Cavalos na Serra are located in Quinta do Esteval (Hotel Casa de Palmela), a property located Setúbal peninsula and inserted in the protected area of Arrábida Natural Park. This property belonged to the Palmela family for many generations. Its origin dates back to the 18th century with a long history, having the main house serving as a hospital during the French invasions.
Quinta do Esteval has always contributed to the protection and preservation of the local landscape. Its main occupation, in addition to the maintenance of the forest, is the cultivation of vineyards and pastoral activities, mainly producing milk for the well-known Azeitão cheese.