The 'Monte Barranco da Baía', Rural Tourism cottage, is located in the 'Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina' in southwest Portugal. Visitors can enjoy the tranquility of the place and relax in the swimming pond after a day at the beach or coming back from trekking along the coast, two ways of enjoying Europe´s most preserved coastline.
The two traditional style houses equipped with every comfort are within 2 km of the coastline, in a very quiet rural area with good accesses. Both are equipped with solar water heaters and waste water is treated by phyto- purification before being recycled for irrigation.
In any season, the ecosystem of the swimming pond attract by the beauty of its diverse flora and the opportunity to observe the nature. The total area of the pond is 180 square meters, and 72 square meters are reserved for swimming. The surrounding area is equipped with hammocks in the shadow zone and comfortable bean bags and chairs to sunbathe on the lawn.
Nearby, in a wooded area, refuge of numerous species of birds, runs a small stream.
The Monte Barranco da Baía is also an ideal stopover on the 'Rota Vicentina', the new pedestrian route that passes nearby (see www.rotavicentina.com).
Four miles north, the picturesque village of Odeceixe and to the south the town of Aljezur, built in the foothills of a castle of Moorish origin, invite you to experience the local cuisine.