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Great Things to Do Near Casa de Campo
Wander through the paths and woods which lie beyond the house down to a bend in the nearby River Coura. Take a picnic and spend the day exploring the banks of the river and the neighbouring villages to see the locals coming and going and see what delights you may discover.
Explore the fortress town of Valenca.
A short drive north of the house, this delightful border town is steeped in history. Drive through the ancient archway that leads the way through the impressive walls that encircle the old quarter to discover cobbled streets and a delightful range of shops selling the beautifully embroidered towels and linen for which the town is famous.
Enjoy delightful Moledo.
A traditional village famous for it's beach and a popular getaway destination for Portuguese VIP's. Enjoy a range of watersports, take a boat ride to the Insua Fort with one of the local fishermen or enjoy the range of bars and cafes lining the beach.
Hit the surf!
Afife beach is arguably Northern Portugal's number one surf spot. A seemingly endless stretch of sand blessed with a consistent Atlantic swell makes this the perfect place for surfers and those keen to enjoy long rambles along the beach.
Visit the Port wine lodges.
During a day out in Porto, walk across the iconic Dom Luis iron bridge and amble down the windy streets towards the colourful 'Barrio Ribeira' neighbourhood.
Spend a day in historic Braga.
Known as the city that will get to heaven first, Braga Cathedral is the seat of the archdiocese, the oldest in the land.
Visit the charming harbour at Vila Praia de Ancora.
Just a short drive down the coast. For a gastronomic feast, be sure to buy some of the fresh fish you will see being landed there to cook on your barbecue.
Wander through the stalls
of the colourful local markets. In Barcelos you'll be sure to find the 'Galo de Barcelos' the small cockerel which is the town's emblem.
Witness a local 'feste' (festival)
During Spring and Summer you are never too far from a 'feste', These colourful and lively events are linked to the culture and history of the local people. Enjoy the Kite Fair in nearby Moledo in June or perhaps step back in time to the Medieval Fair in Caminha in late July.
Visit the Peneda-Geres National Park.
Drive for miles through the, largely undiscovered, beautiful mountain scenery of this stunning area of natural beauty. There are numerous hiking trails through the park and an abundance of wildlife to be seen.
Spend a day in Ponte de Lima, one of Portugal's oldest towns.
Spreading lazily along the tree-line banks of the river Lima, this is a beautiful town, with fine buildings and pretty cobbled squares. Take a leisurely wander across the medieval Ponte bridge for which the town is named. Try some delicious local food in the many cafes lining the main square in the old quarter.
Spend the day relaxing at one of the nearby river beaches.
River Beaches are very popular in Northern Portugal as the water tends to be warmer and calmer than the Atlantic. There are several river beaches nearby and most have picnic areas and cafes.
Pop over the border to Spain.
From Caminha, hop on the car ferry which makes frequent trips across the small stretch of water that separates the north of Portugal from Galicia. This is a fun way to reach this beautiful corner of Spain, which boasts some superb beaches and is renowned for the quality of its seafood.
Take the local train down the coast to Porto
The single track local service travels down the coast between Seixas and Porto 5 times daily in the summer months calling at all 27 villages en route. You can catch the train from nearby Caminha
Go bird watching.
The joining of the Minho and Coura rivers creates a unique habitat for wildlife. This protected area is made up of reed beds, salt marshes, mudflats and marshy wetland, making it excellent for bird watching.
Vila Praia de Ancora
is a traditional fishing village steeped in history, located at the end of the valley in the region of Caminha. You'll find the historic Lagarteiro fort, a small fishing port and a natural pool perfect for small children.
|Vila Praia de Âncora||15 mins|
|Viana do Castelo||25 mins|
|Ponte de Lima||35 mins|
|Praia da Âncora||18 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||105 mins|