In the heart of the Ribatejo region of Portugal lies a stunning sporting country estate, Herdade do Zambujeiro, which extends to 1.000 hectares of cork oak forests and undulating parkland. Here, just 30 minutes drive from the vibrant capital city, Lisbon, is La Varzea Polo & Golf Resort, the largest and only polo resort with full facility hire. The area is internationally renowned for its long tradition for breeding horses, blessed by nature with sandy soil and an unlimited supply of water from the Tagus river basin, to assure that the horses and the polo grounds are kept in optimum condition, for year round play.
Polo by Inspiration
Inspired on Polo and using the same name of La Varzea team which plays in international circuit, the La Varzea Resort intends to be known as the “European Resort of Excellence for Polo practice and formation (horse and player)”, with 8 Polo fields with great quality and managed by one dedicated specialist (4 in place), Equestrian Center and training, with covered barn and ride tracks (in project), Boxes area, veterinary clinic and all animal support (in place/in project), Support specialized services of horses treatment and preparation (in place), Learning and training services, lessons, games, events and all kind of Polo activities (in place).
La Varzea Polo & Golf Resort yearly hosts two major Polo events. In March the club hosts The Treaty of Windsor Cup, a low-goal tournament with four chucker matches. Prior to the first tournament held in 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sent a personal message of congratulations to La Varzea, wishing the Polo Club continued success in hosting international events in Portugal. The other major tournament is The Polo Portugal Open that happens in May.
The clubhouse includes a bar, restaurant with a capacity for 60 dining inside and a further 100 on the outside terrace, night club, TV lounge, business center, gymnasium with cardio-fitness equipment, and a spa with saunas, Turkish baths, rooms for massage and physiotherapy, and a beauty clinic.
Outside there is a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, a traditional polo pit with a wooden horse on which to practice swinging a polo mallet, and 18 double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities.
For sports there are an infinitive options available and in project like horse ridding, tennis, squash, water ski, radical sport, balloon trips, canoing, fishing, health club, maintenance trace, yoga, motocross, cycling, paintball, football, rugby, field hokey,
In Polo you can find a dedicated team with high level for training and classes, and practices all year around. La Varzea have 120 fully equipped stables together with tack rooms and feed stores, a all weather exercise track, 1 stick-and-ball practice ground, and 4 of the world's finest polo grounds. La Varzea is the palce of the Open de Portugal de Polo.
La Varzea offers you the opportunity to invest in a holiday home which will provide you with an enviable life style and valuable income, with potential for capital growth over the medium term. Now is the best moment to invest in our limited number of new properties. This is the place were we can find a exclusivity lifestyle.
98 bungalows from 53.30 square meters to 72.50 square meters, set within landscaped gardens around the existing clubhouse, with hotel service and management.
This units were developed as hotel rooms that can be bought as a luxury option to be owner of a exclusive Polo bungalow. You can use your bungalow or give it to be manage by the La Varzea team that guarantee 5% return on investment for the first 3 years.
Two, three and four, bedroom townhouses, overlooking the next two polo grounds in a High land location with a superb view to the Countryside surrounding, in endless green sight.
These 129 townhouses are distributed within 13 different apartment blocks and have been designed in a contemporary style, using traditional materials, wood, glass and stone. The townhouses are developed with a exclusivity in front space integrated with the polo fields.
This part have a dedicated clubhouse and sports are for leisure and pleasure of the owners.
Boutique Hotel and Polo Villas
A 45 keys boutique hotel with 16 serviced villas each on their own individual plot overlooking the polo ground and in a exclusive environment. The villas are distributed on one floor designed to fulfill the desires of exclusive owners.