“Herdade da Corte, an appeal to laziness…”


In Santa Catarina de Tavira, and only 10 minutes from the beach, Herdade da Corte is the perfect retreat for getting to know the most authentic and genuine Algarve, without its traditional mass tourism label.

It is in its two “Montes” (estates), “Monte da Beleza” and “Monte do Lavrador”, that you will find comfortable rooms, decorated in a simple, rustic yet practical style. The restaurant is another of the delights of this unit, offering authentic regional dishes, with a certain touch of modernity and a great desire to promote the food tradition of this ancient region of Portugal. The sound of jazz in the background (with concerts sometimes), together with the nature of the place, complete this perfect setting.

Among willows and ash trees, along a trail of rosemary, thyme, rock roses, carob and strawberry trees, you can walk around to your heart’s content without leaving the estate. Tavira is just a few kilometres away, as well as the lovely Ria Formosa, a unique landscape of rare beauty and singular habitats, which is one of the most important bird watching destinations in Portugal and is the region with the highest diversity of bird species in the country.

The proposal of Herdade da Corte is to give you the chance to get to know the most authentic Algarve, authentic in terms of the “go local” concept, of its closeness to the destination and its people. While waiting for your lunch. 


  • The warm hospitality of the people who are part of Herdade da Corte
  • The century-old history of the house
  • The mountain surroundings that invite you to stop in time
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  • We are Portuguese and know the hidden corners of our land better than anyone
  • We work with the best experts in the activities provided
  • We take every care when selecting your accommodation
  • Online reservation with immediate confirmation


João and Francisco, partners but above all friends, nourish a great passion for hospitality and the art of welcoming. They saw in this part of the Algarve region, and in Herdade da Corte in particular, great potential for developing their personal project and making “their Algarve” known. 
  • 7 Rooms
  • 5 Junior Suites
  • Children’s playground
  • Swings
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Goat cheese from São Brás de Alportel
  • The Costume Museum (“Museu do Traje”) in São Bras de Alportel

  • The Pego do Inferno waterfall
Herdade da Corte, Sitio da Corte – Santa Catarina, 8800-166 Tavira

GPS Coordinates: 37º 09’37,52″ N   –   07º 44’38,30″ O

Coming from the A22/Via do Infante motorway, take the exit towards Olhão/Moncarapacho/Santa Catarina. Then follow the signposts to Santa Catarina.When you arrive at Santa Catarina, you will come to a roundabout where you turn right towards Tavira. Follow this road for about 3 km, going downwards, and you will see a detour to the left with a sign for “Herdade da Corte” and “Hortas”.From there, follow the signposts for “Turismo Rural Herdade da Corte”, for about 2 km until you come to a new asphalt road. At this point, you are already on Herdade da Corte. Monte da Beleza is on your right. Go around it until you see the entrance to Herdade da Corte on your left. Welcome …

Reservations: a credit card is required to secure the booking.

Cancellations: If cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date, no penalty will be charged. If cancelled between 2 and 7 days prior to arrival, a cancellation fee of 50% of the total reservation will be charged. If cancelled less than 2 days before the arrival date, or in the event of a no-show, a penalty equal to 100% of the total cost of the reservation will be charged.

Check-in from 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm
Check out until noon

Payment with Visa, MasterCard or cash.

No pets are allowed at Herdade da Corte.



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