Casa da Cuquinha
Ponte de Lima Area
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Great Things to Do Near Casa da Cuquinha
Take the funicular to the church of Santa Luzia, climb the dome and look out from the very top. Then head into town and wander around the embroidery shops for which the town is famous.
Hire surfboards and hit the waves!
The beach at Afife is a much sought after spot for keen surffers. Hire boards at the surf school, take a lesson or just sit back and watch the surfers in action.
Spend a day lazing on the sands of one of the many beautiful beaches along the coast...
Esposende and Moledo are two of our favourites and have plenty of amenities for you to spend the whole day there.
Sample the local port wine in the port wine lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia...
Just the other side of the Douro river from Porto, there are numerous lodges including Taylors, Sandeman's and Grahams and most of them offer tastings and tours.
Enjoy sipping a tasty cocktail in one of the beach bars in Esposende...
With stunning dune backed beaches and shops to peruse, Esposende is well worth a visit, if only to sit back and relax in one of their beach bars.
Explore the steep, higgledy-piggledy, tiny streets of the Barredo quarter in Porto...
Follow these narrow streets as they that tumble down from the cathedral to the quayside of the River Douro.
Visit the capital city, Porto, which has so much to offer...
Take a while to absorb the sights and sounds of this unique city. Visit the caves where port is left to age to sample for yourself this world famous drink. You could also visit the Planetarium to plot some of those stars you have been watching.
Follow the Vinho Verde Wine Trail along the banks of the Minho Valley...
Stop off in the bodegas which produce the light sparkling and very tasty wine of the region. Take a guided tour and enjoy a sample!
Nothing but nature in the National Park of Peneda-Geres. Enjoy the many hiking trails and admire the wildlife...
Drive for miles through the largly undiscovered beautiful mountain scenery of this stunning area of natural beauty. Try one of the hiking trails in the park and stop off for a picnic lunch at one of the many shady spots dotted around. There is an abundance of wildlife to be spotted and beautiful scenery to enjoy.
Play Golf at the Axis Golf club, an 18 hole course in Ponte de Lima...
The course is open to visitors and the Axis hotel has a lovely restaurant which is open to the public.
Visit Ponte de Lima, one of Portugal's oldest towns, spreading lazily along the tree-lined banks of the river Lima...
This is a beautiful town, with fine buildings and pretty cobbled squares. Visit on a Monday morning and you may be fortunate enough to witness the local market, which is held on the sandy river beach every other week.
Take a stroll along the pretty cobbled streets of the village down to the charming local church...
Enjoy watching the locals go about their day to day lives on your way by and see what delights you discover exploring the winding streets and tree lined paths.
Unwind in the pretty garden...
Spend all day relaxing with a book, take dip to cool off in your private pool then enjoy a candlelit dinner with a cold glass of wine on the terrace.
Visit the birthplace of Portuguese identity in the town of Guimaraes where the medieval streets are full of charm...
The country's first administrative seat was established here by Portugal's first King, Alfonso I. Explore the streets of the town and see the historic buildings.
Sample a local delicacy, The Francesina...
Not for those on a diet! A sandwich loaded with steak, sausage and other meats, covered with melted cheese and a fried egg and served in a spicy tomato sauce.
In July, enjoy a performance at the Ponte de Lima Festival of Opera and Classical Music...
Fast becoming one of Europe's top cultrual events. Performances take place in several venues including manor houses, local churches and the Teatro Diogo Bernades, a 19th century theatre in Ponte de Lima.
Enjoy the atmosphere and music in Ponte de Lima at the weekend...
Join the locals in the little bars dotted around Ponte de Lima's cobbled streets. Sample the local wine, try a homemade cocktail, or sip a gin and tonic on the terrace.
Enjoy an after dinner walk across the bridge in Ponte de Lima...
The bridge looks beautiful at night when it is lit up and it is a perfect way to walk off that tasty meal you've just had.
Hire bikes from the nautical club and explore to Ecovia...
This path which runs alongside the river is specifially for the use of cyclists and pedestrians and being so close to the water there is plenty to see. Pack a picnic and stop off in a shady spot along the way while you watch the boats go by.
For a special occasion, why not enjoy an evening being catered for in your villa...
The welcoming owners would be delighted to prepare a traditional meal for you for any occasion, a great way to sample the local food.
|Ponte de Lima||10 mins|
|Viana do Castelo||20 mins|
|Ponte de Barca||22 mins|
|Ponte de Lima River beach||10 mins|
|Praia da Âncora||25 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||105 mins|