Stay in traditional-style, rural Alentejo hotels with sparkling swimming pools and outdoor terraces. Find quiet spots outdoors for yoga or swimming, take a stroll around the grounds or strike out for wonderful walks and spot rare birds. Return to a well stocked bar and farm-to-table food, including veg and fruit from the owners’ garden in season.
Meals are typically Alentejo cuisine, the region is known for its gastronomy of simple yet mouthwatering dishes. Fresh-baked bread, olives, wild mushrooms, asparagus, salted cod, wild boar, olive oil and some excellent cheeses form the basis of many recipes. Local wine is included with dinner (the Alentejo region produces half of the country’s wine).