The sunny and hot days illuminate the invicta city even more. Take the opportunity to visit Porto on its longest days and live the summer like a true Porto native. Taste fresh flavours, venture into the Atlantic waves or explore the best spots to watch the sunset.
Join us on a journey through the best that Porto has to offer during the hottest season of the year.
Relax and enjoy the good weather on safe and environmental quality beaches
Did you know that Porto was considered the “Bluest Municipality”, for the 4th consecutive year, in 2020 by Associação Bandeira Azul da Europa (ABAE) and by Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente (APA)?
Its four bathing areas, Foz, Gondarém, Homem do Leme and Castelo do Queijo were granted the Blue Flag, a symbol of environmental quality and safety. In addition, Gondarém and Homem do Leme were also granted with the Golden Flag, for having excellent water quality in the last four bathing seasons.
If you like to go to the beach, there is nothing better than enjoying safe beaches that respect the environment and, in Porto, there are plenty of them. See all the beaches you can explore.
Savour a delicious Porto Tonic
Port Wine is, without a doubt, is the city’s most famous drink. It is delicious to drink plain, but there is a perfect cocktail to try in summer: Porto Tonic.
There are multiple recipes to make a great Porto Tonic, but there are 3 must ingredients: tonic water, ice and, of course, Port Wine.
We suggest you savour this refreshing cocktail, on a summer afternoon with an incredible view from one of the city's various rooftops, such as the 17º Restaurante & Bar, Porto Cruz Space, the Vincci Hotel’s bar, the panoramic bar at Hotel Boa-Vista, the Nasoni Dining & Bar at Palace of Freixo...
Image: Pestana Palácio do Freixo - Nasoni Dinig & Bar
Venture into a Surf Lesson
Free your adventurous spirit and take part in a surf lesson on the waves of the Atlantic.
You can enjoy discounts with the official city card, Porto.CARD, at two surf schools: Surfaventura and Fish Surf School. In these schools, they ensure the safety during the surf lessons, equipment and, of course, lots of fun.
Ready to tame the waves of our coast? We are sure you will love and develop a taste for this water sport.
Taste a 100% Portuguese beer
In summer, the locals love to drink a refreshing beer or, as they commonly call in the city, a fino (pint).
If you like beer and would like to find out more about this delicacy in Portugal, we invite you to visit Casa da Cerveja of Super Bock, a 100% Portuguese brand with a strong connection to the city of Porto and the North of Portugal.
Here you will be able to watch the entire brewing process, learn about the raw materials from which it is made, the brand's outstanding stories and taste different types of beer in moments of pairing perfect for the palate.
Talk to us via live chat and book your visit now in these and many other spaces!
Image: Casa da Cerveja - Super Bock
Sail the waters of the Douro River
Board the traditional Rabelo boat and sail the waters of the Douro. The cruise through the 6 bridges, as the name suggests, enables you to see the bridges that connect the neighbouring cities, Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, from the oldest to the most modern bridge: Freixo Bridge, São João Bridge, Maria Pia Bridge, Infante Bridge, Luiz I Bridge and Arrábida Bridge.
During the trip, take the opportunity to admire the view of various places in both cities, such as the historic area of Ribeira, Palácio da Bolsa, Alfândega do Porto, Foz do Douro, Port Wine Cellars, Monastery of Serra do Pilar and much more.
Discover Porto by bicycle
Do you like to explore cities by bike? Porto is increasingly bike-friendly with several types of routes to cycle while discovering the city's charms.
Start your two-wheeled trip on the cycle path, which is over 21.7 km long, where you can experience various types of routes, from the riverside and maritime area, City Park, to Avenida da Boavista and the Prelada viaduct. Choose the landscape that you most like to admire while riding. We guarantee that all routes are full of details and charms to discover.
If you need help with your bicycle rental, we have at your disposal in our Tourist Offices, an experienced and professional, multilingual team able to help you with these and many other questions.
Photograph the best views at sunset
Porto has several viewpoints with unmissable views scattered around the city.
Why not enjoy your visit to Porto to explore these amazing places at sunset? You will be amazed by all the landscapes from these viewpoints and, if you are a photography fan, we suggest you take a picture in all of them, creating a beautiful souvenir album of the city of Porto, worthy of postcards of the destination.
Browse all the viewpoints in the city available here.
How can you not enjoy the summer even more when it is spent in Porto? Bring your family, friends... Fall in love with our city, its colours, and warm vibes.
Planeie a sua viagem
Dotada de uma rede de acessibilidades em franca expansão é possível chegar facilmente à cidade de avião, autocarro, automóvel, barco, comboio ou metro.
O Porto é um dos destinos turísticos mais antigos da Europa e a riqueza do seu património artístico, o Vinho do Porto, os vastos espaços dedicados ao lazer e a sua vida cultural são apenas alguns dos motivos que convidam a visitar a cidade.
Aqui encontra alguns dados essenciais sobre o Porto, bem como a referência a vários serviços públicos e privados disponíveis.
É fácil deslocar-se nos limites da cidade com recurso aos transportes públicos ou em viatura própria ou alugada.
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