Our 11 fun things to do in Porto introduce you to a cozy wine bar, a delicious local restaurant with a green garden, our favorite beach, day trips. We also take the chance to show you a great vegan restaurant.
It’s this kind of place every single meat lover will also enjoy – promised!
The #9 on this cool things to do list however is our absolute highlight, check it out!
11 hidden gems for Porto
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1. Wine bar: Prova Wine&Food
For sure you want to taste some wine when in Porto, right?
This wine bar is a cozy lounge where you can taste different wines from all over Portugal including Port wine. We like this bar for its comfortable lounge, the personal touch and recommendations, and the super-friendly people. Just hop in here, have a wine of your choice, and continue exploring.
This place is a green, chill-out garden to have breakfast, brunch, dinner, or just a tea.
The Rota do Chá is a magic little place where you fill find tons of different teas from around the world, different cakes and pies, smoothies, and plenty of dishes for brunch.
This tea room is a local secret – enjoy!
3. Beautiful beach and a Chapel
Visit the Capela do Senhor da Pedra.
We have been looking for a special beach around Oporto, and the result was simply amazing: Capela do Senhor da Pedra.
This tiny chapel is located almost in the Atlantic ocean, resisting the Atlantic waves.
The beach around this chapel is long and wide, and usually there are not many people around.
This spot is located south of Porto, a 15 minutes ride with the car, or ~30 min with the train. We recommend to come here in the evening, and stay until the sunset – a magical moment to remember forever! There are a couple of local restaurants around for lunch and dinner, however there isn’t a supermarket nearby, so bring some water, and snacks.
How to get there: You can get here via car, scooter (~20 min.), or Public Transport. Take the train until the station “Miramar”. Please check the map in the link above to find the schedule of the train, and more detailed information.
You can eat really well in Porto. And a great recommendation for a restaurant on a budget in Porto is Restaurant Comme Ça.
Traditional food in a cool, hipster kind of design!
All dishes are for 2 people. But no worries, we went here with a group of hostel mates we met at The Passenger Hostel. You can do the same, plus you are a hero if you come with this cool and tasty and cheaply restaurant!
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