Welcome to Figueira da Foz
Popular with Portuguese holidaymakers for over a century, the beach resort of Figueira da Foz (fi-guy-ra da fosh; Figueira) continues to attract big summer crowds – including Spaniards lured by easy motorway access, and surfers drawn to championship-calibre waves at nearby Cabedelo. For most visitors, the star attractions are Figueira’s outlandishly wide beach and Las Vegas-style casino. Out of season the town has a more tranquil charm, but thanks to its many restaurants and bars it's not a lonely experience. In summer it's another matter: sizzling bodies and candy-striped beach huts fill every square inch of beach and evenings are upbeat.