8 beautiful rural tourism houses for a honeymoon in Portugal
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For those newlyweds who love Mother Nature, there is nothing better than spending your honeymoon between Portugal’s vibrant green landscapes and the tranquility of its countryside. With so many beautiful and welcoming rural tourism houses to choose from, all of them have a relaxing and romantic stay in the country to offer. From the north to the south, including the Portuguese islands, here are 8 houses that await your visit!

1. Herdade do Sobroso

Situated in the municipality of Vidigueira, in the Alentejo region, the Herdade do Sobroso is a huge property that combines rural tourism with wine production. All this paired with a stunning backdrop – the Mendro Mountains on one side, the Guadiana River on another and the famous Alentejo plains stretching out as far as the eye can see. The main house has a variety of inviting rooms, as well as common spaces so guests can mingle in a family-inspired environment… but, if you’re hoping for something more secluded, book one of the private houses and enjoy your very own romantic love nest. With a beautiful country porch to sit on and chat the night away, as well as stunning gardens with a salt water pool… this is exactly what a honeymoon calls for! Bird watching, hot air balloon rides, photographic safari, fishing, hunting and horseback riding are just some of the many activities this place has to offer… and don’t forget to visit the property’s cellar, where you’ll discover and taste their homemade honey, jams, olive oil and wine. Cheers!

2. Villa Pedra Natural Houses

Right smack in the middle of Portugal you’ll find Villa Pedra, which translated means “Village of Stone” and that’s where you’ll find these beautiful natural houses that eagerly await visitors, especially newlyweds. Why? Well, with a very secret-like atmosphere, this group of seven amazing homes – they are so comfortable and sweet, they can very well be a home away from home – are an open door to nature, leisure and fresh air. Explore the gardens (there are swans and ducks on the property!), lounge by the pool, take a nap in the hammock, go for a nature hike and whet your appetite with local delicacies such as cheese, wine, nuts and honey. Don’t forget the camera… this is a honeymoon you’ll want to capture on film!

3. Monte da Vilarinha

Monte da Vilarinha is nestled into a beautiful natural park in a locality with the same name, on the stunning Costa Vicentina (Algarve’s western coast). With many magnificent houses to choose from, all are warm, colorful and inviting – some are close to the pool, others are more secluded, all offer magnificent views of the property. The great thing about this honeymoon destination is the perfect combination between the countryside, the beach and modern comfort. Besides exploring the region’s natural wonders and the tranquility of the mountains – on foot, horseback, by bike or jeep – there are also many magnificent beaches close by for sun-filled days and romantic walks by the ocean! Enjoy delicious meals at one of the many local restaurants, where home cooked, traditional Portuguese food will keep you coming back for more!

4. Casa da Ribeira

Located in the midst of the breathtaking Serra da Estrela (the Estrela Mountains), this rural tourism house is perfect for summer or winter honeymooning – the big difference will be the color of the landscape: gorgeous green or white wonderland. An old wool factory was transformed into a cozy rural tourism house where, in colder months you can go skiing and then relax by a romantic fire; and in the warmer months, go hiking, swimming or simply sunbathe on the terrace. A lovely spot where couples can enjoy a romantic and magical honeymoon, where privacy and liberty coexist as one.

5. Herdade da Matinha

In the heart of the Alentejo region, you’ll find paradise and it’s called: Herdade da Matinha. Ideal for a Portuguese honeymoon destination, here you can take advantage of all the riches that Mother Nature has to offer, without giving up the little luxuries that make any honeymoon extra special. Whether the plan is to relax, spend time alone or explore and experiment all the activities this rural tourism house has to offer, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty and zen of this place the minute you walk in the door. Strolls around the property’s magical forests, afternoons at the beautiful Aivados beach, romantic gourmet dinners, sunset horseback rides, relaxing yoga sessions, invigorating surf lessons… inquire about the Honeymoon Package, sit back and be pleasantly surprised!

6. RH Casas de Campo

In the heart of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, in a quaint little parish called Lindoso, you’ll find these magnificent, remodeled rural tourism houses that mix tradition and design, comfort and luxury. The stone exterior leads the way to the stunning interiors, beautifully decorated and oh so inviting! Perfect for romantic honeymoon nights, followed by mouth-watering breakfasts in bed or coffee on the deck, you’ll have the energy you need for BTT bike rides, nature hikes, horseback rides in the mountains, paintball fun and tree climbing. If you prefer the water, enjoy an afternoon of canoeing or canyoning. For less radical honeymoon experiences, cuddle up with a good book, a movie or each other and simply enjoy these beautiful houses!

7. Quinta das Eiras

On the beautiful island of Madeira, right outside the city of Funchal, you’ll find the amazing Quinta das Eiras: nestled between the mountains and the beach, there are various charming wood houses to choose from and each one is special in its own way. Private and surely original, who wouldn’t want to spend their honeymoon snuggled up in a luxurious cabin by night, enjoying the gardens, pool, mountains, sand, surf, golf and food by day?

8. Aldeia da Cuada

Very rural, very typical and very inviting, Aldeia da Cuada is a great choice for a tranquil honeymoon in the calm countryside, with a wonderful view of the sea. Located in a very isolated spot of the island of Flores, in the Azores, this group of rural tourism houses was completely restored after being abandoned in the 1960s. Located right in front of the ocean, it is ideal for an unforgettable honeymoon! Step outside and enjoy marvelous nature walks hand-in-hand, stop for a swim at one of the many natural pools you’ll find along the way, discover every nook of the village and the island – taking in its unique fauna, flora and, of course, delicious food. Wake up to the sound of waves crashing, have breakfast on the terrace every day and then head out for a romantic horseback ride or book a boat cruise for whale watching or swimming with the dolphins. Can’t you just picture it?

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