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

Praia do Salgado

in Beaches

Tranquil beach Salgado beach is a vast beach located between…

Marinhas de Sal de Rio Maior

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

Waterparks

Water fun for the whole family! At the Costa de…

National Palace of Queluz

The Portuguese Versailles is definitely worth a visit Originally the…

Caldas da Rainha

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

Horseriding

Exploring the area by horse For riding lessons or hacks…

Jardim do Cerco

Beautiful gardens with baroque structures In Mafra you can visit…

Golf

The best country to play golf Although it all started…

Origins of the Templars monastry

Arise of the Castelo dos Templários and Convento de Cristo…

Palace of Mafra

Palace is baroque heart of Mafra In Mafra you can…

Monastry Alcobaça

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

Marinha Grande

Glass town with English twist Marinha Grande is located between…

Nazaré

Probably the most well known coastal village of the Costa…

Watersports

Enjoy the Portuguese sea Surfing The Atlantic Ocean is ideal…

Aljubarrota

Village with rich history In 1385 the battle of Aljubarrota…

Peniche

Peniche is full of history The town of Peniche is…

Monastry Batalha

The monastry Santa Maria de Vitória is Portuguese late gothic…

Worth-seeing

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

Silver Coast Blog

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

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…

Casa Boavista

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

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 Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

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

Rota de Peregrino

Or the pelgrimage route Earlier I wrote about the history…

Foz do Arelho, pimped!

By coincidence we discovered 10 years ago the resort town…
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:24

Portugal dos Pequenitos

In Coimbra you can visit Portugal dos Pequenitos, or Portugal for the Little Ones. It is a recreational-educational park intended primarily for children.

The park has thematic areas, like Monumental Portugal (miniatures of the country’s main monuments), Portuguese-speaking countries (representation of a.o. African countries, Brazil, Macau), The Islands (main monuments of Madeira and Azores), Coimbra, and Regional Houses.

You can also visit the Dress museum, that has around 300 miniature outfits on display from the 16th to the 20th century. Everything was handmade, and donated to the museum in 1950.

There is also a Barbie museum, the collection on display is the largest in Portugal and possibly one of the biggest in Europe, is composed of over 300 dolls. It includes the original Barbie of 1959, the Barbies of the world, the Hollywood collection, Barbies dressed by couturiers of international reputation, and many more.

Portugal dos Pequenitos also stands out as a high-quality display of sculptures and architectural art, the miniature size and detail of which continues to charm children and adults.

Published in Nature and Culture
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:11

São Martinho do Porto's bay

Place to be

São Martinho do Porto has always been ‘the place to be’ voor people from cities like Lisbon. Because of the specific location of the bay, the beach and the sea are accessible for everyone. That's why in summer this beach is also known as Praia das Crianças: children's beach.

You may find difficulties parking your car at São Martinho do Porto during summer holiday, but in the rest of the year that's no problem at all.

All facilities are there. During the summer months you can rent a beach tent, and there is a small children's playground. Highly recommended is the 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.
 

Published in Beaches