Our history

The main reason for the construction of the Vale do Rio Hotel Rural was the existence of a mini-hydro, already in this place since the end of 1800. After being properly restored and in operation, it was considered the possibility of sharing the magnificent landscape of this place, known as “Princesa do Caima”, with the most modern infrastructures and all the excellent services. This is an innovative project, an eco-hotel that aims to harness and exploit various renewable energies: hydro, wind, solar, photovoltaic, biomass and biodiesel.

Following this we are distinguished for the second year in a row with the honorable "Green Key" award.

The “Green Key” program is an international award that promotes sustainable tourism in Portugal through the recognition of tourist establishments, local accommodation, campsites and restaurants that implement good environmental and social practices, which value the environmental management in their establishments and that promote Environmental Education for Sustainability.