The small town of Vila Praia de Ancora can be found in Northern Portugal, quite close to the Spanish border. Originally a fishing town, tourism is also becoming an important industry, although thankfully the town and area remain largely unspoilt. With a range of accommodation options to choose from, a holiday rental house in Vila Praia de Ancora is the most appealing. Coming complete with a fully fitted kitchen including all the utensils, it offers a home away from home feel, and by staying in self catering accommodation in Vila Praia de Ancora, holidaymakers can avoid having to eat out for every meal in expensive restaurants.
There are a number of activities which can be enjoyed during a holiday in Vila Praia de Ancora, but perhaps one which many people come for is the surfing. Although wearing a wetsuit is needed all the year around, people of all experience levels will enjoy the waves. Other activities that are possible include cycling through the countryside, walking along the beaches, tennis and golf.
There are many places of interest that can be visited whilst staying in a holiday rental house in Vila Praia de Ancora, although it must be noted, that using a car will be necessary for those places further away. The closest places can be visited on foot though, and these include the newly redeveloped main square which is an excellent place to have a coffee and do a spot of people watching; and a nearby fort, which can be reached within an hour on foot. Further away, a scenic drive through the countryside and along the coast is recommended, and there are numerous small towns and villages whose beauty is magnified by their lovely surroundings. A day trip to the city of Porto can also be taken, and the main attractions here include a 12th century cathedral, the Serralves Museum and an interesting historical section.
Due to its more northerly location, the climate in the area surrounding the self catering accommodation in Vila Praia de Ancora is generally cooler than that of the more famous southern Portuguese destinations. This has perhaps in some way helped to keep the development of tourism at a slower pace. Winters are mild, and the temperature rarely drops below 8 degrees Celsius, whilst it is warm and dry between the months of May and September. The temperature during this time measure between 20 and 25 degrees, and a cooling sea breeze means it rarely gets stiflingly hot.
The closest airport to the self catering accommodation in Vila Praia de Ancora is to be found in the city of Porto. Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) has connections with a number of cities throughout Europe on over a dozen airlines. Holidaymakers from the United Kingdom may be interested in Easyjet flights from London Gatwick (LGW) and Ryanair flights from Liverpool (LPL). Car rental is available at the airport, and is recommended in order to make the most out of a holiday in Vila Praia de Ancora.