Couto Country House was refurbished, in the middle of nature, near to Aguçadoura and Estela Beach (surf and windsurf). Recently installed mezanine, now can have four people (two single beds, one sofabed). Quiet, secluded location. Equipped with modern comfort. Fresh due to rock walls (no air conditioning). Generous balcony for meals and fun. Junqueiras Windmills halfway to the beach, and local shops close by. 5.000 m2 terrain with biological plantation of pine trees, can also support Surf Camp if needed.

  • Flat LED TV, national channels only.
  • Internet Mobile 4 Wifi, by request, if available (moderate use).
  • Laundry Washing Machine
  • Coffee Machine Dolce Gosto
  • The water comes from a well, for general use, except for drinking or cooking. We provide bottled water. 
  • We have a lady’s bicycle to rent, in-house.
  • Bike Rental Turisbike (Mr. Rui +351916242484)
  • Táxi Póvoa de Varzim (Mr. Tino  +351918346386)
  • Regional Transportation Auto Viação do Minho
  • Carriage siteseeing with Mr José Albino Zé (from Apúlia)

It’s on recessed generous terrain which can also support tents, near the growing trees. At Póvoa de Varzim city entrance you can explore city park design by Sidónio de Pardal Arch, with nature roots and respect.

It’s a great spot…. One of the Best Surf spot in the north of Portugal!
Sup, Kayak, KiteSurf!!!


Surf Schools nearby:
Estela Surf Hostel [Estela, Póvoa de Varzim]
4490 Surf and Bodyboard [Póvoa de Varzim]
Salt Flow Surf [Esposende]
Surf In Surf and Sup [Vila do Conde]
Ornitológicos / Ondas sem reserva / Associação Entre Afetos [Vila do Conde]

Estela Beach
Ideal beach for Surf and Windsurf, good waves, remote. Conditioned car park. Golf course and campsite close by. Naturists beach between Estela and Aguçadoura. SurfGuru

Aguçadoura Surf Guide
Aguçadoura in North Portugal is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west.. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Take care of.

Surfing Agucadoura
The best conditions reported for surf at Agucadoura occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

{source: pt.source forecast}

More info: Surf Total (beach cam) | Surf Spirit | Swell

Beach Cam Portugal

Azurara Beach
We visited another top spot for surfing, especially for Schools, with refugio zones, and for experienced ones as well.
Schools present: Estela, Surf In, Ornithological (Waves without reservation), 4490

Horse Carriage Sightseeing
Recently encountered Mr José Albino Zé, and horse friend “Pintas” (spots), for horse carriage sightseeing. They are from Apúlia, but can pick-up people at Couto’s House.


  • Restaurante Villa Mendo, Chef, Mid/High End (call first)
  • Restaurante Paulo, local food, near national road (call first)
  • Vitória, coffee/rest, local food, lowcost (better for lunch, early)
  • Paimó Beach Bar (light meals), sunset, beach
  • Direction Póvoa, at N13 several restaurants, meat mostly.
    Such as: O Frangueiro; Restaurante Manjar Dos Leitões; Francesinhas Os Manos; Casa dos Frangos; and others.
  • North, Apúlia, for fish (avoid mondays).
    At Av. Marginal Cedovém, 4740-031 Apúlia, several restaurants.