A Boutique Hotel at the heart of the Ribatejo region of Portugal

We welcome guests to enjoy our unique horse riding holidays and those simply wishing to visit and enjoy the local area.
Marchanta sits on the banks of the River Tejo, near the gothic hill town of Santarem, only 45 minutes north from Lisbon by train or car.

Stay at a room in the old farmhouse hotel or a self-catering apartment in the converted vineyard barns.

RIDING Holidays

Marchanta is the home of Nuno Baptista, international trainer, competitor and judge in dressage and working equitation. Enjoy a riding lesson on one of Nuno’s spectacular Lusitano horses. He will encourage and inspire riders of any ability.


Enjoy the local Area

In the nearby village of Valada is a beach resort offering swimming and water sports.

Take a boat trip.

Walk or cycle along the Camino Trail to Santarem and beyond