Located at the mouth of the Mondego River on the west coast of Portugal, this beach resort boasts several expansive sand beaches and is a hub for water sports. Figueira da Fozalso offers a vibrant nightlife, home to the largest casino on the Iberian Peninsula.
Things to do in Figueira da Foz
Pack your sunscreen, towel and a good book before you head down to one of Figueira da Foz's beaches for a spot of people watching. To see champion surfers battle the waves, head to Praia de Cabedelo beach via the boardwalks.
The Casino Figueira is quite a spectacle, as the impressive structure has a modern exterior and a charming interior. The casino features live shows regularly and if you’re not gambling away your holiday cash, you can enjoy a theatre production.
To see local archaeological finds including ancient statues and Roman coins, head to the modern Museu Municipal Dr Santos Rocha. Culture vultures and history buffs alike will revel in the telling of Portugal’s history.
Figueira da Foz is surrounded by the hills of Serra da Boa Viagem that sits just four kilometres north of the city. With walking trails, picnic areas and beautiful vistas this green space is the perfect place for an outdoor excursion.
Getting around Figueira da Foz
Located two hours north of Lisbon and just 90 minutes south of Porto, Figueira da Foz is easily accessible by car, taxi or bus. Once by the beach, it’s easy to walk to the city centre.