Comfortably bedded in nature
Uxa Paraiso is an intimate Open Air Hotel, run almost all by myself, Julien Coste.
I was born and raised in Paris, started exploring the world on wheels when I was very young. I was only three years old when my parents bought a camper van and took me and my sister to a trip through the United States. This is how my love for adventure and my passion for homes on wheels first started.
As soon as I was 18, I bought my first camper van and hit the road on my own. During my travels through Europe, I often found myself waking up to breathtaking views in the most peaceful places.
The idea of sharing these experiences started to grow in my head. And after many years of touring around stunning landscapes, I felt that it was time to settle down and fulfill my dream. That was it, I would make you wake up in nature comfortably laying in bed because it's just too good and pure of a sensation.
In 2014 I bought a beautiful piece of land in central Portugal, a little valley in the hills by the mountains. It was wild and abandoned. But I had a vision. With a lot of hard work, I created my own little paradise. A wonderful place I'm happy to share with likeminded people from all over the world.
For the 2019 season, I'll have five large tents, two cabins in the heights and a good old vintage trailer to accommodate you. There is now a campground for camping lovers with access for all to the bathroom facilities, the swimming pool, the bar and the garden with pet animals.
Available at the bar from 8:30 till 10:30, it's a fresh and tasty buffet with the best traditional bread in town.
There is unlimited wifi at the bar and all around the pool.
Currently working on a permaculture project for the vegetable garden and eventually the whole property with farm animals and fruit trees.
At your arrival, a large flat piece of land is dedicated to all your vehicles. The camp is all pedestrian only.
Heated by a system of solar panels, it's a playground or a lounge with wide open views ahead.
A spot with views to the hills, two taps and electricity sockets for the true campers.
THINGS TO DO
Conimbriga, Santiago da Guarda and Coimbra are great options to travel back in time through the history of Portugal.
Canoe, hikes, paragliding, climbing, speleology, tree adventure or mountain bikes are all possible within 20km from here.
Rabaçal on the Compostel path hosts local producers of olive oil and goat cheese. Figs, walnuts, chorizo, honey and wine are all around.
Many rivers run in the mountains nearby. These are great natural spots that are turned into little heavens with easy accesses and pools.
What about exploring the hills and their secrets seating in a horsecar with fresh drinks and snacks pulled by a big and strong horse?
Birds of prey, dears, wild-boars, foxes, genets, squirrels, frogs, toads and very little mosquitos.