Santa Cruz do Douro

"Bem-vindos" to Santa Cruz do Douro, which is in Norte and is famous for memorable scenery, such as beaches.

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Lisbon, the country's capital city, is 180 miles south of Santa Cruz do Douro.

Get tickets to see the Vitória S.C. take to the field on home grounds, Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques. Situated in Guimaraes, it's 30 miles to the northwest of Santa Cruz do Douro. The Vitória S.C. are not easily missed, given their colors of white and black are on display all around the arena.

Vila Real is just 18 miles northeast of Santa Cruz do Douro. Do you know what that means? Your group can go and see Solar de Mateus and Panoias.

If your picture of a perfect break is spending time in the great outdoors, then you might like to try mountain biking or mountain climbing.

If you tend to take things easy while you are on vacation, Norte has some good options that will suit you, including cycling and shore fishing.

Travelers who like to get more of an insight should consider signing up for one of the local tours. City walking tours, culinary tours and winery tours are some of the more engaging options in Norte.

Water activities are a great pastime here. When the weather is fine, why not go swimming or wind surfing because this area has some ideal spots for it.

Local cuisines are one of the best ways of getting to know an area. So, be sure to spend time in some of the region's cafés and restaurants.

Rojões (braised pork chunks) and cozido à portuguesa (portuguese stew) are two well-known dishes for you to try.

No dining experience can be complete without some sort of confection. Arroz doce (sweet rice) is commonly eaten by the locals and will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Treat yourself with a glass of the local beer. Coral won't disappoint.

If you feel the need to connect with the locals, please your taste buds with aguardente bagaceira, a well-known spirit.

It doesn't matter whether you are a casual traveler or a wine connoisseur, you will be glad to know that this area boasts a selection of local wines, such as bairrada and Soalheiro.

As the end of your trip nears, you can say "Adeus" to Santa Cruz do Douro, and take comfort in the fact that all the euros you spent in this alluring location were well worth it.

Sadly, vacations can't go on indefinitely, so when it's time to fly back to reality, head to the nearest airport. It's 35 miles to the west of Santa Cruz do Douro.

Accommodation in Santa Cruz do Douro

There are very few hotels in Santa Cruz do Douro itself that can be found on the Expedia Santa Cruz do Douro hotels guide, so it's wise to reserve a room early.


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