To find all the information you need to plan your holidays in the best way and to make the right decisions, have a look at our guide!
Places to Visit
In this section we’ll help you plan your holidays, supplying a long list of places to visit, such as historic monuments and museums, during your stay. There’s something there for every taste! And in order to relax and enjoy yourself even more, Porto’s fabulous nightlife includes various recreational areas and even popular festivals and regular concerts.
Where to Stay
Porto boasts a large variety of 5, 4 and 3-star hotels, as well as apartments, hostels and guesthouses, at prices that suit everyone’s pocket. Plan your holiday here, by accessing our list.
Rent a car to get to know Porto more comfortably.
Essential information about Porto
From this city you can travel to anywhere in the country and even the rest of the world! In terms of transport, Porto is situated at a crossing point between motorways and railways, which has helped to boost and modernise the local economy. Amongst other industries, there are many textile, footwear, hat and furniture factories located here. Portugal’s largest economic groups in various sectors of the economy, such as banking, pharmaceutical and food distribution, amongst others also have their head offices here as well as the head offices of the local press, such as the widely read Jornal de Notícias, the Metro do Porto and the already historic Primeiro de Janeiro newspapers.
And we cannot fail to highlight the Aeroporto Internacional Francisco Sá Carneiro, Porto’s international airport. Located in Maia, this airport was subject to extensive reforms and is the country’s second busiest airport. It is estimated to have the capacity to receive 16 million passengers a year. Various international airport ranking bodies consider it to be one of the best within its category in Europe. In fact, in 2014, the Airports Council International (ACI) classified this airport as the third best in Europe and between 2006 and 2011, it was classified among the best top three, earning top place in 2007. In terms of sea transport, the Porto de Leixões port, in Matosinhos, is currently undergoing thorough reforms with a view to increasing the influx of tourists visiting Porto by sea as well as to boost the economy linked to this sector.
In Porto there are a wide range of services available to help and guide you, such as tourism offices. And if you have the misfortune to fall ill, rest assured that there are numerous private and state hospitals, clinics and health centres in Porto.
In our guide you will find all the travel tips you need to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Porto, the city elected Best European Destination in 2014!
And so that you have an idea of what the weather will be like in the city when you book your holidays, Porto enjoys a Mediterranean climate. In Winter, you mustn’t forget a warm jacket as temperatures vary between 5ºC (often even less) and 14ºC.They rarely go below zero. In Summer, the temperatures oscillate between 13ºC and 25ºC, occasionally reaching 35ºC in the peak of Summer, in the months of July and August. Due to its proximity to the sea, it is common for there to be periods of cooler weather and even some rain during the Summer.