In Amieira the dam embraces the valleys of the Guadiana and Degebe rivers as well as the Alcarrache, Zebro e Lucefecit streams.
Through its proximity to the villages and towns of the Alentejo, Amieira offers real potential for tourist development. These communities stand to benefit greatly from an inflow of tourists, attracted to the leisure and recreational opportunities of the Alqueva waters and their margins.
An alternative brand of tourism is coming into its own as the industry adapts to today’s demands. Mass tourism is giving way to new products, spaces, equipment, services and models. These offer an introduction to new environments and structures in which tourists find a warm and original welcome as they make personal contact with local people and their culture.