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Costa Nova Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

In this tour, the walk difficulty level is easy/medium! You`ll walk only 5km and downstream! We leave from Porto towards Arouca town where we will stop shortly for bathrooms and coffee. After a short drive, we`ll arrive at the Walkways and go across the Suspension Bridge! It spans 516 meters-long across the valley and hangs 175m above the Paiva river! Notice: crossing the bridge is not mandatory. You have the option to skip it. Then, you`ll walk the Paiva Walkways downhill in a total length of 5km over a wooden boardwalk zig-zagging along the left bank of the river. Trail Areinho-Vau. The walk will be followed by another highlight of our day: lunch! (fish and vegetarian options also available) After a power nap in the van, we`ll arrive to Costa Nova! Costa Nova is one of the highlights of Portugal – a beautiful fishing village known for its striped colorful houses! Time to enjoy Aveiro, also known as the “Portuguese Venice''! Discover the city center on a short walk, enjoy some free time and relax on a boat trip to see the charming city through the canals! Finish the day back in Porto.

Porto: Nova and Gaia Coast Day Trip with a Cruise in Aveiro

Porto: Nova and Gaia Coast Day Trip with a Cruise in Aveiro

A journey through two of the most beautiful cities in the north of the country with surprises, history and curiosities.Do you know what we are talking about? We'll tell you all the details... Aveiro We leave early in the morning to make the most of the day. A walk through the most beautiful areas of the city to work up an appetite and continue on to the Carcavelos Bridge, a symbol of Art Nouveau, which we will tell you about in detail and also a good place from which to go to the Chapel of São Gonçalinho, which houses relics from the 18th century. We have a few stories to tell you! But for stories, you should go to the Arte Nova Museum, which allows you to learn about the social and cultural context of the origin of the movement while you sit in Captain Major Pessoa's tea house and listen to live jazz music. Quite an experience!Next, we'll take a 45-minute ride aboard one of the traditional "Moliceiros" boats, similar in design to the Venetian gondolas. Before finishing, we will make a last stop at the Monument to José Estêvão Coelho de Magalhães, one of the most illustrious politicians in the history of Portugal. But what about all the recommendations and picturesque spots we've told you about? You have free time to explore the city at your leisure! Recommendation: Don't leave without trying the local gastronomy! Costa Nova We'll then leave Aveiro and head towards Costa Nova, one of Portugal's most spectacular beaches, known for the iconic striped houses that line the bay. You will be able to take pictures and enjoy a guided tour of the beach most loved by lovers of water sports such as surfing, windsurfing or sailing. Capelha do Senhor da Pedra This picturesque 17th century chapel is located on the rocks of the beach of the same name in Vila Nova de Gaia. Its privileged location on the granite makes it stand defiantly in front of the Atlantic despite not reaching 10 metres in height. Built on a hexagonal plan in 1686 in a place of pagan cults, it stands out for its main altar with Baroque carvings and the two side altarpieces that surround the crucified Christ. The access stairway is 150 metres from the promenade, so it is necessary to cross the sand and stones to reach it. This means that, at high tide, it is impossible to walk to it as it is surrounded by the sea. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, book now!

From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

Depart Porto and journey south to the beautiful coastal city of Aveiro on the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the historical city center to admire the bold Art Nouveau residences and charming foot bridges across the canals. Take stunning pictures of the Baroque-style cathedrals and other amazing architecture. Learn more about the history of the city and how it grew from a small fishing village to the 2nd most populous city in the Centro Region of Portugal. Hear how salt production in the salt marshes played an important role in the city's economy, from the days of the Romans. Then, climb aboard one of the traditional moliceiro boats used to collect sea grass in the lagoon. Cruise along the canals of the "Venice of Portugal" to admire the colorful fishermen's houses of Costa Nova beach and get amazing views of the landscape.

