Póvoa de Varzim Travel Guide

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Póvoa de Varzim Things to Do

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    by Henrik_rrb Updated Jan 7, 2005

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    We were adviced by a german couple to visit a wine-shop in Povoa De Varzim, and since we were curios about the famous port-wine we weren't late to go there.
    It's situated on the road on the way into the the center of the town, coming from north, and when we first got inside we were a bit disappointed. Just around 100 bottles, and among them a lot of whisky, and not at all so much different wine we were expecting.
    But then - no worry - we went down in the basement. And "oh my"... There were so many different wines there that I couldn't have counted them all (and even less drank them) if I stayed there for three weeks. So many, and in so many different ways, ages, tastes, prices. I was in heaven. :)

    The only problem was that our car was full even before that, given that we were out on a three-week-roadtrip. So we had to choose just the wine we really really had to buy, and then leave the rest there.

    So dony´t worry, there are still wine left for you. :-)

    If you aren't that interested in the wine, stay on the first floor then. There were everything, from just normal plates to antic chinese vases...

    My brothers at the wineshop
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    by Henrik_rrb Written Jul 10, 2004

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    You must try the Porto-special, the francesinha Really hard to explain, but it is some kind of sandwich, with cheese, egg and ham, and with a sauce which makes your mouth meltý Amazingly good!
    Inside the casino we had another one, where there instead of the ham was a hamburger inside. Not that bad eitherý
    In Povoa De Varzim we also first found out about the beer, SuperBock. Easily top 5 in Europe! A must to try!
    A bit strange maybe to put this tips in the "must see"-section, but it was soooo good, that if you miss it, you have seen nothing... :)

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    by Henrik_rrb Written Jul 10, 2004

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    When you come into the center of Povoa De Varzim you’ll see the bullfight-arena on your right side. Unfortunately we hadn’t time to stay there, even if I didn’t wanted to see a real bullfight, but it would have been nice to see more of the arena. It was huge!

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Póvoa de Varzim Hotels

  • Hotel Sol Povoa

    Rua Jose Morneiro, 100, Pavoa de Varzim, 4490-100, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Estalagem Santo Andre Inn

    Aver-o-Mar, Pavoa de Varzim, 4490, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Axis Vermar Conference & Beach Hotel

    This hotel is right on a beach, it was clean and very modern and the staff were eager to help :) it...

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  • Hotel Luso Brasileiro

    Rua Dos Cafes No.16, Pavoa de Varzim, 4490, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Torre Mar

    Rua Gomes De Amorim, 2121, Povoa De Varzim, 4490-0

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Grande Hotel de Povoa

    Largo Passeio Alegre 20, Pavoa de Varzim, 4490-428, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Costa Verde

    Av. Vasco Da Gama 56, Pavoa de Varzim, 4490410, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Estalagem Estela Sol

    Lugar De Contriz, Estela, 229, Pavoa de Varzim, 4570-229, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

  • Mercure

    LARGO DO PASSEIO ALEGRE 20,4490-428 PO'VOA DE VARZ

Póvoa de Varzim Transportation

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    by Henrik_rrb Written Jul 10, 2004

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    There went local buses from Santo Andrý, where our hotel was, to Povoa De Varzim, and from there to Porto. The price were low, but the trip took quite long time. So we decided it was worth to pay a taxi instead. But if youýre alone, and have enough time, havenýt problem traveling with a warm bus etc etc, you should take the bus. Price Povoa De Varzim-Porto one-way circa 4-5 euro.
    The buses seemed to go quite often, but stopped on many places during the trip...

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    by Henrik_rrb Written Jul 10, 2004

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    Taxi was the best way to go around in and into Varzim, and to our close-by-hotel. Not that expensive, although not that cheap either. For going in 10 minutes by taxi we paid 6-7 euro, and then for going with taxi to Porto we paid between 30 and 40 euro, depending on how lucky you were finding the right taxi-driverýK
    Most of them tried to milk some extra euro out of us, saying that it costed extra with the toll on the highway, tax wasnýýt included or just giving us a circa-price at the beginning of the trip ýýwell, somewhere between 35 and 40 euroýý. For some reason it always ended in the higher price, and you could not say anything about itýK
    On the positive side I must say that all the drivers were really friendly. Not many of them could speak English, but that didnýýt stopped themýK They talked in portugese instead, and then assumed that we understoodýK ýý For me it went quite well, since I could put in some words in Italian now and then, so we both understood sooner or later. Worse for my friends, who just had Swedish and English to rely onýK

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