In the river basin of the Ribeira de São João nestles this natural amphitheatre housing Candal and its river. It is situated in the Lousã Mountain, on a hill facing south. Strategically located on the National Highway that links Lousã to Castanheira de Pera, this village is accustomed to receiving visitors. They are rewarded on climbing its steep streets because when they arrive at the viewpoint, beautiful views await them over the valley watered by the Ribeira do Candal. And when they come back down, there is a Schist Villages Shop to greet them.
Benefiting from the ease of access provided by the National Highway, Candal is generally regarded as the most developed of the mountain villages and is one of the most visited. Its inhabitants are used to being joined by holiday and weekend visitors who flock here in search of pure air and good company.