As one of Portugal’s wildest regions the Alentejo not only boasts a stunning coastline but also huge inland prairie landscapes reminiscent of the African plains and no less beautiful.
There is plenty on offer for culture lovers too including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Évora and Elvas, and the region is dotted with sleepy whitewashed villages and medieval castle towns steeped in history and ancient traditions.
The Alentejo is also a gourmet and wine lovers paradise. Alentejo wines are some of the most celebrated in Portugal with many of the producers offering visits and tastings. Some interesting wineries are now expanding their operations to include a restaurant where outstanding local produce is paired alongside award-winning wines.