Where to stay around São Nicolau?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,355 holiday lettings near São Nicolau. From 1,970 Studios to 1,961 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover São Nicolau area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to São Nicolau?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in São Nicolau:

  • Vilarinha: 66 holiday homes
  • Nevogilde: 82 holiday homes
  • Campinas: 47 holiday homes
  • Fontaínhas: 836 holiday homes
  • Sampaio: 26 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to São Nicolau?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in São Nicolau. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Real Companhia Velha Cellars: 2,702 holiday lettings
  • Taylor’s Port Cellars: 2,692 holiday lettings
  • Ribeira Square: 2,696 holiday lettings
  • Clube de Golf de Miramar: 2,566 holiday lettings
  • Moreiro Beach: 2,730 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around São Nicolau listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in São Nicolau?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,970 Studios in São Nicolau. Our other popular types of São Nicolau holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,961 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 272 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 37 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in São Nicolau?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 94 holiday homes with pool available in São Nicolau. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Sao Nicolau, Portugal your home away from home

    Porto is one of Portugal’s most enticing municipalities and Sao Nicolau, or Saint Nicholas, is one of the parishes in Porto. It boasts a rich history stretching back over 700 years which is apparent in the quaint architecture of the buildings. There are many things to see and do here and excellent warm weather to enliven the experience. For accommodation tourists planning a stay at Sao Nicolau can book themselves into beautiful apartments overlooking Douro River.

    Things to do on holiday to Sao Nicolau, Portugal

    Sightseeing is one of the natural activities to do in a new location and visitors will want to see the architectural wonder that is Dom Luis Bridge. This metal arch bridge built across the Douro River is currently the longest of its kind in the world. It was built over five years and spans 172 metres. Nothing compares to the sight of this structure at night with the lights of the Vila Nova de Gaia shining in the background.

    Holidaymakers who partake of the seafood served in Sao Nicolau’s eateries swear they have never had it so good. Visitors must therefore make a point of sampling these delightful delicacies.

    Places to visit on holiday to Sao Nicolau, Portugal

    The city of Porto is choke-full of attractions; Avenida dos Aliados is an avenue in the heart of this city that is littered with captivating monuments. It leads to the riverfront and along the way visitors will get to explore some ancient churches like the Sao Francisco Church and the Santa Clara Church. These structures feature intricate design and elaborate golden decorations. Avenida dos Aliados has unsurprisingly received UNESCO World Heritage recognition. Porto somehow manages to marry this rich cultural heritage with a vibrant nightlife featuring classy bars and nightclubs.

    Weather in Sao Nicolau, Portugal

    The pleasant warm weather in Sao Nicolau is what draws many a tourist to these parts. For most of the year temperatures stay above 15°C. The warmest time of the year as expected is between June and September. As May dies away average temperatures are usually already above 20°C and by the time August rolls around, averages highs of 29 to 30°C are the norm. From then on temperatures steadily drop until the height of winter in January when averages of 10°C are recorded. Even when they go below this, temperatures hardly ever go past freezing. Most of Sao Nicolau’s rain falls between autumn and winter.

    Travel to Sao Nicolau, Portugal

    Most travellers headed to Sao Nicolau will enter through the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport which is the biggest in northern Portugal. This facility sits less than 30 miles from Sao Nicolau, putting it less than half an hour’s drive away. Mainstream international carriers such as Lufthansa and low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and Transavia ferry passengers to this airport from various European cities; Amsterdam, Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Paris etc. On arriving at the Porto Airport, as it is also known, visitors will find taxis and rental cars from Avis, Hertz and other recognised firms.