WHAT YOU CAN DO LOCALLY
However you decide to spend your day, on or off site, we know you will have a great time.
A car is essential to get the most from your stay.
Albergaria-a-Velha, our closest town is only a 10-minute drive. Great for shopping, supermarkets, banks, coffee shops and affordable traditional restaurants.
Do you enjoy driving and finding? Then take the back roads over the mountains to Viseu and experience the spa towns of Luso and S. Pedro do Sul. Alternatively, explore the magnificent forest of Buçaco before visiting Coimbra, one of the oldest university cities in Europe.
There are wonderful experiences in the region, too many to detail: fish for bream, trout and barbell in the rivers; Vouga, Dão, or Paiva. If you enjoy adventure, take a canoe down the river Mondego from Penacova to Coimbra. Golfers: there is the challenging 18 hole course at the Montebelo Golf and Leisure Club, and a 9 hole course at Curia, both within an easy drive.
Below are a few suggestions for your visit. But however, you decide to spend your day, on or off-site, we know you will have a great time.
Aveiro city - 30 km
Our Venice of Portugal. The colourful city of Aveiro, known as the “Venice of Portugal,” boasts every modern amenity but still retains its old charm. Relax and watch the world go by as you dine. In addition, wander through the myriad of narrow cobbled streets bustling with life and boasting great shops.
Águeda city - 17 km
Portugal’s Umbrella city
Costa Nova & Barra Beaches - 40 km
Formally a fisherman’s village, Costa Nova is known for its colourful fisherman’s houses and the best Pastel de Natas! Costa Nova and Barra have miles of beautiful unspoilt golden sandy beaches waiting for you to discover. You will find Barra is a busier seaside where you can participate in various types of water sports.
Porto - 72 km
Sitting beside the River Douro, the beautiful historic city of Porto is only 45 minutes away. Maybe you would like to visit the world-famous port wine cellars, followed by a boat trip along the river? Alternatively have a lesson in ‘How to make Pastel de Natas’! Whatever you choose to do in Porto you will lose your heart to this special place.
Talhadas Market - 17 km - Beco Market 6.6 km
There is plenty to do and see throughout the region and local markets to visit, full of atmosphere and fresh produce.
Nearby are Talhadas and Beco, 2 regional Markets selling traditional local products.
Beco is the first Sunday of the month, while Talhadas is every 3rd Sunday.