Situated along the coast, the city of Póvoa de Varzim is renowned for its long stretches of sand, sunshine and beaches!
This city has gradually been growing, by the sea. Due to the proximity of the oceaon, it has a temperate climate and there are no sharp changes in temperature throughout the year.
The sea is, in fact, what characterizes Póvoa de Varzim, as it is a source income as well as leisure. Since the beginning, fishing has played a very important role in this city's economy. It is because of the sea that the city has gradually spread out, with a number of hotels, restaurants and terraces on the seafront. The beach is extensive, easy access and the sand has a unique texture!
If you want to know the Póvoa de Varzim of the true 'Poveiros', the name given to the people of this city, then you should visit the small fishing village, where you will find the typical narrow streets and the fishermen's houses, with nets hanging from the balconies and tiles depicting sailing vessels.
After a day of sightseeing or a day at the beach, there's plenty of entertainment for you at night! If you like gambling, you have at your disposal the Casino da Póvoa, where gambling is linked to entertainment. Here live all the thrills of the game in comfort and safety. Throughout Portugal, this is a place of reference for fun, quality nightlife. If you want to continue into the night, Póvoa de Varzim has several nightclubs and cafés.
Due to its connection with the sea, the local cuisine specialises in fresh fish and seafood, although there are also many dishes that remind us of its relationship with the Minho.