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Seaside trip, Portuguese style

Fabulous beach with huge waves. It's the Atlantic so the water was pretty chilly. Lots of great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Quebec City, Canada
Portugal's own "Miami beach"

Loved every second that I spent in this area, the beach is just amazingly beautiful. Cute houses... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jenni K
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Costa Nova do Prado | Gafanha da Encarnação, Ilhavo 3830, Portugal
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Reviewed yesterday

Fabulous beach with huge waves. It's the Atlantic so the water was pretty chilly. Lots of great seafood to eat. The stripy painted houses are gorgeous. This place has a very relaxed vibe to it!

Thank Coconut510
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved every second that I spent in this area, the beach is just amazingly beautiful. Cute houses and restaurants, touristic I suppose but in October the beach is almost empty. Very peaceful and quiet place.

Thank Jenni K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated between the Ocean & the river . Winderful coloured houses . A place to relax & unwind . Few Good resturants , souvenir shops , a fish market , a mini golf course & a pirates playground . Suitable for all the family ....More

1  Thank 426zein
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I was googling places to visit in Portugal and Costa Nova was recommended. I’m glad that I visited it. Loved the small town especially the picturesque strip painted houses. So beautiful and unique! It’s good enough for a day trip from Aveiro. Other then that...More

1  Thank sawant k
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Nice beach town for the Porto folks to get away to, I suppose. The striped painted houses, while pretty, seems a bit gimmicky - beyond that, not much more to do in this small town, aside from the beach of course.

Thank greenham01
Reviewed 23 July 2018

It is a place situated in a desert.. There are some fancy houses with fancy paintings. You will need a shelter in this fancy house area to prevent the sun burn.. It is isolated.. There were not too many people.. I am not quite sure...More

2  Thank Hipopp
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Wasn't sure what we were in for but this town is old and beautiful with lovely stripe painted houses one side on the Atlantic and the other a lagoon. So many good restaurants to go to and a big fish market. Beaches are lovely with...More

2  Thank John H
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Costa Nova is a small fishing village about 10km from Aveiro, situated on a narrow peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. As I arrived in Costa Nova, the tide was low in the lagoon and there were a group of...More

2  Thank Craig M
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Costa Nova is a small town located between the lagoon and the ocean; on one side you have calm waters, on the other the beach and the waves. Many years ago it was the place where the fishermen built wooden tents painted with brightly colored...More

Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The beach is large with a good structure. The main square before the beach is very nice at dusk. The colorful houses are beautiful and blend in with the environment.

Thank 33Anonimo2014
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