things to see & do
There are many beautiful things to see and do here and surrounding our property:
We have massages, manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing onsite 4 afternoons per week. Please click here to see our treatment menu.
We offer group, private and semi private yoga classes at Martinheiras. We also offer Meditation & Pranayama classes. These classes are tailor made to help the individual into health and wellness. The main teaching methods are the Ashtanga Vinyasa system with attention towards alignment, which we believe anyone can do, and is taught in a way to empower you into self practice. We also teach classical hatha, restortative classes, yoga for kids and pre-natal yoga.
From 9am to 11am (latest start is at 10am) and from 6pm - 7:30pm there is horse riding for kids or adults (not weighing more than 75kg,) approx 25 mins away in a beautiful, easy country drive. Kids can learn to be with horses, brush them, pat them and ride and go on a little walk with them through a beautiful Monte. You will also be able to get into the horse area and have a little learning on how to sit tall and balance well and maybe a little trot. Prices are as follows:
1 person or child -Euros 25 per child.
2 people or 2 kids 40 Euros
3 people or 3 kids 60 Euros
4 people or kids 80 Euros
Maximum per group: 4 people or kids.
For more information, please enquire directly with us.
Yoga & Wellness Packages:
We offer several wellness, health and yoga packages for different durations of your stay and tailor made to suit you. Contact us, and we will be happy to discuss this with you.
Walks & Hikes
Just on our land alone, we have made some short walks with handmade paths. You can also explore the Rota Vicentina. For more information see: http://www.rotavicentina.com/?lang=en
Have fun with your friends playing archery on our land.
Go Kayaking by the coast. For more information see: http://www.kayaknatureactivities.com/en/servicos/kayak/
Santa Clara Lake:
The Santa Clara lake is a beautiful spot. It is a 25 minute drive from us and truly a wonderful experience.
The nearest beach to us is Almograve. Like all the beaches on our west coast, this beach is stunning. We also recommend, Zambujeira do Mar, Odeceixe, Furnas and V. N Milfontes are the two beaches we recommend. All are approx. 40 - 45 mins drive from us depending on the beach. This coastline is spectacular and a must see in Portugal. There are however, many beaches to explore. Do ask us and we will be happy to let you know.
Blackberry Picking & Jam Making:
Give yourself some time to rest as we take care of your kids and take them blackberry picking and jam making. This is a fun activity that keeps kids occupied and allows them to see nature's blessing turn into food they make. (This is applicable for mid to late August)
Do all your shopping in Odemira or go here for a taste of true Portuguese cuisine. Odemira is a 25- 30 minute drive from us. In Odemira you will find an Intermarche. A little further there is an Aldi and Lidl. We are happy to give you directions.
You can also just pop down to the bottom of our road to our neighbour Maria who sells fresh farm eggs and plenty of basic things you may need.The village of Luzianes also sells some basic items but there are better smaller supermarkets in Santa Clara in the village a 15 minute drive from us. In Luzianes you can also find a local jam and condiment maker. They have wonderful local products and we would be happy to direct you.
Markets in the Alentejo:
There are many little village markets in Alentejo for food, clothing and regional products.
Santa Clara -a-Velha - 3rd Saturday
Feira de Alegria in S. Luis - 3rd Sunday every month
Sao Teotonio - 1st Monday
Sao Martinho Das Amoreiras 1st Saturday of every month.
Odemira Market - Monday to Saturday in the morning selling fruit fish and meat.