There are several places nearby where you can swim. Obviously, our own natural swimming pool with a special deep part for jumping and diving. Everlasting fun for young and old. There is also a part with low water, which gets deep slowly, especially for the little ones, to enjoy playing at the edge or in the water.
Some of our lodges have their own spring water basins, which are just lovely private pools, great for refreshing or just to sit in with a book and a glass of cold vinho verde. The pools are normally about 1 meter deep but can be set at any desired depth, for example with lower water, in case of young children who cannot swim.
The river, which is situated within walking distance, is ideal for swimming and playing. It is always cool and calm. There are several places.  What we think as the best place, which can be reached by car is the canyon of the Mondego, there are many flat rocks where you can lie down, sunbathe, swim, picknick and the kids can play safely. Of course, there are many other places that are not even discovered yet.
Just a little car drive away from us, there is a large water reservoir, with a small beach where you can enjoy a quiet swim. Last but not least, there is also a “praia fluvial” in the next village, which is a guarded river beach. They have a little bar with cold drinks and ice creams and a huge slide for the children.