The northern coast is known as the green coast, attracting surfers and tourists interested in water sports and even ancient shipwrecks and is very famous for its lovely villas in Northern Portugal. There are many surf camps for beginners or those looking to improve their skills. One of the most popular beaches is Praia do CabEdelo in the town of Viana do Castelo, home to sandy dunes, mountains, and even a neo-Byzantine temple. Many villas and also holiday cottages Northern Portugal can be found in this area of Northern Portugal, particularly the beautiful beach towns, such as Espinho, Vila do Conde, and Viana do Castelo.
Favourite Destinations (Northern Portugal)
Holiday cottages Northern Portugal and more - Northern Portugal offers beautiful accommodations
The region also includes the town of Porto, the second largest city in Portugal. This town gave name to the country name and its famous port wine. The Caves do Vinho do Porto (Port wine cellars) are certainly well worth a visit for wine-lovers! The city dates back to the 4th century, and has much to offer in the way of history, with its many Roman and Celtic ruins. Indeed, the town has recently been honoured with World Heritage Site status. Another town in Northern Portugal worth a visit or a villa holiday stay in is Viana do Castelo. Located on the Lima River and home to a range of lovely beaches, the city was a key port for Portuguese explorers setting off to travel the world. The area is also home to the Centro Tesal Termas de Monção (Monção Spa), certain to rejuvenate any tired travellers.
Northern Portugal holidays will be unforgettable
Villas in Northern Portugal are luxurious, perfect for tourists looking for a bit of peace and quiet. The antique architecture of the region makes holidaying seem like a trip back in time. If visiting ancient villages isn't your thing though, why not take a trip to the majestic mountains of the Peneda-Gerês National Park and breathe in the fresh mountain air? Many tourists opt to tour this mountainous area on bike, offering the perfect opportunity to further explore the national park. Other tourists choose walking holidays in Northern Portugal in order to to bask in the beauty of the region. There is even the possibility of exploring the region on horseback as part of an organised tour! What are you waiting for?
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