Pousada do Gerês Caniçada


Uniquely located half way up a mountain in the heart of Peneda/Gerês National Park (85 km from Porto), this Pousada has breathtaking views over the River Cávado and the Caniçada dam. Sipping wine on the terrace, looking at reflections of the sunset in the water, this is a perfect spot to relax. Most of the bedrooms have balconies facing the valley and the pool is exceptionally tempting with an aspect that allows it to be in the sun all day. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and staff are very helpful and can suggest interesting itineraries and places to visit in the surrounding countryside.

The building is an elegant version of a mountain lodge, with large stone fireplaces and cosy rooms.

How To Arrive

This Pousada located in the Peneda/Gerês National Park, 90 km north of Porto airport, close to Portugals’ northern border with Spain.


Gerês is one of Portugal’s more attractive Natural Regions, considered by UNESCO to be a World Biosphere Reserve. The Pousada is located at an authentic vantage point, overlooking the Caniçada dam in the Cavado River.


  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal
  • Air conditioning
  • Lift
  • 24-hour reception
  • Safe at reception
  • Room service
  • Business Centre
  • Tennis court
  • Gym (spa)
  • Free WiFi


  • Peneda/ Gerês National Park
  • Miserela Roman Bridge
  • Braga
  • S. Bento da Porta Aberta Sanctuary
  • Cabreira Mountain Range
  • Vilarinho das Fumas
  • Ermal Dam

Nearest Paradores

  • Pousada de Amares 24 km
  • Pousada de Guimaraes 89 km
  • Valenca do Minho 96 km

Room Types & Prices

CLASSIC ROOM – From € 90.00 / night

SUPERIOR ROOM – From € 90.00 / night

STANDARD SUITE – From € 112.00 / night

LARGE FAMILY – From € 175.00 / night