Located by the ocean, the climate in Porto is mild and pleasant. The average minimum temperature in Porto in the winter is 5ºC and the average maximum temperature in the summer is 26ºC. There are 220 sunny days a year and 7.7 daily sunshine hours on average.
People can enjoy outdoor activities such as jogging, canoeing, or surfing all year round in beautiful parks or clear seawaters. White sandy beaches are only 7km away from the city centre, many with the EU Blue Flag. Moreover, Porto and the North of Portugal have numerous golf courses designed mostly by renowned international architects. Whether on the seaside or in the countryside, the courses blend perfectly with the beautiful landscape of the region. For people who like hiking, the Peneda Gerês National Park is only 100km away from Porto and has been officially certified as a PAN Park. This distinction has been awarded to only 11 European parks due to its demanding standards.