Both our house and apartments are located in Foz, in the western part of Porto, It is a stone's thrown throw form the places of historical and cultural interest, with means of transport of immediate access to Porto's historical city centre. It is said that Foz is where the river and the sea fall in love ... The proper name is Foz do Douro, but the locals simply refer to it has "Foz".
This quaint and charming parish where the Douro River merges with the Atlantic Ocean. When experiencing Foz, one feels struck with an incredible quality of life while enjoying every evening sun and sea merging into one magical scenery...
Foz is a privileged place with the beaches and the seaside promenade. It is also a Natural Heritage site with the Foz Geological Walk promoting and protecting its special rocky formations.
The beaches proudly display the blue flag eco-label, a sign of high quality unpolluted seawater Praia de Carneiro is only at a 2 minute walking distance from the rentals. Praia da Luz and Praia do Homem do Leme are two of the best places to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink or cocktail.
This fabulous cultural institution combines a contemporary art museum, a stunning villa and extensive gardens. The museum was designed by the Pritzker awarded architect Álvaro Siza Vieira. The delightful, pink Casa de Serralves is a prime example of art deco.
The museums sits within the marvellous 18-hectare Parque de Serralves.
Being one the most upscale areas in the city, Foz do Douro offers some of the best places to eat. There are plenty of nice options just around the corner. From great design and atmosphere to the authentic local cuisine, to the sophistication of a two Michelin starred restaurant to vegetarian, Japanese, Indian or Italian food, just to name a few...
Stay in shape while having some fun! Although Porto is quite hilly, the waterfront is great for a stroll, for jogging or for a bike ride. There are also plenty of water sports such as surfing, kite surfing, canoeing and rowing.
The main beach, Matosinhos, is the best bet for the true beach going experience of golden sand and great surf, beachside cafes and lots of locals to socialize with.
A joy for the aimless ambler, this 19th-century garden is flanked by graceful old buildings and dotted with willowy palms, sculptures, fountains and a bandstand that occasionally stages concerts in summer. Listen to the crash of the ocean as you wander its tree-canopied avenues. There's also mini-golf for the kids.
This is Portugal's largest urban park. It features lakes and a varied fauna and flora and it ends on the beach.
Laced with 10km of walking and cycling trails, this is where locals come to unplug and recharge, picnic, play ball, jog, cycle, lounge in the sun and feed the ducks on the lake.
sun and sea merging into one magical scenery...