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7 kilometres north of Viana is the beautiful beach of Afife as recommended for visiting in our Rough Guide to Portugal guide book!
we spent about an hour on the beach here relaxing after a day around the streets of Viana and the market, the fortress and then the church up on the hill - so we enjoyed just lounging around on the sand and up at the beachside cafe with excellent coffee and sunset above the waves!!
Then as my guidebook recommended we drove back onto the main road and a few seconds to the other side to try an apartment complex for pricing and availability which was very appealing to us - 2 bedroom apartment for 3 of us with breakfast for 50 euro! so we stayed there! Certainly more comfortable than our atmospheric night on the boat!
Written Jun 27, 2007
About 17 minutes ride by train you can reach Caminha.
Once a strong riverport, the ancient fortress town of Caminha is almost surrounded by water. Proudly situated opposite Spain at the mouth of the enchanting River Minho, it has been inhabited since Celtic and Roman times. Once there you can enjoy THE Caminha's Gothic parish church, Igreja Matriz and in the main square there are 15th-century battlemented buildings.
From Caminha you can take a ride in ferryboat just for 1,20 euros (two way ticket) to the nearby village Camposancos in Galicia - Spain, there aren’t much to see but you can enjoy great beaches there.
Written May 1, 2007
Arcos de Valdevez is a small town not far from Ponte de Lima. Now with the new IC28 motorway in 10 minutes i can reach it by car.
It is a charming town with great views, monuments and a beautiful river that names the town the river Vez, a river with crystalline waters.
Written Feb 17, 2005
Ponte de Lima is a small town in the picturesque province of Minho, 25 km east of Viana do Castelo. The motorway linking Porto to Spain passes nearby the town.
This beautiful small town is named after the bridge that crosses the River Lima (Ponte de Lima literally means Lima bridge).
In Ponte de Lima you will find great food and wine and amazing landscapes.
You can enjoy feasts fairs and festivals, the most important are The New Fair (Feiras Novas ) and the Vaca das Cordas tradition.
Written Feb 17, 2005
I'd consider this Igreja/Church out of the touristy visits. I have the impression that just a few people have visited it. It's not far from the centre, not at all, but...
Address: Rua de Monserrate.
Written Oct 28, 2007
Amorosa village, (the name of the village and the same for the beach) have several accesses to the beach. On my pic you can see a wooden path that leads to the beach.
Updated Aug 4, 2004
Not far from Viana do Castelo City , in Amorosa, you can find a lovely beach.
You can surf, there are great waves!
Written Jul 27, 2003
This is another artifitial lake, the Vilarinho da Furnas. These is completely wilde, no houses, no boats and it's forbiden to swimm. Just admire the nature!
Written Aug 25, 2002
1 Review and 7 Opinions A small, old but very nice hotel. Our room was pink-coloured how my friend and I felt, like they...
1 Review and 3 Opinions We have stayed there for two nights, and felt so welcome by the owner. She is the nicest lady you...