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Great Things to Do Near Casa Fulão
When you feel the need for some refreshment, a number a smart snack bars lie just behind the beach and form the ideal setting for having a drink whilst looking out to sea and watching the world go by.
Follow the Vinho Verde wine trail along the banks of the Minho...
The Minho Valley which passes between undulating hills covered with the vines which produce the lightly sparkling and very tasty wine of the region.
Discover the Serra d'Arga, a protected area which rises to nearly 900 metres...
For the more energetic, there are a number of way-marked trails taking walkers through majestic scenerypassing lagoons and waterfalls and different types of fauna, such as the Iberian frog and the Garrano horses which roam freely in the mountain. In the heart of the Serra lie 8 villages which still preserve their local traditions and architecture.
Take a leisurely river trip along the Lima River from the pier in Viana do Castelo...
There are short trips of around 45 minutes or you can take a longer trip which includes lunch. There are also river trips along the River Minho.
Watch the sun set over the ocean From the wood decked terrace of the house...
Enjoy the peace and quiet with a nice glass of wine as the sun goes down over the Atlantic Ocean.
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. 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.
at the beach of Afife and spend a day in the water on this lovely unspoilt coastline, a much sought after spot for keen surfers. Moledo beach is another top spot for surfers.
Take a boat ride with the local fishermen from Foz do Minho (Mouth of the Minho) which lies just 5 km south-west of Caminha...
Local fishermen are on hand to take tourists to the ruined island fortress of Ínsua Fort, which houses a former Franciscan convent and church where the cloisters and chapel can still be seen.
Feel closer to nature in the National Park of Peneda-Geres...
Drive for miles through the largely undiscovered beautiful mountain scenery of this stunning area of natural beauty. Whilst you are unlikely to meet another car, watch out for the mountain goats, who have right of way!
Take a trip back in time at the Medieval Fair held at the end of July in Caminha...
Costumes, music, food, dancing, horse shows and theatrical displays - everything goes Medieval in this delightful town for these few days. There are lots of arts and crafts to look at or buy too. This is one of the best festivals in Portugal!
Spend a day in Spain taking the car ferry from Caminha which makes frequent trips across the water that seperates Portugal from Galicia...
A Guarda is regarded as one of the best places in Galicia to try seafood. Then visit the Celtic village of Santa Tecla at the top of the hill beside A Guarda - there are some great views.
Go souvenir hunting....
The people of the Alto Minho still continue with many ancients handicrafts passed down through generations. Viana do Castelo is renowned for its colourfully embroidered festival dresses, lace and pottery. But almost everywhere you can visit small artesanal workshops.
Visit Monçao, just to the east of Valenca, a very pretty town which overlooks the Minho...
Monçao has several old houses and a spa whose waters are believed to help the aches and pain of rheumatism. They also produce the well-known local Alvarinho wine here, so it's well worth a visit!
Explore the charming 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.
Visit historic Braga, the third largest city in Portugal...
Admire the cathedral and stop for coffee in one of the cafes in the square. For retail therapy head to the huge shopping mall where you persue high street boutiques and designer outlets.
Visit the Aqua Museum in Vila Nova de Cerveira...
Where in large tanks you can see simulations of the River Minho, from its source near Lugo in Galicia to its mouth at Caminha, and get to know the various species of fish and animals which inhabit the river.
Take the train along the scenic railway line to explore the beautiful city of Viana do Castelo...
The historical centre is mostly pedestrianised and is where most of the best buildings and shops are to be found. Take the elevator up to the Basilica of Santa Luzia which was inspired by the Sacré Coeur in Paris. From the basilica there are spectacular views of the city and the beach.
Have a picnic by the river...
The winding River Coura meanders down to Caminha and offers many delightful spots for picnicking. In Paredes da Coura there are areas to dive and safe pools for children.
The lovely beach at nearby Caminha, Foz do Minho, sits at the mouth of the Minho River and is sheltered from the offshore breezes by pine woods...
The beach has views over the Celtic hill fort of Santa Tecla on the other side of the river in Spain. If you get peckish, the restaurant on the beach serves up hearty Portuguese fare and the pine trees provide shade for an after lunch doze!
Walk around the narrow cobbled streets of Caminha to discover some of the beautiful old stone houses, many built over a century ago...
Some have the family's coat of arms engraved into the walls, while others are adorned with attractive tiles and have wonderful old wooden doors or iron gates.
|Moledo (on foot)||10 mins|
|Vila Nova de Cerveira||25 mins|
|Viana do Castelo||25 mins|
|Ponte de Lima||45 mins|
|Praia da Âncora||10 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||115 mins|
|A Coruña||142 mins|