Approximately 10 kms to the west of Casa Santa Margarida is the Atlantic Ocean with golden beaches and spectacular sunsets.
north of Santa Margarida is the lovely old sailing port of Viana do
Castelo with cobbled streets, a medieval square and magnificent merchant
houses. It is an excellent place to sample the locally caught fish accompanied
by the famous Vinho Verde, a light semi sparkling wine.
Approximately one hour away is the only National Park, Peneda Geres in Portugal, with its granite mountains stretching
across to Spain. Reaching heights of 4000 feet, it is fantastic walking
country with far reaching views to the ocean and Spain.
Other sight seeing excursions
include the walled town of Valenca and on to Vigo, Baiona and Santiago de Compostela
in Spain. Also the Portuguese cities of Braga, Guimaraes and
There are a number of excellent
golf courses in the area.
The recently expanded airport
at Porto is within easy reach by car. Low fares to this airport are now
offered by a number of airlines. Alternatives, are the Spanish airports
of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela which are reached by motorway.
The local festivities are held on the last weekend of July.
For larger groups, Casa de Sao Cristovao is close by and can accommodate a further 10 persons.