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RESERVA COLLECTION a unique glamping experience in Alentejo | Portugal


Front Gate Code : 9999 <-| Name of the network : AMAZING GLAMPING WIFI Password : amazingglamping

Contacts

Reservations | Glamping Investors reservaalecrim@gmail.com WhatsApp (only): +351 960 39 68 39 www.reservaalecrim.com Check in, Hospitality & Concierge WhatsApp: +351 911 111 137 or + 351 966 605 525

TRANSPORT

Bus Station / Estação Rodoviária Santiago do Cacém (10 km) Train Station / Estação Ferroviária Grândola (30 km) Airport / Aeroporto Lisboa (120 km) | Faro (140 km)

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Police - Ambulance - Fire 112 Health Line 24/7 808 242 424 Hospital do Litoral Alentejano +351 269 818 100 Monte do Gilbardinho EN 261, 7540-230 Santiago do Cacém, Portugal

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REVIEWS

Maybe the most beautiful and exquisite place we have ever stayed in. The dome has everything you could wish for; a comfy bed, a well equipped kitchen, a nice shower, a big private terrace… A little walk up and you find a swimming pool and pond. All that located on a wonderful spot to watch the sunset. I would definitely recommend this place! Jonas, UK

Un lieu magnifique et un accueil chaleureux. J’ai passé un excellent moment. Exceptionnel!!! A beautiful place to stay and great service. Everything was as described and available to us, including the amazing nature and infinity pools. It was incredible to see so much wildlife close up and swim by it in the pool and then watch beautiful sunsets over the hills and ocean at the end of the night. Craig, US The tents are highly comfortable and offer an intimate experience close to nature. Amazing sunset on the terrace. Highly recommended for nature lovers looking for a luxury experience. Vittoria, France

Moira, France

Amazing peacefull place and new and ecologic dômes. We were welcome as we needed and the 3 wonderful natural swimming pools offer a nice place to stay We highly recommend. Olivia, Germany El espacio es único, ha sido una experiencia maravillosa. Necesitábamos relax y es lo que encontraMos, está muy bien equipado y la zona común de la piscinAs también es muy bonita. Lo recomiendo 100%. Montse, Spain


ON THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE WITH EVERY THING AROUND


Our Story 6

Glamping 10 Local Culture & Sustainability 12

Accommodation

FIND TRUE RURALITY, GENUINE PEOPLE, BEUTIFULL NATURE, LOVELY DESERT BEACHES AND PEACE

Domes 16

Eco Houses 20 Safari Tent 26 Country Houses 28

SMALL AND COZY TINY HOUSES, THINKING TO LIVE A HARMONY EXPERIENCE WITH NATURE

The Spot

Sunset Lounge 34 Infinity Pool 36 Bio Pool 32

AMAZING SUNSET WITH LOVELY POOLS AND NICE SPOTS TO RELAX

Services 42

Activities Experiences 46 Beaches 56

PERFECT FOR RELAXING, TAKE THE TIME TO SLOW. TO LOOK. ALLOW TO FEEL PLEASURE

Restaurants 59 Trails 66

Glamping Investment 68

INVEST IN TOURISM IN THE BEST GLAMPING RESORT IN PORTUGAL STILL AFORDABLE & FAIR PRICES | HIGH RETURN | SAFE ASSET


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Rosemary Reserve is a place to feel. We believe in respect for nature, contemplation, and communication through silence. In the genuine power of transformation through the conviviality between people and the culture of the place. In the impact of nature, the sea, the sun, the stars in each person. We believe in the reconnection of our guests so that they return to their homes with a new-felt, energized look. Our luxury lies in simplicity and an unpretentious way of living.

A Reserva Alecrim é um lugar para sentir. Acreditamos no respeito à natureza, na contemplação, na comunicação pelo silêncio. No poder genuíno da transformação pelo convívio entre pessoas e a cultura do local. No impacto da natureza, do mar, do sol, dos astros em cada pessoa. Acreditamos na reconexão dos nossos hóspedes para que voltem para suas casas com um novo olhar, sentido, energizados. O nosso luxo está na simplicidade e na forma despretensiosa de viver.


OUR STORY

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In the middle of nowhere with everything around In Santiago do CacĂŠm, just 130 km from Lisbon Airport (Portugal), in the Alentejo Litoral, between Comporta and Costa Vicentina, down the mountain on the way to the beach, many years ago, heaped with the best and most genuine Portuguese rurality, there lived a true Alentejo family. The Rosemary Reserve brings back to life the spirit of the land, maintained today in celebration of the current matriarch of the family, Dona Maria, our neighbour. We blend in with the agriculture and pastoralism, in communion with nature, all the comfort and tranquility atop a hill with an incredible view, set to the backdrop of sea and the Santo AndrĂŠ Lagoon nature reserve, surrounded by an agricultural landscape of pines, cork oaks and an abundance of rosemary. The Rosemary Reserve is located less than 15 minutes from the best beaches of the Alentejo coast with a world of experiences to discover.


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No meio do nada com tudo à volta. Em Santiago do Cacém, a apenas 130 km do aeroporto de Lisboa (Portugal), no Alentejo Litoral, entre a Comporta e a Costa Vicentina, descendo a serra a caminho da praia, há muitos, muitos anos atrás, aqui vivia uma verdadeira família alentejana, carregada da melhor e mais genuína ruralidade portuguesa. A Reserva Alecrim faz renascer o espírito da terra, mantido até hoje na figura da atual matriarca da família, a Dona Maria, nossa vizinha. Acrescentamos à agricultura e pastorícia a arte de receber em comunhão com a natureza com todo o conforto e tranquilidade, no alto de uma colina com uma incrível vista, com o mar ao fundo e a reserva natural da Lagoa de Santo André, rodeado de uma paisagem agrícola de pinheiros, sobreiros e muito alecrim. A Reserva Alecrim está situada a menos de 15 minutos das melhores praias do litoral alentejano com um mundo de experiências para descobrir.


THE GLAMPING


THE GLAMPING Between the mountain & sea At RESERVA ALECRIM you will find the peace of rurality and the fascination of the sea in the first Glamping Boutique Resort of the Alentejo coast. Our property is 28 hectares, completely preserved with local fauna and flora such as cork oaks, olive and pine trees, as well as stems and alecrins.

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41 well-kept lodges are carefully â&#x20AC;&#x153;plantedâ&#x20AC;? in the midst of nature, with the comfort of a house or a hotel room. All well equipped with queen size bed, ensuite bathroom, small kitchen with stove, small oven, fridge and freezer, comfortable furniture, air conditioning, fireplace, flat-screen tv, a neat lighting scheme, and sun beds. Two swimming pools; one biological and one infinity edge, a small dam, a playground, hiking trails or biking, the possibility of visiting a small vinyard and homemade bread production are just some of the activities that you will find. However, the main attraction is the best beaches in the Alentejo region, many of them deserted, with trails for walking or cycling and much more to discover.


Entre a Serra e o mar Na RESERVA ALECRIM você encontra a paz da ruralidade e o fascínio do mar, no primeiro Glamping Boutique Resort do litoral alentejano. A nossa propriedade têm 28 hectares, completamente preservados com a fauna e flora locais de sobreiros, oliveiras e pinheiros, com estevas e alecrins pelo meio. São 41 alojamentos, super bem pensados, cuidadosamente “plantados” no meio da natureza com o conforto de uma casa ou de um quarto de hotel. Todos muito bem equipados com cama de casal queen, casa de banho privativa, uma pequena cozinha com fogão, pequeno forno, frigorífico e congelador, confortáveis móveis, ar condicionado, lareira, tv plana, um cuidado esquema de iluminação, um amplo deck exterior com camas de sol. Duas piscinas, uma biológica e uma de borda infinita, uma pequena barragem, um parque infantil, trilhas para caminhadas ou para pedalar, a possibilidade de conhecer por dentro uma pequena produção de vinho e de pão artesanal são apenas algumas das atividades que vai encontrar. O melhor é que á volta encontra as melhores praias do Alentejo, muitas delas desertas, trilha para passear a pé ou de bicicleta e muitas mais experiências para descobrir.

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LOCAL CULTURE & SUSTAINABILITY

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Just below Sierra de Grândola, with its landscape of olive and cork oaks, scrubs and rosemary, the smells mix with the song of birds and the sound of crickets. Here, you will find delightful hiking and biking trails in the middle of the mountains or by the sea, incredible cliffs for paragliding, extensive deserted beaches and the the lakes of Santo André and Melides reserves, icons of preservation in the region. A descer da Serra de Grândola, com a sua paisagem de oliveiras e sobreiros e uma mata rasteira de estevas e alecrins, os cheiros misturam-se com o canto dos pássaros e o cricrilar dos grilos. Você encontra deliciosas trilhas para fazer a pé ou de btt, no meio da serra ou junto ao mar, incríveis falésias para voar de parapente, extensos areais de praias desertas e as reservas das lagoas de Santo André e de Melides, ícones de preservação da região.


