The primary historic point out of the follow of naturism in Portugal dates again to the Twenties, nevertheless it was not till after April 25 that these actions related to the follow of collective publicity regained energy. Since then they’ve turn out to be official. new seashores for naturism — and plenty of others the place this follow is allowed. Nonetheless, the sands usually are not the one locations the place follow lovers can loosen up in pairs. Over time there have been Tenting parks, glampings and rural tourism seem with out harm on the nationwide territory. Not even garments.
One in all them is known as NaturViana and is situated in Portela de Susa, in Viana do Castelo. Excessive within the mountains and with a singular location within the nation, glamping is pushed by the thought of being as inexperienced and pure as attainable whereas on the identical time striving to share the naturist way of life.
Chargeable for the idea is Adriano Pinheiro, 30, who has been concerned in naturism for the reason that age of 17. It began when he determined to accompany his father Manuel. – who has been a naturist all her life – to a seaside the place you may go bare. Nonetheless, glamping in Viana do Castelo didn’t start till years later.
After graduating in IT in 2010, Adriano moved to Germany the place he labored in an Italian restaurant in Dangerous Bentheim. What he did not know was that he would meet the love of his life on New Yr’s Eve in the identical German metropolis.
“Nina wasn’t a naturist on the time, however throughout her first summer season trip on the household dwelling in Portugal, she tried out Praia da Barra (Spain), a magical naturist seaside, and bought hooked on the thought,” they clarify. within the report. web site. If at first she felt uncomfortable, then after two extra journeys to the naturist seaside, the discomfort gave option to the pleasure of being bare.
“On the age of 19, after I left for Germany, I already tried naturism, however very casually. There I met my girlfriend and we stayed there for 3 years. The primary time we got here to Portugal for a vacation, we gave some cash to repair the swimming pool within the backyard at my father’s home. The next summer season, there was already a naturist group there, we had by no means seen something prefer it,” Adriano Pinheiro tells NiT.
In 2012, they began fascinated by turning the property right into a small naturist hideout. The success they’d the next summer season made them envision a future devoted to the world.
Whereas Nina continued to work in Germany, Adriano got here to Portugal from March to September to commit himself to a brand new undertaking. They began constructing the primary properties and made enhancements each summer season till they determined to spend money on one other plot of land close by that was additionally owned by the household.
“As a result of issues didn’t go properly, in 2015 we traded my father’s home for a chunk of land in the midst of a hill, not more than two kilometers from the unique one. The whole lot was captured, there was virtually no life, and the method went on for a very long time,” he says.
Since they might not get monetary help for the undertaking, as they requested for 100 meters of adjoining land, the individual in cost started building at their very own expense and nearly the whole lot that’s there was made by hand. NaturViana has been welcoming naturist visitors since 2017. It is a distinctive, magical and “completely different area by way of household environment”.
“I at all times let issues take their course. The concept originated in my father’s home, we believed in it, however we began this new undertaking and didn’t obtain a solution for 2 years, as a result of we requested for some huge cash [para construir]. Everybody advised me to not intervene with it. He was somewhat boy, with out assist or funding, utterly self-sufficient,” explains the individual in cost.
They began out as a naturist campsite, however over time determined to maintain it non-public and particular, “for individuals who deserve it.” They don’t conceal that this can be a area for mates and just for individuals who respect the place, nature and household atmosphere.
Adriano is at present working remotely from dwelling and that is the supply of the household’s livelihood. Alongside the way in which, “they turned excellent mates and proceed to share the area and beliefs of life.”
NaturViana presents a number of locations the place visitors can sleep surrounded by eucalyptus timber. Campers, for instance, are entitled to a spot surrounded by timber and with sufficient area to arrange a tent. The glamping additionally has sufficient area for motorhomes or caravans.
Those that don’t wish to stroll with “dwelling” behind their backs can at all times keep in one of many 4 De Waard tents, in a panoramic yurt overlooking the road, within the Ardour Fruit Dome or within the glass dome, one of the crucial wanted.
That is the primary glass dome the place you may spend the night time within the nation and it presents a singular expertise. “I heard about these bubbles, however I solely noticed plastic ones and didn’t need them. Nonetheless, I discovered a lady in Australia who made them in China. That is distinctive in Portugal,” he says.
The glass dome has an space of 25 sq. meters, a front room and a bed room with a double mattress. Panoramic views will be loved with out getting away from bed.
Exterior there’s a place to loosen up within the solar and far to find. Behind the glass dome there’s a desk, chairs, a kitchen and a toilet. An evening on this distinctive lodging within the nation has a symbolic value of 200 euros.
NaturViana shouldn’t be solely a spot to sleep, but additionally a glamping web site that tries to supply a particular and distinctive second within the lifetime of those that go to it. Throughout their keep, visitors can dine in a bunch, with the entire household, in addition to take part in varied group actions resembling enjoying the djembe, singing karaoke and even watching an out of doors film.
The glamping additionally has an natural pool. With out chemical compounds, it resembles a lake, and cleansing is completed utilizing pipes and air pumps. There’s additionally a leisure space by the pool and three out of doors springs. The camp is all lit with LEDs, electrical energy is generated by photo voltaic panels, which additionally present meals shops for vacationers.
With the purpose of “to share one thing particular, distinctive, magical and unforgettable”, NaturViana shouldn’t be a enterprise or a service, so the costs are symbolic values and it’s as much as visitors to resolve in the event that they wish to donate extra or not. From 2020, bookings can solely be made through electronic mail email@example.com. Then click on on the gallery to find the one glass dome within the nation and NaturViana.
You may see an incredible sundown.