Destination guide

Old-world charm in picturesque Porto District

Located on the northern coast of Portugal, Porto District draws visitors with its glistening rivers and medieval villages. With its old-world charm and ancient alleys and cobbled streets, Porto is a jewel, while wine lovers flock to the spectacular Douro Valley, where terraced vineyards await for tastings and tours. Whether sipping fine port wines or taking a fishing tour is on the agenda, Porto District vacation rentals put you in the heart of it all.


Fun for families in Porto District

With its beautiful sandy beaches, Porto District is the perfect destination for those keen to get out on the water. Like to surf the waves or give kitesurfing a try? There are opportunities for novices and experts alike, while thrilling waterslides await those seeking fun for all the family. With local guides leading food and wine-tasting tours, and medieval castles, palaces and churches to explore, you'll find attractions galore on the doorstep of your Porto District vacation rental.


Pleasant summers in Porto District

Porto District sits on the north-west coast of Portugal, looking out to the North Atlantic Ocean. Summers here are warm, with temperatures in the high 60s to mid-70s, and cool sea breezes ensuring conditions remain pleasant. Winters can be cold, with temperatures in the mid-teens and dropping as low as 5, and rain abundant at this time of year. Like to beat the crowds? You could visit during the off-season period, but do be sure to pack a coat.

Natural features

Get back to nature in Porto District

Porto District is a hilly region that looks out over the sweeping Douro River, the meandering Tamega River and the North Atlantic Ocean. To the west lie the Azores, a cluster of Portuguese islands, and beyond them, the east coast of the United States. Porto District sits north of Coimbra and Lisbon, west of Madrid and north-west of Gibraltar and is comprised of 18 municipalities, each with their own personality. Like to get back to nature? Be sure to explore Porto City Park, where lush, grassy areas and numerous trees make it a true oasis.


Transportation options to and around Porto

The nearest airport is in Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Vila Real (VRL), which is 46.9 mi (75.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Porto Sao Bento Station, Porto Campanha Station and Campanhã Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Porto by catching a ride on the metro at Bolhao Station, Trindade Station or Aliados Station.

Where to stay around Porto District, PT?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,721 vacation rentals near Porto District. From 1,966 Condos/Apartments to 444 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Porto District for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Porto District?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Porto District. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Porto: 2,413 vacation rentals
  • Ribeira Square: 2,620 vacation rentals
  • Vila Nova de Gaia: 2,411 vacation rentals
  • Matosinhos: 2,203 vacation rentals
  • Amarante: 434 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Porto District! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Porto District?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Porto District:

  • Porto: 2,413 rentals
  • Vila Nova de Gaia: 2,411 rentals
  • Matosinhos: 2,203 rentals
  • Amarante: 434 rentals
  • Vila do Conde: 2,486 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Porto District?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Porto District are:

  • Porto Airport (OPO): 2,652 vacation rentals
  • Braga (BGZ): 1,196 vacation rentals
  • Vila Real Airport (VRL): 296 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Porto District?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Porto District. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ribeira Square: 2,620 rentals
  • Igreja dos Arcos no Caminho Portugues de Santiago: 2,861 rentals
  • Clube de Golf de Miramar: 2,491 rentals
  • Lavadores Beach: 2,584 rentals
  • Gaia Cable Car: 2,612 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Porto District listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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