The Guadiana River Hotel is set in the village of Alcoutim, on the banks of the Guadiana river and about 40 kilometres away from Monte Gordo. Forming one of Algarve's natural boundaries, the Guadiana River brings the cool of running water to the harsh beauty of a landscape seared by the sun.
The village is extremely attractive, with a long history as a river port, dominated in turn by Greeks, Romans and Arabs who all fortified the heights with various structures over the centuries. The castle ruins still extant are fourteenth century.
There are beautiful views from up here and, for further diversion, fishing boat ferries across the river to the Spanish village of Sanlucar, a mirror image of Alcoutim, with its own ruined castle.
Menhirs and dolmens testify the human presence at the end of the Neolithic and beginning of the Chalcolithic (approx. 4,000 B.C.) in the context of the megalithic culture that covered the whole of what is now Portugal.
The Inn has a total of 31 bedrooms. All the rooms have a private bathroom.
The building is air conditioned and the bedrooms have satellite TV and private balcony.
Activities include an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. There is also a restaurant and a bar open for residents.
The Inn has conference facilities.
Faro airport is about 100 kilometres away.