Popular Accommodations in Costa Verde
Highlights in Costa Verde
- Festival de Vilar de Mouros
- Sightseeing in Porto
- Endless beaches
- Powerful port wine
Most popular in Costa Verde
Vacation rentals in Costa Verde
The Costa Verde extends in the north of Portugal from Coimbra up to the Spanish border. You will find what you are looking for in an apartment or holiday home, especially in Porto, the second largest city in the country. Alternatively, pitch your tents in Aveiro on the Ria de Aveiro or move into a quiet vacation rental with pool in Espino, Povoa de Varzim or Viana do Castelo.
Holidays in Costa Verde
Travelers and Activities
This section of the Atlantic coast is known all over the world for its miles of dream beaches, which turn out to be a paradise for bathers. But that's not all, because the constant waves of the Atlantic ensure that there are also ideal conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Especially recommended are the beaches of Caminha, Esposende, Carreco and Ponte do Lima, the latter being an insider tip for surfers. And if you are tired of sun, sand and sea, you can take a trip to the picturesque hinterland with its shady pine forests, the glowing orchards and the terraced vineyards.
Things to know
The best time to book your vacation rental or apartment on the Costa Verde is between June and September, when the Atlantic Ocean reaches at least a refreshing 17 degrees Celsius. If you want to go sightseeing or hiking in Braga and Porto, you can also arrive in April, May and October.
The name Costa Verde means "green coast" and is due to the comparatively lush vegetation.
Top 3 travel tips
For culture lovers, a visit to Portugal's second largest city is part of every holiday on the Costa Verde. The cathedral Sé do Porto, the Palácio da Bolsa and the Livraria Lello belong to the compulsory stations. Also the National Museum is definitely worth its entrance fee.2. Visit the Festival de Vilar de Mouros
You like rhythmic basses and hard guitar riffs? Then book your accommodation for August and visit the Festival de Vilar de Mouros, famous among rock fans worldwide. In addition to countless Portuguese bands, the scene is also regularly visited by big names from the scene.3. Take a boat trip through the Douro valley
If you want to explore the hinterland in a relaxed way without having to pedal your mountain bike, you can book an all-day boat tour through the Douro Valley in Porto. Breakfast and lunch are usually included in the tours.