Life is a trip,
travelling is living twice
Moka was born from our passion for Portugal’s beautiful nature, good food, yoga, and Ericeira’s amazing waves.
Our dream was to create a place where people from all around the world could meet and share our same passions, where they could find the atmosphere and the experiences we have always looked for in our travels.
This dreamy place gives us the great opportunity to meet new people every day with their beautiful stories and to try to do one of the things Italians are good at: making guests feel home away from home!
The house is a Portuguese villa with a large garden and a terrace with ocean view, and beyond the hills, you can find the Palácio Nacional de Mafra.
Moka can host max. 20 people and offers double rooms, twin rooms, private rooms and shared rooms (4/6 people) with common bathrooms;
bed linen and towels are provided at your arrival. In our big dining-room you can find a personal pantry and a kitchenette to prepare your lunch.
Yoga lessons and workshops take place in our 66m2 Mongolian yurt, which can be also free used as the wave skate ramp.
In the large courtyard located in the middle of the house you can chat with people, dining outdoor and enjoy the open air cinema in portuguese warm evenings! But if you are searching for of a quite place you’ll always find a spot in the lovely garden, swinging on the hammocks among the fruit trees.
As we are Italians, food is always in our mind and plays a central role in our day!
We serve every day a tasty and healthy breakfast with fresh fruit salads and homemade vegan cakes. Dinners are based on classic vegetarian recipes of the Italian cuisine. We also believe in a healthy and fair food market so we try to reduce food miles using seasonal and local products.
One of our passions is homemade cuisine and we try to pass down this love through our food offer: among other things you’ll taste focaccia, lasagne, risotto and other mouth-watering classic Italian recipes!
David Macaluso aka Mac is our Italian cook and he has been part of our team since 2016.
He started cooking in Moka for pleasure, sharing with us his family’s recipes and this passion then turned into a job. He never stops studying and improving his skills, joining training courses every year to learn new techniques and new delicious dishes. He’s also a passionate surfer, indeed when he’s not in the kitchen you can find him on the line-up!
*Where we are*
We are on the top of the hill just outside Ericeira, an old fishermen village featuring typical light-blue and white houses facing the ocean. Restaurants and night clubs are increasingly crowded by tourists every year. You can enjoy the fresh fish that arrives daily at the little harbor as well as the warm welcoming of the locals.
A few steps from the house there are some bars and restaurants as well as a supermarket.
Getting around is very easy: daily transfers to-from beach and Ericeira are included in our packs! You can also use our bikes for free, take the bus which stops very close to the house or take a stroll and reach the two nearby beaches throught beautiful trails.
Then, if you want to get more serious with walking, you can plan with us a trekking inside Sintra and Cascais Natural Park which begins near the house.