Country Houses of Alentejo that You Need to Know – in

The independent travel journalism project devoted to Portugal’s hospitability industry has been touring Alentejo and now share their feedback.


Why those looking for a rural escape should consider Alentejo? The authors of have their answer – “Alentejo is a region of wide horizons, warm plains and glorious sun. For these reasons, it is a good destination where to look for a country house. And, for these reasons, there is no shortage of excellent rural tourism houses in Alentejo.”

Três Marias tops their list of recommendations. This bed & breakfast surrounded by the Agrocorest Ecological Reserve and situated nearby the beautiful Aivados Beach is “one of the most praised country houses of Alentejo”. Those looking for more exotic rural tourism experiences, “will be able to see permanent residents such as mules and an ostrich”.

Another recommendation is Quinta do Chocalhinho located near the village of Odemira and surrounded by olive trees. This is “a true traditional farmhouse, which has an outdoor pool and a massage room to enhance guests' experiences. (..)The rooms are decorated with antique furniture and tiled floors.”

The article covers several other rural accommodation options situated near the coastline or further inland as well as invite the readers to explore the region on their own.

Read the full article (in Portuguese) here.