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Total rating of Vila Nova de Gaia

4.3 out of 5 (17 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Vila Nova de Gaia 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    atraveo customer Birgit has submitted the following rating
    on 29/10/2019, travel period: October 2019

    highly recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 880486

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 28/09/2018

    “very well located, close to the center everything available”

    This review has been given for property no. 880486 The review of the location has been automatically translated from Dutch. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer has submitted the following rating
    on 07/08/2017, travel period: July 2017

    less recommended

    This review has been given for property no. 787965

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 19/02/2017, travel period: July 2016

    “Large supermarket to reach on foot (about 1km away). A delicious bakery and confectionery, as well as smaller places are in the vicinity. Bus stop for Porto - runs every hour- also before installation. to reach the center of Vila Nova de Gaia by bus / metro. Beautiful, partly rocky beach with rental chairs and umbrellas (for a fee); the pool of the plant - very gepflegt- free!”

    This review has been given for property no. 787965 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 25/09/2016, travel period: September 2016

    “Centrally located with excellent transport options.
    Porto is a lovely city to visit” The review of the location has been automatically translated from Danish. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Vila Nova de Gaia

The Madalena Parish combines the beach, the countryside and the city. The local large sandy beach, with some rocky areas and calm sea, is complemented by wooden walkways which are attractive options for biking or long promenades. It is conveniently located near shopping and entertainment facilities.

The large sandy Madalena ...
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Beach is in two parts, north and south. This is a popular beach which is easily accessed and has good surfing conditions. The south beach is the rockier of the two beaches. An EEC Blue Flag Beach, it has lifeguards on duty in beach season. Madalena itself is packed with great restaurants and bars/esplanades. Several family friendly beaches are located within an easy walk of our beach house and offer fantastic water sports facilities.

Gaia offers about 18 km along the Atlantic coast (between Canidelo and Espinho) wooden walkway over the sand dunes to the beach, pedestrian walkways and bike paths; from where the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean 6 km of pedestrian walkways and bike paths for stroll along the pretty Douro riverfront passing bobbing boats and shady streets, reaching Port WineCellars and Cais de Gaia.

This means that from your Holiday Apartment wherever you go, be it bike, walk you will enjoy lovely coastal ambiance (2 bicycles for adults and a child's bicycle is free of charge).

Amenities or activities:
Beach, Swimming, Safe Swimming Beaches, Beach facilities, Surfing, kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Bodyboard, Diving fishing, Fishing, Paragliding, Tennis, Horseback Riding, Jogging track, Roller blading. Nature tourism…

Beach bars w/ esplanade, Restaurants (e. g. restaurant - Autre Part restaurant in Madalena Beach, Café esplanada Bar Ar D´Mar in Canide North Beach), Sidewalk cafes, Good nightlife, small shops

Vila Nova de Gaia

Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia are historically connected. UNESCO recognized the historical connection that has always existed between the two banks of the Douro, and named the Convent of the Serra do Pilar in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia. Port wine is its greatest asset and emblem, snug in the basement of the historic center, where it acquires a new taste, quality and long life.

In addition to the historic center with Oporto Wine Cellars, Ribeira of Gaia and Cais de Gaia. Vila Nova de Gaia has many other interesting places:

Picturesque fishing village of Afurada known for its fishing traditions and the feast in honor of St. Peter celebrated every year on the first weekend of July.

Aguda is known for its artisanal fisheries based on methods passed from generation to generation. It’s where the “Aguda Littoral Station - ELA" w/Aquarium and Fisheries Museum is installed.

Religious Heritage:

Capela do Senhor da Pedra (Lord of the Stone church) - on the beach at Miramar - is located by the sea and is based on a rock.
Monastery of Serra do Pilar, Convent of Corpus Christi, Church of Santa Marinha, Church of Bom Jesus and the Monastery of Grijó (Pedroso).

Nature:

The Aguda Dunes Park is a Nature Reserve approx. 3 hectares in area for the Protection of Dunes and their Fauna and Flora.

Ornithological Refuge (The Nature Reserve of the River Douro Estuary) -Refuge for the protection of birds and the land. S. Paio Bay, in the margin Vila Nova Gaia, close of the mouth of the Douro River is chosen as a special place for bird-watchers and nature photographers.

Gaia Biological Park - extensive 35 hectares, we can see woodland, farms with their typical rural houses, granaries and barns.

Castle Botanical Park, Crestuma - In this Park, situated near the River Douro, the plants (Mediterranean vegetation) are a very interesting subject for the visitors. This is also an interesting place for Archaeological studies. Researchers have recently found evidence of Roman occupation.

Other cultural attractions to discover:

Oporto town: Ribeira district (World Heritage site), Alvaro Siza Vieira’s Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Música.,,

Guimarães (UNESCO World Heritage site) and European Capital of Culture 2012 - 61 km, Braga 60 km, National Park of Peneda-Gerês 100 Km, Barcelos home of the famous ("Rooster of Barcelos") 62 km;

Douro Valley (UNESCO world heritage) 106 km, Côa River Valley - World Heritage Paleolithic Art at Foz Coa (Vila Nova de Foz Coa) 182 km;

Vila do Conde 35 km, Póvoa de Varzim 38 Km, Viana do Castelo 105 km, Valença do Minho 122 Km, Monção, "capital" of the highly appreciated Alvarinho 130 km;

Espinho 13km, Aveiro the 'Venice' of Portugal 67 km, Buçaco National Park105 km, Coimbra: The “university town” 94 km, The Roman Ruins of Conímbriga 128 km.
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Neighbouring holiday resorts Vila Nova de Gaia

  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Property no. 1325039
    from USD 937
    for 1 week
    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (any), TV, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 150 m
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 969928
    from USD 602
    for 1 week
    Approx. 73 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, beach approx. 8 km, sea approx. 3 km
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 8 persons

    Property no. 1392185
    from USD 1,996
    for 1 week
    Approx. 150 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 4 km
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 adults + 2 children

    Property no. 779150
    from USD 1,834
    for 1 week
    Approx. 284 m², 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets not allowed, cable TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 20 m, ,
    4.8 out of 5
    9 Customer reviews
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 880486
    from USD 599
    for 1 week
    Approx. 72 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, non-smoking property, beach approx. 5 km, sea approx. 2 km
    4.8 out of 5
    4 Customer reviews
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Property no. 2142983
    from USD 920
    for 1 week
    Approx. 80 m², 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 8 persons

    Property no. 1674096
    from USD 2,001
    for 1 week
    Approx. 284 m², 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pets not allowed, cable TV, Complete Wifi coverage, washing machine, dishwasher, sandy beach approx. 100 m, ,
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1599877
    from USD 678
    for 1 week
    Approx. 25 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), digital TV, Internet, Wifi, dishwasher, non-smoking property, ,
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1854893
    from USD 533
    for 1 week
    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, Internet, washing machine, beach approx. 3.4 km
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 1174626
    Approx. 68 m², pets not allowed
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Property no. 2141236
    from USD 727
    for 1 week
    Approx. 95 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Vila Nova de Gaia, North Portugal (Douro Litoral province)

    Holiday apartment for max. 3 persons

    Property no. 1428303
    from USD 1,075
    for 1 week
    Approx. 60 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, beach approx. 6.9 km