The home for your stay in Soajo
Right in the centre of the rural village of Soajo you will find Casa Soajo with 2 apartments.
Rent those separate or rent the complete home.
About the house.
Casa Soajo (Largo do Eiro 1, Soajo, Portugal) has been totally recovered maintaining its original features to receive its guests with all comfort and convenience.Spend a week or a few days of total relaxation at Casa Soajo and enjoy the best this charming village of Soajo has to offer. Meet the typical granite granaries around a threshing-floor: a characteristic of upland areas of Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês.Discover the charms of the mountains of Soajo and Peneda-Gerês, the rich gastronomy of the region and the vast archaeological and natural heritage.
Casa Soajo 1.
This is the upper floor.Living/dining room with TV (also for streaming), kitchenette (microwave, refrigerator, cookware and utensils), 1 bedroom, 1 double bed and 1 single room, 1 bathroom.Small terrace outside with table and 2 chairs.General: Includes bed linens and towels. Electric heating, airconditioning and wood for the fireplace.Pets are not allowed.
Casa Soajo 2.
This is the lower floor.Living room with TV (also for streaming), kitchenette (microwave, refrigerator, cookware and utensils), 1 bedroom, 1 double bed and 1 single room, 1 bathroom.General: Includes bed linens and towels. Electric heating and airconditioning.Pets are not allowed.
What to do in Soajo?
Soajo is a small village located in the north of Portugal, on the edge of Peneda-Gerês National Park. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and traditional architecture.Here are some things to do and see in Soajo:- Espigueiros do Soajo: These ancient granaries are a unique historical landmark and a magical place to watch the sunset. They are set against a horizon of breathtaking mountain views.- Hiking Trails: Soajo is a great place for hiking and discovering the outdoors. There are many hiking trails in the area that offer stunning views of the landscape.- Poço Negro: This is a sparkling freshwater bathing pool that is great for swimming and relaxing. 10 minutes from the Espgueiros.- Ponte da Ladeira: A beautiful old Roman bridge across clear river with amazing pools and coves. 25 minutes from the Espgueiros.- Pelourinho do Soajo: This is a stone pillory that was used for public punishment in the past. It is now a historical landmark. In the center at the square.- Monumento Ao Cão Sabujo Da Serra Do Soajo: This is a monument dedicated to the Sabujo dog breed, which is native to the region. At the parking near the Espigueiros.Soajo is a small village, but it has all the basic amenities, including a bakeries, butcher, supermarkets, several restaurants and a Taberna, tourist information, and ATM.
It is also an ideal starting point for nature activities such as hiking or fishing in the national park. Visitors can also explore nearby towns like Arcos des Valdevez, Ponte de Barca or visit the monastery Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Peneda.
What to eat in Soajo?
Soajo is a small but has many options for any budget and taste covering the full range of traditional cuisine, snacks and modern food.Taberna Montanh’Arriba
Address: Caminho da Eira do Rego nº13, Lugar do Eiró
Telephone: +351 258 578 037Restaurante Videira
Address: Av. 25 de Abril 1734, Soajo 4970-656, Portugal
Telephone: +351 258 576 205Restaurante O Espigueiro do Soajo
Address: Av. 25 de Abril 1425, Soajo 4970-656, Portugal
Telephone: +351 258 576 136Restaurante Saber ao Borralho
Address: Av. 25 de Abril 1158, Soajo 4970-656, Portugal
Telephone: +351 258 577 296Casa do Povo
Address: Av. 25 de Abril, Soajo 4970-656, PortugalAs Marias Mercearia / Take-away
Address: Eira do Penedo, Soajo 4970-659
Telephone: +351 969 324 733Padaria SoajoPastelaria Seara NovaCafe CovilCafe Jovem
Peneda-Gerês National Park.
