Monsanto 'The Most Portuguese Town In Portugal' Is A European Must-See - via Huffington Post 11.11.2014 | The ancient village, which just so happens to be close to the country's highest mountain, Serra da Estrela, is aptly titled the "Most Portuguese Town in Portugal", most likely thanks to its unbelievably unique construction, rich history and authentic food. You see, in Monsanto, rocks are utilized as homes, shops, walls, staircases and even rooftops. Photo: Monsanto, Portugal
Loriga river beach, Portugal is one of 24 Stunning Natural Wonders in Europe - via jonistravelling 25.02.2015 | It’s easy to see why Loriga‘s river beach was voted as one of the best beaches in Portugal. The appeal of a largely natural turquoise infinity rock pool nestled in the Serra da Estrela mountains is clear. Photo: Infinity pool, Loriga river beach, Serra da Estrela
Lagoa dos Cântaros, Serra da Estrela. Serra da Estrela, por vezes referida como Serra de Estrela, é o nome dado à cadeia montanhosa e à serra onde se encontram as maiores altitudes de Portugal Continental, constituindo a segunda mais alta montanha de Portugal. Ponto mais alto: Torre País: Portugal
If you’re feeling energetic, go to Linhares where you can have a go at paragliding. For natural swimming pools try the Serra da Lousã and the Serra do Açor. And for peaceful footpaths visit the Serra do Caramulo.