Costa de Prata

Active holidays

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day

The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places and buildings, but also many possibilities for an active day.

The Atlantic Ocean offers great possibilities for activities on or in the water.  But don't worry, also on land or in the aire you can have a great and sporty day out.

Lots of cycling possibilities

Although the Portuguese are not very keen cyclists, the number of cycling paths is increasing and the government is working on the promotion of cycling.

If you would like to explore the area by bicycle, you can contact for example Buka Bike, or Bikerent Silvercoast. You can pick up the bikes at their place, but they also deliver the bikes at your holiday rental.

At BikeIberia you can rent a bicycle for the whole of the Iberian peninsula. Please make sure you make your reservation at least 72 hours before rental date.

 

Enjoy the Portuguese sea

Surfing

The Atlantic Ocean is ideal for surfing. Some of the most popular surf beaches are at Nazaré, Baleal and Peniche.

You can rent your gear and/or book some lessons at Peniche Surf Camp, Nazaré Surf School, and others.

For (kite)surfing you can also go to Peniche Kitecenter, and the Escola da Vela in Nadadouro.

Sailing

Both the São Martinho do Porto bay as the Óbidos lagoon are excellent locations for sailing, (kite) surfing, canoeing, etc. You can rent the equipment and take lessons.

For instance, check the Escola de Vela da da Lagoa (sailing school) for possibilities at the Óbidos lagoon, not far from Foz do Arelho, for sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, and windsurfing.

The São Martinho Nautical Club offers sailing and windsurfing lessons.

New bathhouse offers 19th century wellness

In the 19th century Nazaré was wellknown for its warm seawater baths to help relieve backaches and for slimming.

In the 20th century there were 2 "warm baths", where every year thousands of visitors came to enjoy the therapeutic properties of seawater and sea algae. The climate in Nazaré is affected by a gigantic canyon in the ocean (the Nazaré Canyon,) that causes the oceanwater to be enriched with very rich elements, and gives region pure and healthy air.

The medicinal seawater protects the skin, regulates physiological functions, relaxes tense muscles, activates the metabolism, and stimulates blood circulation. The salty ocean water is beneficial for people with rheumatism, respiratory problems, or allergies of the bronchial tubes, skin problems, obesity, insomnia, stress and depression.

Thalasso Portugal offers not only thalasso therapy, but also various spa treatments such as mud wraps, algae baths, and massages.

You can do a thoroughly enjoy the warm seawater bath with its water jets, fountains, waves and currents. After that you can relax on a lounger and enjoy the panoramic view: the port to your left, the beach and the ocean in front of you, and Sítio of Nazaré and the fort of São Miguel to the right. You'll be walking on air after this experience!

Take a look:


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Centro de BTT

Portugal's first official mountainbike centre, the Centro de BTT, is located in the naturepark Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros.

There are 7 routes in the area, varying in distance and difficulty. The total length of the tracks is 265 kilometer. It's possible to combine several routes, or to switch from one route to another during your track. All routes cross nature and the best places in the area, where you can also have a stop for something to eat or drink.

The mountainbike center is located next to the ecological park Pia do Urso, in the Serra d'Aire e Candeeiros. There are changing rooms with showers available, but there is also room for cleaning your bike or do some small repairs. There is plenty of parking space around the center, and there is a restaurant and cafés at the ecological park.

The center makes sure the tracks are checked maintained throughout the year.

Centro de BTT

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