The Pousada da Ria is located in Torreira, near the city of Aveiro on a peninsula that acts as a barrier between the Atlantic Ocean and the Aveiro Lagoon. It is a 15-minute drive from the town of São Jacinto and 43 km from the city of Aveiro. This building from the 60s is built on pillars above the water, and affords an up-close and special connection with nature.
During your stay, you can swim in the fantastic outdoor swimming pool or relax in the privacy of a small private beach. For your meals, the hotel offers a restaurant and a bar. The rooms are modern and decorated in warm, bright tones, and have a balcony with views of the gardens or the lagoon.
Bring the kids when you stay at Tulip Inn Estarreja Hotel & Spa in Estarreja and they can enjoy the free kids' club. Guests can visit the spa to indulge in massages, aromatherapy, or hydrotherapy, and Portuguese cuisine is served at Real Cozinha Velha, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There's an indoor pool and a poolside bar, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer minibars and room service.
Pros: not much. I could tell that it may have been a great place at one time, but the property has not been kept up to date. The indoor swimming pool was GREAT!
Cons: Most of the resort was very dated - not kept up and very isolated. Hard to find. Couldn't beleive I had to pay for borrowing tennis rackets for an hour. I didn't get that from their website. I was happy that we only stayed here for one night.
Jardins da Ria is a great choice for a stay in Torreira. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Jardins da Ria, which serves Portuguese cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a health club are other highlights, and apartments at this upscale property offer kitchenettes and living rooms.