About Us

Quinta das Abelhas (Honeybee Farm) is a 2 hectare organic smallholding situated in the ‘green heart’ of the Beiras region of central Portugal. Nestling in a terraced valley, we enjoy incredible views of the Serra do Açor and Serra da Estrela mountain ranges.

We moved here in May 2003 having only ever grown small amounts of veg in our back gardens, so this is a big adventure for us. It’s proving to be a lot of learning, a lot of hard work, and (most of the time) a lot of fun!

We offer cheap and cheerful camping on the uncultivated lower terraces of the quinta and we also welcome volunteers on working holidays (free camping and meals in return for your work). Ideal for back packers, gap year students, or anyone who’d like to sample an alternative way of life and/or learn more about organic farming and low-impact living.

To stay in touch with what we’re up to here on the quinta, check out our blog (online diary) for news and updates – you’ll see links the the most recent blog posts, and the archives, in the navigation bar on the left.

We love to hear from people so please make use of the comments feature on this website and/or email us.

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We are members of the Pure Portugal co-operative, advertising property and holidays in Central Portugal.

We are WWOOF Independents hosts (no: POR054).