Some say this village remains a hidden secret…
A Espera is close to everything.We are 10 minutes away from the village center and the beach. And if you're coming from Lisbon, it takes just over an hour to get here. The right time to free yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city and meet its essence, which is in the hiking trails of Serra de Grândola and in the contemplation of the mystical Alentejo landscape.
In the perfect sea for surfing, there are also those who rock these waves and those who prefer the calmer waters of Lagoa de Melides and Sto. André, where you can do canoeing and Stand Up Paddle (SUP).
A nature ingrained in the people, customs and gastronomy of this village. n Lagoa de Santo André, a stronghold of biodiversity enshrined in the status of a Nature Reserve, lives a fishing community that takes the eels to the restaurants in the region, often served with rice from the Melides floodplain, a local product with history and well known to all. the Portuguese. Alentejo bread is reputed to be the best in the country. In Melides we can eat it with the honey of the region. There are many delicacies in this village, and in all of them we find a typical ingredient that allows everything to be served at the right time: calm.
Go through the Grândola mountain range or the beach on horseback.
Travel trails in the region, Serra de Grândola and Comporta, renting your own mountain bike or on a guided tour.
Discover places of interest in the region on guided walking tours.
Surf or SUP lessons or equipment rental for the more experienced.
Praia de Melides, Praia da Aberta Nova, Praia do Carvalhal, Praia do Pego, among others.
Located close to Melides beach, which extends to the village of extensive rice paddies, where the wealth of flora and fauna guarantees activities such as bird watching, canoeing or hiking.
Located in the heart of the village of Melides. Intake built in the late 1960s, which supplies the village and the rice fields, ending at the Melides lagoon.
With 326m at its highest point, the Serra de Grândola is one of the most important natural components of the region.
A Espera is close to everything.It will take you 10min to the heart of Melides and 10min to the beach. If you’re coming from Lisbon, you’ll be here in 1 hour. The right distance to free your mind from city life and connect with nature.
We will welcome each guest with simplicity, truth and care, the same way Melides welcomed us so we could be waiting for you today.