Rio do Prado
Rio do Prado

Rio do Prado Eco Friendly Luxury Resort

Rio do Prado Eco luxury lodges are close to Óbidos Lagoon and Óbidos town. The town with its pretty terracotta topped buildings is steeped in history - an ancient 12th century castle still stands, its walls still enfold the town and are reminiscent of Portugal's medieval past.

A far cry from conventional hotels and guest houses that are usually found in busy tourist destinations, Rio do Prado is integrated within the peaceful hills of Óbidos. The ecologically and sustainably designed and built lodges, have living roofs which are covered in the native flora and blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings and draw on the precious gifts of nature.

The Eco lodges are spacious, remarkably comfortable, and have unique natural furnishings with extra special little touches and excellent attention to detail. Each lodge has its own private terrace, floor to ceiling windows which allow natural daylight to pour through (and natural cane shutters for privacy), giving undisturbed views of the surroundings. Subtle lighting for evenings create a warm, cosy, romantic ambience...Pure rustic luxury!

'Maria Batata' is the on-site Restaurant which serves locally produced and organically grown foods from the hotels organic farm. The menu is both seasonal and changeable. A 'green' book store is incorporated into the Restaurant and displays a collection of books which focus on all things environmental.

The hotels 'Black Spa' offers various relaxing treatments and has two outdoor pools, Turkish bath and a 'Float Room'.

One of the 'stand apart' features of the hotel is the large greenhouse which has a dual function as it can also be used as an Event space. With flowers and vegetables growing up the live walls and in the 'tables' it's highly original concept is awe inspiring!

The hosts at Rio do Prado, Telma and Marta, are exceptionally warm, personable and hospitable. With genuine interest in their visitors, people arrive as guests and leave as friends. Responsible Tourism is a major part of the hotels green ethos. As well as those mentioned above, the hotel has an expansive list of Eco practices and initiatives, below are just a selected few...

- Using Eco-efficient air conditioning - with an energy rating of A+

- Using recycled and up-cycled materials e.g. For most of the rugs in the suites

- Using electric vehicles in the hotel grounds

- Encouraging the use of bicycles on bike trails and paths along the Obidos lagoon

- Encouraging guests to participate in some of the cultivation on the Certified organic farm

Address - R. das Poças, 2510-191, Portugal
Contact No. - +351 262 959 623