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THE TINY HOUSES


THE DOMES

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Perfect for a romantic getaway or a period of meditation. Incredibly appealing to the eye with the look of a lunar landscape. Our domes are “hung” on platforms, some more than 5 meters high, playing amoungst the treetops. These are the first domes on the Alentejo coast, and one of very few in Portugal. They have a 40m interior space and an exterior deck of 60m . Para uma escapadela romântica ou um período de meditação. Quem olha fica impressionado. A paisagem é lunar. Os nossos domes estão “pendurados” em plataformas, alguns a mais de 5 metros de altura, brincando com as copas das árvores. São os primeiros domes da costa alentejana, e uns dos poucos de Portugal. Têm 40m de áreas interior e um deck exterior de 60m .


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Bedroom

Queen size bed

Bedroom Bunk bed

Bathroom Rain shower

TV

Fully equipped kitchen: Oven, microwave, vitro-ceramic cooking range, dulce gusto machine, kettle, toaster, refrigerator, freezer, cooking utensils provided. Two sofas with side table, 2 sun loungers, outdoor table. Sheets and towels included. Parking space

Wifi

Pools

Infinite & Bio

Reversible

Air conditioning

Fireplace


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THE ECO HOUSES

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For couples or families, up to 6 guests, our comfortable and modern modular wooden houses, from 28 to 70 m2 with a 30m2 external deck. ECO SUITES, are tiny houses, set on stakes, in the hillside, with a breathtaking view of the nearby valley, sea horizon and a amazing sunset. Fully equipped, amenities and generously spacious, with one or two bedroom, bathroom, bunk bed, kitchen, dining table and lounge. Each ECO HOUSE has a large, private wrap-around balcony. Para casais ou famílias, com até 6 convidados, as confortáveis e modernas casas modulares de madeira, de 28 a 70 m2 de área interior e um deck com até 30m2, as ECO HOUSES, são implantadas sobre estacas na encosta, têm uma vista deslumbrante sobre o vale próximo, no horizonte o mar e um pôr do sol fabuloso. Têm u m o u d o i s quartos, uma casa de banho, cozinha com mesa de jantar e sala, com todas as comodidades, áreas generosas e uma ampla varanda.


ECO HOUSE

ECO SUITES PREMUM

Internal 50 M2 | External: 30 m2 UP TO 5 GUESTS

Internal:42 M2 | External: 30 m2 UP TO 4 GUESTS

ECO HOUSE SIDE BY SIDE WITH ECO POD

JUST NEAR THE INFINITY POOL

ECO POD

ECO SUITES

Internal:27 M2 | External: 15 m2 UP TO 4 GUESTS

Internal:37 M2 | External: 15 m2 UP TO 4 GUESTS

ECO POD SIDE BY SIDE WITH ECO HOUSE

version FAMILY

Bedroom

Queen size bed

Bedroom Bunk bed

Bathroom Rain shower

TV

Wifi

Pools

Infinite & Bio

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version ROMANTIC

Reversible

Air conditioning

Fireplace

Fully equipped kitchen: Oven, microwave, vitro-ceramic cooking range, dulce gusto machine, kettle, toaster, refrigerator, freezer, cooking utensils provided. Two sofas with side table, 2 sun loungers, outdoor table. Sheets and towels included. Parking space


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ECO SUITE PREMIUM


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ECO HOUSE


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ECO SUITE


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ECO POD


THE SAFARI TENTS

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Discover the deepest contact with nature in a super cozy atmosphere. Enjoy meals on the candlelit balcony after an afternoon with a good book, watching an exquisite sunset over the valley. At bedtime, luxuriate in a romantic queen size bed with an elegant, protective mosquito net. For the younger ones, a comfortable room with a bunk bed. An “out of Africa” experience. O mais profundo contato com a natureza. Um ambiente super aconchegante. As refeições na varanda á luz das velas depois de uma tarde passada com um bom livro a ver o sol baixar com uma luz apaixonante. Na hora de dormir uma romântica cama queen com uma elegante rede mosquiteira. Para os mais novos um confortável quarto com um bonito beliche. Uma experiência “out of Africa”.


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Bedroom

Queen size bed

Bedroom Bunk bed

Bathroom Rain shower

TV

Wifi

Pools

Infinite & Bio

Reversible

Air conditioning

Fireplace

Fully equipped kitchen: Oven, microwave, vitro-ceramic cooking range, dulce gusto machine, kettle, toaster, refrigerator, freezer, cooking utensils provided. Two sofas with side table, 2 sun loungers, outdoor table. Sheets and towels included. Parking space


THE COUNTRY HOUSES

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x2

Bedroom

Queen size bed

Bedroom 2 x 90cm

x2

Bedroom Bunk bed

Bathroom

Rain shower

TV

Wifi

Reversible

Air conditioning

Pools Private

Fireplace

Fully equipped kitchen: Oven, microwave, vitro-ceramic cooking range, dulce gusto machine, kettle, toaster, refrigerator, freezer, cooking utensils provided. Two sofas with side table, 2 sun loungers, outdoor table. Sheets and towels included. Parking space


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Bedroom

Queen size bed

x2

Bedroom 2 x 90cm

x2

Bedroom Bunk bed

Bathroom

Rain shower

TV

Wifi

Reversible

Air conditioning

Pools Private

Fireplace

Fully equipped kitchen: Oven, microwave, vitro-ceramic cooking range, dulce gusto machine, kettle, toaster, refrigerator, freezer, cooking utensils provided. Two sofas with side table, 2 sun loungers, outdoor table. Sheets and towels included. Parking space


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For larger families or groups of friends, the country houses are three traditional houses, existing on the property for more than 60 years. Modernized for convenience and prepared to give you a comfortable stay but with the essence of the land. The cottages are located within the resort and are surrounded by lavender bushes and flowers. All have a private outdoor pool, modern kitchen, outdoor fireplace, and outdoor dining areas. Take a dip into the roots of the earth.


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Para famílias maiores ou grupos de amigos as country houses são três casas tradicionais, existentes na propriedade há mais de 60 anos, modernizadas e preparadas para lhe dar uma estadia com toda a comodidade mas com as raízes da terra. As casas ficam localizadas dentro do resort e estão rodeadas por vinhas e flores de lavanda. Todas têm piscina externa privativa, cozinha moderna, lareira áreas de refeições ao ar livre. Um mergulho nas raízes da terra.


THE SPOT


OUR SUNSET LOUNGE

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One of the most beautiful sunsets on the Alentejo coast, with hypnotic views and a sense of total peace. The sun sets slowly over the natural reserve of Lagoa de Santo André. Join us and experience unique sunsets every day, to the musical sounds of soft African rhythms and deep house. All accompanied by a caipirinhas and gin bar. Enjoy dip in the light every evening.

Um pôr do sol fantàstico, um dos mais bonitos da costa. Uma vista de hipnotizar. Paz total . O sol desce lentamente para se ir esconder na reserva natural da Lagoa de Santo André. Um espetáculo único todos os dias diferente, num longe fantástico, ao som de suaves ritmos africanos e de deep house. Acompanha um bar de caipirinhas e gin. Um mergulho na luz.


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OUR INFINITY POOL

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Feel relaxed by the sound of flowing water. Close your eyes and feel a wind running over your body while your gaze gets lost in the endless horizon. Get carried away; this is the spirit of our infinity pool. Take a few laps in the morning or sip a cocktail in the late afternoon. Enjoy a dip and embrace the landscape. O barulho da água não pára. Fechamos os olhos e sentimos um vento percorrer o nosso corpo e o nosso olhar perde-se no horizonte. Deixamo-nos levar. Este é o espirito da nossa piscina de borda infinita. Para dar umas braçadas pela manhã ou saborear um cocktail ao fim da tarde. Um mergulho na paisagem.


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OUR BIO POOL

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Simply beautiful! This is the most heard expression surrounding our biological pool. One of the first of its kind in Portugal, built more than 10 years ago. This pool is a real charm, full of life and bio diversity. Here you can find many little animal friends who live in the water with all its natural appeal. Take a dive into nature. Linda! É a expressão mais ouvida á volta da piscina biológica. Uma das primeiras em Portugal, construída há mais de 10 anos, é um verdadeiro encanto, cheio de vida e bio diversidade. Lá você encontra muitos pequenos amiguinhos que tratam da água com todo o carinho. Um mergulho no ambiente.


