17 fun things to do in Coimbra

Historically, Coimbra is the third city in Portugal – well, it was even the capital for a few years! Today, it’s famous for the University! Though, more than just a university city, it is a city of culture, full of history and stories. In this article, we will introduce some of these stories while exploring … Read more

PR5 Arouca Geopark – Livraria do Paiva

PR5 Arouca Geoparque livraria do Paiva

PR5 – Livraria do Paiva (Paiva Bookstore) is a small pedestrian trail beginning and ending in Janarde, Arouca, and located inside the spectacular Arouca Geopark. This is a very short walking path, only about 3 km, and therefore suitable for everyone who wants to take a short walk in the wild. But don’t let its … Read more

PR14 Arouca Geopark – Drave

Como fazer o trilho PR14 para Drave

PR14 Arouca Geopark is our kind of trail, mountainous but not too long, with pleasant views and an absolutely wonderful final destination – Drave, the Magic Village. Drave is a village that, despite having been completely abandoned, is still quite well maintained. The last permanent inhabitant left in 2000. It has many ruins, but also … Read more

The traditional Arte Xavega in Portugal

Arte Xávega

Arte Xávega is a traditional form of fishing that involves encircling and dragging the fish with a net. This fishing style is also simply called “Arte” (which translates to art) by fishermen from central Portugal while in the south it’s called Xávega. What is Arte Xávega? The Arte Xávega fishing technique involves launching a net … Read more

15 fun things to do in Mira

o que fazer em Mira

Located on the Portuguese Silver Coast, 25 km south of Aveiro, Mira and more specifically Praia de Mira is one of the most popular holiday resorts in central/northern Portugal. The reasons are many, the beach, the freshwater lagoon, the dunes, the pine forests, the pedestrian and mountain biking routes, and the many campsites, but also … Read more