This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Esposende.
Esposende is a city in Portugal, located in the District of Braga. It has about 10,000 people in the main city and more in the surrounding municipality. The city is a great place to come and rest, relax and recover while exploring Portugal. While there is not much accommodation available, a few hostels do exist in the city. The hostels are typically quite affordable and are staffed with friendly Portuguese people.
From your hostel, take a trip around town and go birdwatching. It is one of the many activities open to people who visit Esposende. Walk around and get in touch with nature as you check out the many rare species of birds in the area. If you would rather be more active, you can also rent a mountain bike and go biking on one of the many trails of varying difficulty here.
Adventurous types can also try out the many footpaths and hiking trails in and around the city and surrounding municipality, or you can go horse riding along the shoreline and mountain paths. Some of the best horse trails in Portugal are in the area. For a more fast-paced adventure, you can also rent out a 4x4 and go off-roading through rivers, over hills, and up mountains.
If you are here to have fun, why not make a booking at the local paintball arena? Esposende has a large paintball facility with many obstacles, environments, and activities. Most of these are conducted in the beautiful countryside, where you can also engage in one other activity – tree climbing. The woods around the town are filled with trees that are perfect for climbing and traversing using rope bridges. After a fun day out, be sure to come back to town and try out some of the traditional cuisine at one of the restaurants. Dishes include octopus, green wines, pastries, and many species of shellfish.
Written by local enthusiast for Esposende hostelsJakob Lombardi