Our “Vivenda” lies in a quiet area on a hill providing it with beautiful views.
The hamlets of Machorro and Medas are authentic farming villages. However we are not totally isolated because Coja is just 2 km away. Here you can swim, and eat and drink in various bars and restaurants. Also banks, super markets and various small shops are found here. The same may be said about the village of Arganil, at a distance of 7 km. A tourist information office is situated here.
Thoughout the year a variety of celebrations takes place in the local villages. Tranquility surrounds you here.
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In the vicinity of the Vivenda 'A nossa coroa' there are countless possibilities to enjoy nature. By car, on foot or by mountain bike (provided you can handle the slopes). The roads are easily accessible. We have many (walking) routes available for you.
You may swim in the river Alva near Coja, (also suitable for children)
In the waterfalls of Fraga da Pena you can enjoy a refreshing shower in nature.
Donkey or horse riding in the nature and historical villages
The cosy drop Coja, with a delicious terrace, can be reached in 3 minutes by car or a half an hour walk.
We have bikes so you can take the bike to the village.
Palace of Bussaco
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Life seems to have stood still in the villages.
The quietness and hospitality are striking.
The locals are friendly and will always greet you.
We advise you to have lunch between 12.30 and 14.00 in one of the many restaurants.
There will probably be no menu but you have a choice between fish (peixe) or meat (carne).
Don't forget the often delicious desserts (sobremesa).
When you hear bells ringing there is probably a shepherd with his sheeps or goats in the neighbourhood.
Why don't you visit a cheese farm to sample a piece of (typical) Serra-cheese, or go to a local cafe for a small strong coffee (bica).
Canoeing on the river Mondego
Within 90 Km lies Figueira da Foz
- an hour's drive - with a wide beach and various beach pavillions, wher you can enjoy fresh fish.
To the north of Figueira da Foz are many different quiet beaches which are quite easy to reach.
Praia de Mira
The university city of Coimbra is the nearest large town some 50 Km away. Beside the historic centre with a beautiful old university, chapel and library built in 1728, you will find modern shopping centres. In Coimbra the Fado is played in the cafes and in the churches.
Aveiro or “the Venice of Portugal" is easy to get to. Famous for its salt lakes wich you can visit by boat.
Costa nova, colourful seaside near Aveiro
It doesn't matter what beach you are, you always can get fresh fish