Popular Lettings in Alentejo
Highlights in Alentejo
- Hiking trails
- Fantastic beaches
- Charming villages
- Good wines
- Roman remains
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Prices and availability
Types of holiday rentals in Alentejo
Are you organising a holiday in Alentejo and looking for holiday rentals for your stay? Holidu makes it easy for you. In just a few seconds you will find the best offers of tourist rentals, houses and villas in Alentejo thanks to our advanced search assistant. The most common accommodations in the area are villas and houses for 2, 4 and 6 people. You can even bring your dog with you, as many accept pets. Located mainly in the areas of Tomar, Evora, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Zambujeira do Mar, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Melides and Behaviour. Most have a private terrace and swimming pool, which is ideal for a great family holiday in July and August. But you can also find many houses in Alentejo with parking, so you won't have to worry about finding a place to leave your car if you want to make excursions around the area - everything you need for an unforgettable holiday!Why book a house in Alentejo?
Alentejo is the most unpopulated region in Portugal. An area the size of Galicia but only a million inhabitants. That is why Alentejo is synonymous with tranquillity, especially in the interior, where the most attractive places and towns are hidden. On the coast, things change, as many travellers decide to rent a letting in Alentejo in July and August to enjoy its spectacular beaches. So big that even in high season you can feel lonely. Dreamy beaches, medieval cities and incredible landscapes are just some of the attractions that await you in this Portuguese region. What are you waiting for to book your house in Alentejo?
Holidays in Alentejo
The area and how to find your way around
Alentejo is a region in the centre-south of Portugal comprising the Alto Alentejo, the Baixo Alentejo, the Alentejo Central and the Alentejo Litoral. Bordering Beira Baixa, Andalusia, Extremadura, Algarve, Ribatejo and Estremadura. It has a population of approximately 791,000 inhabitants.The best areas to rent a house in Alentejo
In Alentejo, the northern rhythm is marked by the green of the countryside, while in the south, the landscape is combined with the heat, the sun and the calm rhythm of its people. The amplitude of the landscape is only interrupted by centuries-old olive and cork trees. Santarem is a natural viewpoint over the immensity of the Tagus. In the mountains, the white houses crown the small hills, the courtyards and gardens reflect the Arab influences that shaped the villages and nature and the castles recall the struggles and conquests of other times. The force of the earth marks time and cities like Evora and Elvas, declared World Heritage, show the tenacity of their people. But Portalegre and Beja also give us memories of the past and Castelo de Vide delights us with its old Jewish quarter. The plain becomes the best setting for hiking, bird watching or simply admiring the starry sky. And on the coast, the small beaches sheltered by imposing cliffs attract surfers. Do you already know where to rent your house in Alentejo?
Types of travellers and activities
Alentejo has incredible natural landscapes that can be discovered through the extensive network of hiking trails in the area. One of the most popular is the Vincentian Route, with more than 400 kilometres that can be travelled. An itinerary that will allow you to enjoy the nature, culture and tradition of Portugal, a real jewel for trekking enthusiasts! It has two routes: the Historical Way, which runs through the natural park of the Southwest of Alentejo and the Vincentian Coast; and the Fishermen's Path, which borders the coast and enters the Algarve, full of idyllic beaches, majestic cliffs and picturesque fishing villages. Reserve your house in Alentejo today and come and discover it!
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Wine is one of the emblems of the region, with eight denominations of origin. One of the best options to get to know them is to visit Reguengos de Monsaraz, part of the Alentejo Wine Route. It is home to one of the country's major production centres. But it was also declared European City of Wine in 2015.2. Surf the beaches of Zambujeira do Mar
Zambujeira do Mar is a beautiful town that is ideal for getting to know the Alentejo coastline. Its solitary and captivating beaches are perfect for surfing. Thousands of fans from all over the world come to her every year to test her wild waters.3. Take a route through its charming traditional villages
Alentejo is full of cosy villages of small houses of popular architecture with whitewashed facades. If you have the time, you can't miss the opportunity to visit Evoramonte or Monsaraz. The medieval villages of Evora, Elvas, Estremoz, Beja, Serpa, Moura and Mertola are also beautiful.4. Travel to Roman times visiting Troia
The Troia peninsula was one of the most important places in Iberia in Roman times for its fish salting and garum factory. In addition to seeing the amphorae, you can also admire the remains of the houses, the thermal baths, the mausoleum and the necropolis. All surrounded by white sand and nature.5. Try the best bread in Portugal
It is said that Alentejo bread is the best in the whole country. A real delicacy that can be tasted with a little butter, cheese or olives. It is also used to prepare one of the most typical dishes of the region, açorda a la alentejana, a soup of humble origin prepared with hard bread, garlic and olive oil, and accompanied with cod or sardines.