Destination guide

The riverside setting of Portugalete is ready to explore

The area's culture and jazz are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Portugalete. This walkable city allures visitors with its riverfront and bars. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Portugalete

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Portugalete a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Getxo Aquarium (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Meaztegi Golf (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Club Deportivo Ganguren Golf (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Doniene Gorrondona Txakolina (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Portugalete

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portugalete is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Estuary of Bilbao (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Playa de Azkorri (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Sopelana Beach (4.8 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Monte Artxanda (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Etxebarria Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Portugalete

Fly into Bilbao (BIO), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Portugalete Station or Santurtzi Penota Station and explore the city from there. It's easy to get around Portugalete by catching a ride on the metro at Portugalete Metro Station, Penota Station or Abatxolo Station.

Where to stay around Portugalete?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 148 vacation rentals near Portugalete. From 25 Houses to 3 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Portugalete for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Portugalete?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Portugalete:

  • Bilbao City Centre: 85 vacation rentals
  • Abando: 81 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao la Vieja: 46 vacation rentals
  • Castaños: 61 vacation rentals
  • Iturrialde: 46 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Portugalete?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Portugalete. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Portugalete Station: 272 vacation rentals
  • Santurtzi Penota Station: 266 vacation rentals
  • Portugalete Metro Station: 272 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao (YJI-Bilbao-Abando Train Station): 286 vacation rentals
  • Bilborock: 285 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portugalete listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Portugalete?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 25 Houses in Portugalete. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Portugalete include:

  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 105 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Portugalete?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in Portugalete. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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