Gerês National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Northern Portugal. It is also a great spot for summer vacations, especially if you’re looking to stay away from the crowds of Algarve.
One of the things you’ll need to pay attention while planning your trip to Gerês is the accommodation. We have already told you about the best hotels in Gerês, but if you’re looking to blend in with nature and keep some autonomy, the bungalow is probably the best choice.
These are the best bungalows in Gerês!
Bungalows da Peneda
Veigas | Lamas de Mouro
Located in the heart of nature, Bungalows da Peneda are the perfect solution for a peaceful and comfortable stay. All units have a fully equipped kitchen (with a small refrigerator, a microwave and a stove), a living room and a terrace with privileged views over the surrounding forest.
These bungalows in Gerês are best suited for friends or family stays. The property has a snack-bar, a picnic area with barbecue facilities and a children’s playground. Moreover, you can go hiking, rent a bicycle, and even go canoeing nearby.
Quinta de Silharezes
Rua da Ponte Românica, 232 | Ponte da Barca
The unities of Quinta de Silharezes are amongst the most comfortable bungalows in Gerês. Each bungalow has a fully equipped kitchen (with a fridge, a stove, a oven and a microwave), a seating area with a sofa and tv, a washing machine and a patio.
These bungalows in Gerês, located in a magnificent lawn with swimming pool and sun loungers, are an excellent option for families. The property also has swings, barbecue facilities, and it allows children to contact with farm animals.
Besides, you’ll find restaurants and supermarkets in the vicinity.
Casa do Pinheiral
Lugar da Igreja Touvedo | Ponte da Barca
Casa do Pinheiral is a place to consider if you’re looking for a getaway for two. Surrounded by nature, this bungalow has a fully equipped kitchen (with a fridge, an oven and a microwave), a dining room and a terrace overlooking the Lima river.
It is one of the best bungalows in Gerês for couples in search of absolute privacy. Moreover, it is 10 minutes driving distance from Arcos de Valdevez, where you can find several restaurants, coffees and supermarkets.
Cantinho da Gândara
Caminho Trás-da-Gândara | Arcos de Valdevez
The bungalows at Cantinho da Gândara are equipped with a kitchenette (with a microwave, a fridge and a stove), a seating area with a sofa and tv and even a washing machine. All units have access to the garden and to the swimming pool.
Most bungalows in the property have just one bed, so they are the best bungalows in Gerês for a two-person trip. The cherry on top is the hot tub, available to all guests. Look out for this one!
Eco – Bungalows
Carralcova – Lugar de Oucias | Arcos de Valdevez
These Eco – Bungalows stand out due to their modern architecture and location, at a magnificent property with swimming pool and mountain views. Some provide a seating area too.
Though breakfast is delivered every morning, there’s no kitchenette or restaurant on the property, and the closest restaurants and supermarkets are at a 20-minute drive-away distance.
Still, if you’re looking for a quiet and comfortable getaway for two, these bungalows in Gerês can be a good option. Besides, they are at privileged spot to explore the Tibo viewpoint, Soajo village and Senhora da Peneda Sanctuary.
Quinta do Farejal
Vilela – Pinheiro, 303 | Vieira do Minho
Quinta do Farejal has several bungalows with an equipped kitchenette, terrace and a fabulous view to the mountains. You’ll also find an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a mini-golf court and a children’s playground, between other commodities.
Their location at the south-western entrance of Gerês is perfect for discovering the Tahiti Waterfalls, the Arado Waterfall and the fluvial beaches of the Caniçada dam.
These unities are among the best bungalows in Gerês for families with children. You can even bring your pets!
Moinhos do Poço Verde
Lugar da Vila | Castro Laboreiro
The bungalows of Moinhos do Poço Verde are the result of the restoration of two mills that belonged to a chocolate factory. Today, they offer all the necessary commodities to an independent stay: an equipped kitchen, comfortable furniture, a mezzanine room and an open space with a living and dining area.