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OUR SERVICES

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Sheets & Towels

Sunset drinks

Cleaning service

Outdoor gourmet kitchen

Breakfast

Massage

Served in bed from Monday to Friday

Professional masseuse on demand

Relaxation

Babysitting

Included and changed each week

From Monday to Friday on demand

Meditation / Yoga / Pilates with a teacher on demand

Caipirinhas and cocktails....

Special area around the bio pool with barcebue, grill & pizza oven

For parents who need some time off


GO SOUTH! PORTO COVO, VILA NOVA & SÃO LUIS Taska do Xico Close on monday | (40 min. ) | $$$

Rua Cândido da Silva, 55 A (Porto Covo) | +351 269 905 069 Our suggestion: Grilled Codfish or “Pork Meat” à Alentejana Like every “tavern” in Portugal here you will find a mixture of friendly service and great portuguese food like fresh fish or the usual grilled meats. Besides the tasty food their best assets is the beautiful terrace overviewing the Porto Covo dock having a glimpse of the everyday life of this fisherman's village. It’s a perfect pit stop before going south or while away for a day trip between Porto Covo and Ilha do Pessegueiro discovering the cliffs and canyon that picture our coast.

Destilaria do Ferrador Close on monday | (40 min. ) | $$$

Largo do Mercado São Luís (São Luís) |+351 916 225 398 Our suggestion : Creamy cheese with “poejo” or Wild boar Stew An homage to her grandfather, this granddaughter (and owner) wanted to keep the memories and the old fabric where her grandfather used to work as a Farrier (Ferrador in Portuguese) transforming this old workshop in a regional restaurant and distillery here you will find a piece of family history. Located between the Mountain range of Cercal and the beaches of Vila Nova , is decorated with old instruments used in the old times and an alamabic where the famous alentejo “Medronho” is produced . Enjoy yourself while listening to a different Fado sung and played by the owner boyfriend and sometimes even by her mother (when the service in the kitchen allows). Having lunch or dinner here feels like being around a typical “alentejana” family. Let time goes by and uncover the richness of a forgotten Alentejo.

A Fateixa Close on monday | (60 min. ) | $$$

Largo do Cais ( Vila Nova de Milfontes) | +351 283 996 415 Our suggestion : Clams”à bulhão pato” or Sargo Grilled This unusual venue serves good food with a privilege view over river mouth, after the beach, have an early dinner and ask for some “Perceves”(sea delicatesse) with a cold beer and some toast. If the sunset turns into night, lay back and enjoy joyful night while eating “Fried squid” dazzled with another beer.


THE EXPERIENCES


EXPERIENCES BADOCA SAFARI PARK Santiago / +351 269 708 850 www.badoca.com Experience a safari adventure and embark on an amazing journey through the wild. In this space, eighteen different species co-exist, with a total of about 230 animals, including: giraffe, orches, zebra, buffalo, ostrich, eland, kudu, impala, levies and wildebeest. Viva a aventura do safari e embarque numa viagem surpreendente pelo mundo selvagem. Neste espaço coabitam dezoito espécies diferentes num total de cerca de 230 animais, entre os quais, girafas, orixes, zebras, búfalos, avestruzes, elandes, kudus, impalas, palancas e gnus que podem ser observados durante o percurso. 46

SURF SCHOOL – ESLA São Torpes / +351 925 660 163 www.surfalentejo.com One of the oldest surf schools in Alentejo and a pioneer in surf camps. They have great equipment, good instructors and a fun environment. It is the ideal place for your children to enjoy or practise. You can quietly watch from the esplanade of Restaurante Trinca espinhas. A must! Uma das mais antigas escolas de surf do Alentejo é pioneira nos surf camps. Têm ótimo equipamento, bons instrutores e um bom ambiente. è o lugar ideal para colocar os seus lhos para apreender ou treinar. Você fica tranquilamente a ver da esplanada do Restaurante Trinca espinhas. Um must!


HORSE RIDING IN THE BEACH Melides (+351 917474865) or Comporta

(+351 966479529)

www.passeiosacavalomelides.com | www.cavalosnaareia.com

Right near the Reserve Rosemary, they have good and well maintained horses, super tame. The handlers and guides are very friendly and well pedagogical. They have beautiful walks to do next to the Lagoon of Melides or Comporta, in the woods or on the beach, to the seaside or on the cliff. A luxury! Bem perto da Reserva Alecrim, têm bons e bem cuidados cavalos, super mansos. Os tratadores e guias são muito simpáticos e bem pedagógicos. Têm passeios lindos para fazer junto á Lagoa de Melides ou na Comporta, na mata ou na praia, á beira mar ou na falésia. Um luxo! 47

DIVING SCHOOL – MERGULHO Porto Covo / +351 964 620 394 www.ecoalga.com Want to discover the bottom of the Alentejo coast? Then you’ve found the right place! Do your baptism, a dive or a course between the Cabo de Sines and Porto Covô. Quer conhecer o fundo da costa alentejana? Encontrou os parceiros certos para o acompanhar. Faça o seu batismo, o seu mergulho ou tire o seu curso entre o cabo de Sines e Porto Covo.


HERDADE DO CEBOLAL Vale das Éguas / +351 968 034 25 The dominant and best producer of wine in the region. A generational, family-owned property that has recently had substantial investment which have modernize the vineyards, its facilities, the winery, reconverting and planting new vineyards. Choose from a variety of wines that express the characteristics of the region, with good concentration, complexity and elegance.

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É o principal e o melhor produtor de vinho da região. Uma propriedade de família á algumas gerações que recentemente teve importantes investimentos realizados para modernizar e melhorar a produção e as instalações de vinicação, com a recosntrução dos lagares, reconversão e plantação das novas vinhas, escolhendo castas que expressem as características da região, procurando obter vinhos com boas concentrações, complexidade e elegância.

BOAT FISHING IN THE SEA Porto de Recreio de Sines / +351 963 023 297 Can’t resist fishing? Then this is the right place! Embark on a comfortable and robust fishing experience. Get to know the best fishing spots in the area. Fish guaranteed! Não resiste a uma pescaria? Está no lugar certo! Embarque num confortável e robusto barco e conheça os melhores pesqueiros da região . Peixe garantido!


Herdade da Aberta Nova Biologic Farm Melides | +351 269 979 012 / +351 913 250 413 | from 15€

Located in the village of Melides, between Praia da Vigia and Praia de Aberta Nova, you can go through all the process of biological and sustainable farming, visit the crops and learn about aquaponics. The farm also have some autochthonous animals like the donkey of mirandela or the “serpentina”goat. It's a place where the all family will have fun since there is a lot to see and do : Horse riding, Farm Animals, Biologic “Horta”.Go for a visit it is always a pleasant and a learning experience. Na Herdade da Aberta Nova pode percorrer todo o processo de cultivo biológico e sustentável, visitar as culturas e aprender sobre aquaponics.A fazenda também tem alguns animais autóctones como o burro de mirandela ou a cabra "serpentina". É um lugar onde toda a família vai se divertir, pois há muito para ver e fazer:

Kart Saki - International Kartódromo

Vila Nova de Santo André | +351 269 708 753 Enjoy the fast pace with family or friends. The karts are not the most modern and the track needs some improvement, but fun is guaranteed. Para dar uma aceleradela com a família ou os amigos. Os karts não são os mais modernos e a pista precisa de alguma conservação, mas para divertir é uma boa opção.

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CASTELO DE SANTIAGO DO CACÉM Santiago do Cacém The castle of Santiago is very well preserved, with a breathtaking view that reaches from the Serra da Arrábida to the Costa Vicentina. Take a walk outside and imagine a few centuries ago... Finish the visit by climbing the walls and reflecting upon the graveyard that exists inside the walls. O castelo de Santiago está muito bem conservado, com uma vista deslumbrante que alcança da Serra da Arrábida até à Costa Vicentina. Dê uma volta por fora e imagine-se uns séculos atras... Finalize a visita subindo as muralhas e contemplando o cemitério que existe no interior das muralhas. 50

TROIA GOLF Troia / +351 265 494 024 www.troiaresort.pt Let yourself be inspired by one of Europe’s finest golf courses: 18 holes with a magnificent seaview. Designed by the North American golf architect Robert Trent Jones. TROIA GOLF was voted in 2011 as one of the best golf courses in the world by Rolex. Deixe-se inspirar por um dos melhores campos de golfe da Europa: 18 buracos com uma vista magnífica sobre o mar. Projetado pelo arquiteto norte-americano de golfe Robert Trent Jones Senior, o TROIA GOLF foi eleito em 2011 pela Rolex como um dos melhores campos de golfe do mundo.


