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

Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

A traditional Portuguese restaurant, with large open fire for cooking…

Restaurante Mãe d'Água

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

Cycling

Lots of cycling possibilities Although the Portuguese are not very…

Serra d’Aire e Candeeiros

Rugged landscape offers many hiking possibilities In the inland of…

Conímbriga

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal…

Buddha Eden, Garden of Peace

Remarkable garden is place for reconciliation The Buddha Eden Garden…

Restaurante Royal Marina

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

Portugal dos Pequenitos

In Coimbra you can visit Portugal dos Pequenitos, or Portugal…

Grutas da Moeda

The caves of the fox The Grutas da Moeda are…

Arco da Memoria

Triumphal arch with sea-view On the south-eastern slope of the…

Batalha

Batalha is located in the heart of central Portuga With…

Leiria

Stunning city with castle in the valley of the river…

Shopping

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

Grutas Alvados / San Antonio

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

Mountainbiking

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

Berlenga Islands

Islands close to Peniche are beautiful nature reserve The Berlengas…

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…

Welcoming Stays

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

Beaches

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

Worth-seeing

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

Villa Limão holiday apartments

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

Quinta Antes o Vento

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

Casa do Alivio

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

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

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

Farm Holidays Silver Coast

Back to Nature Our old organic vineyard is situated in…

Quinta da Vida Serena

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

Casa Boavista

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

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…
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