Surroundings

MANA ecolodges is nestled in one of the most spectacular and untouched natural areas of Europe, the wild western part of the Algarve, sitting at the border with the Costa Vicentina National park Рa fine preserved stretch of European coastline which stretches over 100 km. MANA ecolodges is set just 10 minutes from Odeceixe, a small village full of charming character and a spectacular beach (which won first prize of the seven wonders of Portugal), few minutes from Rogil (with its hip cafes and restaurants) and 15 minutes from the medieval town of Aljezur. There is a tremendous variety of beaches in the area, including long stretches of sand and small beaches nestled between the cliffs and rocks. The landscape is marked by steep cliffs and untouched countryside with rolling hills. A special place that combines nature and local traditions, with authentic villages where people still live like in the old times. 

BEACHES

MANA ecolodges is only a few minutes drive from some glorious western Atlantic beaches – you may even be the only people there! And for those who don’t like ocean waves, some of the beaches offer a back river where the sea goes into the river and you can enjoy quiet flat waters. Some of the most beautiful beaches around are: Praia de Odeceixes, Praia do Amado, Praia do Vale dos Homens, Praia da Amoreira, Praia do Monte Clerigo, Praia da Arrifana, Praia da Bordeira 

Nature

MANA ecolodges is located in an Ecological reserve, where nature and wildlife are still intact, at the border with the Costa Vicentina National Park. Rolling Hills, untouched  forests, open fields. There is everything that a natural landscape can offer. Nearby places that are worth a visit are: Costa Vicentina National park, the waterfalls and springs at Caldas de Monchique

CULTURE

Rich in cultural heritage, the area is surrounded by small traditional towns with their authentic traditions still alive. These towns are also the best place to enjoy local food and buy typical products of the area. For those who are looking for vibrants cities, the popular towns Lagos and Portimao are the best destinations, where streets are full of restaurants, shops and bars. Nearby towns that are worth a visit are: Odeceixe, Odemira, Aljezur, Sagres, Silves and Lagos.