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Nature & Comfort for 'cool season' holidays with blue sky near the sea - Salgadinho - CASA PAVÃO

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool



Salgadinho - CASA PAVÃO

As an ecologically built adobe house with modern amenities and individual equipment with primarily natural materials, CASA PAVÃO ('Peacock House') offers the best requirements for a relaxing stay in a healthy environment and also a fantastic panorama of the sunrise and sunset. It is spacious with a well-lit living/dining room, which goes into a covered, furnished terrace, bedroom with own small terrace (with desk if needed), separate sleeping gallery and large, wonderfully equipped kitchen. On the water/swimming pool you will find another terrace in the green area. The house is ideal for families, two couples, friends and women groups (4-5 people), also for seniors and creative workers requiring peace. It is suitable for long-term stays and thanks to modern heating, cast-iron fireplace, the best heat insulation and bathtub, it is also cosy during the cooler months. CASA PAVÃO invites you to spend the winter for several months at special conditions.

About the property

Exclusive holiday Salgadinho

In Salgadinho, nature & comfort are in harmony. The small and very individual holiday complex for high demands and the nature paradise Selao Da Eira Velha are in a nature reserve in the Alentejo Litoral on the southwest Atlantic coast in an extremely comfortable climate zone and a landscape, which is hard to find in Europe in its pureness and diversity of nature in a relatively small area. Here it is also mostly sunny with clear air and a deep blue sky during the fall and winter as well. Beaches, steep coasts and dunes are for hikers, walkers and cyclists during this season. A place to breath in, relax and forget stress and the rhythm of life in the city.

We are open year round and guests are welcome during Christmas and New Years and will be welcomed with a small present, including champagne for New Years. We also look forward to older and individual guests and offer them the possibility to celebrate Christmas or New Years together if desired.

The cottage complex Salgadinho has a modern ambiance. Construction and equipment of the houses correspond with ecological standards and the ideas of modern comfort. This includes a wonderfully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, WiFi, radio and CD/MP3 player. All three holiday homes are cosy, high quality and equipped with attention paid to detail. Thanks to a modern heating system, it satisfies the requirements for a demanding holiday home in the fall and winter. Furthermore, (except in the mill) there is a cast-iron fireplace, which creates a particularly cosy atmosphere on cool days and evenings.

O Moinho is a cosy studio on two floors, ideal for a romantic holiday or also as a refuge. On the bottom floor you will find the kitchenette with a dining corner and a shower bath. The living room/bedroom on the top floor offer a fantastic view of the sunset over the sea - directly in front of the bed. The mill also has a small covered terrace with a table and chairs and a sun terrace with swing chair.

The modern houses Casa Pavao (2-5 people) and Casa Peixe (1-3 people), each with a large covered, furnished terrace, are spacious and also ideal for long-term stays. There are two separate houses, but they are connected inside and can be rented as a semi-detached house for 7-8 people.

Casa Pavao is the larger of the two houses with its own bedroom and a sleeping gallery. The latter is very cosy, but cannot be stood up in completely by adults due to the roof angles. The bathroom has a corner bathtub and window. The house offers a wide view of the mountains, plateau and the sunset over the Atlantic.

Casa Peixe has an open construction, whereby the sleeping area is separate and cannot be seen from the living room. The bathroom is very spacious with a window. The house is located directly on the water and offers a really amazing view of the Monchique mountains and the sunrise.

The shared outdoor area has green areas with grass, trees and bushes. The swimming pool is a part of the 150 m2, natural looking water landscape and seems like a lake, particularly on cloudy days. Furthermore, there is a BBQ area with a terrace and communal room with a large dining table and dishes. You can observe the panorama of the sunset protected from the wind from the outlook terrace above this with a chequered floor.

Guests with a handicap: By the design and set-up of Casa Peixe, their needs and limitations were thought of. The house is wheelchair accessible in a discrete manner, just like the affiliated outdoor area. Access to the swimming pool is soft without stairs to the swimming area and thus, also possible for people in wheelchairs. In service, we offer handicap guests and seniors special support if required. On request, there is a driving service to the beaches or shopping, on agreement we can accompany you on interesting excursions.

In our small Thai-Ayurveda treatment centre, under management of a professional therapist from Thailand, we offer healing massages and other natural treatments. On request, a make-up artist can come as well.

