Visit Porto, for your health!
Well we know that the gastronomy of Porto is irresistible, capable of causing us to commit the greatest sins, and that the slopes of the city seem made only for the young, but do not let yourself be fooled: in Porto there is health and well-being to suit all tastes and ages!
Good weather, sun, green spaces, invigorating spas, fresh air, outdoor fitness equipment, clear waters, algae with therapeutic properties and one of the best European health systems are just some of the reasons that make Porto a destination of excellence when it comes to health and well-being.
Whether you've come to Porto to undergo some treatment, to get rid of stress, to regain energy or just take the weight off your age, we have the right suggestions for you.
Scattered around the city, there are several health facilities, but we want to go further and show you what Porto has to offer and that may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about health.
Ever heard of the benefits of iodine? Well, with about 3km of coast, Porto has loads of iodine! Our body cannot produce it and the lack of it causes innumerable damages to health, upsets the weight’s functions and even in the functioning of the digestive system. With that in mind, grab your bike or your sneakers, stroll along the beaches of Porto and ... take a deep breath. If you come in the summer, do not forget your bathing suit!
Of course, you will feel full of energy and want to continue. The City Park stretches out to the sea and has the ability to calm any state of mind. Featuring about 83 hectares, with eucalyptus and lakes, we guarantee you will leave it relaxed! And if you visit us in the summer, you can still take tai-chi and outdoor yoga classes.
The Parque Oriental is also a good option: the space follows the course of the Tinto River and the ground is mostly flat. Here you can take the opportunity of the Porto Antistress programme, which features exercises to combat stress all year-round, rain or shine, outdoors or inside the Lagarteiro Municipal Pavilion. Participation is always free, just show up at the venue.
If you like doing gymnastics on fitness equipment, there are parks in the city, such as Covelo Park, that have this kind of equipment.
Whatever is your choice, we are here to help you plan a healthy vacation to suit all ages and fitness shapes.
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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