Activities & Facilities

Walk in the countryside, cycling, eat organic fruit and get to know our farm animals, there’s a lot to do and plenty of time to enjoy nature  Cucumbi. See some of our suggestions.

Visit the farm and the animals

With over 100 hectares, Herdade da Serra dos Mendes is the ideal setting for a family countryside adventure. Synergy with nature kicks in as soon as we go out to breathe the fresh air. Between native plants, fruit trees, crops and a greenhouse, every step is a natural science class waiting to happen. With their feet (and hands) on the ground, the kids (and perhaps the grown ones too) will learn and make friends with Cucumbi's pets, dogs, cats, chickens, and sheep.


Cycle or walk the trails within the property

No compass or map. Cucumbi's trails are well marked and call for walks and strolls. In any case, our dog Tangerina is always on hand to accompany the explorers within the estate - she is often named a favourite unofficial guide by the kids. Walk, hike, or cycle? There are plenty of ways for families to explore and bond, among fields and hills, under the blue sky of Alentejo.

Visit our kitchen

We fancy adding a step to the ``farm to table `` philosophy: from the farm to fork via Cucumbi's kitchen. With restaurant service reserved to guests, our kitchen provides meals, healthy and organic recipes, friendships, and memories for life. Natural flavours come to life thanks to our resident chefs. For the kids, it's an opportunity to spark imagination and learn how to prepare freshly harvested ingredients. Then, season and tweak the dish together as a family and have a meal away from screens.


Swim in the saltwater pool

In Barrancão village, salty swims are not a mirage of the coast. Cucumbi’s saltwater pool merges the best of the Alentejo’s landscape with the pleasant feeling of salt drying on the skin (slowly, as the sun comes up and down). The pergola, parasols, and adjacent trees provide shade, particularly pleasant in the hot days typical of the Portuguese summertime. The deck with cushions and sun loungers around the pool encourages spirited chats, magazine and book readings, and family card games between dives.

Salty pool

Challenge the family in the games room

Family game night is always a champion idea. It's not by chance that one of the most visited areas at the end of the day is Cucumbi's games room. With a pool table and board games, it is perfect for exercising the healthy competition that runs in most families. Who is going to win? Whether in championship mode or just for a friendly match, offline entertainment has been a key strengthen ties for generations.


Romantic escape from the city

Whether you’ve been with your partner for a long time, or its just recent, in Cucumbi we treasure love (of all kinds) and encourage you to kindle your spark. Take advantage of our intimate rooms and romantic views. And let Cucumbi be part of your love story!

Cucumbi Meal

Pick fruits directly from the tree…

… And harvest vegetables without fear of getting your hands dirty. One of the great pleasures of rural tourism is to embrace what the land offers. Both children and adults can have a complete experience in Cucumbi: depending on the season, everyone can help with the crops and harvests. After seeing a sloe or an orange on a tree branch, a blooming strawberry plant, or a grown pumpkin, the entire family will want to learn more about the origins of food.

Pick Vegetables

Find inspiration in Alentejo

The neutrality of our home allows artists to take a deep breath and take inspiration from the elements that surround us. Peace and quiet is something that we can grant you. Let us ease you to create.

Cucumbi Decor


Cucumbi has more to offer. More time. More peace of mind. More family experiences. Just challenge the kids and set off toward discovery.