Monday, 21 May 2012 00:00
The Alentejo boasts a new unit of Rural Tourism, the Casas de Juromenhas, near the town of Alandroal, along the river Guadiana which has nine double rooms and three suites divided into six houses. The Casas de Juromenha is built as a small farm that includes an olive grove that ends along the banks of the Guadiana and sprang from the recovery of the existing building, a project by architect João Pedro Sousa Coelho. All homes are equipped with air-conditioning, fireplace, kitchen, TV, wireless internet and the units also offer an outdoor pool overlooking the Guadiana River, and serves bar snacks. The project is located near several tourist attractions including Alqueva, Vila Viçosa, Borba, Estremoz, Elvas and Olivença, and offers various activities in partnership with the company Wadnature. Activities range from water sports such as downhill kayaking and windsurfing courses, tours to observe the fauna and flora, falconry demonstrations, and tours of historic interest and stargazing. To kick things off, they are offering five nights for the price of four. As for rates, a house accomodating four adults is about 110 euros, while the double rooms for two adults are priced from 60 euros per night including breakfast.