CERES Picture Gallery

why west coast?

    centre assisted

    the supplements

student projects

module development

work experience

exploratory visits


"no-hassle"  packet

transport, h&s support,
equipment and licenses

 €239 pp / week

our guests include:


"CERES provided a really

  outstanding field course

  experience for us"

Prof William Hughes

"CERES is doing a great
 job in providing fieldwork
 experience in a wonderful
 place. I truly enjoyed
 every bit of my visit there"

Student Newcastle 2014

"I really enjoyed the hands

 on approach to learning.

 I also found all the staff  

 incredibly friendly and  

Student Sussex 2014

"Newcastle University
 students love visiting this
 beautiful part of Portugal
 and CERES provides an
 excellent range of
 activities  that enhance
 their learning experience"

Staff Newcastle 2014

"Absolutely fantastic
 week!  Learned so
 much! Axul and  Astrid
 and all the staff made us
 feel right at home! The
 variety of places visited
 was  great! Highly
 recommend this trip!

Student Portsmouths 2014

"Ceres field-courses in

 SW Portugal are  

 transformative field  
 experiences for our
 students -  and
 represent excellent value
 for money"
Staff Portsmouth 2014

"In one word, the whole
 experience was amazing.
 There was and there is
 nothing I would've done
 differently and is certainly
 a trip I will never forget"

Student Ashbourne 2014

"Loved it! Students are
 gaining invaluable
 experience and learning
 vital skills in an fun,
 exciting and beautiful
 setting. Skills and
 experiences they will
 keep with them for a
 lifetime and that would
 be impossible to learn
 in a classroom"

Staff Ashbourne 2014

"All aspects were great
 but the 'best' is split
 between Carrapateira
 and Tom's cooking"

Staff Plymouth 2013

CERES Project accommodation Aljezur, Algarve, Southwest Portugal


the CERES Lodge
, Arrifana

Our interim accommodation, until our bespoke field centre has been built, is situated in Arrifana, near Aljezur.  The charming and comfortable villa with garden,  wood burner, presentation facilities and internet access is centrally located between our terrestrial reserve and the beaches of Arrifana and Monte Clerigo. Several cafes and restaurants for the vital ´bica´ in the morning are just around the corner.
" study, eat and sleep
in a relaxing atmosphere "

 Student presentation in the CERES lodge
 Barbeque area
 Marine conservation talk in the lodge

six bedrooms

The CERES Lodge has six bedrooms, four bathrooms and one large open plan kitchen and social area. The three larger dorms are fitted out with bunk beds to accommodate three-four people per room. There are two en-suite single bedrooms for staff to aid privacy. Fresh bed linen and towels are provided.

eat and study
open plan area

The large lecturing room area has multimedia facilities, including a projector, computer, sound system and fast wireless Internet. The kitchen is fully equipped with  fridge freezer, gas stove and oven, and coffee maker. A washing machine and  ironing board is also available.The living room provides a large sofa and three self made large wooden tables.


Comfy beanbags, sofas and an outdoor terrace littered with deck chairs invite you to sample our small, but sophisticated library, and read up on tomorrow’s topic.  A barbeque area, the garden, a dart board, table tennis and a small football pitch provide a good set up for the obligatory after-work party. 

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