Caring about the environment, investing in sustainable practices and making a significant change that will impact the world, requires more than just words, it becomes a way of life and a meaningful direction to follow.
Reducing waste, conserving resources, promoting our local community, and protecting important natural habitats are just some of the ways where we are working towards a greener, better future.
With the resort’s Alentejan farm, Herdade dos Grous, and the Metzgerei artisanal butcher in Porches, Vila Vita Parc is itself a local grower and supplier, embodying the farm to fork philosophy.
From home reared meat to olive oil, fresh compotes and flavoursome jams; all directly sourced from the farm, where the meat production process, raising the free-range animals, all exceptional produce is carefully controlled before its use by the resort and the butchery.
Most of the product bought is seasonal and local, to help ensure the highest quality product and reducing CO2 emissions by reducing the distance food travels from farm to consumer.
Furthermore, fairly paid local farmers are less likely to sell their land to developers helping to preserve the unspoiled rural countryside of the Algarve, and supplier/customer both grow stronger together.
Today’s travellers have different expectations, different priorities: they want to experience authenticity, local culture and tradition. This gives a resort like ours a unique opportunity to be a force for good, to create a positive impact whenever it does business.
We believe we have a social responsibility to be a force for good and create a positive impact on the local community, encouraging our guests to discover the unique heritage and traditions of the Algarve.
Meanwhile keep an eye on these tips and let us tempt you with more ideas for exciting opportunities for relaxation, education and fun. There is never a dull moment at Vila Vita Parc.