FISH RECOMENDED RESTAURANTS
In "Matosinhos Sul" metro station, you can enjoy "Matosinhos" beaches and see front, eat in traditional fishing restaurants near the fish market and experience the local night life.
Then you can take a more long walk or rent a bike and go to "Foz" beaches or "Boavista" Avenue. You will be atonished with the charming mansions. Walk in the O´ Porto City Park - "Parque da Cidade". There you can relax in the rustic house bar ("Matosinhos" beach or "Boavista" Avenue" entrance). Visit Serralves Museum and Gardens along "Boavista" Avenue tour. Enjoy the modern architecture and sculptures along and stop at "Casa da Música" for a magnificent concert! - "Casa da Música" metro station. Also, "Trindade", "Aliados", "Bolhão" and "São Bento" metro stations will take you to the heart of O´Porto, namely in "Douro" River and Wines and "Ribeira" medieval historic center.
Take a walk in Leça see front, from Marina to the Light House. Have a drink in "Casa de Chá" (Tea House). Bring your kids to the salty swimming pool in "Leça" beach - Siza Vieria well-know portuguese architect works, born in Matosinhos. Great beaches for surf pratice or experience diving or sailing with "Leça" Marina instructors. Walk throw the bridge to Matosinhos city and experience "Porto de Leixões" - the harbour comercial life. Go to "L' Kodac" Bar and enjoy the view on a couch near the sand and sea. Walk in "Quinta da Conceição" gardens - free entrance (with court tennis and swimming pool available for the summer time) or "Quinta de Santiago" gardens and eat at "Taberna Flor da Praia".
Have fun! We are always able to give you extra tips for you to enjoy your stay!
Matosinhos’ gastronomy vastly benefits of its closeness to the sea.The restaurants and seafood houses guarantee great meals to every tourist, whether he prefers fish or meat.On this area, you will be able to visualise several information about Matosinhos’ tourism, namely Leisure, Popular Festivities, Markets, Pilgrimages and Itineraries. You will also see information about the municipality’s history, culture, lodging and food.
Matosinhos Oporto surf spot
Matosinhos in North Portugal is an exposed beach and reef break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the west. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Best around low tide
This beach is a sand bar with frequent sloppy waves. The swell size starts working at 1 meter and holds up to 2.5 meters. The waves come from right and left with a normal power.
The summers are pleasant here with water temperatures ranging from 12 degrees to about 19 degrees in the summer and air temperatures ranging from 10 degrees in the winter to 30 degrees in the summer. You can get by with just a pair of shorts or a shorty through the summer, in the winter months you need to suit up accordingly.
Matosinhos is located north west of Oporto looking out into the Atlantic Ocean. It houses the biggest artificial port in Portugal and has long been associated both with fishing and sea transport industries. Today, Matosinhos is geared towards tourism and its beach is regularly used throughout the year by surfers of all types and abilities. The beach is medium sized and sandy with lots of space.
The beach can be found easily on foot by leaving the metro station and following the avenue west until you come to the beach. By car you simply follow the IC24 via Rapida to Matosinhos.
There is plenty of free parking at this spot and the beach is only about a ten minute walk from the city center.
The first lesson starts with a simple theorical introduction followed by a quick warm up on the sand. Next everybody is ready to go in the water and catch the first small waves, always with the instructors’ supervision. There is a break to eat, relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of our coast. Each lesson takes between one and a half to two hours. Usually everybody is able to stand up on the second lesson.