Popular Accommodations in Northern Portugal
Highlights in Northern Portugal
- Visit to the city of Braga
- Wine terraces in the Douro Valley
- Wine tour through the hinterland
Most popular in Northern Portugal
Vacation rentals in North Portugal
North Portugal will immediately captivate you with its wild landscapes, ancient castles and enchanting inhabitants. Here you can hike for hours through the beautiful nature or explore charming little villages and enjoy the culinary delicacies. And there are also great holiday accommodations in northern Portugal - from an apartment in Porto to a holiday apartment in Viana do Castelo to a vacation rental in the middle of the vineyards or on the coast.
Vacation in North Portugal
Location and orientation
The name says it all: North Portugal is the northernmost region of the country. The region borders Spain to the north and east, while the Atlantic Ocean extends to the west. North Portugal borders the Regiao Centro region to the south. The largest city in northern Portugal and the second largest city in the country is Porto. In total, there are 86 municipalities in northern Portugal - and Portugal's only national park.
Portugal's most famous wine, Vinho Verde, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, grows in the Douro Valley.
Top 3 travel tips
Portugal's only national park will delight you! With a huge number of streams, waterfalls, mountain lakes and reservoirs it offers a varied panorama with numerous sights. For example, in the rainy summers you can visit the ruins of the flooded village of Villarinho das Furnas or explore the region on one of the many marked hiking trails. Also the small "Espigueiros", small barns in which corn was stored in former times, are worth a visit.2. A stroll through the baroque city of Porto
Postage is an experience which you will not forget so quickly. Especially the old town with its numerous granite buildings and the narrow, winding alleys at the mouth of the Douro River make this city almost magical. Also the numerous churches and cathedrals - like the Se do Porto - are popular tourist magnets. And for shopping you should look around the Avenida dos Aliados, because there are great boutiques and unusual shops.3. The river beaches of northern Portugal
The sea in northern Portugal is quite cool and the currents can become quite strong. However, on the green hills of the banks you will find beautiful untouched nature or alternatively lively hustle and bustle and can cool down perfectly in the cool water. So how about a vacation rental right on one of the many river beaches?