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Make a holiday home in Zambujeira do Mar your home away from home

Visitors to the Alentejo Litoral or the greater Alentejo region towards the south-west of Portugal usually have two things on their mind; sunbathing like there’s no tomorrow and gaining a cultural experience unlike any they’ve experienced before. And as soon as they arrive they with one accord discover that they made the right choice. On top of stretches of sand for those ocean breeze-swept promenades, they will find sleepy, whitewashed towns waiting to be explored as well as astounding archaeological sites. And they’ll have incredible holiday homes in Zambujeira do Mar to look forward to as well thanks to HomeAway. This, the smallest of the parishes in the Odemira municipality, boasts a selection of cliff-top villas with breathtaking views that also give quick access to the beach. There are also tranquil cottages surrounded by bright green compounds. Zambujeira do Mar holiday rentals come with an impressive range of facilities including barbecues, swimming pools and Internet access.

Things to do

-Archaeological sites: The plains of Alentejo are littered with remains dating back to the prehistoric times. Among the most striking of these is the rough circle of centuries-old stones called the Cromeleque dos Almendres. Not far from the Atlantic coastline are the Mirobriga Ruins which sit at the intersection of four roads. Here visitors can see what is left of the only hippodrome ever built by the Romans in Portugal. Another must-visit for tourists lodging in Zambujeira do Mar holiday homes is the well-preserved Temple of Diana in Evora.

-Ancient buildings: As with most other medieval towns, Alentejo has its fair share of monuments. Churches are unsurprisingly high on this list with the UNESCO World Heritage Catedral de Evans being a particular favourite. The intricate artwork that covers the interior is simply amazing while at night the facade is spectacularly lit. In Evora is the Igreja Real de Sao Francisco whose deep silence will give sense will help visitors relax completely.

-Museums: The Musea da Tapecaria in the heart of Portalegre is a tapestry museum which defies its small size by offering engaging exhibits and plenty of information. Interested visitors will find out how the entire process of tapestry works from A to Z, explained with clear illustrations. To see artefacts that give an idea of what life was like in the Roman time or the Middle Ages. It’s not far from the Temple of Diana.

-Beaches: Sun and sand are always a great idea when one find themselves in the south of Portugal for the holidays. Even without leaving the Zambujeira do Mar locality where their holiday rentals are, tourists will be able to walk to the beach where miles of open beach interspersed with lofty cliffs.

-Countryside: Visitors residing in Zambujeira do Mar holiday homes and villas will want to take strolls through the gently undulating fields of golden wheat and lush vineyards found in Alentejo’s interior. And while they are at it, holidaymakers can take time to stop by eateries such as O Sacas and A Barca Tranquitanas which serve up sublime local specialities in an intimate setting.

Weather in Zambujeira do Mar

All around the Odemira locality in which the Zambujeira do Mar holiday homes are found, visitors will find warm weather regardless of which time of the year they visit. Even in winter, temperature averages remain at 16°C. By May temperatures are already in the twenties and rainfall virtually non-existent. The weather continues becoming hot and dry as summer approaches and by August average highs of 26°C are being recorded.

Travel to Zambujeira do Mar

Most of the visitors coming to seek sun and sand in this part of southern Portugal will take a flight to the Lisbon Airport, the country’s busiest. The majority of mainstream carriers and budget airliners have scheduled flights to this airport from most any major European city. From Lisbon travellers can hop onto a fast train or grab a taxi to get to Alentejo. This journey will take about an hour and a half.

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Recent Reviews

Excelente acolhimento e estadia

5 of 5
Escolhemos a Casa do Galeado para um Natal em família e quer a casa como a localização foram perfeitas – explorámos a Costa Vicentina durante os dias solarengos e tivémos o prazer de depois passar os serões á lareira. O acolhimento do Sr. Luís e do Tomás não podia ter sido mais caloroso. Passámos uma semana óptima. Definitivamente um ‘até á vista’!
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

Fabulous Week!

5 of 5
Four of us spent a fabulous week at this villa at the beginning of September. It’s situated in a really nice unspoilt part of Portugal with stunning beaches and no high rises anywhere! There are lots of local restaurants nearby; our favourite, O Paulo in Arrifana, is set high upon the cliffs where you can watch the sunset while enjoying freshly caught local fish and a glass of wine. Having read some previous reviewers’ comments, I have to say that everything was in perfect order by the time we visited; the pool was crystal clear; the poolside loungers were all new; the TV offered all the standard UK TV channels (there was even a good selection of DVDs). Certainly from our perspective, we found the villa to be very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. We had a really enjoyable holiday and would love to come again!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

Nice villa in a great area.

5 of 5
Really enjoyed our stay in this Villa and Val & Steve are two of the nicest people we have rented a property from. The west coast is wild and very quiet out of season (which was just what we wanted!). This was a great place to come home to every night after our travels and walking trips.
  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016