With about 5 thousand inhabitants, spread over a geographical area three times the size of Lisbon, Boticas is the ideal municipality for a quiet vacation, in the midst of a unique rural environment, classified as World Agricultural Heritage and that remains pure and out of the routine confusion of large urban centers.

The 4 places to stay in Boticas are a Visit Boticas selection

From the most sophisticated to the most traditional, Boticas offers visitors a wide range of accommodation options. Visit Boticas selected the most popular types: Hotel; Rural Tourism; Nature Tourism and Local Accommodation.

Hotel – Boticas Hotel Art & Spa

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Boticas Hotel Art & Spa is a charming 4-star hotel dedicated to art and wellness, located next to the Nadir Afonso Arts Centre in Boticas. Surrounded by green areas, it offers an outdoor pool with panoramic views, along with full spa and wellness facilities, including a heated indoor pool. All accommodations have air conditioning, private bathroom, TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi.

Rural Tourism – Casa Pastoria Mourão

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Built in 1903 by Camilo Pastoria Mourão, the casarão (manor house), as it is known in the village of Codessoso, was in 2005, adapted to Rural Tourism, by the granddaughter and current owner, Maria de Lourdes Mourão Lopes. It has available, on a bed and breakfast basis, three suites, three double rooms and a twin room, all with view to the garden and pool, or village, private bathroom, heating, television and telephone.

Nature Tourism – Natur Houses

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Located in Boticas Parque, in the heart of a unique forest environment, Natur Houses were designed so that your stay in communion with nature, has the greatest comfort and tranquility with the lowest environmental cost. The two lodgings, properly equipped, with typologies T1 and T2, were built with non-polluting materials, recyclable and using the LSF system (light steel framing), which allows for a 70% reduction in energy consumption, both for heating and cooling.

Local Accommodation – Casa Sousa

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Located in the heart of the town of Boticas, Casa Sousa 3rd generation has been in the same family for three generations. It was home and grocery store of grandmother Rosalina, business and mini-market of the father Armindo, and now, local accommodation managed by grandson and son Nuno. The unit has two 1 bedroom duplex apartaments recently refurbished and fully equipped, ideal for a quiet getaway, but with the convenience of the location, with all the points of interest a few minutes walking distance away.

For more options see the “Where to stay” database here.

Tiago Rodrigues

Tiago Rodrigues is a graphic designer and art editor at UMinho Editora. He founded Visit Boticas in 2017, where he performs various functions, from management and editorial direction, to design and production of content.