Solar Alegria is a serene haven, nestled between the picturesque beach and lush valley, where the harmonious blend of enchanting forests and meandering rivers creates an idyllic sanctuary, offering a perfect escape for relaxation and tranquility.


Solar Alegria is a captivating blend of two historic houses, dating back to 1856 and 1843 respectively, known as Casa do Amor. Over the years, these remarkable structures have undergone several renovations, culminating in their present-day splendor. Secluded at the end of a road, this enchanting retreat ensures a remarkable degree of privacy, boasting abundant greenery and awe-inspiring vistas of the valley and the river. Encircled by sprawling fields, the landscape delights visitors with its ever-changing hues and captivating atmosphere.

Conveniently located just 25 minutes away from the pristine beaches of Aveiro. There, you can indulge in the pleasures of a vast sandy beach, accompanied by a charming fisherman’s village and a delectable array of freshly caught seafood. For those who love surfing, you’ll be pleased to know that fantastic surf spots are also within easy reach, ensuring an exciting aquatic adventure awaits you.


Solar Alegria was acquired by Jenny and Hugo, a French and Portuguese couple, a few years ago, driven by an irresistible “Coup de coeur” or love at first sight. They recognised it as a small paradise conveniently located near cities like Porto (1h), Aveiro (25mn), and Viseu (40mn), striking a perfect balance between relaxation and connection with nature.

At Solar Alegria, the fundamental belief is that every individual deserves peace and happiness. The location itself is a little piece of heaven, offering ample space and privacy, allowing guests to find their own unique way to enjoy their stay.

As passionate food enthusiasts, the hosts take pride in growing their own vegetables and sourcing most of the necessary ingredients from local providers. When you visit, they are more than happy to customise your experience, whether it’s creating the ultimate romantic moment or organising a thrilling adventure-filled day.

At Solar Alegria… Everything is possible!


Solar Alegria is a tranquil retreat nestled amidst the picturesque countryside, offering hospitality and a serene escape into the heart of nature. Surrounded by rolling hills, lush meadows, and towering trees, this idyllic sanctuary invites guests to unwind and reconnect with the rhythms of the earth. Here, time slows down, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the outdoors, whether it’s strolling through meandering pathways, basking in the warm glow of the sun, or simply savouring quiet moments of reflection. Solar Alegria is more than just a destination; it’s a haven where the tranquility of the countryside nourishes the soul and rejuvenates the spirit.


Immerse yourself in the charm of the Casa do Amor, a meticulously renovated old house from 1843. This enchanting and fully furnished romantic retreat is nestled adjacent to the pool, treating guests to a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley and river. Complete with a well-appointed kitchen, a bathroom featuring invigorating shower jets, and a private outdoor space with a barbecue, the Casa do Amor ensures an unforgettable stay.

Fully equipped Kitchen

  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Full size fridge
  • Cookware
  • Plates, cutlery, etc
  • Coffee Machine

Outdoor Area

  • Direct access to Solar Alegria 12m pool
  • Sitting area
  • Private Barbecue & fire pit
  • Parasol

Private Bathroom

  • Charming all stone bathroom
  • Jet Shower
  • Modern LED mirror
  • Towels & Robes
  • Soap, shampoo & Conditioner


  • Comfortable king sized bed with several choices of pillows to accommodate preferences
  • Smart TV
  • Panoramic view
  • Resting area
  • Air conditioning

Possibility to add a baby cot on demand.


Experience the ultimate comfort in our spacious and expansive suite, boasting an extra-large layout and a private terrace that offers breathtaking vistas of the picturesque valley. Step into a room that encapsulates the essence of timeless travel. This room is a blend of history and imagination, where the spirit of exploration and adventure is captured in every detail.

Located on the first floor of the main house, guests have exclusive access to Solar Alegria’s games room. This delightful recreational space features exciting amenities such as foosball, pool, and ping pong, ensuring endless hours of entertainment. Additionally, we provide bike rental services for those eager to explore the surroundings on two wheels. To make your stay truly extraordinary, we also offer personalised activities tailored to your preferences, guaranteeing a memorable and unique experience.

Coffee Room

  • Coffe Machine
  • Boiler
  • Cup & glasses, etc


  • Private direct access by external stairs
  • Private Terrace
  • Sitting area

Large Private Bathroom

  • Double sink
  • Large bath
  • Towels & Pool towels
  • Soap, shampoo & conditioner

Large Main Room & chilling area

  • Comfortable King size bed with several choices of pillows to accommodate preferences
  • Smart TV
  • Decks / working station
  • Resting sitting area
  • Massage Table (inc. oil and towels)


Indulge in a leisurely stroll through our stunning garden, filled with enchanting nooks and crannies nestled amidst the embrace of nature’s beauty. Discover the hidden gems and tranquil spots that await your exploration.

