Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Matosinhos is ready to explore

Learn about the unique charm of Matosinhos with a stay in a holiday home rental. This relaxing city attracts visitors thanks to its spas and seafood restaurants. Sandeman Cellars and Casa da Musica are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Matosinhos

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Matosinhos a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sandeman Cellars (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Piscina das Mares (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Quinta de Santa Cruz Winery (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Maia Zoo (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Sea Life Porto (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Avenida de Montevideu Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Matosinhos

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Matosinhos is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Leca da Palmeira Beach (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Matosinhos Beach (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Cidade do Porto Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Avenida de Montevideu Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Homem do Leme Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Molhe Beach (4 mi / 6.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Matosinhos

The nearest airport is in Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Matosinhos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,433 holiday lettings around Matosinhos. From 1,909 flats & apartments to 23 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Matosinhos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Matosinhos. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Matosinhos Beach: 2,887 holiday homes
  • Lavra: 2,633 holiday homes
  • MAR Shopping: 2,946 holiday homes
  • Leça da Palmeira: 2,289 holiday homes
  • Leca da Palmeira Beach: 2,928 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Matosinhos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Matosinhos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Matosinhos with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Foz do Douro: 2,540 holiday lettings
  • Lordelo do Ouro e Massarelos: 2,578 holiday lettings
  • Arrifana: 190 holiday lettings
  • Santa Marinha: 2,590 holiday lettings
  • Aldoar Foz do Douro e Nevogilde: 2,571 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Matosinhos? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Matosinhos. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Matosinhos Beach: 2,887 holiday rentals
  • MAR Shopping: 2,946 holiday rentals
  • Leca da Palmeira Beach: 2,928 holiday rentals
  • Norte Shopping: 2,929 holiday rentals
  • A Casa Colombo - Museu de Porto Santo: 2,954 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Matosinhos listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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