Spa amenities extend to the fitness side as well: Vidago Palace SPA includes a yoga area and 76-square-meter gym, and fitness devotees can partake in aqua aerobics, Pilates, stretching and muscle toning classes. Personal training is also available.
The hotel’s rejuvenating and leisure pursuits include three swimming pools – an indoor pool, outdoor pool and vitality pool – hiking, horseback riding and tennis, but at its centerpiece is the 18-hole Vidago Golf Course. While the grown-ups hit the links or escape to the spa, children can enjoy the kids’ club, which includes such endeavors as soccer, bicycling and video games. A vast array of meeting space, including a conference center, is on offer for business groups.
Wine connoisseurs can head to the nearby Douro Valley, with its landscape of hillside vineyards, and nature lovers can explore the majestic Douro River and its numerous ravines and canyons. Attractions to delight cultural enthusiasts include the medieval town of Chaves, ten miles from Vidago, and the city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located approximately an hour away.