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

Alcobaça

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

Pia do Urso Sensory Eco-Park

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

Glass museums

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

Around Nazaré

Endless pine forests, quiet beaches and Roman excavations North of…

Restaurante Pangeia

Restaurant with panoramic view over Nazaré and the sea. Fresh…

Marinha Grande

Glass town with English twist Marinha Grande is located between…

Berlenga Islands

Islands close to Peniche are beautiful nature reserve The Berlengas…

Sintra

Culturally very rich area where you can easily spend a…

Restaurants in Batalha

Some nice and very good restaurants: from pizza to a…

Monastry Alcobaça

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

Restaurante Royal Marina

Varied menu and great view As the name suggests, this…

Marinhas de Sal de Rio Maior

Artisanal salt production from underground source The Salinas, or salt…

Santana market

Strolling on authentic regional market makes you hungry The Mercado…

Telhados de Agua

Water feature When it rains the water is cascading over…

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Hiking

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

Municipal museum of Batalha

Interactive museum offers you a historical journey The municipal museum…

Active holidays

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

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…

Beaches

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

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…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

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…

Quinta Antes o Vento

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

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

A new place discovered

It's been almost three years that we came to live…

Rota de Peregrino

Or the pelgrimage route Earlier I wrote about the history…
Monday, 21 September 2015 20:00

Grutas Mira d'Aire

The largest caves in Portugal

They were discovered in 1947, and in 1974 they were opened to the public. There are several halls, each has its own name, like the Red Room, or the Chapel. A river runs through the caves. At the end of the tour you are 110 meters below surface, a lift takes you up at the end of the tour.

Fun for kids: there is an aquatic park right next to the exit of the caves.

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Monday, 15 June 2015 11:12

Grutas da Moeda

The caves of the fox

The Grutas da Moeda are in São Mamede, on a distance of about 2 kilometres of Fátima. The caves were discovered in 1971 by 2 hunters who were following a fox. The fox escaped in a large cavity surrounded by bushes. The hunters were curious so they decided to enter the cavity, and that way they discovered the caves.

The corridors open to the public are 350 meters long, and reach a depth of 45 meters. The temperature inside the caves is very constant, always around 18˚ C. 

 

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Monday, 15 June 2015 11:00

Grutas Alvados / San Antonio

In these 'brother caves' you can admire thousands of stalactites and stalacmites

Although the Santo António caves were discovered in 1955, and the Alvados caves in 1964, they are always mentioned together. They are very close to each other, but they are very different.

The Santo António caves have a monumental hall with small waterways and natural lakes, completely filled with stalactites and stalagmites. The Alvados caves have endless corridors which unexpectedly open to small halls and several natural lakes, the many tunnels interrupted by deep “Algares” which is very specific for this region.

 

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