Referred to as the Minho, northern Portugal stretches from Porto to the border with Spain, running along the stunning Costa Verde and up to Ponte de Lima. Holiday rentals in this part of Portugal are not nearly as easy to find as in the Algarve, but that’s what makes this place so special; a chance to immerse yourself in the Portuguese culture and landscape, where you often feel that you have the whole region to yourself.
Porto is the most important city of the North and is a UNESCO world heritage site. For a taste of city life, find holiday rentals in the bustling downtown and winding streets of Porto, where you can walk from your apartment every night to a different restaurant and wend your way home after a few glasses of Porto’s namesake wine. The Douro region is named after the Douro river