Gafanha de Boa Hora is a Portuguese parish close to Aveiro in the central Portugal region. Lying between dunes and wild vegetation, its long, sandy beaches are ideal for water sports and sunbathing. Gafanha de Boa Hora is also famous for the Art of Xávega , a typically Portuguese form of fishing.
Holidays at the Gafanha de Boa Hora camping park
Canvas Holidays provides a chance to spend a holiday close to beautiful beaches by the ocean and the colourful houses of Ria de Costa Nova. A short way from the beaches of Vagueira and Areão, the camping park provides a pool area and activities for children and adults, together with facilities making for a truly relaxing and restful holiday.
During your holiday at the Gafanha de Boa Hora camping park, you can revel in natural coastal beaches, highly popular with surfers and body-boarders. You can easily get to Praia da Costa Nova, a fishing village famous for its magnificent houses painted in brightly-coloured stripes, or go to the beach at Praia da Barra to see the country's tallest lighthouse.
Only 20 km away, you can also explore Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal because of its many canals and “barcos moliceiros”. Here you can also visit the Aveiro Museum and try out the delicious “ovos moles”.
During your stay, be sure to visit the Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Vagos, the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Misericórdi and the military tower and chapel of Santo António: all monuments well-worth visiting in the region.