The surroundings of Cara Creek Eco Lodge offer not only beautiful views in nature, but also the deep richness of the regional Portuguese culture.
Just 5 minutes by foot from Cara Creek Eco Lodge, you have the unmissable opportunity to see a derelict water mill set in the banks of the Seia River. If you're lucky, you might even get the chance to see the shepherd and his sheep passing or grazing in the local pastures.
Whilst having a coffee and a typical pastry in one of the quaint villages of Ervedal da Beira or Azenha, you can't help but notice the region's culture and close-knit community. By sitting and having a chat with the locals in the cafe, you'll soon get a feel for the authenticity of both the people and the lifestyle that remain palpable here in the Beiras Region. You'll become accustomed to the way of life and enjoy the innate tranquility that is forever present in the surrounding Portuguese villages.
Nearby tours offer an opportunity to further immerse yourself in the native atmosphere that the area has so well preserved. Some include a visit to one of the regional cheese factories or a local olive museum. If you are a wine lover, maybe a visit to one of the local wineries is best suited for you. It will give you the opportunity to gain more insight into the long-lived wine making process that the community has used for generations, plus enjoy a taste! Or, alternatively, if you are a thrill seeker, perhaps a mountain bike or paddle board tour would be a better option for you. Regardless of the tour chosen, you will undoubtedly gain more insight into the rural Portuguese way of life, and see first-hand how the small agricultural businesses still manage to thrive today. Plus, you'll get to see more of the gorgeous Beira Region. Visit The Beiras Tour Co. for more details.
From Spring of 2021 we will have a variety of accommodations to choose from for your stay. From unique glamping style eco-pods to dorm house & private rooms in our renovated stone ruins.SEE MORE
May 5th to May 11th, 2021 ~ A retreat to dive deeper into mindfulness and find ease with professional Mindfulness Coach Molly Black who is based in Chicago, IL. Experience & enjoy transformative yoga classes, Reiki sessions, Guided Meditations, and Mindfulness Workshops.SEE MORE
Summer of 2021 we will be hosting 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Off Grid Yoga School, and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with AnyBody Movement. Both are Yoga Alliance Accredited Schools with fantastic reviews. See more to explore these opportunities to advance your yoga practice.SEE MORE