RUÍNAS ROMANAS DE MIRÓBRIGA Herdade dos Chãos Salgados Santiago de Cacém One of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins in Portugal. Although they need some vegetation upkeep, the essentials are intact and in very good condition. It is an old Roman city located near the village and parish of Santiago do Cacém, in the municipality of the same name in the south-west of Portugal. The city occupied the site of an ancient settlement in the Iron Age that has existed since the 9th century BC. With Roman colonization, it developed into the commercial area around the forum. The spa, among the best preserved in Portugal, consists of two adjacent buildings, possibly one for men and the other for women. Uma das maiores e mais bem conservadas ruínas romanas de Portugal. Apesar de precisarem de alguns cuidados de limpeza da vegetação o essencial esta intacto e em muito boas condições. É uma antiga cidade romana situada perto da vila e freguesia de Santiago do Cacém, no município de mesmo nome no sul-oeste de Portugal. A cidade ocupou o local de um antigo povoado da Idade do Ferro que existia desde o século IX a.C. Com a colonização romana desenvolveu-se para a área comercial em torno do fórum. As termas, entre o mais bem preservado em Portugal, constituída por dois edifícios adjacentes, possivelmente um para o sexo masculino e outro para o feminino.

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GOURMET PICNICS IN A SECRET BEACH +351 911563523 | www.comportawow.com Do you already know the most beautiful and secret beaches of Comporta? Discover, savor a gourmet picnic or experience an unforgettable sunset. A super exclusive experience! An unforgettable setting and a ritual of celebrationA fantastic deserted beach is the ideal spot to celebrate the sunset. Far from the tourist areas, one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Indulge in a gourmet picnic carefully prepared with the best fresh produce in the region Duration: 3 hours Já conhece as praias mais bonitas e secretas da Comporta? Parta à descoberta, saboreie um picnic gourmet ou viva um inesquecível sunset. Uma experiência super exclusiva! Um cenário inesquecível e um ritual de celebração. Uma fantástica praia deserta é o “spot” ideal para celebrar o pôr-do-sol. Longe das zonas "turísticas", uma das praias mais bonitas de Portugal. Delicie-se com um

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FEEEL LIKE A LOCAL FARMER just near Reserva Unhurried and open-hearted, go up the hill to the house of our neighbor, Dona Maria and her family, former owner of the Reserve grounds. There you will be able to discover real, genuine and sincere people who have lived for many generations in the countryside and the countryside. You will have the opportunity to walk through the garden, visit the capoeira or the corral and even if you are lucky to herd the flock. Sem pressas e de coração aberto suba a ladeira ate casa da nossa vizinha, a Dona Maria e a sua familia, antiga proprietária dos terrennos da Reserva. La vai poder descobrir pessoas de verdade, genuinas e sinceras, que vivem há muitas gerações no campo e do campo. Terá oportunidade de andar pela horta, visitar a capoeira ou o curral e ainda se tiver sorte pastorear o rebanho.


ALENTEJO UNKNOWN: WILD & ROMANTIC +351 925 321 654 | Alentour

Offroad Tour In a comfortable TT and an experienced guide you will discover beautiful and unknown corners, breathtaking landscapes and genuine people. The best places, nature, culture, professions, traditions without forgetting our famous gastronomy. Num confortável TT e com um experiente guia vai descobrir recantos lindos e desconhecidos, paisagens de tirar o fôlego e gente genuína. Os melhores locais, a nossa famosa gastronomia.

Ebike tour Visit agricultural fields, cork oak forests, mountain ranges, lagoons and Costa Alentejo comfortably on Ebike. Guided with knowledgeable guides from around the region will surprise you with a day full of discovery and adventure. Venha percorrer campos agrícolas, montado de confortavelmente em Ebike. Em passeios guiados com repleto de descobertas e aventura.

Tour em canoa Just a short time from the Reserve come discover the Alentejo lagoons, rivers and dams with nature in the its purest state. The tours are done in comfortable canoes and always accompanied by experienced guides. A poucos tempo da Reserva venha descobrir as lagoas, seu estado mais puro. Os passeios são realizados em experientes.

For more experiences, take a look on our website www.reservaalecrim.com

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THE BEACHES


THE BEACHES

Costa Vicentina

Comporta

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Pêgo

Lagoa de Santo Andre

PRAIA DA ABERTA NOVA – 20min A beautiful beach with a few visitors, even in the summer. Golden trails with thick, soft sand. Next to the park is a small cafe. A very small car park is available. Uma praia linda, com pouca gente mesmo no verão. Falesias douradas com uma areia grossa e fofa. Junto ao parque tem um pequeno café. Um parque de estacionamento muito pequeno. LAGOA DE SANTO ANDRÉ – 15min Perfect for children and picnics. One of the most beautiful and preserved lagoon systems in Portugal. The north shore has an accessible beach, with soft sand, transparent water and an idyllic landscape. On the weekends it is busier, but during the week it is wonderfully quiet. On the seaside there is a beach with sand dunes. Ideal para crianças. Um dos mais bonitos e preservados sistemas lagunares de Portugal. Na margem norte tem uma praia acessível, com areia super na, água transparente e uma paisagem idílica. Nos fins de semana enche, nos outros dias esta-se maravilhosamente. Ideal para crianças e para pic-nic. Do lado do mar tem uma praia de agua batida com dunas.


To discover more beaches, take a look on our website www.reservaalecrim.com

Alberta Nova

Monte Velho

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Carvalhal

Carrasqueira

PRAIA DO MONTE VELHO – 15min On the southern shore of the Natural Reserve of Lagoa de Santo André, one of the best beaches in Portugal. In the middle of August, you can walk 100s of meters and have the beach just for yourself. Lined by beautiful dunes, you have privacy to enjoy a date or have a picnic. Na margem sul da Reserva Natural da Lagoa de Santo André, uma das poucas praias de Portugal sem concessão. Em pleno Agosto anda 100 metros e tem a praia só para si. Ladeada por bonitas dunas que lhe dão toda a privacidade para namorar ou fazer um picnic. PRAIA DO CARVALHAL – Comporta A beautiful beach with a soft dune. In the middle of the most chic zone of Comporta, one of the few beaches that have resisted modernization. Check out the old beach restaurant, Por do Sol. Um areal lindo com uma suave duna. No meio da zona mais chique da Comporta é das poucas praias que resistiu á modernização e ainda tem um restaurante de praia dos antigos, o Por do Sol.


THE RESTAURANTS


RESTAURANTS

We select the places we like. The ones we usually go to.

JUST NEAR Monte da Vinhas Close on Sunday | (5 min. ) | $$

Ademas | +351 269 826 104 Our suggestion: Fried cuttlefish or Clamshell “à bulhão pato” For locals. Offers a good quality, homemade food at a fair price. The service is slow like everything in Alentejo, so don’t go in a hurry and take time to get to know the locals. Eels and angola chicken (a wild chicken variety) are typical specialties, and for those who like it a tomato soup can be a good choice or octopus salad. With your “bica” (expresso) ask for an “alcomonia” (a regional sweet made with flour and pine nuts) that are homemade at the restaurant by the home cook, although they can have a peculiar taste they are delicious and is a match in heaven with your coffee.

Tia Lena Close on Sunday | (8 min. ) | $$$$

Our suggestion: Mixed of black pork meat Deixa-o-Resto | +351 269 746 158 | $$ One of the most well known restaurants in the area with typical alentejo cuisine, here you will taste good food like “Migas”(a traditional side dish made with bread mixed with local ingredients such as tomato, parsley or others) or “Cação” Soup and enjoy a nice service that can be long during summer (locals love this restaurant!) but while you wait for a table enjoy a Gin since they are also a Gin Bar (unique in the area), where you will find a variety of gins include the Alentejo Gin “Black Pig”. Like we say it here, be cool because we are at Alentejo, times here goes slowly, so lay back and enjoy the pace, soon you will be eating delicious food.

Quinta do Giz Close on Sunday | (12 min. ) | $$

Our suggestion: Seafood Cataplana or Fish “Massada” Giz (Cavaleiro de Madima) | Tel: +351 269 751 426 Our region is known for the good food and this restaurant serves regional dishes that are made with local ingredients and care. Their specialty is “Pot food” and will be hard to choose between the Seafood “Cataplana” or the “Lingueirão” rice. You will feel like one of the locals when eating here, the staff are dedicated and known they way around, and will be glad to recommend you any of their delicious regional dishes along with their house wine. Leaving without trying their traditional desserts like the “sericaia” or egg pudding, is a crime that you do not want to commit.

