The pandemic has changed us in many ways. It has caused a true revolution in the way we perceive life and the planet. But also, in the way we see ourselves. The call of Nature was utterly heard and post-pandemic travellers now long for peaceful destinations, embraced by green landscapes and the inspiring sound of silence. This week we give our readers good reasons to choose Center of Portugal as a soul-soothing destination. Because mental health matters.
According to the Wellness Travel Consumer Survey, released by the Wellness Tourism Association, in 2020 travellers have elected “Peace & Quiet” as the main travel motivation. Especially those persons who live in noisy and highly populated cities. The return to nature is a global trend. Consumers are now more aware of their ecological footprint and seek for more sustainable destinations and wellness retreats. In Center of Portugal we have all that it takes to fit the demands of highly conscious travellers. Connecting with nature is the key. And finding ourselves too.
All along the Atlantic coastline of Center of Portugal there are involving beaches and spectacular accommodations where guests can really unplug from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. Surf meccas, wild beaches, spectacular waves: the perfect ingredients to feel the power and the vibrant energy of the ocean!
Serra da Estrela
The highest peak of the Portuguese mainland is simultaneously a timeless place where we can still feel the uniqueness of life. Glacial valleys, breath-taking landscapes, routes of shepherds, Historical Villages, Mountain Villages, a world of endless possibilities within a scenario of inner peace and tranquillity.
Nature and wildlife are coming back to the Great Côa Valley. An unprecedented, large-scale opportunity exists here today for the rewilding of this beautiful area in Portugal. In the Great Côa Valley, Rewilding Europe works with the recently established Rewilding Portugal. The organization is working to achieve the shared goal of making Portugal a wilder place. Rewilding Portugal has thus established itself as an innovative and inspirational initiative that resonates with many national and international sectors.
The 12 Historical Villages of Portugal give you 12 good reasons to visit the inland region of Center of Portugal. The Historical Village of Castelo Rodrigo is certainly one of them. A true precious gem bathed by sunlight, Castelo Rodrigo seduces its visitors with its narrow widening streets, beautiful accommodations, delightful cafés and a pleasant shop owned by a Frenchman, André, who fell in love with this charming village and stayed for good. Castelo Rodrigo was classified Best Tourism Village by the UNTWO.