Casas Do Coro
A rural escape to Portugal's past with indulgent amenities
Located in Marialva, this thirty-one room rural hotel is small village in and of itself, formed by different holiday and country houses.
Offering an elegant mix of modern furnishings and old-world décor, each unit offers a view over Marialva region, and some also have a well-equipped kitchenette and a living room with fire place. A visit to Casas do Coro feels like a rural escape to Portugal’s past, but with modern amenities and installations, including an outdoor swimming pool complete with bar for light lunches and an organic vegetable garden.
Casas do Coro also recently added an eco-friendly concept spa, which offers holistic and multisensory body and face treatments, including massages that can be enjoyed outside among the relaxing breeze and sounds of nature. The spa’s sauna and hot tub are the perfect places to warm up after a refreshing dive in the pool, which is surrounded by lounge tents providing extra shade.
Chillier days are best spent enjoying the fireplace, bar and ambient music in their Lifestyle Spa Room.
Aside from luxe amenities, the property also has its own vineyards that produce fabulous wines, which should come as no surprise in this region. Their wines are best sampled at their Casão do Lago restaurant on property, where you can tuck into fantastic regional food and experience a local atmosphere with the staff dressed in traditional garb.
The location of Casas do Coro makes it the perfect place to take advantage of the riches of the Douro and Coa valleys, as well as the stunning nature directly surrounding the property. Guests can explore the area by mountain bike, go on hunting and fishing excursions, and spend the day on the river with water scooter, water skis and canoes. Mix up the great outdoors with day trips to visit top Douro Valley wineries and a nearby pre- historic rock art site.
Don’t leave Casas do Coro without: gift shop goodies. The hotel’s gift shop is chock-full of artisan goods and fresh local products.