Sao Felix Hotel Hillside & Nature is located on top of a hill with views over the fishing village of Povoa de Varzim and the Atlantic beaches.
It was built in 1977 and renovated over the last 4 years to give modern amenities, two swimming pools and a conference room.
The village of Rates on the hillside has a splendid eleventh century Romanesque church dedicated to Sao Pedro. It was built by the Benedictine monks for Henry, Count of Burgundy.
The coastal road at Povoa de Varzim, about 7 kms away, offers many restaurants specialising in the local fish dishes. There is a Casino which also has international shows, exhibitions and a restaurant.
The privately owned Sao Felix Hotel Hillside & Nature has a total of thirty six bedrooms all with private bathroom, air conditioning, TV, internet connection and direct dial telephone.
The restaurant specializes in a wide variety of local dishes.
If the weather is suitable, snacks and drinks are served on the terrace which offers uninterrupted views across the farmland to the sea.
There are two outdoor swimming pools, one for adults and another for children, a children's playground and a games room with snooker table.
The public areas are comfortably furnished to give an elegant and calm atmosphere.
Sao Felix Hotel also has conference facilities including an auditorium for up to 250 people with audio-visual equipment.
Guests staying at the Hotel have a discount of up to 15% at the Estela and Ponte de Lima golf courses, both within easy reach by car (subject to confirmation on the time of booking).
Other golf courses in the area are Quinta da Barca and Amarante.
Activities in the area include canoeing, paintball, orienteering, mountain biking, walking and archery.
Oporto airport is about 20 kms away and the old sailing city of Viana do Castelo is approximately 35 kms away to the north.