Nature’s Way


Located 54KM South East of the city of Porto in Portugal lies Vale do Rio Rural Hotel, which was the first eco hotel in Portugal. It is an innovative tourism project, environmentally friendly, which maximises the power of renewable energy to support its guests’ stay. The energy literally comes from Nature, once all the electricity used is produced in their own mini-hydric station, built in the end of 1800s, and from other renewable sources. The hotel was built in 2011, with a strong focus on sustainability of its daily operations.
Located in the heart of the green city of Oliveira de Azeméis, it was created as a truly ecologic hotel. Besides hydric sourced energy, the hotel also uses other renewable sources of energy such as wind energy, solar energy, photovoltaic energy, biomass and biodiesel energy, all of them working together to provide energy for its 30 rooms – 21 double and 9 single, including an adapted suite for disabled guests.

The environmentally friendly hotel is blessed by nature, in a unique setting. Located on the waterfront of the river Caima, in Palmaz, Vale do Rio Hotel is a unique property, pleasant and quiet, comfortable and surrounded by nature and all of its romantic treasures. This hotel is ideal for families, couples and all of those looking to relax in the Portuguese natural landscapes.
Guests from Vale do Rio Rural Hotel can also experience the Four Elements Spa, with hot stones or bamboo massages, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi among other pampering moments. For all the nature and fresh air lovers, there are some interesting pedestrian trails around the property and the hotel also provides bicycles to explore the surroundings.

At HC – Hídrica do Caima Restaurant, cuisine is regional and is responsibility of the Chef Artur Martins, a fan of refinement complementing perfect meals with a unique view over the river. Generous in size, the restaurant can hold up to 80 people at any one time.
Quinta do Caima, a recently inaugurated space, was the hotel’s last investment that now offers a new building for wider dimension events, with capacity up to 300 people who can enjoy this polished, ample space with an incredible natural landscape.