Located in the isthmus that
connects Murtosa to the beaches of S. Jacinto, this Hotel Pousada of Portugal
is located in a preserved area of unique natural beauty.
The balconies at the Murtosa - Torreira Pousada
overlook a quiet blue lagoon and provide a haven of peace in which to enjoy
a glass of local wine while watching the fishermen bring in the daily catch.
You might also see the traditional
“Moliceiros” boats which have high prows and are brightly painted with
religious motives and are typical of the area.
The original use of these
boats was to carry sea weed which was spread on the riverside fields as
An interesting day out from
the Pousada is to continue by car to the village of S. Jacinto at the end
of the isthmus and then take the small ferry to Aveiro.
This town has brightly painted
houses and boats moor along the river that runs through the town.
The Pousada Murtosa - Torreira has 20 bedrooms, including 2 deluxe, 10 superior rooms with river view, 8 standard bedrooms and 1 superior apartment (2 bedrooms).
All bedrooms have ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, Cable television, hair dryer, locker, bathing gowns, telephone and minibar.
Facilities include bar, restaurant,
terrace, free wireless internet access in the public areas, swimming pool, tennis court, family games and parking.
Dining in Portugal is usually
very good and the restaurants of the Pousada group hotels are no exception.
They offer a variety of dishes including a selection of local and regional
Although the Pousada is air
conditioned the area benefits from the cooling 'Nortada' or 'Portuguese
This is one of the great
sailing winds of the world and, in the days of sailing ships, this coast
was one of the busiest in the world with ships going from Northern Europe
to North America, the Mediterranean or the Far East.
The wind will start while
you are having lunch and cease during the evening meal.
Pousada of Murtosa - Torreira
also has conference facilities.
Activities in the area include
hunting, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, bird watching, river cruises,
horse riding, golf, fishing and mountain biking.
For golfers, please click
here to see the courses at Miramar Golf Club and Oporto Golf Club.
The international airport
at Porto (Oporto) is approximately 67 kilometers from this Pousada of Portugal.
The Pousada in Murtosa-Torreira will be closed from 1 November to 31 March 2014.