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Why Startup MyFriendsRoom Chose Porto As Its Vacation Hot Spot

Why Startup MyFriendsRoom Chose Porto As Its Vacation Hot Spot

by Clare Mellor

Porto is at the height of fashion as a travel destination right now. Its signature cobbled streets are lined with a new Portuguese breed of modern artisan cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. The city is buzzing with tech start-ups, digital nomads and co-working spaces and is attracting a lot of international investment. All this makes Porto the perfect city for this trendy London start-up to choose as its new focus.

Porto Bridge

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MyFriendsRoom want to bring some personality back to the Vacation Rentals industry. Many apartments for rent in Porto are low quality and lacking in character, however all the properties in Porto on are hand picked – only those of the highest standard are accepted. This doesn’t mean they are expensive, they are friendly and welcoming, good quality with good reviews, the best choice for the discerning traveller.

Armazém da Cerveja

Armazém da Cerveja

And of course they also chose Porto for the wine and beer!

Cerveja on the Beach

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Porto of course is famous for its Porto wine and a bottle of very reasonable quality wine can be found in supermarkets for just a few Euros. However, there is now a boom in local beer production, the micro breweries found in London can now be found in Porto. Armazém da Cerveja is a small shop with European and international craft beers and there is a bar and patio at the back, perfect for a few beers on a warm summer night. A great place to hang out which is popular with expats and locals alike.

Letaria Craft Beer Garden, as it’s name suggests has the most surprisingly large mysterious garden at the back, with stone tables and real cats! A Fabrica da Picaria brews its own delicious beer on site, the design is modern and functional with exposed beer vats in the middle of the bar.

And because Vacation Rentals in Porto are booming

With the city booming with tourists in the spring and summer, apartment rentals are springing up all over Porto. Building and renovations are happening everywhere right now, everyone is getting ready for the holiday season. Apartments can be found to rent right in the centre of the city at very reasonable prices from where you can easily walk to all the best bars, restaurants and historic sites. Even in the heart of the city, seagulls soar and the beach is never far away. Just 20 mins away are the seaside suburbs Foz and Matosinhos, which these days have a very cool beach vibe and trendy beach bars have stunning views out to the beach and ocean.

Relaxing on the Beach

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Porto is shining and is enjoying a great time right now, so MyFriendsRoom have found it to be the perfect place to focus their European development, why not try one of their hand-picked apartments in Porto and experience this exciting city for yourself?

If you come to Porto, MyFriendsRoom would love to meet you, so come along to their Meetup Group MyFriendsRoom Social & Travel Meetup. You can also check out their Porto apartments on their website

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