Costa Nova, a public beach is about a 10 minutes taxi ride from the Aveiro city center. It is known for colorful striped painted houses, sand dunes and a very long beach. The golden colored beach, according to Carlos, our taxi driver, is approximately 44 miles long. Very impressive! Taking advantage of the beautiful sunny weather, the place was packed with Sunday beach goers.
While Costa Nova is different from the beaches in Hawaii, J.J. and I agree with the locals that it is a beautiful place to spend the summer holidays.
Aveiro, because of its strong ties to the sea, has tiled sidewalks covered with an ocean theme.
Aloha -- Cathi