O Gatinho Close on Sunday | (15 min. ) | $$

Aldeia de Santo André (Foros do Cabeço) | +351 269 441 242 Our suggestion: Fried Fish with tomato rice or Lamb Stew Here pretentious is not even a known word of the vocabulary, this restaurant is more like an entity of the small town which is located along side with most of the “tascas” that are among the favorite places to eat around here. Drizzle with good mood, good house wine and welcoming service, don’t expect a “posh” waiter or space, but fresh ingredients and regional meals where the conversation can go for hours without you even notice time passing by. Ask for a table outside and share a laugh or two with your table neighbor and maybe even try a homemade “Medronho” (strong schnapps made with arbutus - an autochthonous plant) at the back door before leaving. Grilled meat or fish are always available to share like the famous black pork meat -“plumas,secretos or lagartos”- , maybe a tasteful Codfish Stew or their daily dishes that will leave you with a heart full and happy comfort belly for the rest of the day. Don’t forget to “kiss” the home cook before saying goodbye!

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For Pizza Lover’s Pizzeria Vera Italia Close on Sunday | (10 min. ) | $$

Av. de Santiago (Vila Nova de Santo André) | +351 269 708 700 Our suggestion: Pizza Alentejana or Spaghetti Al'tuna

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This Pizzeria was the first one to open in the modern village of Santo André, between restaurant and snack-bar this brought a breath of fresh air and diversity to the local food offers. Located on a small kind of “kiosk” is a cosy family restaurant where the wood oven is the fuel to every pizza that leave the kitchen. They have a secret ingredient that make their pizzas taste like heaven and we think is dedication and passion. From their famous Pizza Calzone to the Steak with coffee, we are sure that your first visit will turn into a second one but in case you want to enjoy your pizza in the quiet of Reserva Alecrim just order it online and pick up at their pizzeria.

Pizzeria Cosa Nostra Close on Sunday | (10 min. ) | $$

Estrada de Santa Cruz, 43 ( Santiago do Cacém) | +351 269 182 896 Our suggestion: Garlic Bread or Pizza Cosa Hot This family pizzeria opened in 2008 and soon became one of the best pizzerias in town and around because of their tasty and fine dough with the freshest ingredients and quality service. Don't think because you are in Alentejo, you have to pass a delicious pizza, the famous Pizza “Cosa Nostra” ou Pizza “Campestre” are cooked in a wood oven and have a smoky and unique taste. But if you prefer Pasta they also have some famous italian course like Lasagna or Spaghetti del Mare. And the best of pizzeria Cosa Nostra is that you can book a table at their website for any of their four restaurants just show up that a table will be ready for you or enjoy their pizza here in the Reserva Alecrim, just have to call, choose your pizza and pick up happiness in a box at their place in Santiago do Cacém, that is 14 minutes away from our amazing glamping spot.

For Vegetarians & Vegans Ginger Café (10 min. ) | $$$ Parque Central | Vila Nova de Santo André | +351 269 751 059

This is our first Zero Waste café, where you will find healthy and very tasty vegan or raw food and desserts. From banana cake to açai bowls, it will be hard to choose, located on the city Park of Vila Nova de Santo André, bring a book or ask for one, take a walk till the lake, find a shadow and make yourself at home and best thing : if you are eco-friendly take a look at their small shop of eco goodies or vegan products and don’t buy too much.

Veg & Tal (15min. ) | $$ Rua Teófilo Braga,29 (Sines) | +351 939 414 701

Try a different sunday brunch and go vegan or find menus full with homemade vegetarian food and fresh juice everyday for lunch and in the weekends (friday and saturday) they also serve dinner with creative and delicious vegan treats. How can a vegetarian restaurant survive in a region where meat is king? Go for a taste and try not to become vegetarian, but if you do become one, we cheer together.

For Sushi addicts SASHIMI (15 min. ) | $$$ Bairro das Torres, 1 (Vila Nova de Santo André) | +351 925 740 887

Located in Santo André is well known for his sushi and the locals can’t get enough of this all you can eat sushi buffet. Ask for a table, choose how many pieces you want and try not to bite more than you can eat.They also have available take away.


AROUND Restaurant Cascalheira Close on Sunday | (20 min. ) | $$$$

Foros da Cascalheira | +351 269 751 426 One of the oldest restaurant in the area, Cascalheira is perfect to recharge your batteries for a pitstop while you drive along the region on your way to the lagoon of Santo André or going for a swim on the beautiful beaches nearby, like Praia de Melides ou Praia do Pego.Try their comfort and regional food or one of their specialty Piglet “à bairrada” way and Fried Eels.The home Cook most of the time goes to your table, even if the service is hectic, just to give you a “kiss” and make sure you enjoyed your meal.This place is like going to grandma's house to be taken care of and feel loved, the perfect representation of Alentejo hospitality.

Chez Daniel Close on Sunday | (20 min. ) | $$$$

Estrada da Lagoa de Santo André | +351 269 749 779 Our suggestion: Grill fish or Pork Meat with clamps This restaurant is a piece of history of the Santo André Lagoon, the first location was right on the dunes of the beach and their main customers were the local fisherman's that dock their boats on the lagoon bank, in a time when the art of netz fishing was the main source of income for the people that lived there.The small shack was always full with fresh fish, Eels and stories about the sea and their sailors, today you can meet the grandson (that will be your waiter) and the son of the founder, the home cook, that still keeps the traditional delicatesse like Fried Eels or Swordfish in a new and modern space just at the Costa de Santo André (the official name of this forgotten fishermans paradise) village limits. Although they are just outside the village limits and near the road, you won’t regret the trip since they still have a beautiful view to the lagoon and the natural reserve and most important they keeped the old receipts (the daily dishes rely on sea moods) that was and still is the delight of the locals and everyone that stops for a visit during the weekends. Go for a day trip at the lagoon or the beach, enjoy the beautiful pink sunset and finish it with a meal full of flavours and history.

IN SANTIAGO Mercado à Mesa Close on Sunday | (15 min. ) | $$$ Largo do Mercado | +351 269 823 257 Our suggestion: The codfish with “broa” or Partridge Pie Located on top of the local marketplace the name says it all, the food here is from farm to table, Here you will find regional dishes that take you back in history,;try Octopus “à Lagareiro” or the Roe Bread Stew (“Açorda de Ovas) that will delight all your senses. Being a hunter gives the owner the chance to have Game meat all year around providing the guest marvellous and tasty bush meat like the Pigeon Rice or Rabbit with white beans, be daring and have a taste. They are also behind the local festivity of “Tasquinhas Mercado à mesa” that happens every year staring middle of june till the end of july inside the marketplace, where they invite local restaurants to share good food,good mood and good music while enjoying the hot summer nights,be a part of the party where eating is all you have to do.

O Grelhador Close on Sunday | (20 min. ) | $$$

Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, 22-26 | 351 269 823 513 Our suggestion: Grilled “Presa” or Octopus rice with shrimp Like the name says here most of the food is prepared on a charcoal grill and you can taste the smoky flavour of the meat or fish that is their specialty. The regional tavern with a wood decoration interior is a must go for the ones that love to eat grilled meat or fresh fish braised and enjoy some good laughs drizzled with their house wine. Here the service is very friendly and the waiter will make you feel at home and will be hard to leave this place, especially with a belly full of tasty and homemade food, choose the “Migas à Alentejana” or “Pork and Beans brazilian way” to have a picture of the happy marriage between Alentejo cuisine and brazilian food. Although they are a traditional restaurant that serves delicious portuguese food here you can also eat the traditional grilled meat of Brazil “Picanha” side dish with grilled fruit and everything that you deserve. Prepare yourself for a treat and welcome to Alentejo, where food is our gold.

