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

Shopping

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

Óbidos

Picturesque fortified town continues to fascinate West of Caldas da…

Palace of Mafra

Palace is baroque heart of Mafra In Mafra you can…

Museums in Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha has a history of the artisanal and…

São Martinho do Porto's bay

in Beaches

Place to be São Martinho do Porto has always been…

Monastry Alcobaça

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

Cycling

Lots of cycling possibilities Although the Portuguese are not very…

Santana market

Strolling on authentic regional market makes you hungry The Mercado…

Origins of the Templars monastry

Arise of the Castelo dos Templários and Convento de Cristo…

Tomar

Templars left Tomar an impressive castle Tomar is located east…

Excursions

Enjoy an organised activity Adventure By You offers all kinds…

Lisbon

Many special ways to discover Lisbon There are many travel…

Telhados de Agua

Water feature When it rains the water is cascading over…

Monastry Batalha

The monastry Santa Maria de Vitória is Portuguese late gothic…

Markets in the area

Weekly markets •    Sunday mornings Santana market near Benedita; and…

Pia do Urso Sensory Eco-Park

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

Mountainbiking

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

São Martinho do Porto

Seaside resort at shellshaped bay São Martinho do Porto is…

Silver Coast Blog

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

Active holidays

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

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 Antes o Vento

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

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…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

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…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

"A wonderfull stay with an amazing view!" Brand new, sleek…
Thursday, 03 March 2016 14:57

Foz do Arelho, pimped!

By coincidence we discovered 10 years ago the resort town of Foz do Arelho. Through the internet we came across the website of a Dutch broker who had his office in this village. In January 2005 we went for a week to Porto and Lisbon, and as well Foz do Arelho was on our list. So Sunday we drove from Lisbon to Foz and when we arrived we saw then this old and some neglected beach place.

But anno 2014 Foz is a fantastic nice seaside resort, both in summer and winter. The roads have improved and there is a new boulevard with plenty of parking places. Along the promenade you will find great beach bars where you can have a drink or eat lunch or dinner. Also outside the summer season it is a good place on the terraces. They lie in the shade overlooking the promenade and the beach. Who alights in the morning, slowly sees flooding the terraces, tourists and locals, as well as groups of cyclists and motorcyclists. We are a fan of this place and come here on nice days when we have time. Relax with a book and a glass of wine, we stay for a few hours easily.

The beach is wide and you will find next to beach visitors also (kite) surfers, kayakers and fishermen encounter. But for everyone there is space and is an ideal resort for families with small children. The local government spent money to open the passage to the sea as it was silted up. This had many implications for the underlying pond, such as excess water during heavy rainfall which business was partly flooded. Now they are working on a solution to permanently open the opening.

 

Published in Silver Coast Blog
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 Best restaurants
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:54

Watersports

Enjoy the Portuguese sea

Surfing

The Atlantic Ocean is ideal for surfing. Some of the most popular surf beaches are at Nazaré, Baleal and Peniche.

You can rent your gear and/or book some lessons at Peniche Surf Camp, Nazaré Surf School, and others.

For (kite)surfing you can also go to Peniche Kitecenter, and the Escola da Vela in Nadadouro.

Sailing

Both the São Martinho do Porto bay as the Óbidos lagoon are excellent locations for sailing, (kite) surfing, canoeing, etc. You can rent the equipment and take lessons.

For instance, check the Escola de Vela da da Lagoa (sailing school) for possibilities at the Óbidos lagoon, not far from Foz do Arelho, for sailing, canoeing, waterskiing, and windsurfing.

The São Martinho Nautical Club offers sailing and windsurfing lessons.

Published in Active holidays
Sunday, 25 October 2015 11:28

Hiking

Discover the Silver Coast by foot

OESTE, or the west, is an area in the centre of Portugal, and is part of the Costa de Prata or Silver Coast. This mainly green area knows bright light and a mild climate.

The nature invites you for a hike:
The landscape is very varied: ocean, woods, fields, lagoon, vineyards, rivers and bay, alternates with small white villages, ruines, windmills, white churches and typical hamlets. All of that in landscape with beautiful hills, from which you have stunning views.

There are lovely hiking possibilities in the nature park of Serras de Aire e de Candeeiros, or around the Lagoa de Óbidos. You can also get hiking routes at the tourist offices.

The area offers many marked footpaths, and there are possibilities for geocaching.

You can also check our page Hiking routes, we continuously add new routes on that page.

 

Published in Active holidays