Porto is Portugal’s second largest city. Busy and vibrant, there is always something to enjoy from a Porto apartment, regardless of the time of year. Blessed with its' own airport, Porto apartments are wonderfully accessible from the UK, and the beaches are never far away should the summer temperatures start to rise. There are many sides to Porto, form the narrow, twisting streets of the riverside quarter (Ribeira) to the busy business district (tascas). But whatever you prefer, Porto’s charm is sure to make an impact.
There is a huge amount to see from a Porto property rental. The imposing Cathedral can be seen from most parts of the city, and is well worth closer inspection, especially as the surrounding maze of streets also hold a great number of interesting attractions from throughout Porto’s history, including the Arabic style Palacio da Bolsa, gilded Igreja da Santa Clara and the Terreiro da Se.
Food and wine lovers will be right at home staying in a Porto property, especially for those who take the serene trip along the River Douro towards the interior of the province, home to port wines. The history of port and wine making along the banks of the river are abundantly clear, and there are still plenty of spot to stop and enjoy the age old art at its best.
Those staying in a Porto apartment hoping to squeeze in a round of golf are in luck too. There are three excellent golf courses in and around Porto, known as the Oporto Golf Club, Miramar Golf and Amarante Golf. Whatever time of year you visit you will have ease in arranging a tee-off time, and club hire is available.
The beach resort of Espinho is a fantastic place to visit for beach lovers from and Porto property. Espinho is a vibrant seaside resort with a huge sand beach and a casino providing endless hours of evening entertainment.
The seafood capital of the region, Matosinhos, is also a fantastic destination to explore from a Porto apartment. Filled with elegant attractions including the Monastery of Leca do Bailio and gothic church, Matosinhos is a fascinating town, and the string of small beaches attract visitors from many miles.
There are a great number of flights to Porto Airport (OPO) from the UK. RyanAir provide direct flights to Porto Airport from Birmingham (BHX), Bristol (BRS), Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL) and London. Reaching a self catering Porto apartment from Porto Airport itself is easy, as it is located just 6 miles outside the city centre.