33 Glamping and Cabin Hideaways in Portugal to Reconnect with Nature

August 24, 2022

33 Glamping and Cabin Hideaways in Portugal to Reconnect with Nature

On JO&SO, we always try to find special places to stay in Portugal – be it a small boutique hotel, a simple guesthouse or a fancy five-star hotel. What matters to us is their character (more on that here). Our pick of places reflects how we travel when we go abroad; we enjoy mixing it up. 

But one of the things we’ve been eager to do, and perhaps this got amplified during the pandemic, is to discover more glamping experiences such as luxurious tents and yurts, eco-lodges and remote cabins in Portugal. 

We started to research and add spots to this watchlist a while back. It was getting pretty long, so this is actually our short list of the Glamping and Cabin Hideaways in Portugal to Reconnect with Nature. The choices are based on the overall design and style, guest reviews, location and how much it makes us think, “I want to go there”.

It’s all about understated luxury. Think true farm-to-table experiences, no sounds but for nature and night skies like no others. 

7 Tents & Yurts in Portugal for Glamorous Camping

We will be honest. We love the idea of being immersed and surrounded by nature. Turning off our phones sounds incredible. But we adore comfy beds, private bathrooms, and so on.

From cosy bell tents in Portuguese cork oaks forests to romantic yurts surrounded by palm tree plantations, we are now ready to release our inner (slightly urbanised) Tarzans.


Aerial view of Azul Singular, a glamping eco-retreat located on the island of Faial in the Azores. ‍

Azul Singular
– Horta, Faial

Azul Singular is a glamping eco-retreat located in the heart of Faial Island, set amongst a tropical scene. Guests can choose from Large Tents (up to 4 people), Couple Tents, and Yurts (both for 2 people) equipped with private showers, toilets and kitchenettes. The park also includes a lounge, terrace with ocean views, laundry facilities and specialized bikes for rental.

Retiro Atlântico, glamping in São Jorge, Azores

Retiro Atlântico 
– São Jorge, Azores

Aerial view of Reserva Alecrim EcoSuite & Glamping in Santa Cruz, Alentejo

Reserva Alecrim EcoSuite & Glamping
– Santa Cruz, Alentejo

A white tipi with an outdoor platform with two chairs and a table, in Grandola in Alentejo

Goodmuda Tipi's
– Grândola, Alentejo

Imagination Yurt at Aterra, glamping in São Teotónio, Alentejo

Imagination Yurt at Aterra
– São Teotónio, Alentejo

Desire Tent at Aterra, glamping in São Teotónio, Alentejo

Desire Tent at Aterra
– São Teotónio, Alentejo

Sunshine Tipi at Aterra, glamping in Odemira, Alentejo

Sunshine Tipi at Aterra
– Odemira, Alentejo

4 Beautiful Mills in the Portuguese Countryside

In recent years some of Portugal’s derelict historical windmills have been rescued, renovated and turned into magical places to stay. Many are equipped with kitchenettes.

Boasting 360° views in fantastic locations with stunning scenery, they are found in Portugal's interior and coastal areas. Staying at these windmills will create memories that will last a lifetime.

The Honey Jar, windmill accommodation with a plunge pool in Mafra, Lisbon

The Honey Jar
– Mafra, Lisbon

Moleiro Shelter in Peniche, Centre of Portugal

Moleiro Shelter
– Peniche, Centre of Portugal

A Beautiful Windmill in Mação, Centre of Portugal

A Beautiful Windmill
– Mação, Centre of Portugal

Moinhos de Ovil, windmill accommodation in Ancede, Douro

Moinhos de Ovil
– Ancede, Douro

7 Tiny Holidays Homes to be at One With Nature

Stay in a wooden hut in the Alentejo with views over a magical lagoon. Or maybe sleep in a box-shaped hut on an urban farm near Porto. Or, if you can’t stand still for long, hire an iconic camper van and explore Portugal’s southwest coast and its magnificent wild beaches.

the inside of a cosy and rustic caravan like holiday home, in Luz

Shepherd's Hut on a Sustainable Farm
– Luz, Algarve

a parked retro green and white double-decker bus in Arrabal, in the centre of Portugal

