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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.

Things to do

Find attractions for all in Porto District

Parque Aquatico Amarante in Fregim beckons families with its waterslides and pools, while those seeking the best shops flock to Rua Santa Catarina in Porto, a broad pedestrian street lined with charming stores and the exquisite Majestic Cafe. Thinking about picking a Porto District vacation rental close to the water? Take a fishing trip on the ocean for the chance to catch sardines, snappers and tuna to cook on the barbecue.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Porto District, PT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,060 vacation rentals around Porto District. From 505 house rentals to 2,165 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in Porto?

If you like the idea of bounding out of bed and finding yourself among trendy shops, entertainment and bars within mere minutes, then you've just got to stay central. Vrbo has 1,181 city center rental properties available. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has plenty of other choices, including:

  • 997 town vacation rentals.
  • 462 riverside vacation rentals.
  • 434 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Porto?

Unpack your bag, take in the view and put the kettle on the boil. If you're searching for a home away from home, an apartment rental is an awesome way to go. You'll be able to choose from 1,979 different options with the help of Vrbo. If you book quick, you could be spending as little as $17 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other sought-after lodging types, such as:

  • House: 498 vacation homes. Prices start from $16 per night.
  • Cottage: 88 vacation homes. Prices start from $19 per night.
  • Hotel: 84 vacation homes. Prices start from $39 per night.

Can I stay in Porto in a large group?

Whether you're going on a break with the entire family or spending a few nights away with your old school crew, it's a whole lot of fun being in a new place together! And the good news is that Vrbo has places to suit. Why not take a look at the 362 apartment vacation homes featured here? They're the most popular option for big groups of guests. Around the area, the properties that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 516 vacation homes suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as $34.
  • If you have 8 in your family, you'll be happy to hear that there are 192 vacation homes perfect. The starting price is $56 per night.
  • Seeking out places for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be happy to find out we have 191 that'll be ideal. You can book one for as little as $45 a night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your brother and all your pals to Porto.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Porto?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Create new memories with your nearest and dearest and plan a budget-friendly stay with Vrbo. When it comes to looking for a fantastic deal, your first stop should be Vila Nova de Gaia. Here, Vrbo has 2,449 rentals at an average price of $110 a night. Another 2,138 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Campo e Sobrado. With an average price of $110 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth bragging to your friends about.

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