Soajo is in the Peneda-Gerês National Park. And it is easy to start hiking or have day trips in the park from Soajo.Below info from WikipediaThe Peneda-Gerês National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês, Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpaɾkɨ nɐsjuˈnal dɐ pɨˈneðɐ ʒɨˈɾeʃ]), also known simply as Gerês, is a national park located in northern Portugal. Created in May 1971, it is the oldest protected area and the only national park in Portugal. It covers an area of 695.9 km2 (268.7 sq mi), occupying the Districts of Viana do Castelo, Braga, and Vila Real and bordering the Spanish Baixa Limia – Serra do Xurés natural park to the north, with which forms the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Gerês-Xurés.Peneda-Gerês was given its name by its two main granite massifs, the Serra da Peneda and the Serra do Gerês which, with the Serra Amarela and the Serra do Soajo, constitute the park's highest peaks. On the other hand, the precipitous valleys, crossed by high flowing streams, host lush temperate broadleaf and mixed forests of oak and pine, being one of the last strongholds of the typical Atlantic European flora of Portugal, contrasting with an evolving Mediterranean biome. The park is also home to around 220 vertebrate species, some only native to the Iberian Peninsula including the threatened Pyrenean desman, Iberian frog, or gold-striped salamander.The area now occupied by the park has had a long human history, reflected by its countless megalithic structures and Roman remains. Presently it is home to around 9,000 people scattered throughout small villages.The aims of the park are to protect the soil, water, flora, fauna, and landscape, while preserving its value to the existent human and natural resources.
Casa Soajo 1 (max total 3 persons)
- starting at 50 euro per night, including 1 person
- additional person 25 per night
- minimum stay 2 nights
- cleaning 30 euroCasa Soajo 2 (max total 3 persons)
- starting at 40 euro per night, including 1 person
- additional person 20 euro per night
- minimum stay 2 nights
- cleaning 25 euroCasa Soajo (1+2, whole house, min 4, max total 6 persons)
- starting at 60 euro per night, including 2 persons
- additional people 20 euro per night
- minimum stay 3 nights
- cleaning 50 euroPets are not allowed.
How to get in contact?
By e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), filling out below form or call +351-932-860-309 (Dutch,English,German).
Stores in Soajo
Although Saojo is small, it has everything for daily life, or shorter or longer stays.- butcher
- general store
- drugstoreSeveral times a week also fresh vegetables, fish and bread are delivered, being sold from a van.Each first Sunday of the month a local market is held at the parking near the Espigueiros.
(Day) trips from Soajo
Although there is enough to see and do in and near Saojo, especially by hiking, there are also many options for a short or day trip.
Arcos de Valdevez (25 minutes)
Things to Do and See in Arcos de Valdevez.Arcos de Valdevez, a small town in the Alto Minho region of Northern Portugal, offers a variety of activities and attractions for visitors.Outdoor Activities
- Passadicos do Sistelo: A popular outdoor activity for travelers
- Rio Vez: Offers opportunities for river trekking and swimming
- Peneda-Geres National Park: Ideal for hiking and exploring natureCultural and Heritage Sites:
- Igreja de São Paio: A historic church with beautiful outside stairs and azulejos on the front facade
- Valdevez Tournament Monument: A notable monument in the town
- Jardim do Campo do Trasladário and Jardins da Alameda de Arcos de Valdevez: Green areas with beautiful views of the town and the surroundingsOther Activities:
- Jeep rides through the Soajo and Peneda Mountains: Ideal for adventurous travelers
- Explore the local food scene: Arcos de Valdevez is known for its local cuisine, making it a great destination for foodiesVisitors can also explore the surrounding areas, such as the Peneda-Geres National Park, which offers hiking and cycling opportunities.Additionally, the town's traditional architecture and charm make it a great destination for a one-day trip in the regionWhether you're interested in outdoor activities, cultural exploration, or culinary experiences, Arcos de Valdevez has something to offer for various types of travelers.
