You'll find Quinta da Fonte and its surroundings to be rich in opportunities for entertainment and recreation for the entire family. Even children are bound to find endless diversion without ever leaving the campground itself. Should there be sufficient interest, we'll be quite happy to arrange creative activity sessions for the kids. Moreover, we are in the habit of organising activates for guests on a regular basis. These include a picnic at the lake and wine tasting at a local vineyard as well as a weekly barbeque.
Again, there is a man-made lake located 4 kilometres from the campsite. It is the cleanest lake in Europe and an idyllic spot to spend your leisure time. The lake is also dotted with picturesque villages such as Dornes and a visit to both can easily be combined in a single excursion.
In the village nearest the site, Figueiró dos Vinhos, you will find everything you need of a practical nature. The village features a bank complete with cash machine, a post office, two large supermarkets, an internet café, a bakery and a butcher as well as various other cafes and local shops.
The area surrounding Quinta da Fonte is home to several natural pools that have been formed by local streams. Information about those 'praias fluviais' (river beaches) is available in our library and is free for the asking, as are detailed descriptions of the local walking routes. Located about 40 kilometres from the Quinta is Tomar, a picturesque town featuring a grand monastery, the Convento do Cristo, The monastery was founded in 12th century and is an excellent example of Portuguese Late Gothic architecture.
Slightly further along is Conimbriga, one of the largest and best preserved Roman cities in Portugal. Classified as a national monument. Conimbriga lies16 kilometres from Coimbra and is less than an hour's drive from the campsite. Conimbriga also features an archaeological museum containing numerous curiosities including surgical instruments from antiquity. For those with even a passing interest in history or archaeology, this is a must-see.