Sporting activities are a top attraction in this region.
Options include mountain biking, hiking and horse riding.
Other activities guaranteed to provide an enjoyable day out include sailing up the River Mira in a canoe or boat as far as Odemira and enjoying the water sports at the Santa Clara dam or the good sea fishing.
You can also enjoy - or learn - surfing, body boarding, diving and paragliding.
Guided tours of the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentina Coast Nature Reserve are available.