Surf and sand are priorities for the day, but parties and pulsating beats rule the night. In the center of all of this action is Forte São Joâo, the boutique hotel and restaurant in Vila do Conde. Summer evenings are full of fun and festivities in the fortress.
Forte São João Baptista is a 17th century fortress sitting prominently on the coast of northern Portugal, originally built to protect the mouth of the Ave River from evil seafarers. Today, this ominous building has been transformed into a hip hideaway for trendy travelers and must-do party stop for the cocktail set.