The nature paradise of Selao Da Eira Velha is located down in the valley on the European hiking route GR 11, which is called Rota Vicentina in Alentejo. The section between S. Teotónio and S. Miguel/Odeceixe runs partially directly to the bordering property. Currently, there is only a guest house with kitchenette and shower bath, ideal for 1-2 people. The house is integrated in the land, but has two separate terraces. The swimming pool in the former mill pool can be used on request.

Selao Da Eira Velha is open for hikers and cyclists who come over the Rota Vicentina, but also the guests of Salgadinho are welcome to discover the beauty of this place, to observe the animals in and on the water and to relax and enjoy the wonderful places. The private, natural forest region, the river valley and the lake are the natural living space of birds, fish, turtles, frogs, saurian and bonelli-eagles, foxes and wild boar also like to go here. Further up in the property you will find a large pond, which is used by white and black swans and different types of ducks and geese. Dozens of peacocks, also white ones, run around free and show their feathers impressively during the mating season. When the male peacock lose their feathers, the visitors like to take them along as souvenirs. Of course, there are also chicken, cats and our dogs.

In the agricultural part, there are olive trees, orchards and vineyards from which we make our own light house wine. For self-catering and, depending on availability, for interested guests, there are biological vegetables and eggs from the free land chicken.

Around the property, visitors will find countless places to relax and nice terraces that invite you to unwind, on request with drinks and snacks. On request, a lunch or dinner in the nature is possible, whereby the selection is between Portuguese, Asian or vegetarian cuisine with an advance booking.

Salgadinho and Selao Da Eira Velha offer the best requirements for a special and relaxing holiday. We enjoy making the beauty of these places accessible for people who are looking for a peaceful and diverse place for a short vacation, longer rest or for creative work, where they can enjoy the nature while 'sitting' or enjoy a comfortable accommodation with a view from the window when not on the beach, hiking or cycling and simply listen to the birds, crickets and other natural sounds and can watch the stars at night. Stressed people, tired city dwellers and real nature lovers can find relaxing moments and new power here. Children who grow up in the city and only know pets will have completely new experiences in Selao Da Eira Velha.

For guests who do not only want to relax or retreat, there are bicycles available. Those who like to use motors to discover the surroundings off of paved roads and have experience in doing so can rent the Pajero terrain vehicle on a daily basis.

Furthermore, we offer different 'active offers':

A-1 'health & wellness': Optional healing massage (Thai or Ayurveda), herb treatment, meditation, yoga, beach gymnastics, wellness massage and/or beauty care, at the end with a fresh juice or healthy snack

A-2 'experience nature in Selao Da Eira': Observe nature around the microcosm of stream and lake and animals in their natural habitat, walking/climbing in own forest, then a light meal or coffee by the stream or swan pond

A-3 'bio garden practical': Work in the bio garden and by the conservation of fruit and vegetables (depending on the season)

A-4 'stone oven': Preparation and then enjoying of a Portuguese speciality

A-5 'star gazing' and 'full moon events': Individual program, e.g. with dinner by the stream or beach picnic, massage or meditation under the stars, also by full moon

A-6 'on foot in the surrounding area': Accompanied hikes along the Rota Vicentina or on the fisher's path Trilho Dos Pescadores

A-7 'local industry & handicraft': Tour of the chocolate factory and other interesting local production operations

A-8 'excursion by car': Beach rides and one day excursions (particularly for guests who cannot drive themselves or do not feel safe)

The company 'Selao Da Eira - Turismo Rural no Alentejo' was founded in 2009 with a tourism concept, which is based on small scales, individuality, networking and quality on the basis of ecological standards. Our wish is to offer people from the modern world a way to deal with the normal stress and simultaneously support development in the Odemira district, which is obligated to preserve the landscape and the economic development.

More Details

Property Manager
Cornelia Kuhnle (Portuguese, English, German, Thai)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, Thai
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

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Ganzjährig geöffnet

VERMIETUNG der 3 Wohneinheiten separat und in beliebiger Kombination

LANGZEITAUFENTHALTE: Sonderkonditionen auf Anfrage (ausser Juli/August)

FRÜHSTÜCK: Selbstverpflegung mit Willkommensfrühstück am 1. Tag; darüberhinaus Bereitsstellung von Frühstück möglich zu 5,00€ pro Person /Tag

KINDER: Bis zum Alter von 2 Jahren Aufenthalt kostenfrei; Babybett möglich zu 5,00 € pro Nacht

EINZEL- UND ZUSÄTZLICHE BELEGUNG: Extrabett 10,00 € pro Nacht. Preisreduktion 5,00 € pro Nacht bei Einzelbelegung

