Best activities in Porto and Northern Portugal

5 de September, 2023

At Olivia Singular Houses, we invite you to discover some of the best outdoor activities in Porto, Portugal! Porto is a city that not only offers a rich history and culture, but also stunning natural beauty. In this short article, we’ll share some suggestions for outdoor activities that will allow you to immerse yourself in the scenic landscapes and get to know the city and the region better. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or simply making a list of things to do outside our boutique hotels and guesthouses, Porto has something for everyone. Get ready to explore the breathtaking views and learn about the Portuguese traditions that make Porto and Northern Portugal truly special. And if you’re still wondering where to stay during your outdoor adventures, we have a special recommendation for you – Olivia Singular Houses, where charm, personalized service and serenity meet.

Porto and Northern Portugal: A guide to the best outdoor activities

Porto offers a wide range of outdoor activities that showcase all its natural beauty. Discover the best outdoor activities in Porto and the northern region that allow you to immerse yourself in the most iconic landscapes.

1. Serralves Park

If you’re a fan of art and nature, a visit to Serralves Park is a must. This extensive park is home to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and offers landscaped gardens, art installations and peaceful walking trails. It’s a perfect combination of culture and nature.

2. Douro Wine Tourism

Escape the city and venture into the picturesque Douro Wine Region and indulge in the tastes that Douro wine tourism has to offer. Let yourself be carried away by its breathtaking terraced vineyards and the wine of the Douro region (Douro wine). A wine tourism experience in the Douro region will allow you to immerse yourself in the history of the region and discover not only the famous Port wine, but also red and white wines from the most famous to the most exclusive varieties.

You can also choose to walk through the vineyards for an immersive experience and take the Douro Valley Walking Trail.

Choose what you consider to be the best Olivia Singular Houses guesthouse or hotel as your accommodation in the Douro Wine Region.

3. Olivotourism

Olive oil is one of Portugal’s gastronomic wonders, one that is worth getting to know in detail. The northern region of Portugal, particularly in Trás os Montes, has a rich tradition of olive growing, i.e. the production of olive oil. We invite you to discover the heart of olive cultivation in Portugal. Explore centuries-old olive groves, taste award-winning olive oils and immerse yourself in the rich traditions of olive growing. Northern Portugal offers a unique olive tourism experience that blends history, flavor and nature. Explore the olive oil routes and indulge in Portugal’s liquid gold.

Discover the charm and serenity of Olivia Singular Houses in Porto

Are you looking for the best hotel or guesthouse in Porto? Experimente o requinte e a serenidade de ficar nas Olivia Singular Houses, no Porto. These unique and exclusive accommodations are designed to provide visitors with a memorable and luxurious stay. Whether you prefer a cozy guesthouse or a boutique hotel with an exclusive, cosmopolitan design, Olivia Singular Houses offers options to suit your preferences and needs.

Immerse yourself in Porto’s rich history and culture while enjoying the comfort and amenities of Olivia Singular House. Each of the units, situated in the center of Porto, are meticulously decorated to ensure a stay of refinement and charm.

With a privileged location, the Marquês Garden House by Olivia, the 1872 River House by Olivia and the Exmo. Hotel by Olivia, allow guests to easily explore various outdoor activities and attractions in the city and beyond. After a day of engaging activities, return to your retreat and relax in the serene atmosphere of your room, the garden or the existing common rooms. Choose the option with the services and amenities you value most and that make the most sense to you. Enjoy the privacy and exclusivity that these accommodations offer, making your stay in Porto truly unforgettable.

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