are cooked with biologic products from local farmers; they have beautiful and cozy balconies and lounges outside.
Perfect for: A friends’ or family gathering, although it has a beautiful dossel romantic bed in the back. The 8 luxury tents / lodges have capacity for up to 6 people.
Location: Cabeceiras de Basto in Braga
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What’s special: It’s inspired on past Indigenous tents and features garden views. It’s a short car ride (6 km) from Aljezur Castle and Arrifana Beach Surf Spot (12 km).
Perfect for: The surf lovers looking for the perfect waves 🌊. The surrounding beaches are especially known for that.
Location: Aljezur in Vicentine Coast
What’s special: Chose between a Yurt, a Lodge tent and a Safari tent. Troviscais picturesque village is just a short walk away and it’s worth to discover its small white houses with blue bars. They organized their first Recharge Week in June this year with a complete mindfullness program 🧘 including yoga, healthy meals, meditation, hiking and just relaxing.
Perfect for: Who wants to enjoy a more savana type of ambiance and recharge, recharge, recharge.
Location: São Luís in Beja
What’s special: The 4 tents will remind you of Balinese delicate luxury. They have all the perks you can ask for (even a coffee machine ☕). It has an outdoor pool and the beach is located within 20 minutes walking distance. You can also play tennis in the property.
Perfect for: The ones wanting to revive their last trip to Bali in grand style – the entire decor was inspired in it.
Location: Carvoeiro in Algarve
What’s special: It’s pretty much the only glamping site in Lisbon area. You can choose between tents and wood cabins. They have a fresh breakfast served everyday and you can enjoy relaxing swims in the pure spring water pool. It’s also located side-by-side with the only fully organic Educational Farm in Portugal.
Perfect for: A short getaway amidst nature in Lisbon surroundings. It’s ideal for couples or families and offers different workshops like cooking, arts, pottery, gardening, etc.
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What’s special: This is an environmental eco-lodge sustainably implemented in Silves countryside. You can choose between a Mongolian Yurt, a vintage gipsy Van, a Fire Van or just a camping tent. Whether you like horse riding or golfing, beaches or town trips, hiking paths or theme parks, biking, canoeing, fishing, diving, shopping or eating at local restaurants, this place is just perfect for all these. Between October and December, it’s the picking and distillation season of medronho fruit and you can also experience it.
Perfect for: A getaway in the countryside, with the opportunity of getting to know more about a more authentic and calmer Algarve.
Location: Silves in Algarve
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What’s special: Sustainability 💧 and ecological 💚 are the key words here. It has its own garden with a biological pool of 150 sqm. The whole property uses solar panels and organic vegetables. One of their tents (Hawena) has views over the sky (on point, hun?) and it has a decor inspired on the “flower power” 🌻.
Perfect for: Who really wants to be secluded from the real world.
Location: Odemira in Vicentine Coast
Estamos no Parque Nacional do Gerês curtindo a experiência de dormir em um glamping. Para quem não sabe, glamping é um camping arrumadinho, alguns são até chiquetosos com cinco estrelas e tudo. Este nosso foi modesto, mas sem dúvida uma excelente experiência para curtir em família. Para quem tem aquele trauma do acampamento comum ou simplesmente acha que acampar é roots demais, fica a dica do glamping para se sentir em um acampamento mas com privilégios de hotel. #geres #portugal #visitportugal #visitportoandnorth
What’s special: Perfectly located in Gerês, it has views over the Lima river and the Touvedo dam. It has tents, bungalows, a forest house, a trailer tent and a sheperd’s house.
Perfect for: Whoever wants to be surrounded by waterfalls, lagoons and adventure.
What’s special: More than tents, this is an ecological surf and yoga glamping retreat offering all-inclusive wellness holidays with daily surfing lessons 🏄, yoga classes 🧘, healthy & hearty mostly organic meals 🥗. It was considered by National Geographic one of the best Surf Retreats in the world and one of the Top 10 Activity Holidays in Europe.
Perfect for: Who’s looking for a mind, body and soul cleansing retreat.
Location: Aljezur in Vicentine Coast
What’s special: Close to Serra da Estrela, it’s a glamping park by the river and their luxurious tents (Safari and Bell) are one-of-a-kind. They organize also different workshops and retreats such as wood sculpting, yoga, photography, cycling, birdwatching, various arts & crafts, hiking, as well as a professional sculpting symposium.
Perfect for: More than just a simple stay, it has the perfect setting and an in-house specialized event team ready to put up a private and intimate group celebration 🎇.
What’s special: Secluded by a valley, with a fresh lake nearby, Aterra has a very friendly and family comfortable environment offering Rajasthani tents, stunning Yurts or auspicious Tipis.
Perfect for: Family and friends’ gathering and for the ones looking to be close to the Vicentine Coast surf beaches – just 6 km away.
Location: São Teotónio in Vicentine Coast
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What’s special: You can chose from an arabic bell, to african palace tents to tipi or tree houses. It has a nice countryside vibe. There are also a lot of water sport activities to do around Montargil lake.
Perfect for: A vacay with your loved pets since this is a pet-friendly glamping 🐕.
Location: Foros do Mocho in Montargil
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What’s special: The natural beauty of Serra da Estrela. All their Yurts are equipped with a hydromassage column and special heating.
Perfect for: An escape during colder months. Although during summer it’s also good since they have a fluvial beach in the area.
Location: Serra da Estrela
What’s special: It has Yurts, Moorish tents and Attic rooms and you can watch the stars ⭐ from them. They offer holistic therapies and massage treatments 💆 if booked in advance. It’s surrounded by natural pools, waterfalls, greenery and rivers.
Perfect for: Who wants to combine relaxation with Cultural Heritage monuments 🏰 nearby Coimbra – Portugal’s original capital.
Location: Penela in Coimbra
What’s special: This is more like a glamping resort, if such concept exists (if not, we just created one ✌). The 4 yurts – traditional tents from Mongolia – each one with a special and modern decor, a balcony and air conditioning. There’s a pool, a horse stable 🐎 and a Yoga / Pilates personal trainer which makes this place really unique.
Perfect for: A more luxurious stay and for horse lovers – did we mention you can do a horse riding class? 🏇
Location: Várzea de Baixo in Santarém
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