ROLLSTUHLFAHRER: CASA PEIXE ist hervorragend rollstuhlgeeignet. Sanitärrollstuhl vorhanden gegen geringe Gebühr; Swimming pool im Rollstuhl befahrbar; privater Behindertenparkplatz direkt am Haus

HAUSTIERE: Grundsätzlich erlaubt, aber bitte vorab anfragen

RAUCHEN: Ferienanlage für Naturliebhaber und Nichtraucher; RAUCHEN INNEN NICHT ERLAUBT, im Freien soweit andere Gäste sich nicht beeinträchtigt fühlen

INTERNET: WiFi (gesichert) in jeder Wohneinheit kostenfrei vorhanden

FAHRRÄDER & STRANDUTENSILIEN: Vorhanden zur kostenlosen Nutzung

SONDERLEISTUNGEN (Gebühr abhängig vom Umfang der Leistung):
- Wäscheservice (Gästewäsche)
- Shuttledienst zum Strand
- Einkaufen für ältere und behinderte Gäste
- Professionelle Massagen (Thai und Ayurveda)
- Proviantpakete und Transportdienstleistung für Wanderer

- Individuell gestaltbarer Aufenthalt für Gäste mit Demenz und ihre Begleitung
- Weihnachtsprogramm & Neujahrsprogramm

ZAHLUNG BEI KURZFRISTIGER BUCHUNG: Gesamtbetrag fällig bei Bestätigung von Vorabbuchung unter 1 Monat

ERSTATTUNG BEI STORNIERUNG: Bis 45 Tage vor gebuchter Ankunft 50% der Anzahlung; bis 15 Tage vorher 25% und bis 10 Tage vorher 10% des Gesamtbetrags; bei kurzfristigerer Buchung und anschliessender Stornierung keine Erstattung

KREDITENKARTENZAHLUNG: Falls gewünscht möglich via FeWo/HA-Onlinebuchung, wobei die anfallenden Gebühren vom Gast nach Ankunft zu erstatten sind.


São Teotónio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet , Corner bathtub with shower
  • Bathroom with first-class wall and floor tiles Corner bathtub with shower Wonderful heat insulation in the floor, also under the bathtub Windows with best heat insulation and rotating-tilt mechanism, somewhat higher so nobody can look in from outside, view in the green surroundings and sunrise Efficient central heating Normal outlet and 230/110V-outlet for shaver Unconventional equipment with antique vanity (wood with marble slab and porcelain sink), Large mirror above the sink and shaving/make-up mirror with magnification 2 small rattan shelves on the wall Bronze fixtures and towel holder High-quality bath mats, towels in different sizes and bath towels Hair dryer Environment-friendly hygiene products (shampoo, shower-bath, soap) Toilet paper, cotton pads and q-tips
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Sleeping gallery - 2 twin/ single , Roof pitch, on request double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Own terrace, bed 2 m
    Sleeping options - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable sofa in the living room, double bed on request
  • Spacious, well-lit room with high wooden ceiling, bamboo furniture Space for a crib Tiled floors with moisture and heat insulation, carpets, bedside carpet Terrace door and window with best heat insulation, tilt-turn mechanism High quality central heating Separate terrace in green for breakfast outside with morning sun and panorama view, From the room you can see the sunrise (terrace door) and sea view with sunset (window) Absolutely peaceful in nature Direct access to the swimming pool (about 15 m) Furnishing: - King size bed with headrest to lean on, wonderful single mattress (2.08m), cover selection - Night stand on each side - Large cabinet made of braided bamboo, enough clothes hangers - Commode made of braided bamboo with 6 drawers - Table (bamboo/glass) with chair; on request it can be exchanged for a desk, also with desk chair - Basket for dirty laundry - Long mirror with table - Floor-to-ceiling drapes (no static charging) - Multiple lights
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen: Induction stove, oven/grill, fridge, juicer, blender, espresso machine Guest linens: can be washed (eco), dried/ironed for a fee. Own ironing on agreement Living room: Sofa to sleep on (1 person), exchange for 2 beds possible; cast-iron fireplace Entertainment: CD/MP3-player; games for inside (in the communal room) and outside To rent: CDs, books (German, English, Portuguese, Thai), video player, films Swimming pool: 40m2 (max. 1.48m deep) integrated in 150m2 solar-heated water landscape, similar to a lake, slowly deepening entrance, wheelchair accessible Outdoor area: terrace/lawn directly on the water/pool, furnished outlook terrace, panorama view of the sea, hilly landscape, open air passage, cycling, hiking (connection to Rota Vicentina) Hiking to Selao Da Eira Velha (badminton, darts, table tennis starting in September), Thai cooking Massage (Thai/Ayurveda) for relaxing/therapy; meditation, gymnastics Communication: PC, Skype (Reception) Cleaning/linens one a week


