Our Story

experience our happy place

Cam is originally from Los Angeles and Vera is Portuguese from Porto. We met while living and working in NY.  As New York City dwellers, we found ourselves devoting most of our free time to travel, mostly to places where we could surf and experience outdoor sports. We could have never imagined that our mutual love for travel and the beach would lead us to Alentejo, this amazing region, which we are now proud to call home. Having previously lived in many different countries and with friends spread all over the world, we understood that our connection to this place was a natural consequence of our journey. The decision to settle in Cercal was no small challenge as we removed ourselves from our careers and the comforts of our previously established lifestyle. There was definitely a time when we thought opening a private vacation rental in Portugal to host retreats was a far off dream. As we embrace this new chapter, we are honored and excited to share our dream home with you.

As we develop and keep working hard to make Quinta Camarena even more beautiful and comfortable to you, we don´t stop being surprised by the beauty of this region, the warmth of its community, the traditions, and the new amazing projects that keep popping up.

We also keep personally curating every single detail in the houses, rooms, and outdoor areas, so that every single corner has a history, that we will happily share with you.

What we care about at Quinta Camarena?

Sustainability is a way of life at Quinta Camarena. Our family has a deep respect and love for the region of Alentejo and we are passionately committed to protecting and preserving her to the best of our ability.  Gratefully, we are able to plant our roots here and carry a strong sense of social responsibility to our community. We are excited to share the authenticity and natural beauty of the land with our guests.

CURRENT SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES

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Reduce (waist), Re-use, Recycle

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Regenerative  Forest

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Ecological soaps and detergents

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Solar Pannels for hot water

& Eletricity

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Composting

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Avoid Single Plastic

use

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Minimize foot print

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Privilege vegetarian meals

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Responsible use of Water and Eletricity

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Organic Farming

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Protect wildlife

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Social

sustainable farming

Community farming

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Inclusion and non discrimnation

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Support local artisans

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Volunteering program

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Prefer local, small and sustainable suppliers 

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Donation to local organizations

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Celebrate local cultural heritage

Animal Welfare

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Pet frendly

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Prefer Cruelty free products 

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Meat & fish sourced locally from trusted suppliers

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Support pro-animal local projects

Come breathe the countryside and beach air on your next Portugal vacation.

 

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