Odemira

Between mountains and plains, in the heart of the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, lies Odemira, Portugal's largest municipality. The environmental and landscape diversity attract many tourists and you can find some of the most beautiful beaches and corners of the country over 55 kilometers of coast, such as Cabo Sardão, Mira river's mouth in Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujeira do Mar and Carvalhal. You can still find habitats rich in marine flora and fauna in this county. The stork nests, windmills, flowering gardens, fountains and houses painted in white and blue stand out, without forgetting the Parque das Águas. Be sure to also visit the small ports of artisanal fishing in the middle coastline, where some traditional fishing community activities still exist. It is also the land of great festivals. One of the most emblematic ones, “Abril em Odemira”, streamlines the entire county in the celebration of this important historical date of the Portuguese democracy. In Zambujeira do Mar, more precisely in Herdade da Casa Branca, happens the “Festival do Sudoeste”, the king of the summer festivals, attracting thousands of young people in search of music, sun and beach. In a more religious context, the festivities reach their climax during the municipal holiday of September 8, with musical performances and the traditional fireworks. The cuisine reflects the diversity of the county with the fish caldeiardas (typical Portuguese stews) and cataplanas (typical Portuguese fish dish, cooked in a typical black clay recipient), the seafood, the ensopados (stews) and feijoada de búzios (whelk bean stew), which continue to be the major specialties of the region. Honey, wine and sheep and goat cheeses are also very appreciated typical products. In handicrafts stand out the basketry, ceramics and pottery works, the manufacture and stuffing of chairs, the miniatures representing local activities and agricultural implements, among other artistic creations.

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Herdade do Freixial
Herdade do Freixial

Situated just two kilometres from Vila Nova de Milfontes, Herdade do Freixial is inserted in the vicentine coast Natural Park. In its 120 acres offers apartmen…

Naturarte Campo
Naturarte Campo

An estate of about 100 hectares, limited by the Mira River. It has seven fully equipped houses (three T1, three T1 with an extra room in the style of a barn, a…

Teima – Alentejo SW
Teima – Alentejo SW

A pouca distância da muito procurada praia da Zambujeira do Mar, esta é uma unidade rural recente. Abriu em maio de 2014, depois de uma recuperação que começou…

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