Top Ten Hotels in North Portugal for wine lovers

The north of Portugal is a secret jewel waiting to be discovered.

The landscape can be described as nothing short of breathtaking, with stunning long sandy beaches, striking mountains and lakes further inland.

Portugal’s secret garden also offers plenty for the wine lover too, being home to several wine producing regions, including the famous Douro valley, the lush undulating hills of the Vinho Verde and the lesser-known regions of Dão and the Bairrada, all of which produce unique yet outstanding wines.

The country has built a reputation for its sunny beaches, golf courses and buzzing nightlife from the Algarve. However when sitting on a veranda overlooking the Douro river absorbing the tranquillity and beauty of the region, one might think you are in a different country altogether. Untouched by tourists and with little foreign investment, the north offers a more traditional insight into this intriguing country.

The people are warm and generous, as well as being extremely proud. So much so, there are a number of different new luxurious hotels as well as converted historic buildings (Pousadas) to showcase what the local region has to offer.

We have picked our favourite getaway spots from the north. However please do add and share your experiences with us.

 

5 Responses to “Top Ten Hotels in North Portugal for wine lovers”

  1. A Great read, thanks for the information!

  2. A superb selection of hotels here in stunning locations. Northern Portugal has to be a “must” for food and wine lovers.
    We recently stayed at the Aquapura Douro Valley and from there visited Quinta Vale D. Maria & the state of the art winery Quinta de Napoles – great wines and warm hospitality all round.

    This is winemaker Joana Pinhao talking about wine production at Quinta Vale D. Maria http://theonlinetraveljournal.com/douro-valley/quinta-vale-d-maria/

  3. Joao Cravo says:

    When it comes to sun and sea holidays, Algarve is the jewel of Portugal due to its awesome weather and atmosphere. However when it comes to culture, sightseeing, touring, wine tourism, Porto and Lisbon are the main destinations in Portugal. Porto also offers many activities to do, do not just discover the urban side of it and more mainstream. There are plenty of amazing surf spots, less known and explored.

    For those who love surfing or want to have a different experience, I definitely recommend to have a look to Surf’inn Surf Camps is a surf camps network intended to develop and promote a set of surf and kite activities.. This coast attracts surfers from all over the word due to its amazing conditions.

  4. Hotel Donegal says:

    I agree with you Freddie Cobb, The north of Portugal is the beautiful and amazing jewel of this world. There are a list of superb hotels which are mainly famous due to its stunning view and nice customers services. If you have enough money into your wallet then I must say there is no such place like Portugal.

  5. Luxurious Hotels in Donegal says:

    I Love wine. Really wanna visit such kind of Hotels in Portugal.

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