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IN SINES

NEAR THE BEACH SPOTS WE LOVE IT

Cais da Estação

Flor de Sal

Close on sunday | (15 min. ) | $$$$ Av. Gen. Humberto Delgado,16 |+351 269 636 271 Our suggestion: Scallop and shrimp “Açorda” or Beef “Sloppy Joe”

Close on monday | (25 min. ) | $$$$

If you appreciate having a nice dinner in a beautiful space, this restaurant is perfect for you.This is not your typical regional locale but a new way of eating everyday food with a combination of local fresh ingredients and modern cuisine.They are specialized in seafood and you have to try their Rock crab paté in a shell or the Shrimp cream, ask for a beer and relax enjoying the best seafood money can buy and let yourself go. In case you are a meat lover, here you will find your match, between “Picanha” or Beef Loins will be hard to choose, after lunch try to find a cork tree to sleep underneath, like most of the locals do, kick back whilst listening to the birds and the bees experiencing the best that Alentejo has to offer. 62

Restinguinha Close on monday | (20 min. ) | $$$$

Rua Vasco da Gama | +351 269 634 690 Our suggestion:Fish Stew or Grilled Sardines With a privileged view over the Sines Bay, this restaurant offers a variety of grilled fish and seafood. Don’t mind the old building which is located is more than meets the eye and the fresh fish in the storefront will keep you busy while you decide between Sea Bass or Squids to enjoy with a cold beer or a “green” wine (vinho verde) for lunch. Sometimes the waiter seems like an open book to the local history of Sines, other times when the service is tight a big smile is all they can offer, but don’t take that personal and enjoy your meal, because the tasty food and the views are a good excuse for a road trip till Sines. After lunch,relax in the desert beach of Costa do Norte and let yourself absorb the quiet surroundings (since the sea can be a little bit ruf respect the ocean and beware of the sea currents) and relax while working on your tan and your peace of mind.

In the summer we recommend to book your table in advance

Praia de Melides (lado sul) | +351 960 311 057 A beautiful restaurant on the southern shore of the Melides Lagoon. With the deepest roots in Alentejo cuisine, Sandra create her own interpretation of dishes and ingredients. We are huge fans! It’s not a restaurant to go to every day, because it’s not cheap, but it’s a restaurant that entices you to return and try each of the starters on the menu. These are delicious and make every meal special. We suggest the black pork belly and the cod. This spot also boasts a gorgeous sunset!

Trinca Espinhas Close on monday | (20 min. ) | $$$$ Praia de São Torpes| +351 269 636 379 One of our favorite places to eat good grilled fish, with an excellent, beach atmosphere, and close proximity to the sea. Our suggestion is the mullet, a chilled dry white wine, and a tiramisu to finish!

Restaurante“do Luís” Close on monday | (25 min. ) | $$$$

Praia de Morgavel (São Torpes) | + 269 870 574 Our suggestion: Seabass scaled or Clams rice with shrimps Enjoy a fresh fish or a Seafood rice and let yourself go to a place where time stopped.Meet the friendly staff and relish the regional food discovering new old ways of cuisine, ask for a table in the terrace and you will feel like you are at the beach, don’t mind with the ships or cars passing by, what matters is that your meal will taste amazing and will be a moment to remember.


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if you want etoexperimentar get the best sight don’t forget book a do menu. Adoramos os petiscos. Vale fazer uma refeição com para voltar cada uma das to entradas tablePrincipal before your day trip.para Prepare yourselfdeforporco a Granhão eles. destaque a barriga relaxing and inviting atmosphere while listening to preto e para o bacalhau. Um por do sol lindo! good music. Being at the beach, we recommend the Mussel in sailors way or if you can wait to go for a swim try a tomato soup with a posh egg that will keep you going till sunset hour when you will be back at their terrace to appreciated it while enjoying one Caiprinha (or two).

Museu do Arroz Close on monday | (40 min. ) | $$$$$

Comporta | +351 265 497 555 Our suggestion: Wildberries Caipirinha or Broth of “conquilhas (variety of clams)” with spinach How about experience a chic and glamorous dinner after the sun baths or lazy summer days? Just outside the village of Comporta sits one of the oldest, a local entity the famous Restaurant Museu do Arroz ( same owner as Ilha do Arroz). Since the first day the service and wonderful food are their trademark, along the years playing with creativity and dedication become the reflexition of hard work and exquisite taste. Don't be shy to let yourself in, let the waiter take you to a table on their terrace paint by rice fields and discovery the stories that this high ceiling walls are enchanting and the dinning room is listen. They also have a Sushi Lounge where you can be delighted by japanese cultural in the middle of Alentejo and enjoy a temaki with the storks.

Close on monday | (30 min. ) | $$$

Lagoa Formosa (Carvalhal) | +351 265 497 155 Our suggestion: Tomato fish soup or Carb and figs cake A typical restaurant with all the features of a regional eating place, this site is perfect to have some “tapas” after a sunny day Here the local dishes are prepare with everyday ingredients to enjoy the delicatesse of the region while drink a “Sangria” or a cold beer in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t think you will find a luxurious spot but instead simplicity and unpretentious food cook with care and tradition. Ask for a table in the terrace and mingled with locals while eating a MonkFish Rice or Cuttlefish “à algarvia”.

Snack-Bar Pica Peixe (30 min. ) | $$$

Avenida 18 Dezembro (Carvalhal) | +351 265 490 277 Our suggestion: Curry crab or Roasted Beef Sandwich

They are known for their variety of samosa. This spot is more a snack bar than a restaurant and is perfect for a bite before or after the beach. Located on the main street of Carvalhal is hard to miss, the home cook is the owner and was born in Mozambique, has a friendly smile for all the guest and is proud of the food that comes out of her kitchen. For the ones brave enough to ask for the Grilled “Caracoletas”(escargots) or a Piglet Sandwich, share some good laughs and maybe some house wine with the owner.

To discover more, take a look on our website www.reservaalecrim.com and our google map.

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LOCAL HANDCRAFT AND SMALL PRODUCERS GO SOUTH! PORTO COVO, VILA NOVA & SÃO LUIS

WINERY AROUND

Taska do Xico

Winery Herdade do Cebolal

Close on monday | (40 min. ) | $$$

Vale das Éguas (Santiago do Cacém) | +351 968 034 250 | from 17 €

Rua Cândido da Silva, 55 A (Porto Covo) | +351 269 905 069 Our suggestion: Grilled Codfish or “Pork Meat” à Alentejana Like every “tavern” in Portugal here you will find a mixture of friendly service and great portuguese food like fresh fish or the usual grilled meats. Besides the tasty food their best assets is the beautiful terrace overviewing the Porto Covo dock having a glimpse of the everyday life of this fisherman's village. It’s a perfect pit stop before going south or while away for a day trip between Porto Covo and Ilha do Pessegueiro discovering the cliffs and canyon that picture our coast.

Destilaria do Ferrador Close on monday | (40 min. ) | $$$

Largo do Mercado São Luís (São Luís) |+351 916 225 398 Our suggestion : Creamy cheese with “poejo” or Wild boar Stew 64

Travel in time while visiting this old winemakers, where you will be greet by Isabel or Luís ( 2. and 3. generation) for a beautiful and lovely tour through the winery and the garden that is Isabel’s ( Mother) favourite hobby and pride.This family-owned property has recently modernize the vineyards (recovering old grapes and planting new one), its facilities and inside the winery that gives you the feeling of being outside and a part of the vineyards. The particularity of the wine tasting in Herdade do Cebolal is how they make you feel a part of the family and their history through out the memories reflect on the decoration and the exchanges that will make us lose the sense of time. Along with the wine you can foretast some regional delicatesse like goat cheese or portuguese variety of “chouriço” gather around a table filled with joy, history and love.

Winery Brejinho da Costa

An homage to her grandfather, this granddaughter (and owner) wanted to keep the memories and the old fabric where her grandfather used to work as a Farrier (Ferrador in Portuguese) transforming this old workshop in a regional restaurant and distillery here you will find a piece of family history. Located between the Mountain range of Cercal and the beaches of Vila Nova , is decorated with old instruments used in the old times and an alamabic where the famous alentejo “Medronho” is produced . Enjoy yourself while listening to a different Fado sung and played by the owner boyfriend and sometimes even by her mother (when the service in the kitchen allows). Having lunch or dinner here feels like being around a typical “alentejana” family. Let time goes by and uncover the richness of a forgotten Alentejo.

Wonder how a winery in a sandy terroir can produces good wines? It’s all about technique, dedication and hardwork that are reflected in everyday bottle they labeled inside the warehouse production. Besides visit the “adega”, you can walk through the property and dream of being a winemaker for a day while mixed and bottle your own wine. But if you just want to enjoy the picnic table outside under the pine tree while tasting theirs wines and regional pastry that can also be a dream, pour some wine, let’s raise our glasses and celebrate .

