Herdade Ribeira de Borba is a beautiful tourist unit located in Vila Viçosa, Alto Alentejo, framed by natural, authentic scenery. Its purpose is to provide visitors with a set of memorable experiences, both through the comfort and convenience of its facilities within a rural environment, combined with a warm welcoming service of great quality. Herdade Ribeira de Borba offers its guests memorable moments to share with who they like the most.

Our History
Herdade Ribeira de Borba is located in an ancient millenary route used by the Romans, forming part of the route to Évora. Even today, there are vestiges of a Roman bridge over the Ribeira de Borba, which further enriches the history and culture of this authentic place.

Romantic walks, family or group activities, glamping, hiking, contact with nature and with animals... are many of the experiences offered by the Ribeira de Borba Estate. Everything is thought out in detail to promote authentic stays.

The “montado” and riverside landscape merge with the orchard giving rise to a unique forest, an ideal place to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. The charm of all the surroundings invites you to discover its natural treasures, magnificent landscapes and excellent conditions for a holiday in the countryside all year round.

The Estate is based on its permaculture design model combining traditional agricultural practices and socio-environmental values ​​that promote the ecological integration of visitors and the rural experience. Visitors can take walks through the countryside and the orchard to enjoy the tranquility of nature, to taste a piece of organic fruit, or even pick your favorite tea!


We know how to receive and increasingly want to promote the satisfaction of our customers. We offer a welcoming service, with attention to detail, quality and empathy. 

Offering great comfort, the Herdade Ribeira de Borba provides its visitors with a rustic, sophisticated and relaxing atmosphere. The facilities reflect the best of the Alentejo architecture: the perfect mix of comfort and tradition. Our environment is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the best of life, without giving up the well-being and charms of rural tourism.

The lodgings are an integral part of the rurality of this region and very different from each other, but united by a cosy decoration, with its own charm and character. That allows any visitor to find the environment that best suits them. You can find several options, where originality and attention to detail are always present.

We offer:
  • Individual houses with Alentejo style architecture (living room, bedrooms, kitchen and furnished outdoor patio).
  • Suites with living room (for 2 or 4 people)
  • Bedrooms
  • Bungalows (Domos)

One of the outstanding facilities in Herdade da Ribeira are our glamping domes (Bungalows), which represent the best of glamping, a concept that combines glamor and camping. Located in a very pleasant area of ​​the Herdade, these units allow an experience of observing the sky and the intense brightness of the stars from inside the room. Providing great comfort, the Domes transport us to the romanticism of the countryside.

An authentic place with history. A space to breathe, where you can enjoy time, silence and tranquility.

You are very welcome to visit us!


We are located in Vila Viçosa near Vila Viçosa Castle (2.4 miles), Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa (2.7 miles), and Convent of the Congregados (12.2 miles).


Baggage storage Game Room Minibar
Garden terrace Fire alarm Smoke detectors
Secure parking for bicycles/motorbikes Nature trail Audiovisual conference equipment
Banquet facilities Meeting facilities Terrace
Sun terrace Outdoor pool


Laundry service Towels changed Bedding changed
Free wireless internet DVD/video rental Fax
Ironing service Linens provided Housekeeping
Towels provided Cable TV


Check-in time Between 3pm and 7pm in the day of arrival.
Check-out time 12:00 upon day of departure.
Smoking Smoking is not allowed.
Pets No pets allowed.