Camping Retro Bus
– Arrabal, Centre of Portugal

wooden hut with a window, surrounded by trees in the Alentejo region of Portugal

The Ark
– Melides, Alentejo

wooden cabin with a circle shaped plunge pool outside, in Melides

– Melides, Alentejo

glass and metal structure in the form of a cube, with an outdoor terrace, in an urban farm in Valongo near Porto

Green Box
– Valongo, Porto

a parked wooden caravan with an outdoor wooden table and bench surrounded by a green garden, in Almograve in the Alentejo region of Portugal

Get Into The Wild
– Almograve, Alentejo

A camper van parked at the top off a cliff with stunning views of the Atlantic coast in Portugal

Siesta Campers
– Pick up at Lisbon, Porto and Faro.

5 Gorgeous Beach Cabanas Near Lisbon

Are you looking for a unique beach holiday near Lisbon? ☀️These gorgeous beach cabanas are nestled on the dunes along the coastal stretch of Costa da Caparica, with nearby seafood restaurants, beach bars and surf schools.

Ranging from one to four bedrooms, most of these beach cabins were originally fisherman huts, which have been renovated and adapted for a comfortable stay.

Fall asleep to the soundtrack of crashing waves. Wake up, drink your coffee and step out onto the beach. Even though you will feel a world away, Costa da Caparica is only a 30-minute drive from Lisbon (if you’re lucky with the traffic, that is).

Beach Cabana in Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

Beach Cabana
– Costa da Caparica, Lisbon


Casa da Cornelia, holiday home on the beach in Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

Casa da Cornelia
– Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

Cabana Branca, white cabin holiday home on the beach of Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

Cabana Branca
– Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

Blue Cabana, striped blue and white wooden holiday home in Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

Blue Cabana
– Costa da Caparica, Lisbon

11 Cabin & Bungalow Hideaways in Portugal to Go Off Grid

Stay in a rustic bungalow overlooking Ria Formosa’s nature reserve, a cosy wooden chalet in Serra Estrela (Portugal’s highest mountain) or a stylish eco-friendly cabin surrounded by a beautiful forest of cork oaks.

Be ready to switch off and reconnect with nature.

The Lemon Lodge in Aljezur in the Algarve.

The Lemon Lodge
– Aljezur, Algarve

Eco-lodge Villa Epicurea in Sesimbra, with an outdoor terrace and swimming pool overlooking the trees and the sea

Eco-lodge Villa Epicurea
– Sesimbra, Lisbon

Ying Yang Monte da Lua in Comporta

Ying Yang Monte da Lua
– Comporta, Alentejo

Casa do Castanheiro, a stylish architect designed cabin surrounded by nature in the Centre of Portugal

Casa no Castanheiro
– Meda, Centre of Portugal

aerial view of Vale do Ninho Nature Houses in Aldeias do Xisto in de Centre of Portugal

Vale do Ninho Nature Houses
– Aldeias do Xisto, Centre of Portugal


Cabanas do Lago, lake cabins by the dam Barragem de Santa Claro, Alentejo

Cabanas do Lago
– Barragem de Santa Clara, Alentejo

Mountain Eco Shelter, a rustic wooden bungalow in Funchal, Madeira

Mountain Eco Shelters
– Funchal, Madeira

Mountain Eco Shelter 2, a rustic wooden bungalow in Funchal, Madeira

Mountain Eco Shelters 2
– Funchal, Madeira

Chalet da Ovelhita in Serra da Estrela in the Centre of Portugal

Chalet da Ovelhita
– Serra da Estrela, Centre of Portugal

bungalow tiny home with a big glass window overlooking a forest, in são teotonio in the Alentejo region of Portugal

Bungalow Eco tiny
– São Teotónio, Alentejo

grey and white wooden cabin on stilts, surrounded by a cork forest in Cercal do Alentejo

Eco Cabin Surrounded by Cork Oaks
– Cercal do Alentejo, Alentejo

So there you go. Those are what we consider to be some of the best Cabin Hideaways and Glamping Spots in Portugal to Reconnect with Nature right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.

Here's hoping you create new memories here in Portugal. Tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. 🤗

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Joana and Sofia

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