Nestled at mouth of the River Modego, you'll find Figueira da Foz roughly halfway between Porto and Lisbon on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal.
Translated the town’s name means Fig Tree at the River mouth. The
population of this lively beachside town swells to almost double its
size in the summer months of July and August wen holidaymakers descend on Figueira da Foz to lie on Europe’s widest
beach and enjoy the sights and nightlife of the town. Out of season,
moderate temperatures, a beach so vast and uncluttered with people it is
practically private and great swells rolling through a wide variety of surf
breaks make Figueira an appealing year-round destination.
Still relatively undiscovered by holidaymakers, Figueira da Foz
maintains its distinctively Portuguese atmosphere and has not succumbed
to the rising prices and Anglicised menus that you´ll find in more
popular holiday destinations.
With enough bars, restaurants and beach to satisfy the most demanding
tourists the town also boasts surf breaks, such as Cabedelo, Buarcos and
the longest right break in Europe in Cabo Mondego, which are some of
the best in Europe. An ideal
combination for new and experienced surfers who want to use their
vacation time to its full potential.