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.
National and international sports events for those who like to participate in sports and see it as a good way of spending their time happen in Porto all the time.