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Salgadinho - CASA PAVÃO
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful setting, wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a terrific week long stay at the peacock house. The vista was amazing and we dined most of our meals on the terrace overlooking the beautiful view. Cornelia couldn't be more gracious and accomodating. We received organic vegetables and eggs as well as an assortment of breakfast items upon arrival. She even gave my husband a box of vegetables for us to take home for his birthday! The house felt brand new and every detail was thought out. Anything we needed was provided for and someone was always on the premise to answer our inquires. At the same time, we had plenty of privacy and the premise was always quiet. We swam in the pool everyday and it's perfect for young children. The location was great, being high in the hills, you could see the sea at a distance and the drive to most beaches was 10 mins. The whole experience was wonderful and I would highly recommend small families or couples looking for a peaceful and luxurious place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy's comment is encouraging for us as SALGADINHO is a new rural tourism, and we really try our best to make our guests feel comfortable and "at home" while staying with us, be it in the "Peacock House" (CASA PAVÃO), or in the "Fish House" (CASA PEIXE) or "The Mill" (O MOINHO). But we can return the compliments: Wendy and her family were 5-star guests, really !
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Ein Paradies

  • 5 of 5

Wünderschöne Anlage und freundlicher und herzlicher Empfang durch die Vermieterin.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Fantastica estancia,todo estaba prefecto,personal muy atencioso y atento a todos los detalles.100%.

  • 5 of 5

Nuestra primera visita al Alentejo LItoral,hemos tenido la suerte de quedar en uno de los mejores alojamientos que hemos visitado.La zona es preciosa en completa armonía con la naturaleza (pajaritos,patos,cerdos selvajes, pavos reales y otros....) han contribuido para que nuestra estancia fuese inesquecível.Nos ha encantado los cuidados y detalles de la propietaria Doña Cornelia con su invitación a una cena preciosa ,donde pudemos probar las delicias de la tierra.

Recomiendo tb el centro de masajes ,ahi hemos tenido un atendimento da Kerd muy profesional.

Recomiendo al 100%.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cet endroit est tout simplement fabuleux! Perdu au milieu des arbres, sur une colline vous offrant une vue à couper le souffle. Cornelia est une hôte hors pair, extrêmement accueillante et sympathique. Le petit déjeuner pour le premier matin vous est gracieusement offert, et il est royal ! Encore mille mercis, Cornelia, pour votre gentillesse et votre bonne compagnie, et à Kurt aussi, pour ses talents de cuisinière ! Nous ne sommes pas prêts de vous oublier ! A une prochaine fois !

Vanessa, Eric, Benjamin & Nicolas

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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A Dream Holiday Destination

  • 5 of 5

The CASA PAVÃO provides good quality accomodation in a remote, peacefull setting. This house has plenty of space. The living room and the bedroom have been very tasetefully designed and the mezzanine is a cosy space and private space for children and teenagers to enjoy. The Kitchen is extremely well equipped and you can enjoy cooking whilst chatting through the large opening to the dining area with the rest of the family. Everything has a very new, fresh, feel and has been thoughtfully put together to create a comfortable,stylish home from home environment.

The house is set in beauful surroundings, boasting an inviting infinity swimming pool, which is safe for younger and older family members, with its shallow acess that only gradually gains depth.

Cornelia, the owner, was extremely helpful prior to our holiday and during the stay. You genuinely get the impression that they want all their visitors to have a nice time.

Hiring a car is essential. The property is about 10 minutes away from the nearest little town with its coffee shops, little bars and restaurants. The local supermarket with a selection of both local and some international selection of food items was more than adequate for our needs.