Ponte de Lima (45 minutes)
Top Attractions in Ponte de Lima
Ponte de Lima, a picturesque town in Northern Portugal, offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors. Here are some of the top things to see and do in Ponte de Lima:
Attractions and Historical Sites:
- Ponte Romana e Medieval: The Roman and medieval bridge is a must-see historical site in Ponte de Lima
- Museu do Brinquedo Português: This museum showcases Portuguese toys and is worth a visit
- Arnado Park: A beautiful park to explore and relax in
- Festival Internacional de Jardins: The International Garden Festival is a unique event to experienceOutdoor Activities:
- Timeout Aventura Park: Offers adventure activities and outdoor pursuits
- River Side Cycling or Hiking Route: Enjoy cycling or hiking along the riverside
- Kayaking: Visitors can hire kayaks and paddle along the riverOther Activities
- Local Festivals: If you happen to visit during a local festival, such as the International Garden Festival, it's worth experiencing the cultural celebrations
- Restaurants and Cafés: Ponte de Lima offers a variety of dining options to savor local cuisinePonte de Lima is also surrounded by the gorgeous Minho countryside, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and those seeking a tranquil retreat
Porto (90 minutes)
Porto is a city in northern Portugal with a population of just under 250,000 in the city center area. It is a walkable city with a moderate climate year-roundThere are many things to see and do in Porto, including:
Architecture: Porto has an interesting mix of architecture, including Neoclassical buildings, Romanesque cathedrals, Art Nouveau cafes, and more. Some must-see architectural spots include the Ribeira, the Luís I Bridge, the São Bento railway station, the Cafe Majestic, the Casa da Música, and Casa de Serralves
Wine: Porto is famous for its port wine, and visitors can enjoy wine tastings and tours at various wineries in Vila Nova de Gaia
Food: Porto has a variety of traditional dishes to try, including pasteis de nata, francesinha, and tripe. Visitors can sample local produce at the Mercado do Bolhão and explore the city's many restaurants and cafesOther popular attractions in Porto include the Douro River, the Torre dos Clérigos, the Porto Cathedral, and the Church of São Francisco
Visitors can also take a cruise along the Rota do Duro bridges, have a picnic in the Jardim das Virtudes, or take a 3-hour tour of the city to get their bearings
Viana do Castelo (60 minutes)
Things to See and Do in Viana do Castelo
Viana do Castelo, a coastal city in northern Portugal, offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Viana do Castelo:
Attractions and Landmarks
- Santuário de Santa Luzia: A hilltop sanctuary offering stunning views down the coast and up the Lima valley
- Gil Eannes Hospital Ship: A pioneering naval hospital ship, now restored and open to visitors
- Praia do Cabedelo: One of the Minho’s best beaches, featuring a 1km-long arc of blonde, powdery sand and grassy dunes backed by a grove of wind-blown pines
- Praça da República: A fine hub of seven narrow laneways at the heart of the old town’s zone of mansions and monuments
- Templo do Sagrado Coração de Jesus: A 20th-century, neo-Byzantine church located on the 228m eucalyptus-clad hill, offering panoramic views
- Museu de Artes Decorativas: Housed in the 18th-century Palacete Barbosa Maciel, this museum features an impressive collection of 17th- and 18th-century ceramics
- Fábrica do Chocolate: A small museum devoted to chocolate, offering interactive exhibits and interesting facts about chocolate
- Castelo de São Tiago da Barra: A squat castle with ramparts, offering a glimpse into the city's history
Museu do Traje: A museum showcasing traditional Portuguese costumes and jewelryOutdoor Activities- Praia do Cabedelo: Ideal for beach lovers, offering a picturesque coastline and natural beauty
- North Discovery Adventure Tours: Offers outdoor activities such as adventure tours for those seeking an active experienceCultural and Historical Sites- Costume Museum and Viana Jewellery: Offers a glimpse into the city's history and unique jewelry
- Celtic settlement of Santa Luzia: A historical site with cultural significanceViana do Castelo also serves as a good base for exploring the Minho region, including nearby towns and natural attractions. Whether you're interested in history, culture, outdoor activities, or simply enjoying the coastal beauty, Viana do Castelo has something to offer for every traveler.
In and near Soajo (all pictures on this website © Hans Kok)