Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

You'll find here what the Algarve is missing

You'll find here what the Algarve is missing

The beach resorts are still authentic

The beach resorts are still authentic

You can reach it from Lisbon in no-time

You can reach it from Lisbon in no-time

The weather is nice, all year round

The weather is nice, all year round

Costa de Prata

The Silver Coast is a fantastic area for hiking. On this web site already more than 100 routes are listed.

Please select a place in the menu on the left and click on the route for details.

Information submitted by John Miller and Lies Vermoesen.

20 Tips to See and Do at the Silver Coast


Suniest Beaches

Sun space all around In the Torres Vedras there are several beaches, like Praia Azul, Santa Rita and Santa Cruz. On this page you can find more information.

Versatile seaside resort close to Leiria São Pedro de Moel is a small sea resort, at about 20 kilometers from Leiria. The Portuguese people like to spend time on the beaches of this village. Also...

Place to be São Martinho do Porto has always been ‘the place to be’ voor people from cities like Lisbon. Because of the specific location of the bay, the beach and the sea are accessible for...

Tranquil beach Salgado beach is a vast beach located between São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. Usually the sea is fairly rough, and the beach can be quite steep, so it's not the most suitable beach...

Most Beautiful Places

Arise of the Castelo dos Templários and Convento de Cristo After the conquest of the region from the Moors in the Portuguese Reconquista, the land was granted in 1159 as a fief to the Order of the...

Hypermodern museum on bloody battle In São Jorge (between Aljubarrota and Batalha) you can find the Battle of Aljubarrota Interpretation Centre, one of the most modern museums of Europe. By using...

Strolling on authentic regional market makes you hungry The Mercado de Santana in Venda da Costa, right between the municipalities of Caldas da Rainha, Rio Maior and Alcobaça, is a true experience....

In Coimbra you can visit Portugal dos Pequenitos , or Portugal for the Little Ones. It is a recreational-educational park intended primarily for children. The park has thematic areas, like...

Popular Activities

Observe dolphins with your own eyes Both from Nazaré as from Peniche, boat trips are organised to see the dolphins. There are several agents. Such as: Nazaré Waterfun Atlantis Waterfun

For shop-aholics If you love to shop, the Costa de Prata is also the place to be, because there are many shopping centres in the area. You can find them in the list below. There are also some...

Exploring the area by horse For riding lessons or hacks you can contact: - CEIA (Centro Equestre Internacional de Alfeizerão) - Centro Hípico de Alcaria , in de Serra de Aire e de Candeeiros

The best country to play golf Although it all started in the Algarve, you can now find golfcourses all over the country. However, the best and most beautiful courses are at the Silver Coast! Bom...

Nicest Towns

Probably the most well known coastal village of the Costa de Prata Originally Nazaré was a fishing village. Not so very long ago the fishermen used oxes to pull the boats out of the water, helped by...

One of the larges pilgrimage places in the world. Whether you're religious or not, this place is absolutely impressive. In the spring of 1917 the 3 shepherds children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco...

Friendly village at a beautiful and calm bay São Martinho do Porto is a friendly village overlooking a famous shell shaped bay with a very narrow entrance from the sea. Because of this the water in...

One of Portugal's major seaside resorts Figueira da Foz is a lively and cosmopolitan seaside resort at the mouth of the Mondego River, it’s main asset is its wide and extensive sandy beach. The...

Best Restaurants

A very good and cosy Portuguese restaurant, that has won a number of awards already. Tip: order a 'meio dose' for your main course, because the starters are enormous!

Modern restaurant, on the beach, for a great lunch or diner with a view to the Óbidos lagoon.

Restaurant with panoramic view over Nazaré and the sea. Fresh fish as well as good meat dishes, served in a beautiful restaurant on a great location. The restaurant's speciality is octopus, there...

Excellent Italian restaurant, superb dishes and great staff This restaurant is officially the best restaurant in the area.