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Our hotel was in Vila Nova de Gaia, it was the last day of our vacation, and we had an evening flight to look forward to, so we didn't want to do anything too strenuous. My wife suggested a walk along by the Douro Marina,...More
On the Vila do Gaia (southern) river bank, and further round to Lavaries is Porto Marina.
It is a fairly recent development, providing as you might expect a safe and secure haven for yachts and other pleasure craft, along with associated chandlers and boating repair...More
There is a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the tourist Cais de Ribeira and the Ribeira Square on the opposite side of the river. Here at the foot of the cable car and beyond are the port lodges, the marina and just...More
Really recommend a river trip up the Douro while you are here. Fabulous scenery from the boat along both banks of the river and its beautiful houses and vineyards. we sat in on of the bars in the marina and enjoyed watching the world go...More
This part of Gaia, which used to be Porto's poor cousin, used to be a bit run-down with little reason to attract visitors other than the wine cellars located here. These still exist of course but now along the river is a completely modernized walkway...More
Friendly efficient and staff that go out of there way to make us welcome. Great for Cats as pricing very competitive. To be recommended without hesitation. And bread delivered in the morning....a great unexpected touch.
Its a pleasant stroll along the banks of the Douro & makes a pleasant change to get away from the heat of the city.
The Gaia bank is very busy & bustling closer to the access areas to the Port wine lodges but as you...More
We departed and returned from our bareboat charter at Douro Marina. Although we didn't make use of all of the facilities we found the Marina very nice. We spend a couple of nights aboard at the marina and security took its job seriously and seemed...More