Design lovers. Wellness Aficionados. Winos. Foodies.
360 views. Watching white yachts disappear into the horizon. Therapeutic effect of the forest and the river.
BEST VISITING MONTHS
Open all year round with May to October being the warmest.
The Douro41 Hotel & Spa is a modern retreat on the banks of the Douro River in Vista Alegre, Portugal. The architecture mimics and enhances the surrounding environment - with its slopes, valleys, and terraces.
There are 55 rooms and 5 suites, with modern and minimalist design in neutral tones. The use of glass invites the outside nature in and fills the rooms with light. Stay in a Mountain View or a River View room, or splurge on the Panoramic Suite complete with 360 views of the Douro River, the anchorage site, the pool and the mountains, as well as a private garden.
Enjoy the property. Wander through the gardens. Cool off in the panoramic outdoor pool. Visit the spa complete with a sauna, a turkish bath, and a Tepidarium.
Go off roading between Favaios and Pinhão, where you will visit local farms and taste the produce of the region. Discover Serra do Marão Mountains on horseback. Hike through Paiva's walkways and get to know Douro’s geology. Visit lost villages. Take a boat ride through the river, with a stop at Ilha dos Amores (meaning: Love Island). Go rafting for a more fast-paced afternoon or take your time kayaking and paddle boarding. Taste the green wines of Castelo de Paiva. Go mushroom picking.
“The best bread pudding in the universe”. Standout menu items are Cataplana of clams and turbot; Codfish Douro41 style; fried octopus filets; and seared deer in tonka bean crust.
Douro is located 55 km from Oporto Airport and 160 km from the border with Spain (Tui). Rent a car and explore!
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