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Afife is a quaint, old village in the north of the Costa Verde. Blessed with a three kilometer stretch of beautiful sandy beach, Afife has become a popular beach destination in this region. The village itself has a bakery, supermarket and a good range of cafés and restaurants both in the centre and along the beach. However, if you would like to explore further afield, the slightly larger town of Caminha with its cobbled streets and elegant buildings is just a short drive away.
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Enjoy some locally caught fish in the Costa Verde with plenty of supplies coming from the local fisherman, taste the fish grilled and freshly made with an array of different rices and vegetable sides. Most local restaurants serve both fish or meat platters, enough to keep all the family happy. Wash all these yummy delights down with some Vinho Verde or port which is specialist to the region.
If you are looking for something to do on an evening, Viano do Castelo is a great place to visit, with a variety of restaurants on offer, whether you want to take advantage of the warm climate and dine al fresco or mix with the locals and sample some local specialities, there is something on offer to please most. And when the sun goes down, you can enjoy a chilled drink in a cool bar or dance the night away.
Inland from Afife, you will find a host of vineyards stretching as far as the Douro Valley.
If you are a football fan, why not visit the home stadium of FC Porto, the Dragao Stadium, with guided tours usually available a few times a day.
Afife is located just a 15 minute drive from Caminha; a pretty market town bordering the River Minho, here you will find picturesque cobbled streets dotted with delightful cafes and restaurants, as well as a popular beach. Caminha sits just a 30 minute ferry journey or a 20 minute drive from the Spanish border, so why not spend the day experiencing the diverse culture of Spain.
On the river
The Minho region is known by the more adventurous for the water sports on offer, from kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting. You will also discover the river beaches, where you can cool down in the fresh waters.
Viano do Castelo
Just 15 minutes from Afife, known as the jewel of the Costa Verde, the city of Viano do Castelo is blessed with an appealing medieval centre, and being situated by the Rio Lima estuary means that there are some lovely beaches just outside of the city.
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