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Vila Praia de Âncora
Vila Praia de Âncora is a Portuguese parish of the county of Caminha, with 8.15 km ² of area and 4 820 inhabitants (2011).

Density: 591.4 inhab / km². It was elevated to the category of town on July 5, 1924, then changed its original designation from Santa Marinha de Gontinhães to Vila Praia de Âncora. It is the most populous village and parish in the municipality of Caminha.
Tourism
Located in the parish of Vila Praia de Âncora, this beach is coastal and sandy. The beach of Vila Praia de Âncora is a beach that meets all the conditions to spend a summer in style.

Within the required quality parameters, the extensive sandy beaches (0,40 Km) and the sea, combined with the stunning landscapes, provide an extraordinary bathing season for all bathers.

More and more sought after, this beach includes all the necessary equipment for its usufruct and its therapeutic qualities, by the amount of iodine, are recognized. We talked about the possibility of practicing any kind of nautical sport, sport fishing, among others. Here, people with reduced mobility are also not forgotten. Since 2005, Praia has been raising the "Affordable Beach, Praia para Todos" (Beach for All) Flag since it has all the necessary conditions for disabled people to frequent it, namely access ramp, tollbooth and reserved parking. Vila Praia Beach of Anchor

On days when the weather does not allow you to go to the beach, the holidaymaker can simply stroll through Portinho and watch the fishermen preparing the sea, or take a walk or bike ride along the Atlantic Ecovia. They are wonderful walks.

In Vila Praia de Âncora there is also the Children's Beach which, as the name implies, is suitable for children. Here the younger crowd can play, swim, run and jump.

This beach is considered by the European Union as an excellent beach for water quality.

In 2011, Vila Praia de Âncora Beach was also awarded the Blue Flag of Europe and is considered "one of the 25 paradises that will be in fashion this summer".
Gastronomy
In Vila Praia de Âncora, besides a fabulous beach and some monuments, it also has a rich gastronomy. This in summer is much appreciated by the tourists who pass here. Many of these have never tasted, tasted, and are delighted with the vast "dishes."
The dishes are made by most restaurants in Vila Praia de Âncora, as they are quite affordable.

The menus most requested by the clients are the Bacalhau à São Lourenço, the Caldeirada a Uncle Made, the Fish Parrillada, the Rice of Tamboril and the Escabeche Syrup.
The least requested are the corn cake with sardines, the corn bread cake and the chila cake.
Weather
The climate is warm and temperate.
Summer has much less rainfall than winter.
The climate is classified as Csb according to Köppen and Geiger.
The average annual temperature in Vila Praia de Âncora is 14.6 ° C.
The average annual rainfall is 1264 mm.
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