Moura Encantada takes its name from the mythical, magical female spirits who were thought to guard the rivers, wells and treasures of the land and who promised treasures to those who kept their secrets with them.
Moura Encantada lies on the margins of Santa Clara reservoir, on the sunrise side of the Alentejo, 230 km south of Lisbon.
Alentejo offers a laidback pace of life, and a more tranquil atmosphere than neighbouring Algarve.
Its main appeal is its nature and the sun.
A leisurely drive from Lisbon takes 2.5 hours and from Faro takes 1 hour