Through this project you have the perfect opportunity to get to know the Centre of Portugal and enjoy the nature that surrounds the Pousada de Juventude of Abrantes. We are looking for dynamic and proactive people, with knowledge and skills to carry out maintenance work on equipment, DIY and decoration.
If you still have a skill to perform recreational activities and animation then you have the perfect "ingredients" for this exchange of work!
If you don’t know where Abrantes is, just look at a map of Portugal and you’ll see it’s in the centre of the country.
The Abrantes Youth Hostel is on a hill, between the town and the Tagus River. It offers you a wide variety of choices.
During your stay, we suggest three trips for you – to Tomar, Constância and Sardoal.
If you want to get closer to nature, go to the Castelo de Bode dam and cool down in this lake on the Zêzere River, while you breathe in the healthy, fresh, and pure forest air of these serene parts.
If you stay at this hostel, savour the regional gastronomy, such as “Palha de Abrantes” (directly translated as Abrantes Straw), a heavenly mix of eggs, almonds, lemon zest, and sugar, or the “tigeladas”, a deliciously, creamy, eggy dessert made from, yes! eggs, flour, milk, sugar, and cinnamon, deriving its name from the “tigelas”, the individual clay dishes it’s baked in. Just don’t tell anyone, ... or you’ll have to share!