1. Portugal
  2. Alentejo
  3. Mértola (Beja)
  4. Quinta Cerca dos Sobreiros

Quinta Cerca dos Sobreiros

Location and atmosphere

Farm and surroundings


Quinta Cerca dos Sobreiros is a characteristic Alejento farm: the low white buildings are set in a terrain dominated by cork oaks and olive trees. The farm is situated in the little valley of a brook that dries to a trickle in the hot summer months. The area borders directly on Spain, and is one of the most deserted but beautiful regions of Alejento. Until the 1960s, the major source of income in this region was mining. When the mines closed, most people left the area. At present, there is a growing interest in restoring the dilapidated buildings and organizing activities that will keep the local population from migrating. Inka, António and their daughter are not only revitalizing their farm but are also involved in various other activities. António deals in Oriental arts and crafts and Inka is a great vegetarian cook who organizes summer camps for children. There is one canoe for hire.

Surroundings and activities

The campsite has room for 6 tents and 2 caravans. The surrounding area is ideal for riding, cycling and swimming (in the river and lakes). The region has various interesting sights to see, such as Guadiana nature park, an archaeological park, a Moorish castle and an archaeological museum.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear round

Languages spoken

German, Dutch, Portuguese, English

Nature camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.Total number of pitches6Number of tent pitches6prices per person€ 4,50Price tent per night€ 4,50Price caravan/camper per night€ 5Costs for use electricity per day€ 2,50Price carparking€ 2


Sales of own produceBreakfast€ 5Dinner€ 10Distance to supermarket2 kmDistance to restaurants2 km



Bicycles for rent

Wellness activities (massage, etc.)

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Bicycles for rent


Open-air swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Special target groups

Pets allowed

Landscape characteristics

Height above sea level (in meters)100

Farm production

A part-time farm

Small, traditional and ecological farm

Pastural agriculture, Horticulture, Fruticulture

Route description

Nearest citySerpaNearest villageMértola