Did you know that in 2022 there's a special door open for you?

The opening of the Holy Door of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela due to Covid-19, was extended until December 31, 2022, when the Holy Door is closed again and will only reopen in the next Holy Year of Compostela, when the 25th of July coincides again with a Sunday, that is, in 5 years.

To celebrate this year's Jacobeu, Smiling Places offers €10 in all stays at our Guest House in Labruge from 23 April to 25 July 2022. Book now on our contact page.

Labruge Beach still a well-kept secret

Still unknown, just 20 km from the city of Porto, its a quiet place and keep almost untouchable its natural characteristics. Its sea, with high presence of algae with regenerating qualities, its a gift for our health and well-being. Integrates the Protected Landscape of the Coast of Vila do Conde, with its biological and landscape diversity. Start a walk on the bridge over the River Onda, where several duck couples present us every year with their litters, raised on the banks of the river. Go to Castro de S.Paio, which stands out for its archaeological heritage and imposing views of the Atlantic Ocean. Here you have various beach support equipment and you can enjoy the sunset on a terrace of its bars... an unmissable experience!

On holiday, on your way to Santiago or on a weekend getaway, be sure to take a break to learn the secret of the perfect combination of nature and the human being.


Smiling Places is a new charming guest house situated in the quiet town of Labruge, very close to the beach. In this guest house we created a concept for your well-being, which allows you to slow down and live authentic moments. Here we share many experiences, many life stories that are shared at the end of the day, at sunset. There are no days alike. Sometimes only the silence is shared, interrupted by the chirping of birds, back to the nests. It is a place where beautiful human beings pass by, people who expect life to be a good walk for all.