Discover The Alentejo Getaway That Has Country Houses, Modern Suites And Glamping ♦ Glamping, villas, suites of modern lines. To each one their refuge, to make the most of this Alentejo nook, cradled by the croaking of frogs and the buzz of the waters of the stream. Get to know Herdade da Ribeira de Borba better. Horses, some donkeys, a little flock of sheep. It could be an agrotourism farm like so many others, but it is not: the animal walks there only “to create an environment”. The same atmosphere that captivated Artur Marques when he landed here five years ago. Secrets From Portugal brings you a proposal for a hotel in the Alentejo where you can appreciate the best and most enriching that Portugal has to offer.
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From the crooked and narrow road that leads to Ciladas, you can see some of the Herdade da Ribeira de Borba buildings, but much remains to be revealed. It is at the bottom of the dirt road, after the dust settles, that the windows are opened and an unusual sound is heard from these stops. The sound of running water, the frogs and the footsteps that rule your life. There is a waterline that gives the estate its name and life – and divides it in half. From here, the main house, where the reception is, the infinity pool, three studios, a games room and, in the background, the Casa da Azenha candlestick (T1 + 1), in an old irrigation device. Crossing the small arched bridge up the hill, you will first pass the Casa dos Caseiros (T2), with wide views over the valley, then, in the cocuruto, Malhada, the newest part of this rural tourism farm.
On matters of taste, in the strictest sense: yes, the region is also tasted at the table without having to pass the gates of the estate. After all, Vila Viçosa is a 10-minute drive away, which, although close, can seem like a trip across deserved lazy days. Upon request (and giving half a day’s notice), D. Deolinda, a handful cook, prepares Alentejo-inspired dishes, adaptable to guests with dietary restrictions (vegetarians included). Because everyone deserves such an Alentejo.
Herdade Ribeira de Borba is a beautiful tourist unit located in Vila Viçosa, Alto Alentejo, framed by natural, authentic scenery. Its purpose is to provide visitors with a set of memorable experiences, both through the comfort and convenience of its facilities within a rural environment, combined with a warm welcoming service of great quality. Herdade Ribeira de Borba offers its guests memorable moments to share with who they like the most. Herdade Ribeira de Borba is located in an ancient millenary route used by the Romans, forming part of the route to Évora. Even today, there are vestiges of a Roman bridge over the Ribeira de Borba, which further enriches the history and culture of this authentic place.
Romantic walks, family or group activities, glamping, hiking, contact with nature and with animals… are many of the experiences offered by the Ribeira de Borba Estate. Everything is thought out in detail to promote authentic stays. The “montado” and riverside landscape merge with the orchard giving rise to a unique forest, an ideal place to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. The charm of all the surroundings invites you to discover its natural treasures, magnificent landscapes and excellent conditions for a holiday in the countryside all year round. The Estate is based on its permaculture design model combining traditional agricultural practices and socio-environmental values that promote the ecological integration of visitors and the rural experience. Visitors can take walks through the countryside and the orchard to enjoy the tranquillity of nature, to taste a piece of organic fruit, or even pick your favourite tea!