Serra D'Arga is located in “Alto Minho” in the mountainous range of “Peneda-Gerês”, in the district of Viana do Castelo, an hour away from Oporto.
It is an unspoiled natural area of great ecological importance, sustaining a rich biodiversity in fauna and flora. It is also part of the European Network Natura 2000.
Due to its location, next to the sea coast, it is one of the most beautiful unknown places of northern Portugal, waiting to be discovered. A true natural paradise. It offers unique and extraordinary landscapes with sea views, where we can enjoy numerous beautiful beaches, from Viana do Castelo to Caminha.
Customs, tradition and culture are well-preserved and still deep-rooted. We grasp from the typical houses, water mills, bridges, granaries and monuments of worship, the adaptation of Man to the land and way of life, essentially agricultural, which was erected through time.
“Serra d'Arga is in a crossway of numerous rivers and streams derived from the highlands, running down their slopes forming beautiful waterfalls and natural lagoons, where one can immerse with total tranquillity and in pure contact with nature.”
Serra d'Arga has an outstanding biodiversity, where fauna, flora, climatic factors, and the scarce influence of Man contribute to its rich and diversified natural heritage. In this natural environment one can find a variety of landscapes, ideal to observe species as well as to contact with nature, such as: farming land, productive forest and bushland, riparian forest, moors and bogs.