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By day, laze on the sand and take a dip in the Atlantic waters, explore the green hills that surround the town or learn about its cultural heritage. In the evening, head to the casino for a game or to take in an outstanding show, and later immerse yourself in the ambience of the town's bars, clubs and restaurants.
Whether you're on holiday or travelling for work, making the most of Figueira da Foz's natural beauty or revelling in its nightlife, our hotels will ensure that your stay is unforgettable. Find out everything you need to know before you make a reservation on all.accor.com.
What to see in Figueira da Foz
Built in the mid-19th century as Figueira da Foz was becoming well known, Bairro Novo – the "new quarter" – has lent vast Praia da Claridade beach a stately air not unlike the Biarritz seafront. You'll find the same glamorous, extravagant mix of art nouveau and art deco architecture alongside typical Portuguese flourishes, as seen on ornate façades like the Castelo Engenheiro Silva. Now housing the tourist office, its style was inspired by both medieval and Manueline motifs.
Bairro Novo is also known for its casinos, notably the monumental Casino Figueira, where you can try your luck on the games, watch a musical extravaganza or simply admire the ornate decor. As well as the slot machines and gaming tables, the majestic halls, bars and restaurants of the casino welcome artists from all fields, with a schedule of events ranging from acoustic concerts to cabaret and contemporary dance. Much of the local nightlife and restaurant scene is found in the surrounding streets, with numerous bars, cafés and restaurants along the beach and the elegant arteries of the town centre.
Figueira da Foz is home to several museums and monuments for art and history lovers. The town's main cultural institution is the Museu Municipal Santos Rocha, housed in a contemporary building and presenting collections covering antiquity, medieval religious art, colonial-style furniture and decorative arts from Africa and Asia.
The Núcleo Museológico do Mar looks at local history with a focus on the region's maritime past. For many years Figueira da Foz lived principally from its fishing industry, and you can admire old boats made from painted wood, see traditional tools used by the fishermen and dip into the museum archives to understand how fishing is deeply entrenched in the town's heritage.
The old bishop's palace, the Casa do Paço is renowned for its interiors swathed with intricate blue-and-white azulejos, typically Portuguese tiles forming a monumental artwork representing diverse landscapes and historic scenes. Other landmarks representing the town's heritage include the Paço de Maiorca, for many years the residence of Majorcan viscounts, and religious treasures like the sparkling-white churches of Matriz de São Julião and Santo António.
Outdoor activities in Figueira da Foz
Above all, Figueira da Foz owes its reputation to its spectacular natural setting edging the Atlantic Ocean. The principal town beach, Praia da Claridade, is one of the largest in Portugal. Its name, which means "beach of clarity", refers to the sparkle of the sun's rays on this huge expanse of fine sand. Spend downtime swimming or sunbathing and then retreat to one of the terrace bars or restaurants overlooking the sea.
Surfers can head for Buarcos Beach at the northern end of Praia da Claridade, or try Cabedelo on the opposite bank of the Mondego River. There are plenty of surfing schools offering group or solo lessons for all ages and levels of ability.
Serra da Boa Viagem
Serra da Boa Viagem Forest Park is popular for hiking to viewpoints with panoramas across the town to the sea. The high-rope courses at Parque Aventura Figueira da Foz have challenges for all abilities as well as group activities and paintball sessions – in short, it's the perfect spot for a fun-packed day with friends and family.
Our hotels in Figueira da Foz
With Accor, you're sure to find the ideal hotel for your business or leisure trip to Figueira da Foz. To be near Casino Figueira and the main attractions, book rooms in a modern, town-centre hotel with a bar and meeting room. Want to treat yourself? Reserve a room or suite with a terrace overlooking Praia da Claridade at a 4-star hotel bordering the sea. Otherwise stay in historic Coimbra and take a day trip to Figueira da Foz on one of Portugal's most beautiful coastlines.
How to get to Figueira da Foz
If you're flying to Figueira da Foz, you have the choice of landing at Lisbon's Humberto Delgado Airport from UK airports London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham. On arrival, take the Red Line metro to Oriente railway station (10 minutes) and catch a train to Coimbra, the closest major city. Once there, bus and train services run to Figueira da Foz itself in under 90 minutes.
Alternatively, fly to Porto on budget airlines from London Stansted or Birmingham airports. Transfer to Figueira da Foz by bus, train or rental car in around two hours.