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

Peniche's (surf) beaches

in Beaches

Surfers paradise There are many beaches to the north and…

Restaurante Granada

One of the best restaurants in São Martinho do Porto…

Caldas da Rainha

This city 'The queen's hot springs', arose around a health…

The beaches of São Pedro de Moel

in Beaches

Versatile seaside resort close to Leiria São Pedro de Moel…

Ginja de Óbidos

Ginja, liqueur with ancient history Óbidos is a major attraction…

Batalha

Batalha is located in the heart of central Portuga With…

Berlenga Islands

Islands close to Peniche are beautiful nature reserve The Berlengas…

Glass museums

Marinha Grande: The glass centre of the region Apart from…

Restaurante O Cabeço

Cosy restaurant high above Alcobaça. Great location, cosy restaurant, friendly…

Restaurante Mãe d'Água

This restaurant is close to  Buddha Eden, It has a…

Sítio

Funicular takes you up A funicular takes you from downtown…

Conímbriga

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal…

Restaurante Marina-Bar

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

Monastry Alcobaça

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

Museums in Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha has a history of the artisanal and…

Marinha Grande

Glass town with English twist Marinha Grande is located between…

Active holidays

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

Beaches

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

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…

Welcoming Stays

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

Quinta da Vida Serena

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

Villa Limão holiday apartments

Spacious, luxurious and sunny holiday villa The beautiful Villa Limão…

Casa Boavista

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

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

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

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…
Monday, 23 January 2017 14:36

Silver Coast Glamping luxury tent lodges

Vacation in Super Luxurious lodges with swimming pool

Glamping or 'glamorous camping' is a way of celebrating the holidays in a very special accommodation. You are outside but also enjoying all the comfort that you can wish for.

Our lodges have a double canvas fabric and a trendy wooden interior. You will find a complete kitchen, a bathroom with a comfy shower, good beds and a porch with wonderful views.

On the sloping land you will find next to the 3 lodges, a spacious swimming pool, a sandlot, a covered terrace with pick-nick tables and a large BBQ.

A perfect place if you want to enjoy your Glamping at the Costa de Prata!

Published in Welcoming Stays
Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:52

Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

A traditional Portuguese restaurant, with large open fire for cooking the meat.

The restaurant is very well known with Portuguese people.

Published in Best restaurants
Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:50

Restaurante Sabores d’Italia

Excellent Italian restaurant, superb dishes and great staff

This restaurant is officially the best restaurant in the area.

Published in Best restaurants
Friday, 09 October 2015 19:45

Museums in Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha has a history of the artisanal and industrial production of ceramics. The colourful azulejos (tiles) are a good example. The history of ceramics in this town is also the 'raw material' for contemporary artists.

 

Ceramics workshops and museums:
 

  • Museu da Cerâmica: exhibition of an important collection of ceramics from the 16th to the 20th century. The museum is located in a beautiful villa, surrounded by gardens.
  • Casa Museu de São Rafael: exhibition of ceramics by the artist São Rafael, made by the Bordallo Pinheiro factory. www.bordallopinheiro.com
  • Atelier-Museu António Duarte: exhibition of work by of sculptor António Duarte (1912-1998)
  • Atelier-Museu João Fragoso: exhibition of work by sculptor João Fragoso (1913-2000)
     

Other museums:
 

  • Museu do Hospital e das Caldas da Rainha: museum on 5 centuries of medicinal springs, and the thermal hospital in Caldas da Rainha. The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, carvings, clothing, furniture, ceramics, and medical / scientific instruments.
  • Museu Barata Feyo: exhibition of work by sculptor Barata Feyo (1899-1990)
  • Museu José Malhoa: exhibitions of paintings by José Malhoa (1855-1933), and work by other Portuguese artists
  • Espaço Concas: exhibition of paintings by Maria da Conceição Nunes, also known as Concas (1946-1991), in the Centro de Artes
  • Museu do Ciclismo: exhibition on cycling in Portugal

 

Published in Special museums
Friday, 17 April 2015 15:49

The discovery of the Costa de Prata

A personal story

When we drove back to The Netherlands after our holidays in the Algarve in 2001, we were absolutely sure. We were not going to live in the Algarve, nor were we going to buy a house south of Lisbon.

We did not really like the landscape. Of course, the sea is marvellous, always and everywhere, but the countryside consists of huge plains, dry oliveyards and extensive pine forests. Beautiful, but not for us.

So we drove home and perhaps we might still have lived in Holland, but for the fact that some hundred kilometers north of Lisbon, we drove through a beautiful, green landscape.

Published in Miscellaneous
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 19:25

Caldas da Rainha

This city 'The queen's hot springs', arose around a health resort

Queen Leonor de Bragança, wife of king João I, was travelling one day in 1484, when she saw peasants bathing in very smelly water in the Óbidos area.

She asked them why they did that, and they told her dat the water was benificial for people suffering from rheumatism and arthritis. Suffering from rheumatism herself, she decided to take a bath, and noticed that it indeed helped her feel better. As it turned out it was not just smelly water, in fact they were warm sulphur springs. Leonor sold all her jewelry and used the money to build a thermal hospital. The first patients already arrived in 1488, and it took until 1497 to complete all buildings.

Citypark

Around the health resort a beautiful park was created, the Parque Dom Carlos I. It still is the green heart of the city. It is a great place for a walk, and while you're there: there are a few museums in the park, so a great opportunity to visit them.

In the centre of Caldas da Rainha you can visit the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Pópulo, the former chapel of the thermal hospital. It was built in manuelino style.

Ceramics

Caldas da Rainha is very famous for its ceramics. Every year in July there is a ceramics fair, the Feira Nacional da Cerâmica. The city has several workshops and museums, like the Casa Museu de São Rafael: exhibition of cermics by artist São Rafael, manufactured by the Bordallo Pinheiro factory.

City Guide

There is a City Guide Caldas da Rainha app, available in Portuguese and English. Follow this link to download the app.

Published in Beautiful cities
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 19:59

Bowling

For that one rainy day

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

Published in Active holidays
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 20:57

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool

Casas Fruta has 4 spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool. Situated in a quiet and peaceful area. But as well very close to beaches and centuries old culture. Our holiday houses offer you a great short or longer holiday.

Whether you like to hike, sunbathe, explore the culture, or enjoy Portuguese food, it’s all there.

And because of the pleasant climate here at the Silvercoast of the Estremadura you can enjoy the Costa de Prata almost all year round!

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

Villa Limão holiday apartments

Spacious, luxurious and sunny holiday villa

The beautiful Villa Limão is a spacious and completely furnished holiday villa with private swimmingpool.

Villa Limão offers you 2 large accommodations: Limão Jardim for 6 people and Limão Vista for 4 people. The accommodations can also be rented together.

The large and beautiful garden with among others a lot of fruit-trees, offers you lots of privacy and a great view.

Villa Limão is located in a quiet area, but is also very close to the many interesting sites, culture and nature, and of course the beach. Because of the pleasant climate you can enjoy this stunning area almost all year round.

Published in Welcoming Stays