It looks like a summer postcard: At the southern edge of the Troia peninsula, you will find a perfect small village, washed by bright calm sea waters and long beaches of thin sand. In between the Atlantic and the estuary of the Sado River, this strip of land just one hour away from Lisbon has been attracting the curious travelers without losing a sense of place.
Home of rice fields, you can visit the Rice Museum - that used to be the local rice factory. It has now a restaurant inside, that retains the old ceiling. And from the tables you can directly appreciate the fields. With a local equestrian tradition, it's fun to visit the old stables and it wouldn't be hard to arrange an horseback ride along the beach.
Nearby you will find Carrasqueira, a small fishing village with classic fishermen's houses and an old harbor from the beginning of the 20th century built on wooden pilings. Among the local seafood specialties are the "choco frito" and octopus dishes.
From here you can go visit Carvalhal and Melides , discover the Roman ruins nearby and maybe start a journey along the beautiful Alentejo seacoast.