Álvaro Costa
22 August, 2017 /

Radio and TV professional, DJ and commentator, Álvaro Costa is one of the most outstanding symbols of Portuguese audio visual field. Music and cinema are two of his greatest passions, but he also talks about football or international politics with the same expertise and always with incomparable humor.

He was born in Vila do Conde in August 1959, but it is in Porto that he lives and it is here that he has developed great part of his career.

On the radio, television or on the web, Álvaro Costa is a true expert in pop culture and has a real gift for discovering new talents. He is a born communicator with a great sense of humor, which has made him hugely popular among the Portuguese public.

His activity as a radio broadcaster began in Oporto in the 80’s and in that decade he debuted on television with the programs “Rock in Portuguese” and “Videopólis”. In the late 80’s he went to London to work on the “Music Box” channel and where he collaborated with a Portuguese section on BBC. In the 90s he lived in the USA.

His career in Portuguese radio and television has been marked by several projects. One of those that brought him immense popularity was “A Liga dos Últimos,” a program about amateur football. Always attentive to new technologies, Álvaro Costa has also created web programs.

André Villas-Boas
26 June, 2017 /

Born in Porto in 1977 and, despite being still young, he already has a career full of success, working in several top clubs. The football coach is currently in China, but returns whenever he can to the city where he was born.

Passionate about football since he was a child, André Villas-Boas embarked on this career almost by chance. Sir Bobby Robson, who coached FC Porto in the 1990s, was his neighbour. André, who had always been a fan of FC Porto and spoke fluent English, lost his shyness and started talking about football with his neighbour. The British coach was impressed by his knowledge of football and suggested that he take a coaching course.

He was trained in England, but Villas-Boas would eventually arrive at FC Porto as coach of the youth teams.  After an experience as technical director in the British Virgin Islands, he met up again with José Mourinho, who had also worked with Robson. He worked with Mourinho at FC Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan, before taking over as head coach at Académica.

In June 2010 he was to be presented as the coach of FC Porto, a place that is said to be his “dream come true” and where he would conquer a national championship, a Portuguese Cup and the Europa League.

It was the springboard for his international success, but it never made him leave the city where he grew up and where he likes to walk with his wife, Joana, and his three children.


Coach experience:

Académica (Portugal) 2009/10

FC Porto (Portugal) 2010/2011

Chelsea (England) 2011/12

Tottenham (England) 2012/13

Zenit St. Petersburg (Russia) 2014/16

Shanghai SIPG (China) 2016





A pub:

Fé Wine & Club – Praça D. Filipa de Lencastre nº1, Porto


A restaurant

An old classic Seafood restaurant. Be sure to taste the hot spice sauce of the house.

Roberto Ivens Street, 628

4450-249 Matosinhos


A place to walk / visit:

From Baixa to Cantareira by bike


A romantic place:

Lunch at Casa Lindo, Gramado, Valbom

Travessa Convention of Gramido 26, Valbom


A secret of the city that he wants to reveal:

Rua do Alto da Arrábida. It is one of the best views of the city.

Porto unravelled to children
26 June, 2017 /

Get to know Porto and its secrets in a simple and diverted way. The book “O Porto é” is available in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English and introduces the city to children.

This “picture book” about Porto aims to show the city to those who visit it. The book was published as a result of a conversation between the publisher and one of Lello’s former partners, explains the author, Ana La Bella Carapinheiro, who also wrote “Portugal é”, a book that intends to show the essence of the Portuguese people.

The book about Porto shows the typical gastronomic delicacies of the city, as well as some of its ex-libris, such as Jardins do Palácio de Cristal and São João.

The two works have illustrations by Tânia Bailão Lopes and are available on the website and facebook of Petit Publisher, as well as in Livraria Lello (Porto), Livraria Velhotes (Gaia) or at Portosigns store.

“Eating à la Porto”
8 May, 2017 /

Journey through the flavors of the city

Consisting of 168 pages with recipes, stories and curiosities of traditional dishes of Porto, “Eating à la Porto” is an English book for everyone who wants to know more about the gastronomy of the city.

The book, which had already been published in Portuguese at the end of last year, now has an English version, dedicated to all who have visited Porto and were conquered by dishes such as Porto style tripe or Francesinhas.

This is a work coordinated by chef Hélio Loureiro, chef of the national soccer team and author of 16 works dedicated to cooking and wines. An enthusiast of Portuguese cuisine, he has studied the history of typical dishes of the city and this book reveals some of the stories he discovered. The book also includes the participation of some of Porto’s most prestigious chefs, such as António Vieira, Camilo Jaña, Cordeiro, Inês Diniz, João Pupo, Luís Américo, Marco Gomes and Rui Paula. They all share a recipe inspired by the city.


Eating à la Porto – Gastronomy with history at everyone’s reach

Author: HélioLoureiro

Editions Almedina

HeyValencia, a new Hey Group’s project
1 March, 2017 /

We would like to welcome HeyValencia, the new publication of the Hey Group . Like HeyPorto it is a newspaper in which to find all the news, curiosities, events, news, gastronomy … of the city of Valencia.

If you are traveling to Valencia do not hesitate to visit and discover how to get the most out of your stay.