A region bordering on Spain, Northern Portugal is famous for Porto, a city with a historical town centre listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for the Douro Valley, celebrated for its terraced vineyard landscapes. It is also a region with beautiful countryside, heritage villages and a breathtaking coastline. Often passed over for the sandy beaches of the Algarve, North Portugal has a wealth of natural, gastronomic and cultural treasures… and its amazing beaches are well-worth exploring too!
Holidays at a Northern Portugal camping park
Canvas Holidays provides a chance to spend a holiday beside the ocean and only 15 km from Porto, a cosmopolitan town with magnificent architecture. The camping park also has many facilities: a pool area, sauna, catering services and activities for children and adults alike.
So come and spend an unforgettable holiday with your family, partner or friends at a campsite in Northern Portugal!
Famous the world over for its wine, Porto is a many-faceted historical city. Head for La Ribeira to explore the oldest part of the city, and wander through its little, paved streets and old houses. You will find numerous bars and restaurants there, together with famous wine cellars where you can taste port. This district provides a magnificent view of the Douro and its bridges. You can also hop on board an antique 1920s tram for a journey back in time…
Take a trip through the Douro Valley to see the famous port-producing vineyards. You can also go on a cruise leaving from Porto, or explore the region by car.
Porto is not the only interesting site in northern Portugal. Head for Ponte de Lima, the oldest city in the country, which will bowl you over with its mediaeval charm. You can also visit the magnificent historical villages of Guimaraes, Braga and Viana do Castelo, which have a wealth of treasures.
Nature lovers can visit the Peneda Gerês or Montesinho national parks, with their breathtaking landscapes and marvellous walks.
Lastly, the region’s coastline has numerous traditional seaside resorts and large sandy beaches, where you can thoroughly enjoy the Portuguese sunshine.