Things to Do in Foz do Douro, Porto

Welcome to Porto’s finest neighborhood. Foz do Douro is located where river Douro meets the sea, where you will find the beaches and the upper class.

However, Foz is one of the most beautiful areas in Porto, but ir’s often overlooked.

Located just a 15-minute drive from Ribeira, Porto’s central area, it can easily be reached by just following along the Douro River. You can also arrive by tram, bus or even on foot – in that case it will take you around an hour.

On this article you will find what you’re missing out in Porto!

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Things to Do in Foz do Douro, Porto

Places to visit in Foz do Douro

  • The lighthouses: the most visited attraction in Foz do Douro as it’s one of the best places in Porto for sunset.
  • Castelo do Queijo: a small castle with the shape of a cheese and the best view to Matosinhos beach.
  • Fortaleza de Sao Joao Baptista da Foz: also known as Castelo da Foz, is another wonderful place to enjoy the sunset.
  • Parque da Cidade: Portugal’s largest urban park.

Best restaurants in Foz do Douro

Portugal is a dream when it comes to food, and Foz do Douro has some of the best restaurants in Porto.

  • Praia da Luz: this restaurant facing the sea is our favorite pick for sundowner cocktails.
  • Pedro Lemos: the most famous Michelin star awarded restaurant in Porto.
  • Cafeína: the most exclusive restaurant in Porto.
  • Bar Tolo: behind the blue pastel facade, Bar Tolo serves some of the best petiscos, the Portuguese version of tapas.
  • Ichiban: the best sushi restaurant in Porto.

Where to stay in Foz do Douro

I’ve stayed in Foz do Douro in 2 different properties: a luxury hotel and a boutique apartment.

Best hotel in Foz do Douro: Vila Foz Hotel & Spa

Right in the seafront, this fully renovated manor house has been transformed into one of the best new hotels in Porto.

This fabulous property features a beautiful design that offers a synesthetic experience that makes you feel really special. All the staff will make sure that everything during your stay is both excellent and memorable.

You can learn more about this hotel in the official website (here).

Best apartments in Foz do Douro: Flattered apartments

The best apartments in Foz do Douro are Flattered apartments, just steps away from the lighthouses and with the best view to the Atlantic Ocean.

They’re design apartments in a fully refurbished historical building.  I cannot recommend them enough.

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