In a secluded valley in the Serra da Sao Mamede, Alto Alentejo, Portugal.

Swimming in the Serra Sao Mamede area in Alentejo Portugal

A comment on the swimming pools from one of our guests.

I really loved it here. All the pools are great..... Personally Castelo de Vide was my favourite pool because the slides were great fun! Another great day out is Gaviao! It has a fun river beach and you can ride with a boat which is also great fun! Sarah 11 (England, Essex)

The swimming pool at Portagem below Marvao The swimming pool at Castelo de Vide

There are excellent swimming pools with cafes and restaurants in the area including a brand new pool opened in 2008 only 6km from the Quinta.

In Badajoz in Spain (50 mins drive) there is a family aquatic and entertainment park called Lusiberia complete with wave machine, gigantic slides and crazy golf.