Costa Verde is a beautiful coastal region in Northern Portugal known for being one of the most popular tourist areas in the whole country. Be sure not to confuse it with the Costa Verde in Spain, which is also a very beautiful beach holiday destination. Costa Verde covers the Minho districts and most of the Douro Litoral district too, and stretches from the city of Porto towards the Spanish border and the region Rias Baixas. Although this coastal area is fairly small in size, it is greatly rich in terms of geographical beauty, consisting of mountains, rivers, nature, parks and of course plenty of beach areas for you to enjoy during your stay in Costa Verde villas. Despite its modest size, this location is an important tourist attraction in Portugal, mainly because of the medieval castle at Guimarães, where the King was born. This region has beautifully preserved monuments with very impressive monasteries, as well as crumbling forts and castles that serve as testimony to the history of this fascinating country. Book your Costa Verde apartments to discover this wonderful place for yourself.
Fishing, surfing and much more - a getaway in Costa Verde
If you book a rental property such as one of the lovely Costa Verde villas available in this beautiful location, you can take part in various fun-filled outdoor activities. This includes taking walks, fishing on the Minho and Tamega rivers and also surfing along the breezy Atlantic coastline. The beautiful stretch of coastline in Costa Verde offers the tourist a very peaceful place to visit, as it boasts a beautiful view of unspoiled sweeping bays and the most charming and quaint hillsides, giving an authentic taste of this idyllic region. There are plenty of activities that can be enjoyed when taking a holiday in Costa Verde, such as boating, swimming, fishing and beach games such as volleyball.
Try some local produce from the green, natural land
The landscape of Costa Verde in Portugal yields natural foods ranging from the sumptuous seafood stews with freshly caught fish from along the coast and the famous potato, garlic and kale soup. The tasty local produce makes many tourists opt to take a holiday in Costa Verde just for the scrumptious traditional pastries. If you want to try something a bit more hands on, it would be a great idea to visit one of the colourful markets and buy your own ingredients, then bring them back to your self catering holiday apartment, where you can test your skills at some Portuguese cooking!