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“the river”(4 reviews)
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Rua da Praia 430, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cherriesfan_9
Reviewed 13 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank sennockred
Reviewed 21 January 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 986Debs2013
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Matt C
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We kept our boat here for 5 days. The marina staff is excellent, they even deliver fresh bread to your boat every morning. It's a great walking area as well even if you don't come by boat.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JTJD
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ValpJ
Reviewed 22 May 2017

One not to miss - the local fish specialties landed by traditional fishing boats and available to buy as you wander through the marina. So many types of fish - you can't go wrong!

Date of experience: April 2017
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