Espinho is a modern city, a high-level tourist resort that welcomes thousands of national and foreign visitors throughout the year. There are two fundamental reasons for this: firstly, the fact that the city has one of the best climates of Europe. Secondly, the fact of being a competitive area creates tourist attraction and development.
The construction of the city in itself is as well an important factor. The numbering of the streets makes browsing the city extremely simple for any visitor.
One of the pearls of the city is its coastline, one of the most attractive one in northern Portugal, with a total length of 8 km, and awarded in May 2010 with blue flags. These beaches are excellent not only for swimming and sunbathing, but they are also one of the best places in Europe for surfing and body boarding.
Espinho is a perfect city to host an event with the characteristics of FEST for a number of reasons. First the city is easily accessible. The railway runs through the city, with direct and regular connections to Porto, Lisbon, Coimbra and Aveiro among many other destinations.
For those arriving by car the highways A1 and A29 are just a few kilometers from the city center. Porto International Airport, with over 75 routes to all major European destinations, will be the main airport used for the event and it is very easily accessed from Espinho.