Quinta do Monteverde
Let yourself be seduced by the charm and refinement of a 16th century Manor House and by the freshness of the 17.500 sq meters of gardens and fruit trees at Quinta do Monteverde, a privileged refuge among the hills, the sea and the mouth of the river Neiva.
Sleeping at the manor is travelling back in time and enjoying an ambiance of tradition and refinement. To those that search intimacy with nature, the Quinta offers cottages and apartments surrounded by the green shades of the nut, olive and pine trees.
The choices are countless, but you could very easily relax in a cool fresh corner enjoying a good wine, whilst savouring the amazing sunsets. On the cooler days retire to the library, or just let yourself be rocked gently by the crackling fire while drinking a glass of Port. To compensate for the delicious breakfasts, swim a few lazy lengths, have fun playing a game of tennis, go to the gym or even dare to a gentle stroll to the beach.
In Castelo do Neiva you will find a gorgeous fine sandy beach, the little fishing port, the Roman hill fort of Moldes and the S. James paths. You are just 10 minutes away from the 750 years old city Viana do Castelo and around 30 minutes away from Porto (UNESCO World Heritage City) and the international airport. The fabulous beaches, the Gerês National Park, the centennial cities and the extremely rich cultural environment of a stunning Minho where Portugal was born are within your reach either in a getaway weekend or on a well deserved holiday.