From Aveiro/Ilhavo: Barra, Costa Nova, and Vista Alegre Tour

From Aveiro/Ilhavo: Barra, Costa Nova, and Vista Alegre Tour

We’ll leave Aveiro and cross the Central Canal, arriving in the traditional salt fields and the Environmental Interpretation Centre, where we’ll attempt to spot flamingos. Next, we will visit Aveiro’s two quays - the distant-water fishing quay and the commercial quay - where we’ll learn more about the region’s natural evolution and economic history. At Praia da Barra we will gaze upon the man-made opening where the lagoon meets the sea. This structure was built in the early nineteenth century, using the stone from Aveiro’s medieval city walls. The majestic lighthouse stands out in the beautiful Atlantic landscape, accompanying us as we enjoy a short walk by the sea. We will also walk-through Costa Nova, along the typical striped wooden houses. These used to be fishermen’s abodes and are nowadays part of one of the most beautiful and original coastal landscapes in Portugal. You will also have a chance to taste our Portuguese custard tarts (Pasteis de Nata), in one of our local bakeries. We will then drive to Vista Alegre, a small settlement where the famous Vista Alegre Factory is located. Built in 1824, it’s renowned internationally for its ceramic and glassware production. We’ll then visit the museum, with the possibility of watching the artists delicately paint the ceramic pieces in the workshop (workshop closed during the weekend). Still in Vista Alegre, we’ll also have a look through the local chapel, Capela da Nossa Senhora da Penha de França, a seventeenth-century national site, decorated with Portuguese tiles (azulejos) and frescoes. Before returning to Aveiro, you’ll also have a chance to briefly visit the Factory shop and outlet.

From Porto: Aveiro Private Guided Day Trip

From Porto: Aveiro Private Guided Day Trip

Departing from the city of Porto, in a short, comfortable and private trip of 30 minutes, discover the beauty of the city of Aveiro and its famous Ria de Aveiro. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that this place provides. At your own pace and away from the crowds, interact with the community and learn about their stories in a mix between nature and gastronomy, in a unique and unforgettable experience. Have a memorable lunch at a local restaurant and choose the places to enjoy: • discover why it is known as the Venice of Portugal • explore its numerous canals and bridges. • visit the fish market, past Art Nouveau buildings, convent of Princess Saint Joana, Vista Alegre Museum. • Enjoy the colorful moliceiro boats and add a cruise on the Ria Aveiro, to further explore the city from the Ria. • discover Costa Nova, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the colorful fishermen's houses, typically painted with vertical stripes. Return in comfort to your hotel in Porto after a day that will surely remain in your fondest memories. This is a private tour. You can adapt the program according to your preferences.

From Porto: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Tour

From Porto: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Tour

Departing from the city of Porto, in a short, comfortable and private trip of 30 minutes, discover the beauty of the city of Aveiro and its famous Ria de Aveiro. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that this place provides. At your own pace and away from the crowds, interact with the community and learn about their stories in a mix between nature and gastronomy, in a unique and unforgettable experience. Have a memorable lunch at a local restaurant and choose the places to enjoy: • discover why it is known as the Venice of Portugal • explore its numerous canals and bridges. • visit the fish market, past Art Nouveau buildings, and colorful moliceiro boats. • Add a cruise on the Ria Aveiro, to further explore the city from the Ria. • discover Costa Nova, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the colorful fishermen's houses, typically painted with vertical stripes. The journey continues to the historic city of Coimbra. The city of students and the oldest university in the country, (12th century), and one of the oldest in the world. Take the time to: • visit the Joanina Library with its collection of over 300,000 books and some of the rarest manuscripts in the entire country. • visit the Old Romanesque style Cathedral (Sé Velha). • crossing the river to visit the Santa Clara Convent and the Quinta das Lágrimas (Estate of Tears), where the love between Pedro and Inês blossomed. • having a lunch at one of the taverns downtown, where you can find the most delicious snacks. Return comfortably to your hotel in Porto after a day filled with culture and beauty that will surely stay in your best memories. This is a private tour. You can adapt the program according to your preferences.

Costa Nova and Barra Beach Tour

Costa Nova and Barra Beach Tour

At this tour people will discover two beautiful beaches from Aveiro, Costa Nova and Barra! Before going to the beach you will also see how the famous salt from Aveiro is made at our Salines and also, at the Harbour, you will learn the history of the cured codfish the famous "Bacalhau". Firstly the tour takes you to Barra beach where you will have about 15 minutes to explore the beach and admire the tallest lighthouse in Portugal. After Barra the tour continues at the beautiful Costa Nova beach where you will have 20 minutes to enjoy and discover the famous colourdful houses and where you can try the "Tripa of Aveiro". At the end of the tour you will recieve a voucher for you to try the famous sweet from Aveiro, the "Ovos Moles".

