Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

The beach resorts are still authentic

The beach resorts are still authentic

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The weather is nice, all year round

The weather is nice, all year round

São Martinho do Porto's bay

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Place to be São Martinho do Porto has always been…

Pia do Urso Sensory Eco-Park

Experience magical sensations! Nature is the keyword in the Pia…

Watersports

Enjoy the Portuguese sea Surfing The Atlantic Ocean is ideal…

The beaches of São Pedro de Moel

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Versatile seaside resort close to Leiria São Pedro de Moel…

Hiking

Discover the Silver Coast by foot OESTE, or the west,…

Mountainbiking

Centro de BTT Portugal's first official mountainbike centre, the Centro…

Marinha Grande

Glass town with English twist Marinha Grande is located between…

Monastry Alcobaça

The history of the monastry, a lovestory The Real Abadia…

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Restaurante Granada

One of the best restaurants in São Martinho do Porto…

Peniche's (surf) beaches

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Surfers paradise There are many beaches to the north and…

Shopping

For shop-aholics If you love to shop, the Costa de…

Sintra

Culturally very rich area where you can easily spend a…

National Palace of Queluz

The Portuguese Versailles is definitely worth a visit Originally the…

Wellness

New bathhouse offers 19th century wellness In the 19th century…

Bowling

For that one rainy day In Caldas da Rainha there…

Batalha

Batalha is located in the heart of central Portuga With…

Gokarting

Go karting Do you want to do some laps on…

Beaches

Clean, sunny and spacious The Silver Coast has several types of beaches. There are beaches with everything you need, other…

Active holidays

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places…

Welcoming Stays

The Costa de Prata offers a wide selection of accommodations Child friendly places, or a quiet retreat for couples, modern…

Silver Coast Blog

The bloggers -who are reside, live and enjoy here- do like to share their everyday worries at the Silver Coast…

Worth-seeing

Too much to mention! Maybe the main reason why the Costa de Prata is so renowned, is the huge number…

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casa Boavista

Klein paradijs nabij strand Ons domein met 4 charmante vakantiewoningen,…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Quinta da Vida Serena

Authentic Portuguese farmhouse Welcome to our restored, rustic, authentic Portuguese…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

"A wonderfull stay with an amazing view!" Brand new, sleek…
Tuesday, 09 January 2018 13:53

Quinta da Vida Serena

Authentic Portuguese farmhouse

Welcome to our restored, rustic, authentic Portuguese farmhouse, situated in the midst of rolling, green hills only 9 km from the beach of São Martinho do Porto on the west coast of Portugal.

In these rustic and picturesque surroundings we, will provide you with a nice and relaxing stay. To achieve this we offer two luxurious and attractively furnished apartments, two cozy guestrooms and an extra bedroom, each with acces to the pool and our garden with a beautiful view.

Published in Welcoming Stays
Thursday, 03 March 2016 16:19

Holidaymaker chooses small accommodation!

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Some years ago it was the hype to start a B & B, preferably abroad. Today the trend is continuing. Even tourists and business people now find their way to the B & B or other small-scale accommodation. These accommodations are often preferred by holidaymakers for its personal atmosphere. After three years, we see that more and more guests prefer the small-scale accommodation than a large hotel or holiday parks.

Experience of guests

New small-scale accommodation and parks provide a positive experience. For those who visit a B & B or small holiday park for the first time, it appears to be a surprise. The small scale, the service, hospitality and personal attention are all aspects that they did not count on. In the larger hotels or parks they usually miss it. There often must be paid for the extras which in turn makes it less attractive prices. In small-scale accommodation this is done as a matter of a normal course. Not at least because the owners themselves are also available and easily accessible.

Experience of business people

For two years also businessmen choose frequently for B & B. Certainly an important role for them is the small scale . In the breakfast room of the hotel they are often a little lost with their laptop or IPad. The B & B is the return of the business appointment time for a conversation with the other guests or owners. Sit down at the dinner also, which is more fun than in a restaurant using a meal. There is internet access you can also work. Either in the room, on the terrace or in the common room.

Many accommodations, a lot of competition?

Only in our region of Central Portugal there are more than 900 accommodations. A variation include hotels, residences, apartments and B & Bs. In Emigreermagazine of July 2012 there was an article on Women and Business in Portugal with myself and colleagues Margaret Mertens of B & B Quinta Verde and Iris Franken of Casas Fruta. During this interview, we concluded already that each attracts its own audience. Every holiday has its own preference, but small-scale plays an important role. There is nothing wrong with All Inclusive packages but not for everyone it is a suitable accommodation. Often we encounter guests who have chosen previously for All Inclusive. Now the children are greater or or not joining , they rather opt for small, quiet and comfort.


Important!

Today, the Internet is not indispensable. Both youth and adults want internet on holiday address. When selecting the accommodation will be checked not only on the location but also the presence of internet and a swimming pool. The internet for free so in morning guest could read the news headlines for they go off.


If you want to try it yourself, you are welcome at B & B Casa Ceedina or at one of my colleagues here in Portugal.

Published in Silver Coast Blog
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:17

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast

Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed and Breakfast Casa Ceedina in Batalha. U bent van harte welkom in een moderne B&B die in het hart van Midden Portugal ligt. Het is een kleinschalige accommodatie met zwembad en een groot terras met vrij uitzicht over de wijngaarden, olijfbomen en de heuveltoppen.

Er zijn 6 ruime tweepersoonskamer met o.a. goede boxspring bedden, airco, gratis Wifi en een schoonheidsstudio. De B&B staat in het culturele hart van Midden Portugal, dichtbij de stranden en veel bezienswaardigheden en heeft een gunstige ligging voor uw uitstapjes. Een regio voor liefhebbers van strand, cultuur, natuur en golf.

Published in Welcoming Stays
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:57

Casa Boavista

Klein paradijs nabij strand

Ons domein met 4 charmante vakantiewoningen, is zeer rustig gelegen op een hoogte van 120m en op 200m (in vogelvlucht) van de oceaan. Wil je met het geruis van de oceaan gezellig tafelen, ontspannen en ontstressen dan ben je bij ons aan het juiste adres. Casa Boavista is een ideale uitvalsbasis voor uw ontdekkingsreis van de prachtige stranden, de cultuur, de wijnstreek en de eindeloze ontspanningsmogelijkheden in de buurt.

 

Published in Welcoming Stays