The market town of Ponte de Lima is just 10 minutes by car where all amenities are to be found and many good restaurants.
Ponte de Lima is undoubtedly the most important town in the area, beautifully situated on the south bank of the river,
where its ancient bridge marked the first crossing point of the river inland from Viana do Castelo thus contributing
to its development as a trading centre.
Today the bridge is fortunately pedestrianised with a new modern bridge a kilometre or so downstream.
Ponte de Lima and the area around the river bank is still a delight where its shops display their smoked hams and
sausages hanging outside. Every other Monday there is a large market.
Ponte de Lima welcomes many visitors on the day before the feast of Corpus Christi when there is a tradition, over 300 hundred years old, of parading a bull through the town.
In September, the “New Fair” brings even more visitors and is one of the most famous festivities in the north Portugal.
A beautiful and interesting bicycle route has recently been constructed linking the protected natural area of Bertiandos' lagoon to Ponte Lima, passing across many delightful sites.
The spectacular golf course at Ponte de Lima is a short drive away, and the Peneda Geres National Park is easily reached by car.
There are two good restaurants in walking distance from the property.