Peneda Geres National Park accommodation in Portugal

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Environment

Some of the strengths of our area, is the rest and tranquility that nature offers, and may attach to this the fact that we are in full national park and there developed a multitude of mountain activities and leisure.The Quinta Lamosa, supports the environment in which care is to treat the waste of their guests, the annual planting trees and protecting the species protected Peneda Geres National Park. This is our project within the agritourism.

The environmental care were present in the construction of our project and this was one of the reasons that led us to build wooden houses. Not only is more comfortable for those who inhabit it but also to have a mayor with environmental care framework that a National Park should have.

The means of local transport are diesel or gasoline, and the local transport dispoen still many where the engine is the power animal is the horse or oxen. Sustainable development has been a superiority and therefore was set in motion the construction of a biodiesel factory in this way bureaus recycle waste oil, saving the nature of an unnecessary pollution.

In an environmentally sustainable economy, is only possible if there estable intrevenientes are all holding hands in their purposes, so whenever possible we try to verify that each of our suppliers is governed by the same environmental rules that the Quinta Lamosa. To these we give priority.

Community

In the middle you can watch naconal park, eagles, hawks, deer, squirrels, wild pigs, the Lusitano horse in the wild as well as a vast and diverse forest. Quinta Lamosa , located in the Gates of Peneda Geres National Park and near the center of interpretation of the same park. Where tourists can buy local artisans, and cultural attractions , how to help the local economy. Local handicrafts and fi is rich developed over many centuries by the land that gave rise to Portugal.The water and water resources are a concern of the ordinary citizen and Quinta Lamosa . While we are near the mountain river time demonstrated through various initiatives of the guests and how to save water. Even that is used for irrigation used in the farm. In our project are prorietary performing all activities along with the locals, having our privilege to host the live side by side with the natives.

We have throughout this brief description of trying to inform how the relationship between the tourist and the local community and we can not fail to mention that the mountain activities, canoeing, trekking, horseback riding, jeep tours all these activities have a strong historical and have interacted with the locals. For only this way can you visit us understand how living in such a beautiful region where the field is the strongest economic component.

Reviews of Peneda Geres National Park accommodation in Portugal

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 03 Sep 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The construction of the houses is unique. Silence in the night is complete. The space utilization inside is admirable.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Confirm very clearly how many beds are there in the house. While I had communicated clearly that we are a family of four with kids 8 and 10, there were only three beds in the house. The owner had communicated that there is one double bed and one sofa bed. The sofa bed turned out to be a single folding bed. We joined the other two beds allowing three people to sleep.

Confirm in advance with the owner of the property that there is no construction work going on at the their third house. During our stay the works were in progress. We had to leave the property during the day and return only during evening so that we avoid the constant noise. In fact we decided to check out early morning instead of noon for this very reason. We pointed this out to the owner who sent us an email apologising. No refund was offered for the inconvenience.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


It would have been helpful to be able to read more about how the design of this type of house saves on energy as it surely does.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


The stay was OK. The property seems better suited for singles and couples. Had there been a couple of sheep grazing in the garden, they would have added a much needed sense of life to the property. The place is great for writing, meditation etc as it feels very secluded yet within five minutes of driving you are in a city.

My daughters who did not mind the noise of construction enjoyed the house very much. For them it was out of a story book. The owner was very helpful and kind and helped in anyways he could.

Read the operator's response here:

I would like to thank the sympathy of family Sacoor Verma and thank him for having enjoyed our homes.

The houses are equipped with two single beds and a sofa bed (as you can see in the photographs on our website). But by the preceding guest have broken the left leg of the sofa bed had to put a rollaway bed, yes. We are sure that the level of comfort not lost quality, but it is true that they lost a little space.

I apologise for any inconvenience that the construction of the last wooden house we are constructing has caused, I tried to be the lowest possible, but it is not always possible, the place really invites a wonderful silence. At present the construction over and she finished with all noise, just hear again the sounds of nature.

To conclude I would say that the energetic saving is done through a mini hydro, which was built on a small river which causes need not be supplied public electricity network the water also a natural water reserves from own farm.

I hope I have been informative and once again apologise for our failures, because our objective is to have a sustainable and quality tourism. Since our region and the Peneda Geres National Park deserve.

Best regards

Joγo Pedro Serτdio

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