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

To See and Experience at the Silver Coast

Santa Cruz beaches

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Sun space all around In the Torres Vedras there are…

National Palace of Queluz

The Portuguese Versailles is definitely worth a visit Originally the…

Pia do Urso Sensory Eco-Park

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

Monastry Batalha

The monastry Santa Maria de Vitória is Portuguese late gothic…

Wellness

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

Serra d’Aire e Candeeiros

Rugged landscape offers many hiking possibilities In the inland of…

Mountainbiking

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

Fado

Portugues sentimental song full of melancholy Fado is the most…

Conímbriga

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal…

Dinosaurs

Back from the Past In February 2018 the Dino Parque…

Interpretation centre Aljubarrota

Hypermodern museum on bloody battle In São Jorge (between Aljubarrota…

Alcobaça

Centuries-old and active town In the 10th century a morish…

Restaurante Adega do Albertino

A very good and cosy Portuguese restaurant, that has won…

Grutas Alvados / San Antonio

In these 'brother caves' you can admire thousands of stalactites…

Restaurante Marina-Bar

Nice restaurant, in Nazaré's marina The menu is extensive (fish,…

Coimbra

The most important university city in Portugal Started as a…

Hiking

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

Accommodations at the Silver Coast

Quinta Antes o Vento

Child-friendly guesthouse in a peaceful environment A stay in one…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

"A wonderfull stay with an amazing view!" Brand new, sleek…

Residence Casa Eme

Apartment with superb roof terrace New 2 bedroom apartment Residence…

Quinta Vale da Palha

Relaxing atmosphere in a green valley In Vale da Palha…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Casa Boavista

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

Casa do Alivio

Modern villa (2014) Nadadouro near Lagoa do Obidos and Foz…

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Blog about the Silver Coast

Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:15

Bar / Restaurante Cais da Praia

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

Published in Tip restaurants
Saturday, 17 October 2015 14:38

São Martinho do Porto

Seaside resort at shellshaped 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 the bay is very calm, which makes it ideal for a day at the beach with young children.

Although the number of fishermen is decreasing, they still catch fish and shellfish on a daily basis, which is often sold directly to the restaurants at the bay.

Every year many tourists from Portugal as well as from abroad visit the bay to swim, surf, sail or canoe, or to enjoy the sun on the beach. At night they go for a stroll on the promenade before they have dinner in one of the many restaurants.

Across the bay is Salir do Porto. It has a beach with a famous sand dune of almost 49 meters high. The beach is located near the river Tornada that flows into the São Martinho bay.

It is very nice to walk along the bay. Starting at the port you can walk either on the street or on the beach. From restaurant O Farol there is a boardwalk that takes you through the dunes, and gives you a good view on the variety of flora in the dunes. The boardwalk takes you across the river into Salir do Porto.

From the viewpoint Miradouro do Cruzeiro you have a great view over the bay, São Martinho do Porto, and the area. On a clear day you can even see Peniche and Nazaré.

The market is open every Tuesday to Sunday, offering you a wide range of vegetables, fruit and fish.

www.visit-sao-martinho-do-porto.com

Published in Lovely towns
Saturday, 17 October 2015 13:58

Around Nazaré

Endless pine forests, quiet beaches and Roman excavations

North of Nazaré and Sítio you can explore endless pine forests and quiet beaches: Praia do Norte, Praia da Légua, Vale Furado. Some beaches are guarded in the summer season, so you can safely swim there when the sea behaves itself. On the other beaches swimming is prohibited, because of the steeply sloping sand banks and the strong undertow in the ocean. South of Nazaré there is another beach, the vast Praia do Salgado.

North and south of Nazaré and Sitio there are two marked hiking trails, that take you to beaches, forests and rocks.

On the east side, between Nazaré and Valado dos Frades, in the middle of the woods, you will find a lookout on Mount São Bartlomeu (S. Brás), from where you can see the whole area.

Along the road from Valado dos Frades to Alcobaça, you will find on your left the porcelain factory of SPAL. At the factory outlet you can buy Portuguese porcelain with decorations from very simple to very exuberant, all at reasonable prices.

On the right side of this road, at the village Bárrio, you can find the archaeological site Parreitas. Here are for instance the foundations of an ancient Roman villa.

 

Published in Nature and Culture