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Make a holiday rental home or self catering accommodation in Central Portugal your home away from home

Central Portugal is a large, varied and mainly rural region of Portugal, consisting of towering mountains, stunning rivers and a coastline which rivals that of the Algarve for rugged beauty. Tourism in Central Portugal is very low key, allowing visitors to take a rental home in Central Portugal and explore the open countryside and enjoy the hospitable welcome without tourist crowds, high rise hotels or any ‘English pubs’ anywhere to be seen. This is traditional Portugal at its best.

Things to do on holiday in Central Portugal

The forested hills of Central Portugal are a wonderful place to walk. The pure natural beauty of the area could inspire even the most blasé of visitors. Rambling in Central Portugal is a very popular activity, as well as mountain biking and hiking. The hills are a maze of walking and biking trials, and the unspoilt nature of the countryside means that there are still some wonderful animals roaming here, including wild boar and even lynx. A holiday rental property in Central Portugal is a haven of peace for any lover of the great outdoors and nature.

The rivers which cross the region are attract visitors from around Eur¬ope, especially the River Zezere, which is the longest in the area. Fishing and rambling holidays along the rivers forested banks thrive, whilst much of its course is can be navigated by canoe, which provides a magnificent days entertainment from any self catering accommodation in Central Portugal, allowing you to see the beauty of the region from the most natural of angles.

There is a long history in Central Portugal. You can explore Roman ruins, Moorish Castles, Peninsula battlefields, Romanesque churches and ancient Celtic standing stones from self catering accommodation in Central Portugal.

Much of the joy of taking a holiday rental home in Central Portugal is the warm welcome you receive from the locals. The undiluted culture of Central Portugal means that you are welcomed into your self catering Central Portugal accommodation with open arms, and often a bottle of local wine, which is quite simply delicious.

Places to visit on holiday in Central Portugal

The town of Avo lies in the heart of Central Portugal. Property here is built in the traditional way with white washed walls topped by terracotta tiles, giving the town a wonderfully picturesque image. Located in the valley of the Alva River, Avo is a wonderfully relaxed place to stay, with excellent rambling opportunities.

The skyline of Penela is dominated by the walls of the dominant Moorish castle around which the town stands. Taking a Central Portugal property in Penela will give you a great sense of the history of Central Portugal, and there are magnificent shops, markets (Wednesday) and sporting facilities here. You can enjoy swimming, tennis, motocross, parasailing, fishing, horse riding and walking from a Central Portugal property in Penela, as well as relax on a river beach when the temperatures rise.

Weather in Central Portugal

Central Portugal benefits from long, hot summer in which temperatures average 24?C from May until September, and daily temperatures can soar into the high 30’s. In the winter, rain is not uncommon, and temperatures average only about 4?C in the coldest month, meaning that if you are going to take self catering accommodation in Central Portugal during the winter, pack a jacket!

Flights to Central Portugal

The main airport which serves Central Portugal is the Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) in Porto. However, there are only a few flights from the UK direct to Porto, provided by TAP Portugal. Lisbon is only an hour from Central Portugal, and receives many daily flights form the UK.

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                                                                                        Absolutely amazing, our dream holiday/home!

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                                                                                        The house is a design dream, with all comfort and style. The Eco swimming pool was heaven, swimming with the fish and kingfishers visiting daily. As if that wasn't enough it all overlooks Obidos Lagoon with sensational view through the huge lounge window and the many varied spots to sit outside - under the vines, from the pool and the lovely barbecue area. On top of that Maria was very helpful and the house was fully equipped as a home, all household items provided and lots of lovely design books and magazines to read.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                        Comfort in Consolacao

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                                                                                        Consolacao is where the Portuguese like to holiday. We stayed in the green (verde) apartment, which was spacious and clean with a private furnished balcony, looking out to sea. The breakfast was served at 9am, which was a feast in its self, there was enough food for lunch as well. We had a very relaxing holiday, walking along the beach, reading on the balcony, it was like been in heaven, with lovely views thrown in. Filipe was helpful and spoke perfect English. We ate out every night, fish and house wine very good and very reasonable. Thank you for a lovely time.
                                                                                        • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2016
                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                        Wonderful Property

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                                                                                        Modern, cool, airy accommodation, clean and well maintained, with plenty of space, well equipped. Good size pool and again plenty of space outside. Only problem was the weak broad band which meant limitations on wifi signal (even with booster). Couple of notes not given with other details about villa; Nearest pharmacy is in Foz Do Arelho (about 2 Km), very efficient with good English. We knew about supermarkets being closed on Sundays, but didn't know local mini-markets were open, all day. Local restaurant 'Amigos da Patio' was great, but can get filled with locals after 8:30 pm, even mid-week.
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                                                                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016