Portugal’s new sustainable agritourism has Minigolf and a biological pool
The “Quinta da Sra. Marocas” opened in July, in Covilhã, Portugal, with unique features in that region.
Following the trend of concern for environmental causes and sustainability, this new agritourism is located 12 kilometers from the Serra da Estrela Natural Park.
Open to the public since July 15th, “Quinta da Sra. Marocas” has four bedrooms, one of them adapted for people with reduced mobility, a living room, a games room, a large kitchen and dining room.
In the games room, guests will find traditional board games such as chess or monopoly. “These were our games when we were kids. With this agrotourism we also wanted to combine the contemporary with our childhood memories, always promoting reuse”, underlines the official.
However, it is abroad that kids find paradise. The farm has a biological swimming pool, trampolines, swings and nine Minigolf lanes for family fun. “We have three children and we know what it’s like to have children. Minigolf is one of their favorite family activities, so we thought it might be a good idea. There are nine lanes spread across the farm,” she says.
With the mission of wanting to convey the idea of sustainability in a pedagogical way, they felt that it made sense to also have a biological swimming pool, which is one of the few in the country with an accessible ramp for people with reduced mobility.
All of the house’s practices are about sustainability: there is no coffee in capsules; the cleaning products are all from a certified brand in Portugal that uses edible oils to produce detergents; the personal hygiene products are made with the farm’s olive oil; they produce their own electricity; and heat the water with sunlight.
Near the area where they cultivate the land, the farm created an insect hotel and put up signs with information about the organic garden. In the medium term, the objective is to build a crossfit area – which will be called agrofit – because it will be made only with elements that exist on the farm.