Activities and Family Activities in Matosinhos
In Matosinhos chase the waves, breathe in the sea breeze or eat the best fish in town. The winds that blow through Mastosinhos’ beach are excellent for other forms of surfing as well, most notably kite and wind surfing. Surfing Monkey surfcamp provides surf holidays for those who seek an awesome surfing experience and those who want to learn how to surf. The camp is located northwest of Porto on Matosinhos beach, which is considered the best in Europe for surfing. The beach is medium sized, sandy with lots of space and consistent waves. The swell size starts working at 1 meter and holds up to 2.5 meters.
Kitesurfing is also a very popular sport in Porto and its surroundings. Only 30 min north from the city, the small town of Esposende is a peaceful place where the Cávado river meets the Atlantic. Here, the flat waters protected by the dunes in the river mouth are ideal for beginners and freestylers.
Although surfers and kitesurfers come to try out the rad waves, there are also more activities to choose from. One of the renowned spots is Peneda-Gerês National Park, discover the countless canyons in the area or kayak in the hidden streams around the park. Matosinhos is a city to discover on foot, come to unveil its most outstanding corner and mix it up with adrenaline-charged activities.