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.

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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For that one rainy day

In Caldas da Rainha there is a great bowling alley: Bowling Caldas.

Enjoy an organised activity

Adventure By You offers all kinds of activities and excursions, like dolphin spotting, horseriding on the beach or inland, bicycle tours, or a wine excursion. Tours are in English.

Atlantic Safaris in Nazaré offers a great day in or at the sea. Flyboarding, dolphin spotting, a tour to the Berlengas, scubadiving, and lots more. Tours are in English.

Jinah Trans offers guided tours during low season. Jan and Hilde love to take you to the best places in the Costa de Prata (Silver Coast). Tours are in Dutch, English, French and German.

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 centres outside the area in the list, but all can be reached within an hour.

Shopping in the Costa de Prata

  • LeiriaShopping in Leiria
  • ArenaShopping in Torres Vedras
  • W-Shopping in Santarem
  • La Vie in Caldas da Rainha

Shopping in Coimbra:

  • Coimbra Shopping
  • Forum Coimbra
  • Alma Shopping Coimbra

Shopping in Lisbon:

  • Centro Vasco da Gama
  • Dolce Vita Tejo
  • Colombo
  • Amoreiras Shopping Center
  • Armazéns do Chiado
  • El Corte Ingles

Outlet Centers:

  • Strada Shopping & Fashion Outlet is just north of Lisbon
  • South of Lisbon, just on the other side of the Tagus river, is the Freeport outlet shopping centre in Alcochete
  • Between Alenquer and the Tagus river, close to Carregado, is Campera Outlet Shopping