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Rio Torto

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We provide a location with a focus on relaxation and nature, getting away from all the beeps and whizzpops of modern technology. Living off the land in a sustainable permaculture lifestyle,  In a very modern and glamorous way.


We are:

a Venue for Events

a centre for holistic learning

a filming location

an Organic Cork Farm

an eco tourism retreat




Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein

History :

Our Grandfather bought this beautiful place in 1990 for Rosa Estevens (our Mother), who built and nurtured the land, orchard and gardens and held Summer Camps for children for over 15 years. Each child who came remembers it as the best place they have ever been. As a School teacher  she touched the lives of hundreds of children, She left a legacy of childrens reading books in Portuguese which are downloaded all over the world. she died in 2010.


Since then, we, her daughters, son in law and many friends have maintained the land and done  repairs aswell as reaped the benefits of all the fruit and cork trees that we have. It is our plan to continue to make a beautiful haven for families, couples and holistic groups to enjoy nature and get away from all the technology and interfacing we experience in the wider world.