Estremadura is the heart of rural Portugal, a rich land of emerald hills and valleys dotted with historic market towns serving delicious local specialties. On one side Estremadura has the Atlantic coast, miles of windswept and beautiful coastline - very popular with surfers. There's plenty of choice when it comes to seeking out the best places to stay in Estremadura, lots of small treasures offering peace and delicious food amongst beautiful scenery.
Estremadura is a great place for foodies. and many of the regions highlights have something to do with eating. Even when you're visiting the region's spectacular abbeys and monasteries, you'll find there's still a foodie element to the displays.
Estremadura is also home to Portugal's largest cave system, an important dinosaur fossil monument, numerous fortresses, some spectacular walking trails, a number of interesting local museums and several notable castles. It's a region just waiting to be explored - probably best by car or bike. Our pick of the best places to stay in Estremadura are all well placed make the most of the area.
A gorgeous townhouse in the style of Portugese nobility. Traditional elegant interiors have high ceilings, painting, chandeliers, killim rugs. Bedrooms have lovely private balconies looking onto the garden. A romantic spot for local exploring.
An historic townhouse undergone chic renovation by the ramparts of medieval Obidos. Colourful rooms with private balconies, lovely restaurant and courtyard, and access to the Lagoon nearby. Lovely for a family holiday and local exploring.