Aveiro em 1 Dia: Moliceiro, Costa Nova e Vista Alegre

Aveiro em 1 Dia: Moliceiro, Costa Nova e Vista Alegre

Aveiro in 1 Day: Boat Ride, Costa Nova Tour, and Vista Alegre Ceramic Factory Embark on an unforgettable journey and discover the charms of Aveiro in just one day. This tour encompasses a variety of fascinating experiences, providing the opportunity to explore the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and authenticity of this charming coastal city. Boat Ride on Aveiro's Canals: Start the day with a relaxing boat ride along the winding canals of Aveiro, known as the "Venice of Portugal." Admire the unique architecture of the colorful houses and learn about the history and significance of the canals to the city. This picturesque tour is a perfect way to get acquainted with the unique atmosphere of Aveiro. Costa Nova Tour: After the boat ride, head to the stunning Costa Nova, famous for its colorful striped houses and golden sandy beaches. Explore this charming fishing village, soak in the coastal ambiance, and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Capture memorable photos of the colorful houses and immerse yourself in the local culture. Vista Alegre Ceramic Factory: To complete the day, we'll visit the renowned Vista Alegre Ceramic Factory. Explore the behind-the-scenes of high-quality ceramic production, learning about the heritage and craftsmanship that have made this factory world-famous. Admire unique ceramic pieces and have the opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind souvenirs. This one-day tour in Aveiro is the perfect blend of culture, breathtaking landscapes, and authenticity. Let yourself be enchanted by Aveiro's rich history and natural beauty while creating unforgettable memories. Join us for a unique journey of discovery in Aveiro.

From Porto Private Tour Half Day in Aveiro and Costa Nova

From Porto Private Tour Half Day in Aveiro and Costa Nova

Start your tour with the comfort of a pick-up service from your accommodation in Porto city center by a private driver and guide who will make sure you have a great experience! Explore the city of Aveiro, known for its canals and called by some the Portuguese Venice, and delight in the typical "Ovos Moles" sweets. Stroll along its canals aboard a colorful Moliceiro boat, originally used to harvest seaweed. On the Costa Nova, known for its sandy beaches, enjoy the colorful houses and the fresh fish market.

Aveiro Tour(4Hours): From Oporto;City Tour- Half Day Trip

Aveiro Tour(4Hours): From Oporto;City Tour- Half Day Trip

Costa Nova beach coast visit Free time on Aveiro .

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Costa Nova Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

From Porto: Aveiro, Paiva Walkways and Arouca 516 Footbridge

In this tour, the walk difficulty level is easy/medium! You`ll walk only 5km and downstream! We leave from Porto towards Arouca town where we will stop shortly for bathrooms and coffee. After a short drive, we`ll arrive at the Walkways and go across the Suspension Bridge! It spans 516 meters-long across the valley and hangs 175m above the Paiva river! Notice: crossing the bridge is not mandatory. You have the option to skip it. Then, you`ll walk the Paiva Walkways downhill in a total length of 5km over a wooden boardwalk zig-zagging along the left bank of the river. Trail Areinho-Vau. The walk will be followed by another highlight of our day: lunch! (fish and vegetarian options also available) After a power nap in the van, we`ll arrive to Costa Nova! Costa Nova is one of the highlights of Portugal – a beautiful fishing village known for its striped colorful houses! Time to enjoy Aveiro, also known as the “Portuguese Venice''! Discover the city center on a short walk, enjoy some free time and relax on a boat trip to see the charming city through the canals! Finish the day back in Porto.

Porto: Nova and Gaia Coast Day Trip with a Cruise in Aveiro

Porto: Nova and Gaia Coast Day Trip with a Cruise in Aveiro

A journey through two of the most beautiful cities in the north of the country with surprises, history and curiosities.Do you know what we are talking about? We'll tell you all the details... Aveiro We leave early in the morning to make the most of the day. A walk through the most beautiful areas of the city to work up an appetite and continue on to the Carcavelos Bridge, a symbol of Art Nouveau, which we will tell you about in detail and also a good place from which to go to the Chapel of São Gonçalinho, which houses relics from the 18th century. We have a few stories to tell you! But for stories, you should go to the Arte Nova Museum, which allows you to learn about the social and cultural context of the origin of the movement while you sit in Captain Major Pessoa's tea house and listen to live jazz music. Quite an experience!Next, we'll take a 45-minute ride aboard one of the traditional "Moliceiros" boats, similar in design to the Venetian gondolas. Before finishing, we will make a last stop at the Monument to José Estêvão Coelho de Magalhães, one of the most illustrious politicians in the history of Portugal. But what about all the recommendations and picturesque spots we've told you about? You have free time to explore the city at your leisure! Recommendation: Don't leave without trying the local gastronomy! Costa Nova We'll then leave Aveiro and head towards Costa Nova, one of Portugal's most spectacular beaches, known for the iconic striped houses that line the bay. You will be able to take pictures and enjoy a guided tour of the beach most loved by lovers of water sports such as surfing, windsurfing or sailing. Capelha do Senhor da Pedra This picturesque 17th century chapel is located on the rocks of the beach of the same name in Vila Nova de Gaia. Its privileged location on the granite makes it stand defiantly in front of the Atlantic despite not reaching 10 metres in height. Built on a hexagonal plan in 1686 in a place of pagan cults, it stands out for its main altar with Baroque carvings and the two side altarpieces that surround the crucified Christ. The access stairway is 150 metres from the promenade, so it is necessary to cross the sand and stones to reach it. This means that, at high tide, it is impossible to walk to it as it is surrounded by the sea. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, book now!