A Fateixa

Winery Herdade da Comporta

Close on monday | (60 min. ) | $$$

Comporta | +351 914 336 097 | from 12€

Largo do Cais ( Vila Nova de Milfontes) | +351 283 996 415 Our suggestion : Clams”à bulhão pato” or Sargo Grilled This unusual venue serves good food with a privilege view over river mouth, after the beach, have an early dinner and ask for some “Perceves”(sea delicatesse) with a cold beer and some toast. If the sunset turns into night, lay back and enjoy joyful night while eating “Fried squid” dazzled with another beer.

Brejinho d'água | Tel: +351 269 440 030 | from 15€

Experience a landscape dominated by rice fields that get lost in dunes that protect them from the advance of the sea, along 12 kilometers of beach. Start by visiting the Rice Museum, enjoy the local fauna and flora, stroll through several villages and do not forget to stop by the cellar to see the wines produced there. A true ambassador of Herdade da Comporta.


LOCAL HANDCRAFT AND SMALL PRODUCERS Lagar do Parral | Manufacturer of Olive Oil

Cantinho do Artesanato | Dolls in Ceramic

Don’t say farewell without visiting the small shop of this old olive mill where you can find local products such as their olive oil and vinegar or their newest product : olive soap. Besides their own product they also have regional products from others producers like homemade Jam, fruit liquors among others. Location: Parral (five minutes walking from the Reserva Alecrim) Tel: +351 969 000 917

Go visit this atelier that is located in Vila Nova de Santo André, just near the parish council. Here you can see the local artisan working while trying to decide which souvenir is the best to bring back home, between representation of the old rural professions and typical portuguese clay work all made with love and creativity. Location: Passeio das barcas (Vila Nova de Santo André) Tel: +351 962 866 289 Note: Sometimes you can find the artisan working or creating

Glamour | Handicraft shop This nice handicraft shop has the perfect vacation gifts that will pleased all family and mostly you, stop at the store front to a have clue of the beautiful and good taste cork and wood pieces they have and try just to pick one. A must go shopping spread hidden (literally , is located in a small gallery between traffic streets) in the city of Santiago do Cacém. Location : Largo 25 de Abril, Edifício Plaza, nr.9 (Santiago do Cacém) Tel: +351 269 810 221 Note: Open hours : 10h00 - 13h00 | 15h00 - 19h00 |Sunday closed

Sobre Estórias | Small original gift shop Visiting a place a magical and beautiful that tell us stories about yesterday with a thought on the present and slow pace to the future. Wonder yourself through a time filled with imaginary colours through books, portuguese handmade craft - ceramic pottery, cotton toys, drapery or eco products Location : Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, nº39 (Santiago do Cacém) Open time : 10h00 - 13h00 | 15h00 - 19h00 | Sunday closed

Paula Lança | Ceramics Spend the day uncovering the interior of our council and go for a drive till Ermidas do Sado and visit the atelier of Paula Lança. This modern artisan transform an old traditional art into a modern day artwork with pieces like pottery with red clay that goes beyond our imaginary and will look amazing in any part of your house, take home a craft piece that will always bring you back to us. Location: Av. Manuel J Pereira, nº55 (Ermidas do Sado) Tel: +351 937 816 837

Gin & Rhum Destillery Black Pig The homemade distillery interprets the rural identity of the Alentejo and an incomparable ecosystem, the Montado. Between cork oaks and holm oaks, in tune with the nature and traditions of the Alentejo, gin and rhums are produced with an incomparable flavor and aroma. Location: Estrada nacional 261 (ão pé da aldeia e Santo André) Tel: +351 926 752 603

Carlos Campos | Wood and Cork Furniture Most of the house decoration use in the typical alentejo houses are made from natural materials such as wood and cork. Both materials can be found in the region and have characteristic properties like cork that is a good thermal material that can isolated the heat or cold. Here you can find all types of pieces made with cork and wood. Location: Aldeia de Santo André Tel: +351 961 261 546 Note : Call before driving to this atelier, sometimes the artisan can be out doing some private work.

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José Maria Dias | Replicas of Wood Animals Wagons This craftsman is one of the fewes that still keeps this old profession (artisan carpenter) alive in the region beside replicating the rural wagons that were used in the old days to transport products and also a way of transportation in the region, he does some renovation work in the ones that are still kept by some farmers and are a part of their legacy. You can take a look into the history of the Alentejo agriculture through is work and art. Location: Bairro do Pôr do Sol, Block 13 C, 244 (Vila Nova de Santo André) Tel: +351 966 552 868

Isaurina Pereira | Arte & Traje The dolls of clothes are a part of the portuguese artisan made with old rags and fill with materials as different as hay or cotton representing some old professions like “Aguadeiras” ( women that would carry and sell water in the fields) , fisherman's or bull fighters. Nowadays some are modern representations but you can still find some that portrayal the portuguese cultural like the Nazaré Dolls or the Alentejo women that works in the fields. Location: Monte Garganás (Vila Nova de Santo André) Tel: +351 919 165 903

To discover more, take a look on our website www.reservaalecrim.com and our google map.

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THE BEST TRAILS


Discover the surroundings of our property

TRAIL OLIVE GROVES

Through our nature trails and explore an undiscovered Alentejo with pictorest scene and the chance of meeting some of the local farmers. Enjoy our 3 trails beginning at Reserva Alecrim to share and to tour around beautiful unknown scenery unrevealing mixed views of mountain range and beaches on the horizon. Don’t be in a hurry, we love to take it slow and enjoy nature while losing ourselves in the “Montado”.

Extension: 5 Km | Difficulty: easy | Time: 1h30 Walking | 30m Biking | Highest elevation : 202 m | Lowest elevation : 126 m

You can discover this trail auto-guided or guided, walking or biking, you choose how you want to explore our Alentejo. This trail is available in the App Wikiloc. TRAIL BREAD & HILLS Extension: 6,6 km | Difficulty: Easy | Time: 1h45 walking | 25 minutes E-bike | High elevation : 217 m | Low elevation : 95 m Come discover this traditional art of making bread and go inside an artisan bakery with Marisa, the baker and also daughter of D. Maria who be happy to show us the daily life of Alentejo and his beauty . This route starts at the Alecrim Reserve with a circular trail around walking or riding through the hills and outside roads getting “lost” through the cork tree and the colours of the wild flowers. Explore with our local host or rent a bike and go for a ride (you can also uncover the trial self guided following the trail at Wikiloc) through little valleys and overviews of Reserva Alecrim uncovering stunning sights of pure nature. During the circuit will identify the autochthonous plants that transform the mountain range into a beautiful frame of colors and flowers. At the Portuguese table bread is always a guest, and in Alentejo table bread is king. Our bakers uses "old dough" using a low fermentation as yeast adding to the bread a characteristic acidic flavor and another important factor is the heat accumulate inside the oven making it dry and steamless during the produce of baking, leaving the crust brightless and becoming crunchy and thick due to the long cooking at low temperatures. Marisa is a member of the 3th Generation of a typical Alentejo family that grew up in these lands, where the Alecrim Reserve is located, keeping the family legacy alive by baking homemade bread every Friday in the centennial oven that is part of a tradition in almost every household in Alentejo had a family or community oven to bake bread, cakes and traditional dishes.

It was in 1906, on the property of "Parral Velho", located in the smallest parish of the Municipality of Santiago do Cacém, that Manuel João António Nunes fulfilled his dream of building an Olive Oil “Parral”. At that time the olive was crushed by an animal-driven device and then placed in logs. These sheets were then stacked and squeezed in a press moved by human force, which resulted in the extraction of olive oil. After more than a hundred years, Lagar do Parral continues to prove its ability to combine family tradition with technological advances always with the aim of producing a quality olive oil. Produced about 109 years ago, Parral Olive Oil combines quality of production with technological means suitable for the production of excellence. Get your bike or go for a walk through the countryside with our local host and learn more about this ancient ingredient that is a part of the portuguese cuisine and culture.This ancient Olive “lagar” is a part of history in our region where they combined old traditions with modern knowledge without losing their character

TRAIL GIN BLACK PIG Extension: 14 Km | Difficulty: Medium | Time: 1h E-Bike | 2h Walking | High elevation : 156 m | Low elevation : 38 m Located near Vila Nova de Santo André, in the Municipality of Santiago do Cacém, the Black Pig Alentejo Distillery produces gin, rum and medronho brandy. Besides investing in production of booze, this farm also dedicates to breed the famous Black Pig, a fundamental element for the ecosystem of Montado Alentejano. After a tasting of Gin, Medronho or Rum, you can take a walk through the homestead, harvest the botanists use to aromatize the gin or interact with the farm animals.This trail begins at the main gate of your amazing glamping Reserva Alecrim, learn a little more about our region in a small introduction to Alentejo and its hidden riches, dare to ride through the “lezirias” and unknown paths finishing with a robust and aromatic gin where the botanists of Montado play the main role.

