Casa da Guia is our most recent reconstruction. Like the other houses, it was rebuilt from a ruin. It was ready around 2014, but the current format and decor date from the spring of 2018. It has...
Sometimes, being in the quiet of the mountain, some basic needs seem unattainable. An ATM terminal, a gas station, the mini-market, a simple coffee shop, or the best of restaurants may seem far away. But no. They are all less than 5 km away. Okay, the gas station is 12 away, but all the others are right next door - and soon you will have the new Mini Market, Mini Bottle and Mini Bar right in your house.
So we have compiled everything that is important to you on this map. In addition to what we have already listed, we have added the PR3 and PR4 walking paths, points of interest, commercial areas... in short, everything. Just click on the link, and explore the map.
It is indisputable that the main wealth is really the gift of nature. The forest, the hills, the rivers and streams, besides the natural pools, but that is not all we have to offer. From the pre-historical presence in the dolmen of Paranho de Arca, to the several religious buildings, to the unique Museu do Caramulo, the attractions are by themselves a reason to come here. But if there is something that makes many of you travel a good few miles to visit us, it is surely the local gastronomy, the sweets and the wines and liqueurs produced in the region. We must also highlight the production of honey and jams, and, before long, the cheese. Stay tuned, because our online store and the houses will soon be equipped with all these products, so you don't have to go looking for them one by one.
Many of those who visit us take the opportunity to get to know the entire region that goes from Coimbra to Porto, or from Aveiro to Viseu. These are district capitals that need no introduction or praise. The most distant ones are just over an hour away, but others, smaller ones, like Tondela, Oliveira de Frades, Albergaria-a-Velha, Sever do Vouga or Águeda, are 20 to 30km away. Our county seat, Águeda, is today an emerging reference in national tourism and is quickly conquering a prominent place on the European and world scene.