Caminha holiday rentals - explore the Spanish-Portuguese border
Caminha a lovely seaside town in Nothern Portugal. Somewhat off the beaten path, Caminha will give you an authentic taste of Portuguese cuisine and culture, as well as providing some lovely spots of natural beauty.
The Santa Antão miradouro, a hilly outcrop where you can see over the Spanish border, the River Minho towards Vila Nova da Cerveira and the Serra d’Arga mountains, is one of the best attractions of Caminha and is the perfect place to stop for a picnic. You could easily do some trekking here too if you want to but make sure to pack the correct footwear and bring plenty of water as it can get very hot out in the open!
Praia Caminha is a stunning beach surrounded by pine forests, a view of the town’s 17th century Fortress and the Santa Tecla mountain, making it one of Portugal’s most attractive beaches. Furthering the attraction is the peace that you can find on the beach, as the area is less crowded compared to other regions in Portugal.
Owing to the location of the town, fishing is an important part of local business. As such, you can expect all manner of seafood delights, from freshly caught lobster to sea bass and even clams. If you want to try some fishing there are also some spots along the coast.
Caminha was a stop for pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela in centuries gone by and a trip over the border is still something that many people staying the region do and you could also stop by at Vigo as well. To the South of Caminha are Braga and Porto as well, making Caminha a fantastic place to stay if you like extensive travelling and find the idea of stopping somewhere more peaceful and tranquil along the way attractive.