Across the River Douro from Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia is part of Portugal’s historic wine producing area. Opt for a Vila Nova de Gaia hotel amongst the municipality's picturesque terraces, for authenticity coupled with convenience to Porto, Portugal's second-largest city. Just a fifteen minute drive from Porto’s business district, Vila Nova de Gaia offers the business traveller the perfect balance between productivity and relaxation. The suburb, which is part of the greater Porto Metropolitan Area, provides a range of hotels, plenty of which are equipped with meeting rooms and other business amenities.
What activities are there to do after work in Vila Nova de Gaia?
No trip to this town is complete without sampling the variety of port wine offered at one of the many tasting rooms. There are many to choose from, particularly along the scenic Douro. Take in the sights on a boat trip on the River Douro and then head to one of the suburb’s local restaurants for some hearty local cuisine. Or take a day to unwind and head to the beach: with 17km of nearby seaside, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
What can I expect from a business trip to Vila Nova de Gaia?
Vila Nova de Gaia is the place to come for international trade fairs for wines and spirits. Being close to Porto, it’s also well situated for trade fairs specialising in everything from motor cars to jewellery which are held in the city.
What else can I do on a business trip to a hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia?
Staying in a hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia, you’ll be perfectly situated for relaxing after work on some of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches. Lavadeiros is one that offers water sports, surfing and fishing opportunities, and there are plenty of other beaches to explore. The Chapel in the Sea in Mirimar is an enchanting place to spend a few hours. Built on a rock overlooking the Atlantic, this 350-yea- old chapel has defied crashing waves and stormy winds and still stands virtually untouched. Or take a local wine tasting tour to get a true picture of the history of this charming suburb, and make sure you take a camera for some shots of the traditional old wooden boats used for transporting port wine.