Category Archives: Curiosities


It’s always a fun exercise: to go get the words most used by our guests when they describe their holidays here in Quinta da Bouça. There are dozens of people very different from each other, of varying ages, from many countries. Still, there are terms that stand out in almost every comment or message they […]

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Douro SUP Expedition

Gonçalo Figueiredo e Samuel Trimble at Casa do Sobreiro, Quinta da Bouça. Oct 10th 2017

Gonçalo Figueiredo and Samuel Trimble started the Douro SUP Expedition on October 1st and stayed overnight here at Quinta da Bouça on the 10th. We are very happy that we have decided to make this invitation to both them and we are very, very fortunate to have met them personally. Is there anything better than meeting […]

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What guests say….

On this image, the words guests most use to describe their stay at Quinta da Bouça. It’s cute and it makes us very proud  heart Over the year, we collect opinions, sugestions and comments from tourists that spend their vacation at our villas. This word cloud works as a summary for what they appreciated more. […]

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To dive in to Nature

This week’s Evasões Magazine highlights the Douro River as a Winter destination. Fortunately, the article covers the whole course of the river, from Foz, near Porto, to the International Douro, near the border with Spain. Evasões was also here at Quinta da Bouça and we greatly appreciate the way they described this area we are in, […]

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Foreign cars on Electronic Only Tolls

It is quite common to host guests arriving with their own car, after long journeys from Central Europe, such as France, Belgium or Germany. Others come from Canada or USA but rented their cars in Spain. So all these travelers are entering Portugal with foreign vehicles. Let’s try to summarize here the essential information for anyone planning […]

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Dawn Chorus International Day

It is celebrated on May 3rd … Here at Quinta da Bouça every day is a day for the “wake up service” wink As explained on Wilder – rewilding your days website, the birds sing to date and mate, to mark territory, to celebrate the weather and the growth of the days. To João E. Rabaça, “the morning […]

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