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A Terra - Eco Camping in Comfort

A Terra offers a unique, ecological yet luxurious camping experience in a beautiful, natural wildlife area. We invite you to stay in romantic Rajasthani tents or auspicious Indian tipis, beside a large fresh water lake on the Southwest coast of Portugal.



A Terra's Origins & Roots

A Terra was initiated and set up by us, . As a couple that have always liked to welcome friends and family, Aterra is simply an extension of our home and hospitality.

Aterra aims to provide guests with a little of the freedom, peace and tranquillity that we are lucky enough to experience here. Come to be treated well in a relaxed ambience, staying in humble luxury, retaining respect for the Earth and all other beings. Taste a bit of quality (not quantity) with good food, beautiful surroundings and at one with nature.

The Philosophy of A Terra

Aterra aims to show to others that there is a way of living that does not harm the earth but utilizes the potential of your surroundings, working with nature and leaving minimal waste. You can live in an ecological and ethical way and yet still have comfort and a high standard of living.

We want you to experience the best of the simple things in life, namely food, drink, company and surroundings.


Our accommodation currently consists of 3 stunning Rajasthani tents and 3 Indian tipis and 1 yurt. Each tent has a large bedroom/living area and private terrace with comfy chairs. They are all raised up onto platforms of either wood or slate, maintaining a clean and insect free zone.

All the tents have basic hand wash facilities and shared toilets and showers.


Our toilet and shower area is beautifully designed out of wood and bamboo. It is subtly situated under a large cork tree, by the river where you can watch the sunset as you shower. All of our water comes from the site and hot water is solar generated. The toilets are dry compost toilets, emptied and cleaned daily. Your compost contributions are then used the following year to enrich the soil and feed the plants!

Our freshwater lake has its own private beach, sun chairs and shaded areas.


Breakfast is served in the Reception Area everyday between 9 and 11 am. We offer a buffet of local and homemade breads and pastries, jams, ham and cheese, yoghurt, cereals, seasonal fruit and fresh juices and hot drinks. 

During our peak season (July and August) Aterra has its own Treatment Area. Here you can enjoy different types of massage and healing. 

Our Vision for the Future

We believe in the continual yet organic growth of Aterra. We always endeavour to improve and expand our services yet retain our ‘home-grown’, personal touch. We wish to keep the campsite as a small enterprise, increasing in quality not quantity. We aim to extend our standards of comfort and range of facilities whilst keeping it affordable and maintaining our clientele. We always invite guests to give us feedback from their experiences and ideas as to how we can improve.

A Terra Eco Camping in Comfort

aterra campsite Aterra offers a unique, ecological yet comfortable camping experience in a beautiful, natural wildlife area. We invite you to stay in romantic rajasthani tents or auspicious indian tipis, beside a large fresh water lake on the Southwest coast of Portugal.

Aterra is a secluded, peaceful site in a valley surrounded by woodlands, fruit trees and grasslands. The land exhibits the art and functionality of permaculture, with beautiful gardens amongst a small working farm.

Just 6km from the Alentejo and Vincentine coast, you can explore the array of wild and wonderful beaches close by, surf the waves of this renowned coastline or kayak up the Mira and Odeceixe rivers. Experience the exquisite portuguese cuisine and soak up the atmosphere in the nearby towns of Zambujeira, Odeceixe and S. Teotonio.

Aterra aims to bring people back down to earth and step away from the world of technology, materialism and reliance on others. We want you to relax and experience the ecological yet exotic ambience of Aterra. Shower under the stars, chill out in a friendly family atmosphere and cool off in the enormous freshwater lake.  Sample the local homemade products for breakfast and join others for drinks, bbqs and weekend events.