Arcos de Valdevez

Arcos de Valdevez is located in Northern Portugal. It is a lovely village, surrounded by astonishing natural beauty. The river Vez rises in the Serra da Peneda, Soajo, and silently crosses the village. The mountains surround the village, and the traces of Portuguese rural life are visible.


Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, Soajo welcomes us with the peaceful atmosphere, and the distinctive architecture, softly kissed by the sunbeams. It is a pleasure to walk around the beautiful, narrow streets.

Porta do Mezio

Porta do Mezio is one of the entrances to Peneda-Gerês National Park. One of the most famous places in Mezio is Baloiço do Mezio, the giant wooden swing on top of the mountain. A great tip: this place is one of my favorites to watch the sunset.