common areas with light sensors, to reduce consumption.
‘Surrounded by mountains and stunning sea views, Villa Epicurea is an idyllic spot to unwind. Conveniently located close to Lisbon, guests can take advantage of city life, or relax with yoga classes.’
- Vegetarian breakfast
- Near Parque Natural da Arrábida
- Yoga classes
- Reiki and meditation
- Eco-hiking activities
- Cookery classes
- Organic toiletries
- BioSpring pool filter
- Solar water heating system
- Children are welcome
- Check-in: 3:00pm
- Discover more with Behind the Green
Minimum stay: 1 night
Equivalent price per night: From $152-$219 USD (season dependent)
The evergreen landscape surrounding Villa Epicurea is rich in history and culture, with lots to explore. The villa itself offers a range of activities for relaxing the mind and body such as yoga classes, meditation and acupuncture. For those looking to feel closer to nature, the villa is near many popular birdwatching and hiking spots. Other places to visit include:
- Praia das Bicas, 8 min drive (4km)
- José Maria Da Fonseca Wines House and Museum, 31 min drive (21km)
- National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon, 1h drive (41km)
- Tróia Peninsula, 1hr 45 min drive (40km)
- Sado Estuary Natural Reserve, 1hr 22min (9km)
- Fortress São Filipe, 48min (36km)
- Cabo Espichel – Lighthouse, 16 min drive (7km)
Villa Epicurea is located in the Sesimbra municipality of Portugal, only a short distance from Parque Natural da Arrábida (a protected area covering 108 square kilometres). Sesimbra is a resort town and important fishing town that is also ideally located close to Portugal’s capital, Lisbon.
- Distance from airport: Lisbon Portela Airport, 52 min drive (67km)
- Distance from key attraction: Serra de l’Arrábida, 34 min drive (25km)
- Nearby restaurant: A Fátima, 5 min drive (2.4km)
As part of what we do here at Kiwano we advise hotels that don’t meet the criteria on how they can reach the renowned Kiwano seal of approval, sharing knowledge; working tirelessly to get more hotels inspired to join the green movement.
EnergyVilla Epicurea uses clean renewable energy. Equipped with solar panels, they are used to heat the water for guests. The hotel also tries to limit its electricity usage by equipping corridors and...
WaterAll water used at Villa Epicurea is provided by an environmentally friendly borehole, this water is then treated using reverse osmosis.
WasteWaste is managed at the villa to be as minimal as possible. The hotel has its own composting system, so that food waste can be reused to fertilise the on-site garden. They also have a bio septic tank..Read More >>
which is naturally cleaned by bacterias.
ConservationVilla Epicurea is currently working on this criteria, watch this space!
FoodThe Villa offers a vegetarian menu, this is another way to reduce the environmental impact that most meat is associated with. In addition all ingredients are locally sourced.
Engage GuestsUpon arrival guests can expect an orientation tour based on the sustainability focus of the villas, this includes things like how to divide rubbish. Villa Epicurea is soon to launch free workshops...Read More >>
on how to make your own eco cleaning products at home (i.e. shower gel and floor cleaning product).
ArchitectureThe eco-villas blend in with the wooded surroundings, made from pine wood (locally & sustainably sourced) and Viroc a non-toxic, eco-friendly material, which gives a natural...Read More >>
appearance. The main house was built with cement and glass, which protects the building from extreme weathers.
HousekeepingVilla Epicurea cleaning products are all certified as eco-friendly, they never use harmful chemicals. All the toiletries offered to guests are organic and natural. Toilet paper is sourced carefully...Read More >>
and is 100% recycled.
Kiwano BonusThe swimming pool at Villa Epicurea is completely chemical-free thanks to cutting edge technology provided by Clear Water Revival, a British Company that designed ClearSpring biofilters...Read More >>
that starve algae and bacteria of their nutrients, to create clean and clear swimming water.
"Would have loved to stay even longer"
Just awesome in every dimension! Perfect hideaway with lush, green nature as far as you can see and stunning views of the sea. The property is kept as sustainable as possible, they offer yoga lessons and the infinity pool keeps the head cool. The new and modern rooms are very clean and everyone of the staff was nice and friendly. We loved to stay here and extended by one night - would have loved to stay even longer :)
Fabian, Google Reviews
"A stunning, quiet, peaceful place"
A stunning, quiet, peaceful place, distant from the hustle and bustle, is located in a protected area, which is under state protection. The house is built of natural stone and wood, all the electricity from solar panels, all the decorations in the house are handmade, the trash is sorted, a chic pool, breakfast with fresh products from the local economy, a very clean, chic look, near a clean wild beach where there are few tourists great service.
Алина, Google Reviews
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