Alentejo

The lush and diverse province of Alentejo, in the south-central region of the country, is characterised by spectacular rolling plains, whilst dramatic granite hills border Spain in the northeast. The west is home to miles of pristine beachfront lined by warm ocean waters. The north serves as grazing country for farmers and the central region is an unparallel charming landscape dotted with beautiful vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards, cork oaks and sunflower patches. It's also the home to the unique Lusitano breed of horses and some of Portugal's best examples of Roman, Moorish, medieval and baroque architecture. And the typical savoury culinary treasures from Alentejo are absolutely to die for!

Elegant castle towns and stunning hilltop villages are scattered around inspiring sceneries that offer the visitor horse-riding adventures, wine tours, historical tours, nature lovers, surfers, hikers and bikers.