However, their big plus is its location, among trees, by a stream of water, and a few meters away of the village of Castro Laboreiro, that has several typical restaurants. This region is highly recommended for hiking junkies like me.
Moinhos do Poço Verde bungalows are suited to all guests, be it a family, a couple or a group of friends.
Casa da Mó
Lugar da Igreja Touvedo | Ponte da Barca
The bungalow Casa da Mó is fully furnished (kitchen with a microwave, fridge and oven, two bedrooms, a living and seating area, and a bathroom), and it includes a terrace, a garden and a swimming pool. Therefore, it’s an excellent choice for a self-sufficient and comfortable stay in Gerês.
Due to its location, right in the middle of nature, it offers the privacy required for a relaxed family stay, away from the noise.
Bungalows Termas de Melgaço
Parque de Campismo Termas de Peso | Melgaço
Each unit of the Bungalows Termas de Melgaço, at the north-western entrance of Gerês, provides a room, a kitchenette, and a living and dining area with a view to the river.
The property rents bikes, and it’s possible to ride horses and practice canoeing and rafting in the surroundings. To slow down a bit, you can go hiking or enjoy the thermal baths in the proximity.
Therefore, these bungalows in Gerês are an excellent option to be out in nature, with friends.
Peneda Moutain Cottage
Lugar da Peneda, Gavieira | Arcos de Valdevez
The bungalows of Peneda Moutain Cottage provide a kitchen with a fridge and a stove, a garden with barbecue facilities, and views to the lake.
Located in the small village of Peneda, near Senhora da Peneda Sanctuary, these bungalows in Gerês are an ideal starting point to beautiful hikes and to get some rest away from the crowds.
It is definitely a good solution for holidays with a small group of friends or family.
Gerês Green View
Rua Alto de Eirós, 102 | Vieira do Minho
Gerês Green View introduces itself as a modern bungalow, that blends in perfectly in the landscape. Equipped with a kitchen, a bedroom, a living area and a small garden, it has an outstanding view of Gerês.
The location is perfect, near the fluvial beaches of the Caniçada dam, and a few kilometers away from Pedra Bela Viewpoint and the famous Tahiti Waterfalls.
It is one of the best bungalows in Gerês for couples, in search of privacy, amidst nature.
Casa do Castanheiro – Eido do Pomar
Paredes do Vale | Arcos de Valdevez
Casa do Castanheiro – Eido do Pomar is furnished with all the necessary commodities to an independent stay (including a kitchenette and a living room).
However, the best thing about it it’s the location, in a small village at the western entrance of Gerês. It’s a good starting point to several hiking trails that will allow you to explore the beautiful surroundings.
This accommodation is best suited for couples, in need of a quiet getaway.
Casinhas da Levada
Entre Ambos os Rios | Sobredo
Casinhas da Levada have all the necessary commodities for a comfortable stay, plus a garden with barbecue facilities. Rightfully framed in the surrounding landscape, it invites you to blend in with nature by foot or bicycle.
These bungalows in Gerês are suited for both couples and small families. At the arrival, guests are spoiled with a basket of ingredients for breakfast. Who doesn’t love a treat?
Casinhas da Levada are located at a 20-minute drive-away from the cute villages of Soajo and Lindoso.
Casas da Peneda – Gerês
Beleiral | Gavieira
All the bungalows at Casas da Peneda – Gerês have a kitchen, a living room and a terrace. Outdoors, guests can relax in the garden and enjoy the swimming pool.
They are located in a quiet zone, next to a water stream, which makes them perfect to recharge in the company of loved ones.
The emblematic Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Peneda is 2kms away from these bungalows in Gerês.
Casa da Branda St. António
Lugar de Santo António de Val de Poldros | Branda de Santo António
Casa da Branda St. António has three rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a living room and a garden with barbecue accommodations which makes it perfect for a group of friends.
Located at Serra da Peneda, in perfect symbiosis with the surrounding nature, it’s at a privileged place to go hiking and observe native species of the region. There are some restaurants near, too.