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Make A Holiday Rental House in Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal, Your Home Away From Home

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.

Things to Do on Holiday in Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal

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.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal

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.

Weather in Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal

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.

Travel to Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal

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.

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                                                                                                      Good size, modern, well appointed property but with traffic noise

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                                                                                                      Casa Rosanna is a well appointed modern villa. Lovely large open plan living area and 3 good size bedrooms ( very comfortable beds) The house is set in a lovely size plot with nice views of the surrounding hills and valley. The biggest downside for us was the proximity to a large road, which meant traffic noise could be heard all the time from all outside areas- we did find this disappointing as we have to endure this at home- so really appreciate a quiet location for holidays........The pool was also much colder than I imagined it would be- We knew it would be cooler than previous holidays in Southern Europe- but we weren't expecting it to be that cold!! There was lots of outdoor furniture and a really well stocked kitchen with plenty of crockery and cutlery. We enjoyed Ponte di Lima and spent a few nice days on Afife beach.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent property in beautiful surroundings!

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                                                                                                      We stayed here for 6 nights in August with our family- 2 adults and 2 children and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit! The property has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the hosts were very welcoming. You need a car to access good restaurants but some are within walking distance and so is the beach. The previous reviews about the barking dogs isn't wrong- but this is not something the owner of the property can control and we were aware of this before we booked. We used the BBQ and Pizza oven and the pool area is just stunning. Lovely area, lovely house and great weather!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017