Tartaruga Island is a one acre islet situated in the dammed Chança River that forms in Southern Alentejo the border to Spain.
The landscape is dominated by evergreen oak trees. Cistus and lavender covering the hills. Astonishing in spring with abundant blossoms, the rest of the year with the enchanting scent of their aromatic oils.
On the island itself organically cultivated gardens offer a rich supply of fruit and vegetables, please with their flowers, invite to sit in the shade and watch the frogs sitting on the lotus leaves...
Huts and caravans embellished with lots of love and wood. Surrounded by a veritable jungle of flowering climbers, in summer the place feels like an oasis.
All around a huge bathroom in which angling is permitted :)
To make a stay in winter more pleasurable several stoves provide hot water and warmth.
In summer it's the task of the hammocks to offer a taste of Tartarugan lifestyle and luxury.
Guests and hosts share a compost toilet and a big lake.
We offer all kind of workshops, treatments and teachings. You are invited to assemble your very individual schedule.
To make sure, that the wanted teacher or therapist is available during your stay, please let us know in advance what you are interested in.
Bread baking, island style
Concert with Singing Bowls
Designing a garden
Effective, sustainable, simple life
Fishing on Black bass
Grafting of fruit trees
Interpret your own dreams
Knives and how to sharpen them
Logging, sawing, chopping
Massage, Ayurvedic or with Singing Bowls
Natural Park: Guided Hikes
Ponds and water features
Sailing for beginners
TUB: Jacuzzi à la Robinson
U-turn: Three months of Simple Life
Xarrama River (Day trip)
Zodiac signs and other constellations
Don't hesitate to contact us!
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