Ofir on the Costa Verde – Portugal Travel Guide

The quiet beach resort of Ofir is located about 35 km from Porto, on the Costa Verde (Costa Verde) of Portugal. The Costa Verde is located in the northwest of Portugal, where the vineyards that produce famous Portuguese wines such as Vinho Verde and Rose, rivers and beautiful green landscapes add virgin charm to the areas. The region not only has an excellent landscape to explore, but also offers a magnificent coastline with wide bays where visitors can relax on their last minute vacations in Portugal.

Ofir is one of the best beach resorts on the Costa Verde, which offers good hotels, a beautiful beach and wonderful landscapes. The complex is surrounded by pine forests and the beach is lined with sand dunes. The long and wide sandy beach is washed by the Atlantic and the warm waters are very popular with windsurfers. Other water sports offered at Ofir include snorkeling, surfing, sea kayaking, sailing and fishing. There are so many bays and secluded coves along the coast that are perfect for relaxing in the sun that you will have many options. A boat trip is a great way to see the spectacular coast of Costa Verde.

Although Ofir has some restaurants and bars, there is a wider option in Fao, which is only a couple of miles inland from the complex. Dating back to Roman times, Fao is located at the mouth of the Cavado River and is a great place for fishing and canoeing. Near the river bank is the old fishing village of Esposende, where you can take a walk and discover the picturesque squares of the city and the old historical buildings.

The best way to explore the Costa Verde is by car. The incredible landscape is calm and beautiful, with charming hillside villages, castles and churches waiting to be explored. Another way to explore the surroundings is by taking a guided tour by bicycle or horse. A trip to the Arcuentu volcanic mountain, where wild cats and deer roam, will give you breathtaking views from its summit and excellent photographic opportunities. Take a 30-minute trip from Ofir to Portugal's second largest city, Porto, for a day trip that you should not miss on your family vacation to Ofir. Famous for being the home of Port Wine, Porto is a historic city with excellent opportunities for sightseeing and shopping, restaurants, bars and a lot of nightlife along the city river. The gothic church of San Francisco and the Palacio da Bolsa are just two of Oprto's historic buildings that are worth a visit. An opportunity not to be missed is a guided tour of the wineries in Porto, which includes wine tasting sessions in the wineries.

Ofir enjoys hot summers but not as hot as southern Portugal. Temperatures average around 25 ° C during the summer with low humidity levels that make weather conditions very pleasant. June, July and August have 10 hours of sun a day with the waters of the Atlantic Ocean around 9 ° C. Even summer nights enjoy temperatures of 15 ° C, ideal for dining in restaurants and having a drink or two in the bars. Most of the rain falls during the months of spring, autumn and winter, when temperatures are around 15 ° C.