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About 100 miles to the west of Vilar Formoso is where you'll find the notable city of Porto.
Why don't you pay a visit to two of the most popular stretches of coastline? Live Beach, 50 miles to the west, and Ribeira de Meimoa River Beach, 25 miles to the southwest, are great picks.
The Vilar Formoso region contains a few natural spaces with impressive surrounds and local native species. Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata, about 30 miles away from Vilar Formoso, is one such example.
Grab your ski gear and conquer the pistes at Ski Parque.
Try to get out to Carpio de Azaba. It's approximately 11 miles away from Vilar Formoso, and where you can find Palacio Moctezuma and Ciudad Rodrigo Walls. In addition, you could check out Plaza Mayor and Cathedral of Santa Maria in Saelices el Chico. This destination rests 12 miles from Vilar Formoso.
Consider making the trip to Guarda, a regional hub approximately 25 miles to the west of Vilar Formoso. The area boasts a variety of tourist attractions, including Museu da Guarda, Guarda Cathedral and Sortelha. Museum and Sé are some additional options that should be high on every visitor's must-see list.
What's the point of having a vacation without trying some delicious cuisine? Guarda District is a superb place to satisfy your taste buds!
Look out for chillies and honey, two well-known regional ingredients.
Any foodie worth their salt should be sure they taste maranhos (pork, goat and rice haggis) and cozido à portuguesa (portuguese stew) before enjoying any other local dishes.
Finish with a bang by sampling some castanhas de ovos (egg chestnuts), a delectable dessert.
If you enjoy a cold one, order a pint of Coral. Most places should have a couple of bottles in the fridge.
To end the perfect night out, try out aguardente bagaceira, a well-known spirit.
Appreciate the flavorful aromas that drift out from this region's most popular wines. During an evening meal, ask for a bottle or two of bairrada and bucelas.
When it's nearly time to head home, say one last "Adeus" to Vilar Formoso, and take comfort in knowing that all the euros you spent are nothing compared to the adventures you had.
If you want to find the nearest airport, it's 75 miles to the east.
Accommodation in Vilar Formoso
It could be a bit of a struggle booking a place to stay in Vilar Formoso, as there are presently no vacancies listed on Expedia's database. However, if you don't mind a commute, you can lay your head at the Hotel Fortaleza de Almeida, 7 miles away in Almeida.
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This family-friendly Ciudad Rodrigo hotel is located in the historical district, steps from Castle of Enrique II, Plaza Mayor, and Vazquez House. Urinal Museum of Ciudad Rodrigo and Cathedral of Santa Maria are also within 5 minutes.
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly hotel is 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Almeida Fortress and 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from Siega Verde. Rodrigo Castle and Church of Carpio de Azaba are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Situated in Sabugal, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Termas do Cró and within 25 mi (40 km) of Reserva Natural da Serra da Malcata and Museu da Guarda. Guarda Cathedral and Almeida Fortress are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Located in the heart of Almeida, this country house is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Almeida Fortress and within 16 mi (25 km) of Rodrigo Castle and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Garden. Santa Maria de Aguiar Convent and Chapel of Marofa are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Situated in Ciudad Rodrigo, this hotel is steps from Cathedral of Santa Maria, Plaza Mayor, and Urinal Museum of Ciudad Rodrigo. Ciudad Rodrigo Walls and Ciudad Rodrigo Town Hall are also within 5 minutes.
Situated in Almeida, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Almeida Fortress and within 16 mi (25 km) of Rodrigo Castle and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Garden. Santa Maria de Aguiar Convent and Chapel of Marofa are also within 16 mi (25 km).
Located in the mountains, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Rodrigo Castle, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Garden, and Santa Maria de Aguiar Convent. Chapel of Marofa is 6.6 mi (10.7 km) away.
Situated in a rural location, this country house is within 2 mi (3 km) of Rodrigo Castle, Santa Maria de Aguiar Convent, and Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo Garden. Chapel of Marofa is 3.6 mi (5.7 km) away.