Cara Creek Eco Lodge

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the small bit of paradise where we live, build, create and host with respect for nature — blending in with the natural beauty of the valley we call home.

Nestled in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela Mountain Range of Central Portugal, we're situated directly on the banks of the Seia River where it meets the Mondego River. Maintaining a minimal carbon footprint, we are completely off-grid, using solar energy for electricity and springs on the land for our water source.

Nature provides the most impressive facilities here. The swimming creek of the River Seia has a rock jump and an opportunity to venture up river to a water fall and an old water mill. There are walking trails at our door-step, and paddle boards available to explore the River Mondego.

With Out of the Norm Tours based on-site you can rent mountain bikes or sign up for a guided tour to check out the impressive area on wheels.

In addition, we have a natural swimming pool which is kept clear and chemical-free with plant filtration and a UV and sand filter. On cooler evenings our wood fired hot tub and sauna are a favourite pass time.

There are a variety of activities we host for the community. Coffee & Portuguese Conversation Groups, Group Yoga on the River Beach, Paddle Board Yoga, Off Grid Day Retreats, Pop-up Events with entertainment & food, and Dolmen Mystery Tours.

From Spring of 2021 our various eco-accommodations will be ready for you to enjoy a longer stay here with us.

We welcome you to visit Cara Creek Eco Lodge and look forward to sharing it with you ~Rory & Ashley


Cara Creek Eco Lodge

Cafe & Conversa

Every Monday 10am-12pm & every Friday 11am-1pm. Join for coffee, biscuits, & a casual way to practice your conversational Portuguese. Mediated by Sandy, a multi-lingual teacher with fantastic reviews!



Ashley's Off Grid Yoga School holds Group Classes on-site & recorded classes for YouTube, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings & Private Yoga. Her philosophy is that yoga is truly for everyone.


Out of the Norm Experiences

Unique tours discovering the ancient dolmens of the area by bike, mountain bike & paddle board rental, and much more with Ross Norman - founder of Out of the Norm Experiences.


Off Grid Day Retreat

Saturday, August 15th Off Grid Yoga School will be holding their first day retreat for participants to reset & rejuvenate. A day to connect with nature, yourself & others with the same intention.


Cara Creek Eco Lodge

Accommodations ~ Spring 2021

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.


Mindfulness with Molly

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.


Yoga Teacher Training ~ 2021

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.



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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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