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THE GLAMPING INVESTMENT

INVEST IN TOURISM IN THE BEST GLAMPING RESORT IN PORTUGAL STILL AFORDABLE & FAIR PRICES | HIGH RETURN | SAFE ASSET


A presente proposta de investimento não garante retorno futuro | This investment proposal does not guarantee future returns

ANÁLISE DE OPORTUNIDADE PRIVADA DE INVESTIMENTO | PRIVATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS

ROMANTIC DOMES | ECO PODS | ECO HOUSES

Oportunidade

Opportunity

Aquisição, para aluguer turistico, de equipamento de glamping PRONTO PARA OPERAR na Reserva Alecrim, um dos melhores glampings de Portugal.

Administração e operação

Administration and operation

controlo de gestão, criatividade dos espaços, inovação dos equipamentos,

About the property

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Overview

Tipo de operação: Aquisição de Equipamento de Glamping READY TO RENT Retorno: 50% da receita dos alugueres turisticos

até 20% do capital investido, com pagamento mensal dos alugueres Montantes de Investimento: de 50.000€ a €75.000 15 dias de alojamento turistico grátis (entre Nov e Mai com pagamento apenas de limpeza, consumos e taxa de condomínio)

Possibilidade de venda do equipamento

Glamping Equipment Acquisition READY TO RENT Return: 50% of rental revenue Expected return: up to 20% of the invested capital, with monthly payment of the rents. Investment Amounts: from € 50,000 to € 75,000 15 days free tourist accommodation (between Nov and May with cleaning, consumption and condo fee only)

Possibility of selling the equipment

Unique accommodation on the a 10 min das Reservas Naturais da

INVESTIMOS, CONSTRUIMOS E GERIMOS NOVOS CONCEITOS DE HOSPITALIDADE WE INVEST, BUILD AND MANAGE NEW HOSPITALITY CONCEPTS

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ROMANTIC & FAMILY DOMES

ANNUALLY EXPECTED PROFITABILITY | RENTABILIDADE ANUAL ESTIMADA Night Rate Average: 158 € | Minimum: 99€ | Maximum: 210€

Occupancy Rate

42,5% *

45% **

50%

GROSS Income (50%) Operation Coast ***

12.247 € 4.800 €

13.037 € 4.800 €

19.163 € 4.800 €

11,46% 7.447 €

12,67% 8.237 €

22,10% 14.363 €

NET Profit % NET Profit €

Main Channels: 39% Airnbn | 35% Booking | Direct: 12% * historic occupancy rate ** expected occupancy rate in 2020/21 *** year space rental deducte on gross income

ECO PODS Night Rate Average: 121 € | Minimum: 99€ | Maximum: 159€

Occupancy Rate

42,5% *

45% **

50%

GROSS Income (50%) Operation Coast ***

9.362 € 3.000 €

9.966 € 3.000 €

14.509€ 3.000 €

Net Profit % NET Profit €

12,72% 6.362 €

13,93% 6.966 €

23.02% 11.509€

Main Channels: 32% Airnbn | 42% Booking | Direct: 9%

* historic occupancy rate ** expected occupancy rate in 2020/21 *** year space rental deducte on gross income

ECO HOUSES Night Rate Average: 175€ | Minimum: 115€ | Maximum: 230€

Occupancy Rate

42,5% *

45% **

GROSS Income (50%) Operation Coast ***

13.525 € 5.400 €

14.397 € 5.400 €

20.988€ 5.400 €

Net Profit % NET Profit €

10,83% 8.125 €

12,00% 8.997 €

20,78% 15.558 €

50%

Main Channels: 41% Airnbn | 31% Booking | Direct: 11%

* historic occupancy rate ** expected occupancy rate in 2020/21 *** year space rental deducte on gross income

ECO SUITES PREMUM Night Rate Average: 164€ | Minimum: 105€ | Maximum: 210€

Occupancy Rate

42,5% *

45% **

50%

GROSS Income (50%) Operation Coast ***

13.377 € 5.040 €

13.447 € 5.040 €

19.163 € 5.040 €

11,12% 8.337€

11,21% 8.407 €

18,83% 14.123 €

Net Profit % NET Profit € (just near the pool with large terrace)

Main Channels: 37% Airnbn | 42% Booking | Direct: 12% * iVAT AND OTHER FEES NOT INCLUDED IF APPLICABLE

* historic occupancy rate ** expected occupancy rate in 2020/21 *** year space rental deducte on gross income


ENTRE O CAMPO E O MAR. NO MEIO DA NATUREZA | BETWEEN THE COUNTRYSIDE AND THE SEA. IN THE MIDDLE OF NATURE

In the middle of nowhere with everything around

Tours

VIila Nova de Mil Fontes 50 minutes

| Lagoa de Santo André 10 minutes

| Carrasqueira 50 minutes

| Ilha do Pessegueiro 30 minutes

Heritage and culture

Santiago do Cacém 10 minutes

| Ruínas Romanas 10 minutes

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Castelo de Santiago 10 minutes | Safari Badoca Park 5 minutes

Beaches

Praia da Galé 15 minutes

| Costa Alentejana 15 minutes

| Comporta 20 minutes

| Lagoa de Santo André 10 minutes

Experiences

Surf 15 minutes

| Parapente 20 minutes

| Passeios a cavalo 20 minutes

| Bike e trilhas on site and around


We hope you have a beautiful stay and enjoy the stunning views and the amazing sunset Pre Check In - Before your arrival, we will send our location and how to get here (google “RESERVA ALECRIM Amazing Glamping ”) ; Please call or text us by whatsApp 1 hour before your arrival so that we can be expecting and plan your arrive. Tel : +351 911 111 137 Gate - is closed during the night and sometimes during the day, to open it up you should dial the access code 9999← ( “left arrow”) in the post display that you will find on the drivers side. Write the number on your mobile phone. Check In - Our reception is open to receive you everyday at 09h00 till 22h00, even after closing time you can do your check in at any hour since a member of our staff will always be there to welcome you. WIFI Network : You will find WIFI signal around our property and in your unity, because we are in a deep valley sometimes our signal is weak, just wait a “byte” and soon you will be connected. Breakfast - Our breakfast is not included and has a cost of 10 € per person. Upon your check-in you should request your breakfast basket and inform if want to be delivery everyday or upon your request during your stay. Please text us or inform the reception (or at the pool bar if you are taking some suns baths) for your breakfast basket till 17h30 of the previous day. Falls you have any special request (early breakfast or food allergies) please advise the reception. Our breakfast basket are delivery between 09h00 - 09h30 at your unit terrace. Also available only fresh bread & croissants for 5€ per person Children - Should always be accompanied by an adult when using the common areas : swimming pool, bio-Lake, etc. Reserva Alecrim is not responsible for any accident or damage caused within the property that is caused by third parties.

Bio Lake – Try our bio lake in the property and enjoy our beautiful views over the sea filled with an amazing sunset. Please respect the ecosystem that creates this water point where is not allowed to dive or swimming . Reserva Alecrim is not responsible for any accident or damage by third parties. Infinity Pool - Enjoy our infinity pool and refresh yourself from all the Alentejo heat.Respect the safety rules of the pool and its users. Diving or swimming is not allowed. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. The Reserva Alecrim is not responsible for any accident or damage caused by third parties. Pool Bar - Taste our delicious snacks served daily at the poolbar made with daily products and imagination. Our hand made pizzas, wraps or salads are ideal to satisfy the hunger between the long swings or hanging out at the sunbeds. And by sunset it will be hard to say no to a glass of white wine or Sangria that invite us to stay a little bit longer after the sun down. Delivery available Parking - All parking spaces are marked with the respective unit names.Please park in the place assigned to your unit and please avoid parking outside the marked places. Hence we are inside residential area do not exceed 30km/hour. Garbage - Please respect our nature surroundings by not littering our common areas. In each Dome you will find trash bins and on our Suites are also equipped with a small recycle bins( glass,paper and plastic). Smoking - Our property is situated in a very sensitive ecosystem and for this reason it is forbidden to smoke in Reserva Alecrim inside or outside the units. If you still want to smoke please do it outside Reserva. Tv- Just turn it on and will have access to the Portuguese open source channel Checkout - By you departure, we would appreciate if you could leave your keys at the reception. Your opinion (our heart is open for improvement) is very important to us. We will apreciate to have it. Please clear all your expenses (poolbar, breakfast baskets and/or experiences) at the check out.

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