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Póvoa de Varzim is a Portuguese city in Northern Portugal and sub-region of Greater Porto, 30 km from its city centre.  The town's main appeal is the beautiful long beach of gold sand and clear water.   The town has a historic centre and pleasant shopping streets.

Connected by metro Line B from the centre of Porto means you can easily visit the UNESCO world heritage listed city of Porto too!

Arriving by Aeroplane

Closest Airport - Porto

The closest airport is Porto airport (OPO) and is situated 27.9 km from the venue Axis Vermar Conference & Beach Hotel.  There are flights to Porto from several European cities.  

Transport by Taxi

A taxi from Porto airport to the venue Axis Vermar Conferenece & Beach Hotel will be around €20 - €25.

Transport by public transport

From airport take 602 bus to Pedras Rubras. Cost €1.


Travel by metro Line B from Pedras Rubras for 30min to Povoa de Varzim. Cost €2-3. 

Driving distances by car

Porto Airport OPO  |  27.9 Km, 19 min

Porto City Centre  |  34.9 Km, 27 min

Santiago de Compostela, Spain  | 212.9 Km, 2hrs 10 min

Lisbon, Portugal |  346.4 Km, 3hrs 21 min

Weather & Clothing

Average high 20 degrees Celcius.

Average low 12 degrees Celcius.

Average 9 days of rain.

The dress code for the symposium will be casual attire. Make sure to bring a coat for the cold and an umbrella in case of rain.


ATMs are found everywhere.  Many smaller stores only accept cash. Most restaurants accept credit cards, but we recommend you ask them in advance to avoid surprises.

Portugal uses the Euro € as its currency.


For Portugal there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Portugal operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

Event Location

The Axis Vermar Conference & Beach Hotel is a 4 star hotel located on Póvoa de Varzim beach; 30 mins by car from the centre of Porto .

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