Some of the more popular dishes include black pork, Alentejano bread (simply delicious with local olive oil), sheep’s milk cheese, and codfish.
I truly did not expect that fabulous sunsets we enjoyed every single evening in Alentejo.
This property dates to the 14th century and it is stunning as you walk through its grandiose gates onto the massive estate.
This modern resort is 20 minutes from the town of Évora, and is perfect for a family getaway in Portugal.
It was one of the most influential cities in its glory days, and today is home to a Roman temple, a chapel of bones, and a 16th century aqueduct.
One of the more unique experiences we had was cork trekking. At Maroteira Farm, we hopped into an old Land Rover and set off to explore the cork forest.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the fabulous wines of the Alentejo region, including the crisp and refreshing Vinho Verde and the full bodied Tempranillo red.
There are some stones on the property at Barrocal, but there are dozens to explore in Alentejo.
If your group is on the adventurous side, head to Monte Clerigo beach where you can learn how to surf!
The western coast of the region has the Vicentine Coast Natural Park (Costa Vicentina) with over 42 different hiking trails.