The Alentejo coast and west Algarve region, with a major area occupied by the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina (Natural Park) , is one of the biggest treasures of ecologic and rural tourism in Portugal, more and more visited by national as well as by informed foreign tourists.
Casas Brancas grew out of the need to organise, in an integrated and selected offer, the good examples of tourist initiatives in the region. Representing the several classes of existing offer, this network integrates very diverse accommodation, restaurants, and outdoor activities governed by demanding quality criteria and assuring the clients’ total respect and satisfaction while promoting the tourist quality in the region.
The region’s sustainable development is the ultimate goal of this non-profit association, which identified quality tourism as a way to combine the protection of local identity, culture, landscape and ecologic balance with the development and renovation of the region and its population.
The Quality Letter is a fundamental instrument that serves as a quality commitment, establishing indispensable and preferable criteria for the accommodations, restaurants and activities, always with respect of their diversity, which is considered an important strength in this network.
We aim at promoting the quality of the tourism in the region supporting all the good initiatives of those who like to and know how to host visitors, frequently through small scale establishments managed by local people, not following a merely commercial perspective.
To guarantee the respect of the Quality Letter principles, the Quality Control Commission visits the establishment regularly and uses also other different means. We also rely on our clients’ participation, by sharing their experiences in Casas Brancas, or maybe even commenting on the sector and the region.
Casas Brancas – Associação de Turismo de Qualidade do Litoral Alentejano e Costa Vicentina has been constituted in 2002, comprising of 10 accommodations. Today it has 61 members, including restaurants and outdoor activities.
Although it is not profit-orientated, the Association Casas Brancas is very near to a total self-sustainability, which enables it to have a certain degree of independence and to focus on its main purpose.
Casas Brancas Association has its headquarters in Odemira, at a local Associative Dinamization Centre, where our office works and where you can find us every day.
Being its founders mainly located in the Alentejo coast, Casas Brancas is open to promoters located between Sagres and Grândola, as well as in Serra de Monchique.
Mail adress: Travessa do Botequim, nº 6, 7630-185 Odemira - Portugal
For reservations and other informations: please contact the accomodations, restaurants and activities directly
For issues concerning the Association: (+351) 96 298 31 08
Tel/Fax: (+351) 283 327 669
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