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Eco resort in the Alentejo Portugal

Eco resort in the Alentejo Portugal

Monte Horizonte is a small scale eco resort with 6 vacation houses spread over a property of 50 acres. It is not only green because it is run on solar and wind energy but also because it is located in an ecological reserve and surrounded by nature.

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Casa Camelia T1 Casa Oliveira T1 Casa Mimosa T1 Casa Borboleta T2 Casa Passaro T2 Casa Sobreiro T2

On the 50 acre (20 Ha.) property nearby the historic town of Santiago do Cacém but also close to the wonderful and quiet beaches of the Alentejo region in Portugal there are 6 vacation rentals available with all their own privacy.

The holiday house Casa Camelia is a detached one bedroom house with a king double bed and views to the South. The terrace is completely private. 

The vacation cottage Casa Oliveira is a detached one bedroom cottage with two sperate single beds and the terrace is on the south-west to enjoy the evening sun.

The vacation home Casa Mimosa is a detached one bedroom vacation home with a king double bed and views to the south east.

The vacation villa Casa Sobreiro is a detached vacation villa with 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a king size double bed, the other bedroom 2 single beds. The terrace is facing east to enjoy the morning sun.

The vacation apartments Casa Borboleta and Casa Pássaro are semi detached holiday homes, both have 2 bedrooms. They can be rented together as Monte Horizonte. 

All holiday houses are fitted with modern conveniences. The swimming pool of 9,5 by 5,5 meters is for use for guests only and has fantastic views over the surrounding area. 

The Alentejo in Portugal is an idyllic tourism region for those seeking sun, sea, beach, relaxation, nature and local culture. It is also a year-round destination for fans of the great outdoors, with cycling, mountain biking, walking, horse riding, bird watching, nordic walking and water sports among the many touristic activities available.




Monte Horizonte




Samouqueira Beach
Swimmingpool Monte Horizonte
Sines, Vasco da Gama overlooking the ocean
Monte Horizonte T4 – 8 to 12 persons
Casa Camelia T1- 2 to 4 persons
Casa Oliveira T1- 2 to 4 persons
Casa Mimosa T1- 2 to 4 persons
Casa Borboleta T2- 4 to 6  persons
Casa Passaro T2- 4 to 6 persons
Casa Sobreiro T2- 4 to 6 persons

Alentejo Tourism unveils new identity

Alentejo Tourism unveils new identity.

Alentejo, time to be happy is the signature of the new image and line of communication designed to classify the region as a destination of excellence, possessing a unique tourist offer. The branding was developed by Draftfcb, Alentejo unveils a modern and attractive, featuring a diversified tourist supply and high quality. The signature "Time to be happy" indicates that the time is another measure in the Alentejo, is broader, more human, more profound and more open.

The new brand strategy positions the Alentejo as a routine stop on the day to day, while the choice of the region for a holiday or a visit means you can experience a truly authentic destination. Tranquility and healthy fun contrasts are associated with this destination of choice.

The image of the Alentejo will be promoted through an advertising campaign in the press, radio and online, beginning in late November. Also provide other promotional activities, including the creation of brochures, product guides, tours, movies, mini-spots and constant stimulation of Social Media.

"Family Vacations", "Getaways for two," backpacking "and" active seniors "are the four target segments of the promotional plan, which aims to increase awareness of the destination and boost the growth of tourism in the region, bucking the trend seasonality.

In order to attract attention to the fate Alentejo, are still scheduled "guerrilla action" outdoors, in places of great affluence of public, in order to directly reach potential visitors / tourists.

Touring and Cultural Landscape, Sun and Sea, Food and Wine, Nature Tourism, Nautical Tourism, Golf, Health and Welfare and Integrated Resorts are among the products that comprise the tourism in the region, which are directed either to young couples , seniors, families or tourists seeking an active holiday in nature or just enjoy the silence.

The Alentejo Tourism aims for 2011, stimulating greater involvement of regional players and the local community in the training of tourism. It will thus create a network of Tourist Reception Centres and apply the "Good Standing" Heritage of Humanity, the identity of the territory Alentejo more expressive, unique in the world.

It is also planned to launch innovative projects to boost the tourism products of the region as the "Route of Marbles", the creation of a Regional Centre, in partnership with institutions of higher education and tourism businesses of the Alentejo, and the Congress of Tourism Alentejo. These initiatives will attract investment and enhance the promotion of the destination.

For the president of Tourism in the Alentejo, Antonio da Silva Supper, "the work done in recent years and started at this stage, aims to grow in number and value of tourists, boosting cross-selling with Lisbon."

Between January and September 2010, the Alentejo recorded 933,452 tourist overnights, which corresponds to an increase of 5.4 percent over the same period last year.

February in the Alentejo


Well, I went outside today (1st of February 2010) to shoot some photos because nature is becoming beautiful again in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
With a temperature of 19 degrees Celcius, you can hear the bees and see the butterflies. This is just an impression of how things look like on the 1st of February 2010 at Monte Horizonte.
Click on the photos to enlarge.
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