Its gastronomy, its landscape and its spectacular Casino are just some of the attractions of Figueira da Foz. In this article, we'll tell you why this beautiful seaside town is the ideal destination for your next holiday.
If you are looking for a place that combines nature, gastronomy, culture and good atmosphere for your next holiday, Figueira da Foz should be at the top of your list.
Figueira da Foz is located on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, in the centre of the country. Situated next to the mouth of the Mondego River, its beaches are breathtaking.
Figueira also has a fascinating Belle Epoque vibe. Its spa was for years a meeting place where both Portuguese and Spaniards came to take the waters and enjoy the good atmosphere.
The ideal way to get to Figueira da Foz is by car.
If you're into surfing, Figueira is well connected by motorway to Nazaré. But you have more options: by public transport, you can escape to Coimbra (1 hour and a half by bus) or Aveiro (1 hour) by bus.If you go by train, you will find the station 15 minutes from the Casino.
Here are some of the places you can't miss when you visit Figueira.
Portuguese beaches are spectacular. The water is cold, but the sand is fine white and almost all have good access, toilets and showers.
The urban beach of Figueira is spectacular in itself. Be prepared to take a long walk along the fine white sand to the shore. You may not feel like swimming when you get there (the water is freezing cold), but it will be worth the walk.
This beach is very popular, as you can practice all kinds of water sports.
Praia do Cabedelo is another great surfing spot. You'll also find terraces and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Strolling through the cobbled streets of the old town, lined with restaurants, hotels and shops, you'll come to the Casino, another of Figueira da Foz's great attractions.
The building, covered in glass, is a unique example of 19th century architecture and is currently one of the city's focal points of entertainment.
The Figueira Casino is not only one of the largest in the Iberian Peninsula, but also one of the oldest. Here you are guaranteed to have fun, as in addition to the slot machines and all kinds of games, such as French roulette, Black Jack and slots, you can enjoy daily shows, a bar and a restaurant.
Even if you're not a gambler, this iconic building is worth a visit, the stuccoed interior is a marvel.
Place your bets!
Don't miss Figueira da Foz's 19th century municipal market. As well as being listed as a building of interest, you'll find all kinds of local produce and a great atmosphere.
The Serra da Boa Viagem Natural Park, located just three kilometres from Figueira da Foz, is a great option for hikers and birdwatchers.
The Serra da Boa Viagem (Our Lady of the Good Journey) has a vast natural, archaeological and scenic heritage and you can take beautiful routes through forests and along impressive cliffs. This park is ideal for those looking for other experiences during their holidays.
After a great day at the beach or a nice hike, you'll need to relax and eat right? You're in the right place because in Figueira da Foz you'll enjoy delicious local food. The restaurants serve fresh fish and delicious seafood. The cod, fried eels in a wine, vinegar and garlic sauce and the caldeirada de petinga (a stew made with tomato, onion and sardines) are delicious.
And don't leave without trying the espetada de Mexilhões (skewered mussels).
The fun in Figueira doesn't end when the sun goes down. The town comes alive at night, with a lively variety of bars and venues.
Enjoy exotic cocktails in beachside bars or dance in trendy nightclubs. The Portuguese are friendly and polite, so you're sure to have a good time!
The new B&B HOTEL Figueira da Foz is the perfect place for you to disconnect for a few days in this city in the centre of Portugal. Our team will make sure you have everything you need to enjoy and relax with us.
All our rooms are super spacious and have central air conditioning, TV and bathroom with hairdryer.
In addition, we have renewed our breakfasts and you are going to love them!
You have free high speed wifi throughout the hotel and we have parking available if you come by car.
And if you like to travel with your pet, at B&B HOTELS we are Pet Friendly, check our website when you make your reservation.
At B&B HOTEL Figueira da Foz you will find the best value for money and a great service in a functional and cosy atmosphere.
Remember to make your reservation directly on our website, this way, you will always get the best price guaranteed.
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