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About Estremadura

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.

For a townhouse

  • Challet Fonte Nova is a gorgeous townhouse in the style of the Portuguese nobility, with high ceilings and beautiful chandeliers. Close to some local highlights, without being too close to town, so it's great for walkers and those looking for an escape.
  • Casa das Senhoras Rainhas is right in amongst the ramparts of Medieval Óbidos, with colourful rooms, private balconies, a pleasant courtyard and a lovely restaurant. You're also right by Óbidos' lagoon.

For the beach

  • Areias do Seixo offers eco-luxury right on the beach. Accommodation is in rooms, villas, and one townhouse, each decorated differently, with a wood burning stove here and a touch of Scandi minimalism there. The spa and restaurant are consistently good though.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Estremadura for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Estremadura, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

Best Hotels in Estremadura

  • Challet Fonte Nova 10 rooms from $128

    Alcobaça, Estremadura

    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.

    Sights nearby  -  Alcobaca Monastery and Alcobaca Castle, Church of Vimeiro and Nazare Port.
    Restrictions on children  -  18 and over.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Casa das Senhoras Rainhas 10 rooms from $137


    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.

    Sights nearby  -  Inside the castle walls of Obidos
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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