Find the best place to stay — Porto

Where to stay around Porto?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,334 holiday lettings near Porto. From 1,889 apartments to 291 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Porto for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Porto?

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 Porto:

  • Nevogilde: 85 holiday homes
  • Campinas: 49 holiday homes
  • Vilarinha: 71 holiday homes
  • Fontaínhas: 754 holiday homes
  • Sampaio: 21 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 Porto?

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

  • Homem do Leme Beach: 2,553 holiday lettings
  • Avenida de Montevideu Park: 2,554 holiday lettings
  • Casa da Musica: 2,585 holiday lettings
  • Bom Sucesso Market: 2,588 holiday lettings
  • Boavista Square: 2,591 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Porto 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 apartments in Porto?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,889 apartments in Porto. Our other popular types of Porto holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 291 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 46 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 26 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Porto?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 138 holiday homes with pool available in Porto. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Porto's northern spell

    Move over Lisbon, Porto's coming. Cool, collected and uber-handsome, this city on the steep-sided Douro Valley has plenty of draws to rival the Portuguese capital. Just check out the pastel-painted blocks of the UNESCO Ribeira area, awash with cantinas and tavernas and gorgeous azulejo-fronted buildings. That faces the Rabelo boats, where port is the tipple of choice, and spreads into districts of gilded Baroque churches and enticing museums. Regional markets and unexpected miradors dot the topographic town centre, and Porto holiday rentals nestle in old graffiti-strewn neighbourhoods where life pulses.

    Touring Porto's ins and outs

    Porto's like a maze, physically and culturally. You can so easily switch from staring up at handsome Baroque church spires, to sipping potent port wine in verdant vineyards far up the Douro. A tour or 2 can help you make sense of it all. That could mean a hop-on, hop-off open-air bus around the Ribeira and across the river. It could mean a local foodie helping you pick out the freshest veg and finest ports in the Bolhao Market. It could mean a ride on a motorised 2-wheeled personal transport around the cobbles of Porto Cathedral to the Dom Luis I Bridge.

    Cultural Porto is booming

    Age-old trams and vintage carriages are the name of the game in the Museu do Carro Electrico – an exhibition dedicated to the iconic railcars that still rattle up Porto's hills. There are masterworks of Portuguese art from the 1800s and 1900s hanging on the walls of the Soares dos Reis National Museum. There are tales of winemaking and more in the Port Wine Museum down on the Douro. There are historic swords and weaponry and hulking tanks at the Museu Militar do Porto. You get the idea – the collections just don't stop coming.

    Breezy Porto and its summer draws

    The breezes of the Atlantic and the wide Douro estuary have a cooling effect on Porto, meaning although the mercury can climb to 30 degrees, it's rarely unbearable in the city, even during the hottest summer months of June, July and August. That's when most travellers seek out Porto holiday rentals in Ribeira or near Bolhao Market, to tour the streets in the sunshine and heat. Others will prefer the spring, in May, or the autumn, in September and October, which both tend to be balmy but loads less busy.

    Porto – a city in a valley

    Porto straddles the Douro River at the point it widens to meet the Atlantic Ocean. The town cascades down the steep banks and lines the water with its famous wine cellars. Inland, you can travel to see vineyards blanketing the hills of the region. On the coast, you can bag Porto holiday rentals with front-row seats over the wave-bashed Praia do Carneiro or the promenade-backed Praia do Molhe, the start of a stretch of shoreline that's untrodden and secluded, but great for waxing up the surfboard and riding the swells.