We had a wonderful holiday and would not hestate to recommend this little jewel to anybody; in fact we are already planning the next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Faro (good connection through A22 + EN120), Lisbon
Nearest Barpub
1600 Metres
Vale Juncal
Nearest Ferry
280 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Algarve (various)
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Lisbon Oriente (far route), Odemira (regional)
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Lagos (A22 de Faro); Sines (A2 / IP8 de Lisboa)
Nearest Restaurant
1600 Kilometres
Vale Juncal
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Carvalhal, Zambujeira-do-Mar, Odeceixe, Alterinhos
Car: recommended

Our eco-tourism is located on the Atlantic in the Alentejo, not far from the sea in a nature reserve. Since May, there are two marked hiking routes: The Trilho Dos Pescadores follows the steep case past many sand bays and dune beaches with rich coastal vegetation. The Rota Vicentina, part of the European hiking route GR 11, runs between the sea and the soft hilly landscape of the Serra do Monchique past small cities and typical villages. In the section between S. Teotónio and Odeceixe, it passes our nature paradise Selao Da Eira Velha, which invites you to relax by the stream, lake or pond with or without 'petisco' (snacks). Here you will also find our small professional Thai-Ayurveda treatment centre. From here it is only 1.5 km to the cottage complex Salgadinho, which is located on the highest point of the region with 3 holiday homes and a water landscape with swimming pool and thus, provides a panorama view of the landscape up to the Atlantic and a stunning panorama daily from sunrise over the hills and sunset over the sea.

The landscape invites you to go on walks, cycling, bird watching, horse riding and fishing. Hiking on the steep coast means kilometres of wonderful sea views surrounded by dune vegetation, which blooms starting in January until the summer. From the coastal plateau by the lighthouse Cabo Sardao, you can also observe the sea lion colonies and stork - even in a wheelchair.

Each bay has its own character, they share the atmosphere with sea, sand and cliffs. The most popular beaches near Salgadinho are (distance in approximate driving time):

Carvalhal (15 m) - beach bay surrounded by cliffs, beach cafe in the summer; accessible in a wheel chair

Praia da Amália (15 m) - smaller beach bay, which belonged to the Fado singer Amália Rodrigues; can be reached in a short walk on a hidden path

Praia De Odeceixe (20 m) - large sea and river beach underneath the rock coast, 1 kiosk, 3 restaurants/cafés; river beach accessible for wheelchairs from one side; city of Odeceixe 3 km away

Alterinhos (20 m) - small sand bay surrounded by cliffs, nude beach

Zambueira-Do-Mar (20 m) - several bays with sand beaches and steep coasts directly by the city; countless restaurants, bars, cafés, stores; partially accessible by wheelchair

Almograve (25 m) - long, flat dune beach, small fishing harbour, accessible by wheelchair

Furnas (35 m) - flat beach, restaurant, accessible by wheelchair

Milfontes (35 m) - beach by cliffs on the edge of this lively tourist city

Malhao (45 m) - long beach with dunes

Porto Covo (45-55 m) - long flat dune beach, partially accessible by wheelchair

Carriagem (30 m) - cliff coast with beach, steep descent

Amoreira (35 m) - long dune beach and river beach, wave riding, restaurant open year round

Carrapateira (50-55 m) - flat dune beaches, surf centre, restaurants, partially accessible by wheelchair

There are a lot of small bays next to it, the most travelled coastal path Trilho do Pescador, some are only accessible by low tide.

Sagres with its harbour and the old fort (museum) and the southwest tip of Europe Cabo Sao Vicente are worth a visit, also for diving and watching dolphins, also the beaches on the west Algarves.

The closest shopping options (large supermarket, fresh market, shops, newspapers) are in Sao Teotónio, a typical Alenteja city. Here there is also a health station, doctor, pharmacies, banks, post office, police station and a monthly market. The regional fair FACHECO occurs in July.

Zambujeira Do Mar and Milfontes are the central tourist locations in the region on the sea with beautiful beaches and a large number of shops and restaurants.

Odemira, management centre of the district, is located on the Mira rover with small alleys and an infrastructure similar to S. Teotónio. Furthermore, there is a bio store, indoor pool, cinema, different cultural events and a library, which also has German ,English and French books. Don't forget the wonderful goat cheese dairy, the chocolate factory and the local handicrafts. Lidl and Aldi are nearby.

Aljezur and Odeceixe belong to the Algarve, but are a part of the local infrastructure in regards to shopping, dining, mail and bank, and there are wonderful beaches. Aljezur has an indoor pool, magazine store with foreign press and card material, supermarket, bio store and a 'mom and pop' shop with fresh bread daily. The 'Mercado' is a top address for local fresh food (vegetables, fish, meat, cheese). Also in Odeceixe there is a small fish market, international newspapers/magazines and a very good bakery.

A larger offer for shopping and going out and different cultural events is about one hour drive away in the Algarve in Lagos and in Portimao.


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