Matosinhos
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Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

1. Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

In small groups of 6 or fewer, get some hands-on experience on a surfboard, with the attentive assistance of an instructor who's been surfing for 25 years. Perfect for beginners, the course begins with a briefing on the experience and some safety regulations.   Get warmed up on the sand: learn techniques for standing on the board and paddling before moving into the water. Your experienced teacher will help you every step of the way, explaining everything you need to know. With high-quality equipment and your instructor catering to the specific needs and levels of each class, this is the best way to begin your surfing career in Matosinhos.

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Porto: Surf Lesson on Azurara Beach with Optional Pickup

2. Porto: Surf Lesson on Azurara Beach with Optional Pickup

Enjoy a surf lesson that will teach you the essential techniques to start your surfing career while having fun. Whether you just want to try it once or really want to become a surfer, this activity is for you. Anyone can learn to surf with the right instructor and environment. The lessons take place at the beach of Azurara, one of the best surfing spots in the North of Portugal. The area is also a nature reserve, with sand dunes and clean water. The surf school is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS), has lessons year round for all levels. The lesson includes a certified surf instructor and all surfing equipment. You have the option to be picked up from central Porto and taken to the beach, or if you are already in Azurara, you can head straight to the surf school.

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Porto: Sail the Douro River Private 3-Hour Cruise

3. Porto: Sail the Douro River Private 3-Hour Cruise

Experience the pleasure of sailing on the Atlantic sea with fabulous views of Porto on board the "Diva", a fantastic Beneteau First 35s5 boat designed by Jean Berret and the famous Philippe Stark. Discover Porto in a new way with this tour, and the opportunity to become part of the crew by helping to trim the sails and helm the boat. Start your private tour at Marina Porto Atlântico, in Leça da Palmeira. Then, pass Matosinhos beach and cross the Porto seafront to enter the Douro River. Continue up the river until you reach Ribeira, where you will be able to take in the magnificent views of Porto and Gaia. Enjoy soft drinks, beer, and local wine as you admire the scenic views.

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Porto Sunset Bike Tour

4. Porto Sunset Bike Tour

Discover the charms of Porto on a 3-hour sunset bike tour. Ride from the Douro River to the Porto City Park. Enjoy access to quaint and hidden places in the city that cannot be reached by other means of transportation. Also, see much more of the city than would be possible on a walking tour. Ride a new bike with your guide from the Old Town to the beaches of Porto, cross through the City Park and continue along the Gaia waterfront. The carefully chosen route mostly follows cycle paths through parks and other pedestrian areas. It is a safe and comfortable ride for anyone who is able to ride a bike.

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Porto: City Tour with 24-Hour Porto Card

5. Porto: City Tour with 24-Hour Porto Card

Take the day exploring Porto with a guide and a Porto Card valid for 24 hours. See the city's main attractions and stumble across charming corners. Enjoy experiencing Porto with a local's perspective. On this guided tour wander through Porto's historic downtown and go through locations like Vitória, Clérigos, Aliados, and Sé, the cathedral. Also, visit the beach of Matosinhos for stunning views and have the opportunity to try some fish. You can also visit a port wine cellar.

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Porto: Open Water Swimming

6. Porto: Open Water Swimming

Enjoy the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure on this open-water swimming tour in Porto. Meet your tour guide at Praia de Matosinhos Beach for a quick safety briefing and introduction. Next, enjoy a brief warm-up then jump into the sea for an acclimatisation swim nearby before beginning your adventure along the Porto coast. Enjoy an hour of exhilarating swimming time. In the company of your qualified guide, admire the panoramic views of Matosinhos. Your guide will also provide you with feedback throughout the tour and will take photos and videos which you can use to improve your technique. At the end of your ocean swimming experience, warm up with a hot mug of tea.

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What people are saying about Matosinhos

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Enjoyable experience surfing for the first time, was definitely tougher than expected. Accommodated our last minute plan changes, so can't complain.

Excellent experience, lots of patience with beginners like us, very friendly. Would certainly recommend!

Very good instructions and very helpful with everything. Was a great experience to get a surf lesson :)

Ivan was a good surfing teacher, we had a lit of fun, really recommend it for this price

jorge was a great instructor!! so fun and i highly recommend