At Solar Alegria, delight in the refreshing waters of our magnificent 12 m pool and the serene atmosphere that envelops it. Engage in friendly matches of football, badminton, volleyball, or pétanque, as we offer the perfect settings for these enjoyable outdoor activities. Immerse yourself in the joy of playful competition while basking in the idyllic surroundings.

There is also a plethora of activities and attractions within a brief driving distance. You can explore historic landmarks, charming villages, enjoy some time at the beach, and much more.


  • Swimming pool.
  • Pétanque, volley ball, football, badminton.
  • Board games.
  • Games room with Pool table, ping pong and Foosball.
  • Bike rental (extra fees and limited in the season)
  • Tailored romantic dinner (extra fees and limited in the season)
  • Cooking class (extra fees and limited in the season)


  • Hiking.
  • Cycling (Ciclopista).
  • Scenic swings tour.
  • Fishing – natural, unknow wild beach – 10mn walk.
  • Kayaking – 5mn drive.
  • Paddling – 5mn drive.
  • Beach – 35mn ( with typical village of fisherman, great seafood, wide sand beach and possibility for water sports (Costa Nova).
  • Kite surf, Wind surf, surfing – Praia da Barra (35 mn)
  • Thermal activities – 20mn drive.
  • Cascades – 20mn drive.
  • Golf – 40mn drive.
  • The 516 Arouca bridge (largest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world) – 1h.
  • Canyoning – Frades River near Arouca – 1h.
  • Wine tours in Douro Valley (several guided options from Porto) – 1h.
  • Mosteiro da batalha – 1h30.
  • Mata Nacional do Buçaco. – 1h.
  • Sintra – 2.50.
  • Pista Rally cross Alto do Roçario (multiple rally events over the year) – 15mn.


  • Porto – 1h
  • Aveiro – 25mn
  • Viseu – 45mn
  • Coimbra – 1 h
  • Sao Pedro do Sul – 20mn
  • Agueda – 30mn
  • Arouca – 1 h
  • Figueira da Foz – 1h20
  • Douro Valley – 1h30
  • Batalha – 1h30
  • Nazaré – 1h50
  • Park: Serra da Estrela – 2h
  • Peniche (boat to Berlengas Island / Natural reserve) – 2h20
  • Lisbon – 2h50


Vale d’Água – Paradela via Ecopista

22.7- km out-and-back trail near Ribeiradio, Viseu. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 6 h 18 min to complete entirely. This trail is great for hiking, mountain biking, and running, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime.

Cascata da Cabreia (Cabreia Waterfall)

There are two waterfalls in the park: a small one (pictured) and a larger one that serves as the main attraction. Nestled in the heart of a forest, the park is enveloped by lush trees and verdant surroundings. It exudes a welcoming and serene ambiance, making it a place I truly adore. Several trails start from there.

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Who doesn’t enjoy adventure and swinging on the highest points of the central region? We enjoyed the breeze at the Serra Swing, the Terra e Mar Swing, and the Rio Swing. And also visit the typical 19th-century Brasileiro Houses and the Sanctuary of “Senhora Dolorosa”.

Paiva Walkways + Arouca 516 Suspension Bridge

Walk along one of the most beautiful walking trails in the world: the Paiva Walkways – winner of the World Travel Awards in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019! And visit the Arouca Geopark, where you will cross the Longest Suspension Footbridge of the World! It spans 516m-long (1,692ft) across the valley and hangs 175m (576ft) above the Paiva River. Then, visit Arouca, which is a very Portuguese countryside town in style and tradition (a glance about local culture and construction styles where a impressive XII century monastery is the highlight).

Canyoning Frades River near Arouca

Regarded as one of the most beautiful canyoning spots in Portugal, the Fraddes canyon has spectacular pristine pools, cliff jumps and rappelling throughout.

This is canyoning in some of the most captivating landscape possible, perhaps one of the best in Europe. This river has beautiful lagoons along the route, with several waterfalls, rappels, and jumps, being it an extremely fun river to descend.


Teams building, company trips, seminars, bootcamps, retreats, wedding, birthdays… enjoy a beautiful and flexible venue to create perfect memories through unique tailored events.