Santa Clara-a-Velha Vacations

Santa Clara-a-Velha is in Alentejo, an area known for its awe-inspiring beaches, coastal plains and forests.

Santa Clara-a-Velha is located approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Albufeira.

Make the time to visit the the Barragem de Santa Clara. This is an interesting spot to stop in at while you are in Santa Clara-a-Velha.

Santa Clara-a-Velha isn't the only spot in Alentejo worth seeing; visitors can also hit the road and discover the charms of the nearby countryside, communities and cultural attractions. You'll find Zambujeira do Mar, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Castro Verde 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest.

Around 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south of Santa Clara-a-Velha is Silves, an important regional city which is home to Oceanico Faldo Golf Course, Aqualand and Silves Castle. Should you have the time, be sure to visit Silves Pestana Golf, Oceanico O'Connor Course and Silves Cathedral before you head back to Santa Clara-a-Velha.

If you need to escape the elements, you really can't go past Alentejo's excellent art museums, theaters and history museums. These are great spots to learn a little about the local culture and perhaps find a special souvenir or two. History lovers will enjoy exploring the region's historic bridges, ruins and old towns.

Watersports are a much-loved activity here. Take the opportunity to go fishing or scuba diving; this region has some perfect areas for it. Have you ever wondered if you'd be brave enough to go hot air ballooning? This region is a great place to do it.

When the time comes to leave this unique place, say goodbye the way they do in Portuguese, with a heartfelt "Adeus."


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