Cara Creek Eco Lodge

It is our pleaure to welcome visitors to our small bit of paradise we call home. We've put our heart and soul into building from solely natural materials to blend in with the natural beauty of the land we bought back in 2017.

Nestled in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountain Range of Central Portugal, Cara Creek Eco Lodge is situated directly on the banks of the River Seia where it meets the River Mondego. We are completely off grid - maintaining a minimal carbon footprint.

Our unique accommodations and natural facilities are all inspired-by-nature in design, and with respect to nature in construction. 

Accommodations include 5 "Penta-Pods", glamping "eco-pods" with 5 sides built from a wooden frame and canvas walls and roof. They are simply perfect and have a private deck with beautiful views and a top quality mattress for a naturally fabulous nights sleep. 

Cara Creek Eco Lodge offers some exceptional facilities. Our natural swimming pool is kept clear and chemical-free with plant filtration and a UV and sand filter. The outdoor gym is covered from rainfall and stays cool even on a summer afternoon for a workout of your choice any time. Our river front yoga deck is an idyllic spot for a morning or evening practice. Mountain bikes and Paddle Boards are available to use as well. The facilities that nature provides are also pretty exceptional. 

Right on-site, the River Seia has a swimming creek with a rock jump and a private river beach for a splash about. With the River Mondego a few minutes down a path, paddle boarding is a favourite afternoon past time of our guests. For those craving a more strenuous activity, right on our doorstep are trails for hiking or biking. Our 4 dogs and 2 cats are an important part of our family here at Cara Creek Eco Lodge, and love to show our guests the local trails, and swim alongside them as they stand up paddle board.

During our all-inclusive retreats, you can be sure that you will be well fed - wholesome and plant-based, and as local and organic as possible. We have a garden as well as a small farm of pigs, goats, and chickens. There is a large community of people growing and raising their own, so when we cannot provide from our own garden and farm, we do not have to look far to provide the most local and fresh ingredients for our kitchen.

Just 10 minutes from Cara Creek Eco Lodge is the quaint village of Ervedal da Beira which maintains a rich Portuguese culture and community. Relax and enjoy a coffee there, or inquire with The Beiras Tour Co. to arrange a cultural tour or excursion of your choice.

Explore our site to find information about our upcoming retreatscourses, and yoga teacher training. Book directly with us via our Booking Page.

For flexible check in and check out dates, book a Back to Nature Yoga Holiday with Ashley (3, 5, or 7 day packages available). Ashley specializes in private lessons where she caters to one's specific goals and desires during the reteat. Visit our Booking Page to reserve.

Alternatively, to come and stay for bed and breakfast in one of our lush river front "Penta-Pods", send us a message via our Contact Form with dates to check availability. 

We welcome you join us at Cara Creek Eco Lodge to be "Nourished by Nature" on your next trip to Portugal! ~Rory and Ashley


Cara Creek Eco Lodge

Yoga Teacher Training

*July 11th - July 31st 2020 ~ 200 Hour* Your first step to becoming an accredited Yoga Teacher | *August 2nd - September 5th 2020* ~ 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training divided into 4 modules


Back to Nature Retreat

~ 3, 5, or 7 Day Packages Available ~ Connect back with nature while developing your yoga practice. Ashley caters the retreat specifically to each person. Combination of 1;1 and group sessions.


Mindfulness with Molly

~ Oct 7-13th, 2020 ~ Dive deeper into mindfulness and connect with yourself. Become more grounded and leave renewed. Transformative yoga & meditation sessions, Reiki, mindfulness workshops and more.


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Cara Creek Eco Lodge

Mini Farm | Our Pets

Meet Lily and Lola, our dwarf goats! Maintaining our permaculture principles, they eat the weeds and provide us with milk to make fresh cheese. We have pigs that enjoy roaming freely down by the river, and chickens for fresh eggs, too. We also have loveable pets, 4 dogs and 2 cats.


Unique Accommodations

Sip a coffee as the river flows past your private deck of one of our 5 Penta-Pods. Star Gaze from bed in one of our 4 Tetra-Pods. Pitch your own tent in our camping area. Or from Spring 2020, stay in one of our renovated traditional Portuguese stone houses.


Exceptional Eco Facilities

We have built some eco-friendly facilities that blend in well to those that are naturally provided. Paddle in the natural swimming pool, relax in the wood-fired hot tub, rock jump into the creek for a wild swim, or stand up paddle board along the River Mondego....



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Cara Creek Eco Lodge

Mondego, Fiais da Beira,
Ervedal Da Beira, Coimbra, Portugal
Contact us directly at +351 965 162 534

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