The “soul” of the Rural Tourism Monte da Apariça lies in the land (or, as so called, in the “Herdade”), where the scent of earth, flowers, grass and animals blend in the air.
One only distracts from this scent when staring into the horizon that, from the top of the Monte, stretches out to the infinite Alentejo….
In front of you, a large dam welcomes ducks and other species. Birdwatching is the heart of
Apariça because, in this place, you can watch unique birds, many of which of protected species. In this Rural Tourism Herdade in Alentejo, there are many observation sites prepared for visitors.
In Monte da Apariça there is absolute peace! Anywhere in the Herdade, or simply under the porch, while having a typical lunch or just a break.Monte da Apariça is the permanent family house of Jorge and Alexandra Bobone, and their sons, Mariana and Francisco.
Considering the unique characteristics of this family property, that is also a farming and cattle-raising business, its hosts started a Rural Tourism that offers its guests one cozy Country House. Here, you will find charm accommodation in the genuine Alentejo.
The house has 2 rooms, one with two single beds and the other with a big double bed, bathroom with bathtub, living room with fireplace, kitchenette and porch. Comfortably and rustically decorated, they provide a stay that invites rest and serenity. If you are looking for an accommodation in Alentejo, you are always welcome.
Accès des voyageurs
Monte da Apariça is the perfect scenario for those who enjoy nature and outdoor activities.
We have available to our guests for free an outdoor swimming pool and bicycles. We also have 2 riding arenas, 4 horse boxes, kayaks and fishing gear, all-terrain jeep, full and high quality birdwatching equipment (Swarovski), as well as 2 hides for picture-taking. Please for more information please ask for our activities price list.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We are available to help the guest during the stay.
The “Herdade da Apariça e Chaparral”, with 720 ha, was purchased in 1995 by Mr. Jorge Bobone and his father, Mr. Carlos Bobone. Located in the lower Alentejo, between Castro Verde and Mértola, its main activity is extensive farming of pure-bred Mertolenga cattle for beef, with a total of 400 animals, among reproductive females (240), bulls (4) and young animals. Its owners are members of the “Associação de Criadores de Bovinos Mertolengos” (Association of Mertolengo Cattle Breeders). More recently, in 2007, Mr. Jorge Bobone started a new activity with Thoroughbred Arabian Horses, a breed that he is passionate for since he was little, not only for its beauty and endurance, but mostly for its dedication, humility and kindness. Also in 2007, Herdade da Apariça e Chaparral won 1st place in a national contest organized by the SPEA society, “KNOW THE BIRDS IN YOUR PROPERTY”, a contest that awarded the Herdade da Apariça e Chaparral as the best national site for the Birdwatching activity or Bird and Nature Watching, considering the diversity of the fauna and flora that can be observed in its 720 ha.