Activites in Nature

Natural Park Vale do Guadiana

The Natural Park Vale do Guadiana is situated in the middle valley of him who is the “Great River of the South” of Portugal, sitting on an undulating plain in which the valleys are hidden embedded in the river and its tributaries.

The protected area borders the Guadiana from the Pulo do Lobo area to foz da ribeira de Vascão.

We leave here some suggestions to make the most of your vacation. Book in advance and guarantee your experience.

What to do on land?


Cycle along the Pulo do Lobo route and discover nature in your wild state on e-bikes.

ECOLAND E-bike tours: 964 989 402


A local guide can be your company during the various tours around the region, adapting your pace to what you want visitar na região.

Pedro Bravo: 963 765 544

Nuno Roxo: 965 403 732

Bird Watching

Request a guided tour with specialists for observing birds most emblematic of the region.

Pedro Bravo: 963 765 544

Rui Carvalho: 934 187 455


Alentejo is one of the most advised to stargaze. Book a visit during your stay.

Rui Carvalho: 934 187 455

What to do with your body?

Yoga & Meditation

By appointment or in a group, you can enjoy a session with the yoga instructor Barbara Pais. There are also sessions of guided meditation on specific days.

Anuri: 931 958 115


Relax completely during your vacation and pamper yourself with a localized massage with Ana Rito at Espaço Casa Amarela in Mértola.

Ana Rito: 967 528 744

What to do in the River?

Stand-Up Paddle

Experience the silence of Rio on a SUP board.

Happy Guadiana: 969 002 218

Boat Trips

A pleasant visit to Mertola leaning by the riverside. A tour that lasts approx. one hour, where you can enjoy the great river and its tranquillity.

Happy Guadiana: 969 002 218


A unique experience in full  communion with nature. Make your way down the river by canoe from the Canals to Mértola.

Happy Guadiana: 969 002 218

Clube Náutico de Mértola: 286 612 044

Where to go for a swim?

River beach of Mina de São Domingos

Also known as Tapada Grande, here you can bathe in comfort. The waters are calm and refreshing. Bar, wc and parasols. You can also rent pedal boats, canoes and SUP.

Azenhas do Guadiana

At Azenhas do Guadiana you can also take baths, however you will have to be more careful because this beach as no surveillance.

However, it is a very pleasant place, with a wild panorama, with the water mills and the dam as the main decoration.

Municipal Swimming Pools
The municipal swimming pools located in Mértola can also be an excellent option to cool off in the late afternoon.