Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

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Life & Soul Magazine

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet.

9. Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Portugal’s Douro Valley, listed as a world heritage site, is renowned for its picture-perfect landscapes, steep terraced vineyards carved into mountains, and sprawling wilderness. The region is also home to the Six Senses Douro Valley hotel and spa, with its four-hectare woodland with old growth trees.

The Douro ecosystem comprises roughly 3,500 different botanical species and being classified as an UNESCO World heritage site means all of the stakeholders in the region have a strict obligation to the environment. For that, the Six Senses Douro Valley blends spectacularly well into the natural surroundings without disturbing the environment. Housed in a renovated 19th century manor house, there are no huge, imposing builds that one may expect from a…

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