In Alcoutim, the blue of the river is framed by the fresh green of the riverside vegetation, the fertile orchards and vegetable gardens.
The dark ochre of the rounded pebble-like hills, to which cistus, holm oaks and a few olive trees add a light splash of colour. The houses with schist walls, or the whitewash of villages lost among the mountains.
There are many contrasts between Alcoutim and its municipality, including, in the middle of winter, the pale pink of thousands of almond trees in bloom, the wide-open spaces where you can enjoy nature and the tranquillity of the wildflowers or the birds twittering in the branches of the trees.
Alcoutim presents itself as a destination for those escaping the cosmopolitan hustle and bustle.
It is renowned for its embroidery, Arraiolos-style wool carpets and ceramics. It has several archaeological remains, including Roman and Islamic remains from the Umayyads, Almoravids and Almohads.
The name Alcoutim comes from the Arabic القطامي ( Al-Qutami), meaning peregrine falcon – the largest in Portugal and the fastest in the world.
Probably one of the best ways to get to know the municipality, for visitors who want to enjoy direct contact with nature, is to explore Alcoutim on foot or by bicycle.
Alcoutim offers visitors eight walking routes. The routes explore the mountainous landscape and the diversity of fauna and flora that exists in the region, passing through parish centres, architecturally interesting villages and museums.
A place of recreation and leisure par excellence, the Pego Fundo River Beach in Alcoutim is currently one of the municipality’s biggest tourist attractions.
Praia Fluvial do Pego do fundo, located on the Cadavais river, close to the mouth of the Guadiana river and 500 metres from the centre of the town of Alcoutim, is a golden sand beach that is very well equipped with a wide range of facilities and services.
In addition to the beach support, it has a bar, toilets, showers, car parking and access adapted for people with reduced mobility. The beach also has a picnic area with a roof and wooden tables, a geriatric maintenance circuit, a volleyball court and an area for recreational and sporting activities.
We are still building up our offer of tours throughout the Algarve, possibly in Alcoutim too, so please visit here!
Here’s information on how to get around the Algarve
Stations in the towns between Lagos and Vila Real de Santo António.
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Public transport in the main towns.
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Are you ready for so much natural beauty?
We invite you to visit all the tours available on our website, we are still building up our offer of tours throughout the Algarve, possibly also in Vila do Bispo, so please visit here!