Vila Nova de Gaia is a stunning riverside town facing Porto’s Ribeira. The riverfront is lined with local cafes, bars and restaurants. Cruise boats dock along the esplanade, as well as wooden craft with sails, known as barcos rabelos, the traditional boats once used to transport wine casks downriver from the Douro port estates. Spectacular views from Vila Nova de Gaia look back across Porto, and offer an eighteenth century cityscape. Gaia, as it is known locally, is completely dominated by the port wine trade, whose company lodges and warehouses offer tastings and tours of this local delicacy. If that is not enough, this area offers a wonderful assortment of golf courses and shopping options.
Renting holiday apartments in Vila Nova de Gaia
If you are still undecided on local accommodation, have a look at HouseTrip’s remarkable choice of apartments in Vila Nova de Gaia. You can be left to your own devices in your very own classy establishment, all to yourself. No noisy neighbours, or early morning wake up calls so you make it in time for breakfast. HouseTrip’s Vila Nova de Gaia apartments are great value for money too. Flexibility and freedom are crucial to your family vacation, and that is what HouseTrip strives for.
Where to stay in Vila Nova de Gaia
HouseTrip offers a fabulous collection of holiday rentals, ranging from cosy studios in the historic centre of Vila Nova de Gaia to a spacious beach houses ideal for a big family. How about a modern apartment in the heart of the city, or after your tour of the local wine caves and tasting your tawny and your ruby ports, why not return home to your duplex apartment on the beach, and watch the waves lap along the sand. Let us know what your plans are and where you are heading, and HouseTrip can advise and provide you with an optimum location suited to your needs, plucked from the variety of apartments in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Vila Nova de Gaia with the family
If the kids are searching for action, go no further than the stunning blue flag beaches in Vila Nova De Gaia, offering an expanse of water sports, as well as quality sunbathing opportunities for Mum and Dad. Kids will also love nearby Santa Inacio Park and Zoo which has a variety of animals including meerkats, snow leopards, cranes and owls, as well as regular falconry and reptile displays. The 16th century monastery and Teixiera Lopes Museum displaying enigmatic artwork are also of interest for culture vultures.