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Make a Holiday Rental Apartment the Guarda Region, Portugal, Your Home Away From Home

The Guarda Region is located in the east-north-east of the country of Portugal, relatively close to the border with Spain. The region contains a number of interesting and historic villages and small towns and the largest settlement and provincial capital is also known as Guarda. It is interesting to note that the town of Guarda is the highest settlement in the whole of Portugal, being situated more than 1,000m above sea level. Spending your holidays in the Guarda Region will prove to be the perfect choice for anyone who loves to be surrounded by scenic and beautiful countryside. The self catering accommodation in the Guarda Region is a popular choice and all properties feature a full range of amenities to ensure your complete comfortability.

Things to Do on Holiday in the Guarda Region, Portugal

There are plenty of activities to enjoy during your holidays in the Guarda Region, many of which will tend to focus on the gorgeous surrounding countryside. These include mountain climbing and abseiling, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, white-water rafting and swimming. Whilst in this part of Portugal, you might also like to think about paying a local vineyard a visit. A number of vineyards offer tours to the public, plus the opportunity to stock-up that wine rack in your self catering accommodation in the Guarda Region.

Places to Visit on Holiday in the Guarda Region, Portugal

The main attraction for you to catch in the city of Guarda itself is the impressive cathedral of Sé de Guarda. You should also try to visit some of the other historic settlements to be found in this region and these include Trancoso, Almeida and Marialva. If you are hankering for the attractions of the larger towns and cities, some nearby suggestions for you include Coimbra and Oporto. Heading east from the Guarda Region you will head across the border into Spain and there are some towns which may be of interest here, including Salamanca and Ciudad Rodrigo.

Weather in the Guarda Region, Portugal

Your height above sea level will have an impact on the type of climate to be expected on your holidays in the Guarda Region. This means that this part of Portugal will always be a good few degrees cooler than on the coast. So, during the main summer months, average temperatures will be around the low- to mid-twenties degrees Celsius. In the winter, expect daily highs to hit the low-teens degrees, although much colder than this in the highest mountains where snowfall can occur.

Travel to the Guarda Region, Portugal

Oporto Airport (OPO) will be the most convenient for your holidays in the Guarda Region. This airport welcomes flights through airlines from the United Kingdom and these include Ryanair, TAP Portugal and Ryanair. Flights depart from London Stansted (STN), Liverpool (LPL) and London Gatwick (LGW).

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      One to really remember

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had the most amazing week in the Guarda region of Portugal, a mere hour and some from the Spanish border. The hosts were really helpful and enthusiastic about the house and the many antique family heirlooms that adorn the house going back 3 generations. The villa has everything you would need with a really well equipped kitchen, comfortably furnished lounge and dining area with a generous supply of local wine and spirits, WiFi, Satellite TV, DVD player and lots of board games. The bedrooms and luxury bathrooms were beautifully decorated clean. The beds comfortable and loads of wardrobe space. We enjoyed our evenings taking in the views of the valley below and dining Al fresco as the weather was still lovely and warm. Long walks after dinner and a really idyllic setting for a thoroughly well earned and relaxing break. We used our week to go visit many of the historic market towns such as Guarda, Belmonte, Gouveia and Covilha; but for me the really gem was the little know towns of Penamacor and Sabugal adjacent to the national park of Serra da Malcata which we also visited the same day. All in all - it was just what we wanted. Would love to return some day for a fortnight - If you are after something different and away from crowded beaches and are looking for some genuine relaxation, then then is your spot.. Thanks Fernando and Pedro for all you kindness and help.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2014
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2014