The Sierra da Estrela starts in the east, there are two rivers: the Mondego and the Ceira.
Villages in the close vicinity are: Arganil, Tábua, Coja en Vinhó.
There you can find beautiful granite houses, which are characteristic to the region. Larger villages nearby are: Coïmbra en Viseu. They have large shopping areas with lots of specialty stores, supermarkets, professional do-it-yourself chains and department stores.
Furthermore, there is an excellent golf course within 40 km. Porto is only 160 km away and Lisbon 220 km.
The environment is known for its hills, forests, lakes and rivers with beautiful villages. Because of its mild climate, flowers and trees grow during the year
which insures a wonderful green environment.
Portugal is also known for its extensive and modern road network, one of the best in Europe. It is remarkable that houses located in such a beautiful and unique environment are not subject to devaluations. Investing in properties in this region has shown to be more profitable than the inflation sensitive euro.
It is therefore not remarkable that more and more Northern Europeans are attracted to this area.