Milfontes and its lovely surroundings.
You will like White town directly on the Atlantic very much. It is not crowded even in the high season.
The Alentejo is rather a quiet little spot on earth. Here one still finds the original Portugal. The scenery is stamped by cork oaks, olive trees, grain-fields, big cattle stoves, the clamor of cow bells and nanny goats stoves. "Zeithaben, Zeitlassen" on this typical way of life of the Portuguese appears certainly everybody, enjoys relaxed and easy way of life.
However, besides that, it can be itself absolutely stimulatingly. Once in Odemira, a provincial town 15 km away from your summer cottage in which is still not invaded by crowds, you will find a pleasantly quiet town. In the comfortable restaurants and cafes you can experience the Portuguese people.
The surroundings of Milfontes are stamped by one of the best nature reserves of Europe. Its wonderful, from cliffs and dune framed beaches which invite to explore, for those who enjoy walking. The Atlantic climate is pleasant even in the midsummer cooled by a steadily light breeze. Here especially in the spring you can expect a unique sea of flowers with many rare, plants which only grow here. There are still small villages, barely touched by the tourism which still show original Portugal to the nature-loving visitor. Enjoy the decent kitchen and the excellent wines of the region. This also applies to the place Vila 20 km away. Novelties de Milfontes which lies directly on the Atlantic. Here the Mira, one of the cleanest rivers of Europe (no industry) flows into the Atlantic. Nearby there are several beaches, like Almograve, Zambujeira do Mar, Malhao etc. Also in high-level summer they are not overrun.
Eucalyptus woods, cork oaks and olive trees spread fragrant and earthy atmosphere in the Hinter land. Längsvergangene times seem to originate anew in the contemplative villages of this region. It still belongs to the normal if a big sheep and nanny goats stove meet. And to drink a Bica (white coffee) there on the porch of a cafe, to taste the grilled chicken or fresh fish, still leaves nobody emotionless. The markets in Sao Teotonio and Brunheiras are interesting also.