A magical space for learning and growing

Our setting and facilities support our work

Novas Descobertas Association is located between Lagos and Portimão, in the natural setting next to the Alvor estuary. We are a part of the 43 hectare Quinta Vale da Lama, a regenerative farm that also features educational, wellness, and eco-lodging facilities. In the area closest to the estuary is Campo do Vale, our home. This area is dedicated to the educational sphere, and has been ceded to the Association so we can fulfill our mission of delivering transformational, nature-connected learning experiences.

Our beautiful and tranquil location brings us together with nature, and features both indoor and outdoor areas and facilities that support our work. It is an evolving, collaboratively designed space that provides learning, sharing, socializing, fun, and accommodation.

Our large outdoor area includes many places to explore and be with nature, a field prepared for sports and games, a handicraft area, and numerous gathering areas for activities. We also have a camp area for our overnight program participants, supported by indoor toilets and solar showers.

Our indoor facilities include a large, multi-functional meeting hall and a full kitchen with a combined dining and meeting area.

Campo do Vale

1 - Shed

2 - Kitchen (various functions)

3 - Bathroom and showers

4 - Outdoor meeting area and camping area

5 - Pavilion (various functions)

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30 years of education and inclusion

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