The Portuguese Atlantic coastline is a true haven for fish lovers.
Join us in this Detour and learn the process of taking the best fish from the ocean to the table!
- Observe the fishermen arriving at the beach
- Experience the bargainging between fishermen and local sellers
- Visit a canning factory with almost 100 years of history
What you can expect
Portugal has a vast connection with the ocean and the ancient fishing methods still used are one of the most enduring traditions in our country.
Start your day waiting for the fishermen’s boats arrival to the beach and take the time to appreciate the catch of the day! These are local fishermen that venture out to the sea every day with relentless determination and extreme bravery.
The day follows with a visit to the fish market, while the fishermen arrive with the live fish and do the trade with the local fish sellers. Enjoy the bargaining process and the thrill of choosing the best fish possible.
At the end of the morning visit one top quality canning factory that uses specialized manual labor to ensure the best flavor! Located in Matosinhos this is a high-quality canning factory with over 100 years of history. Finish your activity at a local fish restaurant feasting with the highest quality fresh fish that only Matosinhos can offer.
Take a Detour
This Detour is available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French (available upon request)