Sleeping under the stars

A unique new safari style camp is welcoming guests in Portugal's Faia Brava Reserve. Located in the private reserve, this Star Camp offers you luxury and simplicity in the heart of nature. 

An overnight to remember

A semi-permanent, and has three rooms with comfy double beds, fresh crisp linen, hot and cold running water and eco-toilets, making them 100% self sufficient and stand alone. Supporting the beautiful landscapes, each room has a magical uninterrupted view which can be enjoyed from your bed, or the outdoor table and chairs which are setup for in room dining. Great for small groups or couples the Star Camp is a breath of fresh air in the heart of Western Iberia.

Enjoy home cooked cuisine will taking in the morning view over the Côa Valley, breakfast baskets filled with fresh brewed coffee and tea, warm breads, a selection of cheese and meats and finished off with freshly pressed orange juice. Its the ultimate start to the day and all the adventure that lies ahead. 

Each room was carefully placed to gain the most from the natural surroundings, while minimizing impact to the area. Utilizing solar heaters and solar powered electricity has helped reduce the environmental pressure and offer you those creature comforts we are all use to.

The name of the camp was chosen to match the beautiful night skies, with no light pollution this is a sky to remember...the rooms have specially crafted canvas tops and sides which can be drawn back, allowing you to fall asleep in the comfort of nature, under a blanket of stars.

During the days, Faia Brava Reserve offers various attractions such as wildlife and bird watching, vulture hides or guided walks. 

"You have to taste a culture to understand it."

- Deborah Cater

Booking

Highlights

  • Sunset over the valley
  • Breakfast on the rocks
  • The wild horses
  • Wildlife watching in the Vulture hide

What and When?

  • Open from April - November...weather dependent
  • Three individual Star Camp suites
  • En suite with solar heated showers

Costs

  • Exclusive rate starts from €50‚– per person per night sharing
  • All inclusive rate including dinner starts from €85‚– per person per night sharing

In recent times Sara Noro has frequently found herself working late on northeast Portugal’s Faia Brava Reserve. Yet the architect, guesthouse owner, entrepreneur and mother of three isn’t complaining. In fact, she’s rather pleased.

“Cloudless night skies are the most spectacular thing about being on the reserve after dark,” says Sara. “Away from all artificial light,surrounded by the blackness of the land, the marvellous canopy of stars overhead is a real retreat."

”Sara’s efforts, and those of her working partner Ana Berliner, will 

soon see the public opening of the appropriately named Star Camp, a simple yet spectacularly sited property in the heart of northeast Portugal’s Faia Brava Reserve.

“It ahas certainly been hard work,” says Sara with a smile. “But we are so excited about sharing the beauty of the reserve with our guests. This camp is a unique opportunity for us to contribute toward an environment that my family and I have treasured for many years.”

Natural selection
Sandwiched between the peaks of the Serra da Marofa and vineyards

of the Douro, in the steepsidedvalley of the Coa River, the Faia Brava Reservation extends across nearly 1000 hectares. A haven for wildlife, one of the reserve’s major attractions is its birdlife.

Faia Brava’s varied habitat boasts a smattering of olive trees and cork oaks, as well as abandonedfarmhouses, shepherd sheltersand meandering dry stone walls.

Sara Noro
Star Camp, Portugal