Tipi underneath the stars
Nature, Yoga, Shiatsu, Foot-refelxology, good and healthy veggie food and lots of fun for kids!
- Surrounded by nature
- Yoga classes
- Shiatsu and foot-reflexology treatments
- Healthy food served every day
- Kids friendly
- Cabril lake very closeby
Nature, good and healthy vegetarian food, yoga classes, back to nature retreats, Shiatsu and Foot-reflexology treatments and lot's of fun for kids!
At 'Tipi underneath the stars' you can really be with nature as it is hidden far away from the busy every day life and gives you a change to really relax end do nothing. Just enjoy the singing birds and crickets and be amazed by the clear nights revealing every single star.
We offer yoga classes and Shiatsu or foot-reflexology treatments. For the full package we also offer 'back to nature' retreats in May and September.
'Tipi underneath the stars' is an adventure for kids as they can wonder around all the terraces and find many different ways to get to places like the trampoline, the tree house, sandpit, mud kitchen or just play with water in our little stream which runs through the land.
No need to cook yourself: you can book a diner every day with us and enjoy our veggie food prepared with veggies from our own garden.
How to get there
From Lisbon or Porto the distance to 'Tipi underneath the stars' by car is about two hours.
Fill in Pedrogao Pequeno in your navigation system, from there we will send you a more detailed description of how to find us.
About the area
'Tipi underneath the stars' is situated next to the beautiful lake Cabril with dark green water, waiting for you to jump in. After the Cabril dam the river Zezere gives the perfect place to go canoeing, swimming, sup-boarding, etc. There's also a floating swimming pool in the lake, ideal if you have small kids. If you drive a little further you'll find many hidden river beaches. Some surrounded by rocks and waterfalls, others with slides, grass fields to relax on and little bars.
If you like to discover Portugal's historic sites, there's lots to see. There's the city of Coimbra with it's famous university and its amazing library. You can go to Tomar and take a trip to the castle on the island or the Convento do Cristo. Visit the pilgrimage site of Fatima or stroll around the many ancient schist villages.
There are many walking routes, some are for the experienced hikers, some are easy.
If you like mountain biking, you can rent a bike and explore the many routes the area offers.
We are Sietske and Jelle and our three little boys; Boke, Tibbe and Seppe.
In march 2017 we went on our journey through the south of Europe in search of a place we could call home. Our big red bus took us to many beautiful countries. From the moment we crossed the border from Spain into Portugal we felt it: This was the place! We drove from south to north and saw many great spots. But it was at our glamping were we found our true 'home'. The peace and quiet, the many indigenous trees, the little stream running through the valley, the calling of the owl in the night, the clear nights which reveal every single star, the fresh air and the beautiful Cabril lake very nearby all made it the perfect place for us.
The idea of a glamping started in Holland when we were still running our restaurant. This restaurant was the perfect place for us to learn everything about running a business. But it was also an eye-opener to what we knew we didn't want anymore; the mass consumption, the extreme hours of working, the 'never being home', never seeing our kids, the stress... So we decided to sell and move on to find a new place and set up a small glamping where we could also do what we love; to cook, give shiatsu massages , give people a good time and do cool stuff with kids, but this time on a much smaller scale and as environmentally friendly as possible.
We hope to see you on our glamping so we can share all this with you!