Holiday Home in Beiras and the Centro Region

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Beiras/Centro Region

Beiras extends from the coast in the west to the mountains in the east and lies between the regions of Porto and Lisbon. This is not really a tourist region, but it does have a large variety of nature, culture and history. The scenery includes hills and mountains, forests, some vineyards, and a beautiful coast with secluded beaches. Around Viseu, you will find the famous wine region of the Dão. Experience authentic Portugal from our Beiras holiday homes.

Holiday tip from your cottage in Beiras: walking in unspoilt nature!

In this region you will find the largest mountain range of the country, the Serra da Estrela. This gorgeous natural park offers forests, mountain streams and lakes with clear water, rocks and gorges, and it has various marked footpaths.

Enough to discover from our cottages in Beiras

The history of this region is reflected in its historical sights, ranging from Roman ruins to Medieval towns and castles. You really should pay a visit to the historical university town of Coimbra. The capital of this region is also worth a visit. It has the oldest university of the country, with its gorgeous Baroque library. Make a day trip from your cottage to other historical towns and villages, such as Viseu, Guarda (the town at the highest elevation in Portugal), Monsanto, Folgosinho, Sortelha, Marialva, or Castelo Mendo.

At the Costa de Prata you will find beautiful long beaches interspersed with bays and rocks. The waves make the coast popular with wind surfers too. A number of seaside resorts, such as Costa Nova, still have their traditional charm, because of the characteristic wooden beach huts. The most popular seaside resort is Figueira da Foz. Here, you can visit the historical buildings, the harbour, and the elegant Palácio Sotto Mayor. After a day on the beach or in town, have a fish meal in a small restaurant, visit the casino, or saviour the nightlife. Other popular seaside resorts are Mira, Nazaré, and Barra.

Make a trip to Aveiro from your cottage in Beiras

Aveiro is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal and is also known as the Portuguese Venice, because of its many canals and the picturesque colourful boats. A visit to the busy fish market is also good fun. Aveiros location on the seaside also makes it a popular site for water sports enthusiasts. From Aveiro, you could take a boat trip across the lagoon of the Ria de Aveiro and enjoy its surroundings, or sail a boat yourself.

Close to Aveiro you will find the São Jacinto Dune Nature Reserve. Here you will also find the beach of São Jacinto, where you can swim in clear blue water. Further to the south, you can indulge in various outdoor activities near the river Mondego. Between Coimbra and Penecova, you could go kayaking on the river. Many companies also organise rafting and canyoning there. Enough to see and do, in short, from our holiday homes in Beiras

All cottages in Beiras and the Centro Region