Lying only 8 km from Porto, Matosinhos is a port town with huge stretches of golden sand, highly popular with surfers. Linked to Porto by the metro, Matosinhos is an ideal spot if you want to combine a holiday by the ocean with a city break in Porto. The town is famous for its fish dishes, and has a wide range of restaurants. There is also a big fish market just opposite the port.
Holidays at the Matosinhos camping park
A holiday at the Matosinhos camping park will allow you to take full advantage of a pool area, activities and entertainment for children and adults and numerous services. You can also enjoy beautiful beaches by the Atlantic Ocean, and easily get to Porto.
Take advantage of your stay at Matosinhos to go surfing or bodyboarding. Afterwards, you can quench your thirst at one of the many bars and cafés by the beach. Good-food lovers can go to the north part of the beach to sample the fresh fish, grilled directly in front of the restaurant. You can also visit the little fortress of São Francisco Xavier, known as the “Castel do Queijo” (“cheese castle”).
Set out to explore Porto and its historic Ribeira neighbourhood, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can wander around its little cobbled streets and admire the splendid façades decorated with azulejos, or take a ride on a vintage 1920s tram. And of course you can try some port in one of the numerous wine cellars, or a pastel de Nata: Portugal's iconic speciality.
A holiday at Matosinhos means you can also explore the Douro Valley and revel in its terraced vineyard landscapes, or head for the hinterland to discover the magnificent historical villages of Guimaraes, Braga and Viana do Castelo.