South of Portugal

The Alentejo region, in the South of Portugal is rich in landscapes and features different realities such as the typical plains, separated by hilly and mountainous areas, a beautiful coastline with idyllic beaches, picturesque towns and picturesque villages.

Land of tradition, has maintained its originality, culture and customs over the centuries, as well as the art of hospitality.

The Alentejo has much more to offer, and for all tastes: great beaches, lakes, mountains, parks for nature observation, various options of sports (karting, hiking, canoeing, ballooning, jet-skiing, windsurfing, mountain biking or horseback riding).

In this historic region reigns peace of mind, tranquility and an almost untouched nature.

The Alentejo Gastronomy is highly appreciated, counting as base ingredients bread, olive oil and garlic.

Its agricultural feature contributes to the necessary conditions for the production of one of its real excellence products: the Alentejo wine.

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With a history stretching back over 300 million years and inhabited since ancient times, there were several cultures who settled in this region, including the Romans and Arabs, which marked the manners and customs of the people of this place.

Being the largest county in area of Portugal, Odemira covers an extensive area along the coast and its within a vast area of mountains and plains with a diverse fauna and flora.

It is characterized by North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Africa climate influences, which result in unique ecological conditions and a huge diversity of fauna and flora, giving enormous natural variety to the region.

Along with the plains, the mountains and the sea, are also attractions of this region the Mira River and the Santa Clara dam.

Odemira has a fully integrated coastal zone of 55 Km in the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina Natural Park of which 12 km are beaches - considered as some of the most beautiful in Portugal - and that offer , also, good conditions for fishing and diving.

Here, over the centuries the population devoted to fishing, agriculture and livestock, but today tourism is an activity increasingly important, although not as a mass tourism destination.

It is certainly one of the most beautiful areas of the Portuguese coast.