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Family Vacation in Gerês

Discovering the Best of the North and Center of the Country

If you’ve never been to the North and Center of the country, you might have heard of its breathtaking beauty. This region is now home to numerous new accommodation projects, regional restaurants serving authentic local cuisine, and specialized nature services, perfect for a family vacation filled with memorable experiences in the midst of nature.

Top 3 Accommodation Options for your Family Vacation in Gerês

Family Vacation in Gerês

Choosing the right accommodation is crucial when traveling with family. Gerês offers a wide range of options, from hotels with extensive amenities to charming cottages and bungalows. Here are three highly recommended options, each catering to different budgets while ensuring the best quality and value.

1) Águas do Gerês – Hotel, Termas & Spa

Carqueijais Farm is a premium option, set against the stunning backdrop of the Caniçada Dam and the mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. The farm features six fully equipped villas, designed for family comfort and privacy. Despite its small size, the farm partners with local providers to offer a variety of experiences that you can enjoy without leaving your villa.

2) Carqueijais Farm

Carqueijais Farm is a premium option, set against the stunning backdrop of the Caniçada Dam and the mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. The farm features six fully equipped villas, designed for family comfort and privacy. Despite its small size, the farm partners with local providers to offer a variety of experiences that you can enjoy without leaving your villa.

3) Parque de Campismo da Cerdeira – Tent or Bungalow

For a camping adventure in Gerês, Parque de Campismo da Cerdeira is an excellent choice. You can pitch your tent under ancient oak trees or stay in one of their 12 modern bungalows, which offer central heating and full amenities. Located near the Albufeira de Vilarinho da Furna and the Roman Geira, this campsite is perfect for families, with facilities like Wi-Fi, laundry, a mini-market, an outdoor pool, an activity park, and one of the best restaurants in the region.

Top 3 restaurant choices

No trip to Gerês is complete without experiencing its local cuisine. Here are three must-visit restaurants:

1) Cantinho do Antigamente (Aldeia de Covide)

Average price: 20€ per person

Specialties: Pataniscas com Arroz de Feijão, Bacalhau à Casa, Posta de Vitela

2) Restaurant O Abocanhado (Aldeia de Brufe)

Average price: 35€ per person

Specialties: Kid from Encostas de Brufe; Veal Barrosã; Tibornada de Bacalhau; Venison shoulder; Garnizé da Aldeia.

3) Restaurant Petiscos da Bó Gusta (Vila do Gerês)

Average price: 20€ per person

Specialties: Regional Tapas and Snacks

Note: These restaurants are popular and often require reservations. Be sure to call or email in advance to secure your table and enjoy the best of local cuisine during your trip.

Explore Gerês and immerse yourself in its natural beauty, rich culture, and delicious food. Whether you prefer luxury, rustic charm, or an adventurous camping experience, Gerês has something for everyone.

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