About the area
The apartment is located in Matosinhos, close to Porto, close to the beach and town centre but still in a leafy residential location.
From here, you have access to the city center of Porto, via a short Metro ride, however Matosinhos also has its points of interest, such as an excellent beach, with bars, cafes and restaurants, and a beach promenade for walks by the sea, which extends into Foz do Douro, the beachfront part of the city of Porto.
In Matosinhos you have the best restaurants for fish and seafood right by the water front. You will be spoilt for choice at very affordable prices.
There are many amenities closeby. If you are feeling lazy, you can walk to nearby restaurants for takeaway and bring food home, and not the fast food kind. You can have a quality home cooked meal at reasonable prices within 5 minutes of your front door.
If you would rather cook, or just fancy a spot of shopping, you have one of the biggest and best shopping centres (Norteshopping) in the city of Porto within 10 minutes walk. Here you can find the largest supermarket in the city, many shops for everthing you need and don´t need, restaurants, cinema and even a bowling area.
A little bit further away you also have a big commercial area, with big stores like Ikea, Leroy Merlin, another shopping centre (Mar Shopping), and a large expo centre called Exponor.
In the condo itself you still can still enjoy a low cost public swimming pool.
How to get here from the airport:
No, you don´t need to pay expensive taxis or shuttles. You could drive...but the easiest way is to take the Metro, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes with a changeover in Senhora da Hora stop.
Should you choose to drive you have a lot of parking spaces right in front of the apartment.
The nearest amenities
Check the walking routes in "Maps".
The photo on the first page and this one on the background are both from Matosinhos Beach.