From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

From Porto: Aveiro Half-Day Tour with 1-Hour Cruise

Depart Porto and journey south to the beautiful coastal city of Aveiro on the Ria de Aveiro lagoon. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the historical city center to admire the bold Art Nouveau residences and charming foot bridges across the canals. Take stunning pictures of the Baroque-style cathedrals and other amazing architecture. Learn more about the history of the city and how it grew from a small fishing village to the 2nd most populous city in the Centro Region of Portugal. Hear how salt production in the salt marshes played an important role in the city's economy, from the days of the Romans. Then, climb aboard one of the traditional moliceiro boats used to collect sea grass in the lagoon. Cruise along the canals of the "Venice of Portugal" to admire the colorful fishermen's houses of Costa Nova beach and get amazing views of the landscape.

From Aveiro/Ilhavo: Barra, Costa Nova, and Vista Alegre Tour

From Aveiro/Ilhavo: Barra, Costa Nova, and Vista Alegre Tour

We’ll leave Aveiro and cross the Central Canal, arriving in the traditional salt fields and the Environmental Interpretation Centre, where we’ll attempt to spot flamingos. Next, we will visit Aveiro’s two quays - the distant-water fishing quay and the commercial quay - where we’ll learn more about the region’s natural evolution and economic history. At Praia da Barra we will gaze upon the man-made opening where the lagoon meets the sea. This structure was built in the early nineteenth century, using the stone from Aveiro’s medieval city walls. The majestic lighthouse stands out in the beautiful Atlantic landscape, accompanying us as we enjoy a short walk by the sea. We will also walk-through Costa Nova, along the typical striped wooden houses. These used to be fishermen’s abodes and are nowadays part of one of the most beautiful and original coastal landscapes in Portugal. You will also have a chance to taste our Portuguese custard tarts (Pasteis de Nata), in one of our local bakeries. We will then drive to Vista Alegre, a small settlement where the famous Vista Alegre Factory is located. Built in 1824, it’s renowned internationally for its ceramic and glassware production. We’ll then visit the museum, with the possibility of watching the artists delicately paint the ceramic pieces in the workshop (workshop closed during the weekend). Still in Vista Alegre, we’ll also have a look through the local chapel, Capela da Nossa Senhora da Penha de França, a seventeenth-century national site, decorated with Portuguese tiles (azulejos) and frescoes. Before returning to Aveiro, you’ll also have a chance to briefly visit the Factory shop and outlet.

From Porto: Aveiro Private Guided Day Trip

From Porto: Aveiro Private Guided Day Trip

Departing from the city of Porto, in a short, comfortable and private trip of 30 minutes, discover the beauty of the city of Aveiro and its famous Ria de Aveiro. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that this place provides. At your own pace and away from the crowds, interact with the community and learn about their stories in a mix between nature and gastronomy, in a unique and unforgettable experience. Have a memorable lunch at a local restaurant and choose the places to enjoy: • discover why it is known as the Venice of Portugal • explore its numerous canals and bridges. • visit the fish market, past Art Nouveau buildings, convent of Princess Saint Joana, Vista Alegre Museum. • Enjoy the colorful moliceiro boats and add a cruise on the Ria Aveiro, to further explore the city from the Ria. • discover Costa Nova, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the colorful fishermen's houses, typically painted with vertical stripes. Return in comfort to your hotel in Porto after a day that will surely remain in your fondest memories. This is a private tour. You can adapt the program according to your preferences.

