Public Question Asked by NileGuide about Porto
will be staying at Novotel Porto Gaia. Is there a beach near where we can go to by foot? Is it safe and touristic (with café's etc)?
The Best Answer
Answered by Fã , Mozambique
Hi there!! Well ...I'm afraid that you are not in a safe zone , because Novotel and Ibis are in the middle of a low social economic zone, making frontier to a rich zone, where you have an Mercure Hotel and a great Shopping Center.
About the beach, you are a bit faraway indeed since Douro river hasnt any river beach. If you want one you must go south near the coast. If you get a Taxi, ask them to take you to Praia da Sãozinha ( Saozinha beach ) or you just show them this name. Its a very good beach, not very far by car. Its where I usually go :) and I live far from there. But i recommend it, its big, quite, it has a bar/restaurant.
Here are the nearest beaches: http://www.guiadacidade.pt/pt/poi-praia-da-aguda-gaia-15729 ( Aguda Beach )
all in this site are great!!!! Just show the name to the Taxi Driver!! :)
http://www.guiadacidade.pt/pt/poi-praia-da-saozinha-15725 ( where its written Praia, its Beach in Portuguese )
Cheers!!! Hope that you enjoy Porto and Gaia!