For a relaxing holiday in your own valley!

The interior of Alentejo is characterized by extensive olive groves and big wine cooperatives, but also by vast oak tree forests and hills with eucalyptus plantations. Miles of rugged pastures are in between. These lands are the habitat of a.o. the sadly nearly extinct lynx, the wild cat and the jackal. To see those creatures you have to be very lucky though. Alentejo is for bird watching however a windfall.

The coast of Alentejo, with the rough cliffs and beautiful little beaches and bays in between, is an unknown pearl. The  'Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina' is one of the best preserved coasts of Europe and one of the most beautiful spots of Alentejo. The abundant rich, salt tolerant flora in spring is unique. Also uniqque is the colony of stork nesting on the cliffs nearby Odeceixe.

The Serra

The Serra

The Serra of São Teotonio with typical vegetation

Dirtroad

Dirtroad

The road in the valley

Cork oaks

Cork oaks

Recently shelled cork oaks

Prickly pear

Prickly pear

With edible fruits

Fig tree

Fig tree

Ripe figs in the garden

Palm tree

Palm tree

Flowering palm tree

Parasol-den

Parasol-den

Widespread in Portugal

Donkeys

Donkeys

Herd of donkeys in São Teotónio

Goats

Goats

Herd of goats in the neighbourhood

Cows

Cows

Our neighbour's cows

Sheep

Sheep

Flock of sheep in the Serra

Storks

Storks

Nest on the cliffs of Cabo Sardão

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Atalaia Nascente

Casa Nova da Cruz (lugar Pomba)

7630-560 São Teotónio

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