From Porto: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Tour

From Porto: Aveiro and Coimbra Private Tour

Departing from the city of Porto, in a short, comfortable and private trip of 30 minutes, discover the beauty of the city of Aveiro and its famous Ria de Aveiro. Enjoy the peace and tranquility that this place provides. At your own pace and away from the crowds, interact with the community and learn about their stories in a mix between nature and gastronomy, in a unique and unforgettable experience. Have a memorable lunch at a local restaurant and choose the places to enjoy: • discover why it is known as the Venice of Portugal • explore its numerous canals and bridges. • visit the fish market, past Art Nouveau buildings, and colorful moliceiro boats. • Add a cruise on the Ria Aveiro, to further explore the city from the Ria. • discover Costa Nova, where you will have the opportunity to see and photograph the colorful fishermen's houses, typically painted with vertical stripes. The journey continues to the historic city of Coimbra. The city of students and the oldest university in the country, (12th century), and one of the oldest in the world. Take the time to: • visit the Joanina Library with its collection of over 300,000 books and some of the rarest manuscripts in the entire country. • visit the Old Romanesque style Cathedral (Sé Velha). • crossing the river to visit the Santa Clara Convent and the Quinta das Lágrimas (Estate of Tears), where the love between Pedro and Inês blossomed. • having a lunch at one of the taverns downtown, where you can find the most delicious snacks. Return comfortably to your hotel in Porto after a day filled with culture and beauty that will surely stay in your best memories. This is a private tour. You can adapt the program according to your preferences.

Costa Nova and Barra Beach Tour

Costa Nova and Barra Beach Tour

At this tour people will discover two beautiful beaches from Aveiro, Costa Nova and Barra! Before going to the beach you will also see how the famous salt from Aveiro is made at our Salines and also, at the Harbour, you will learn the history of the cured codfish the famous "Bacalhau". Firstly the tour takes you to Barra beach where you will have about 15 minutes to explore the beach and admire the tallest lighthouse in Portugal. After Barra the tour continues at the beautiful Costa Nova beach where you will have 20 minutes to enjoy and discover the famous colourdful houses and where you can try the "Tripa of Aveiro". At the end of the tour you will recieve a voucher for you to try the famous sweet from Aveiro, the "Ovos Moles".

Aveiro em 1 Dia: Moliceiro, Costa Nova e Vista Alegre

Aveiro em 1 Dia: Moliceiro, Costa Nova e Vista Alegre

Aveiro in 1 Day: Boat Ride, Costa Nova Tour, and Vista Alegre Ceramic Factory Embark on an unforgettable journey and discover the charms of Aveiro in just one day. This tour encompasses a variety of fascinating experiences, providing the opportunity to explore the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and authenticity of this charming coastal city. Boat Ride on Aveiro's Canals: Start the day with a relaxing boat ride along the winding canals of Aveiro, known as the "Venice of Portugal." Admire the unique architecture of the colorful houses and learn about the history and significance of the canals to the city. This picturesque tour is a perfect way to get acquainted with the unique atmosphere of Aveiro. Costa Nova Tour: After the boat ride, head to the stunning Costa Nova, famous for its colorful striped houses and golden sandy beaches. Explore this charming fishing village, soak in the coastal ambiance, and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Capture memorable photos of the colorful houses and immerse yourself in the local culture. Vista Alegre Ceramic Factory: To complete the day, we'll visit the renowned Vista Alegre Ceramic Factory. Explore the behind-the-scenes of high-quality ceramic production, learning about the heritage and craftsmanship that have made this factory world-famous. Admire unique ceramic pieces and have the opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind souvenirs. This one-day tour in Aveiro is the perfect blend of culture, breathtaking landscapes, and authenticity. Let yourself be enchanted by Aveiro's rich history and natural beauty while creating unforgettable memories. Join us for a unique journey of discovery in Aveiro.

From Porto Private Tour Half Day in Aveiro and Costa Nova

From Porto Private Tour Half Day in Aveiro and Costa Nova

Start your tour with the comfort of a pick-up service from your accommodation in Porto city center by a private driver and guide who will make sure you have a great experience! Explore the city of Aveiro, known for its canals and called by some the Portuguese Venice, and delight in the typical "Ovos Moles" sweets. Stroll along its canals aboard a colorful Moliceiro boat, originally used to harvest seaweed. On the Costa Nova, known for its sandy beaches, enjoy the colorful houses and the fresh fish market.

Aveiro Tour(4Hours): From Oporto;City Tour- Half Day Trip

Aveiro Tour(4Hours): From Oporto;City Tour- Half Day Trip

Costa Nova beach coast visit Free time on Aveiro .

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What people are saying about Costa Nova Beach

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4.9
(136 reviews)

My guide for today was Norbet he was amazing . he was very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. He answered all the questions the group had. I will certainly recommend him to anyone looking to enjoy this tour.

our guide (João) was worth his weight in gold: relevant and interesting information during the ride, interested in and caring for his travelers, good driver. Well-filled and balanced program.

Had a lovely trip. Our guide Pedro was kind and informative. Would highly recommend

It was good! End up just two of us because of the holiday.

Liked the suspension bridge and the board walkway.