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36. Alentejo
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Some of the most beautiful cities and villages in the country are located in Alentejo, a region south of the Tagus river rich in history and tradition, with a vibrant and pulsating culture, remarkable gastronomy, and time to give to time. It’s often said that in Alentejo everything happens slowly. It’s not a flaw, it’s a quality. Or rather, the best way to live and experience Alentejo, whether on a short getaway or a more ambitious escape plan. The landscape is made up of plains and green and golden montados as far as the eye can see, cork and olive trees here and there, among other trees and wild flowers, authentic portraits that repeat themselves every kilometer. From the coast to the interior, there are natural parks and unique ecosystems.

For beach lovers, the Costa Alentejana is unique, rich in wild beaches framed by natural landscapes that remain practically untouched to this day. From Comporta to Zambujeira, there are more than one hundred kilometers of coast with sandy beaches to suit all tastes. vacations there. There are supervised beaches, with blue flags and perfect for families, as well as deserted beaches, some of which seem impossible to reach, but there is always a path that reveals itself. This is also where you start to uncover the Costa Vicentina, made up of surprisingly beautiful beaches, almost always hidden between high cliffs. Porto Covo, Vila Nova de Milfontes, and Zambujeira do Mar probably have some of the most impressive beaches. Such as Praia da Samouqueira, Praia do Brejo Largo, Praia do Malhão, Praia dos Alteirinhos, or Praia da Amália, the latter named after the Portuguese fado singer who used to spend her