region of Portugal
is a family friendly area known for its varied landscapes, winding coastline, and many historical sites. Various lodging abounds in the region, both rural and urban, and hotel accommodations, villa rentals, condo rentals, and vacation rentals, are readily available. For visitors who want the outdoor experience the Alentejo
coastline offers great beaches sheltered by towering cliffs, and from Troia to Sines, the coast is one continuous stretch of golden sandy beaches, like those at Gale, Melides
, and Santo Andre
. Heading out from your villa rental, condo rental or vacation rental in Santo Andre, visitors can learn to surf in the renowned sports centre Surf Alentejo
. Diving is another popular sport and tourists in the Mifontes
area can learn to dive at the Alentejo Divers Centre
. Swimming, diving, boating, sailing and surfing are just some of the activities along the coast.
The interior of the Alentejo region offers an abundance of cork, oak, and olive trees, and the occasional fortress wall rising up from the field and hills, as in Marvao
. Leave your rental accommodation, and wander past the small white farmsteads the dot the area, the patios and gardens in the villas and castles are a reminder of the Arab influences in this area. Tourists in Southwest Alentejo
can leave their villa rentals, vacation rentals, or other accommodations and explore the incomparable Vicentine Coast Nature Park
. Visitors to the park can choose to walk, mountain bike or even travel on horseback through the park. The Alentejo Wine Route
takes visitors through numerous vineyards in the region, stretching as far as the eye can see. There are a great many attractions to engage tourists and help them enjoy the region. Bodoca Safari Park
is a family friendly journey into Africa with its many wildlife and nature areas. Fifteen km west of the city of Evora is the Almendres Cromlech
, an ancient site where our ancestors placed granite stones 3000 to 6000 years ago. The Temple of Diana
in Evora is a well preserved temple to the Goddess Diana
The cities of Alentejo boast a number of events, cultural and historical attractions, shopping, fine dining and great nightlife. From your hotel accommodation or villa rental head out to some great restaurants, like the Tipica Quarta-Feira
or O Tapas
for great local cuisine. Perhaps take a stroll to the Praca do Giraldo
in Evora, an enchanting central square adorned with medieval arches, and outdoor cafes, a great place to just relax and do some people watching. The evenings are resplendent with pubs, bars, cafes, and discos offering a lively and eclectic mix of music and entertainment.
No matter whether you go for a week or a month, the Alentejo
region is waiting for you. Find a great vacation rental and go explore all the region has to offer.