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

Fado

Portugues sentimental song full of melancholy Fado is the most…

Parque dos Monges

Parque dos Monges: for active monks (and everyone else) Just…

Watersports

Enjoy the Portuguese sea Surfing The Atlantic Ocean is ideal…

Santana market

Strolling on authentic regional market makes you hungry The Mercado…

Sítio

Funicular takes you up A funicular takes you from downtown…

São Martinho do Porto's bay

in Beaches

Place to be São Martinho do Porto has always been…

Jardim do Cerco

Beautiful gardens with baroque structures In Mafra you can visit…

Horseriding

Exploring the area by horse For riding lessons or hacks…

Grutas Alvados / San Antonio

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

Ginja de Óbidos

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

Caldas da Rainha

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

Dinosaurs

Back from the Past In February 2018 the Dino Parque…

Fátima

One of the larges pilgrimage places in the world. Whether…

Museums in Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha has a history of the artisanal and…

Restaurants in Batalha

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

Wellness

New bathhouse offers 19th century wellness In the 19th century…

Arco da Memoria

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

Lisbon

Many special ways to discover Lisbon There are many travel…

Welcoming Stays

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

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…

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…

Villa Limão holiday apartments

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

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

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

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…

Quinta Antes o Vento

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

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 holidays in a different way!

Published in Welcoming Stays
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:59

Restaurante Pangeia

Restaurant with panoramic view over Nazaré and the sea.

Fresh fish as well as good meat dishes, served in a beautiful restaurant on a great location.
The restaurant's speciality is octopus, there are several lovely starters and main courses with octopus on the menu.

Published in Best restaurants

In addition to all culture and beautiful beaches, Central Portugal appears to be a paradise for cyclists

Sister Marian and brother Frans explored this year the area by bike. Of course you need a bit of condition and the right equipment to do fine in this hilly area. As they  say: "A good decision because with a full breakfast there is enough energy to start the journey with confidence." They are experienced bikers, several times they cycled from the Netherlands to southern France, and Germany to Prague. Say, the sports branch of the family.

Published in Silver Coast Blog

Portugal was recently again in the news as a top holiday destination

For those who prefer this year a cheaper holiday in conjunction with quality, comes to Portugal. Here you not only find the most beautiful beaches, but also very hospitable people.

A recent World Economic Forum report, released by the International Travel & Tourism Competitiveness, shows that Portugal is one of the 10 most hospitable countries. Portugal got the 7th place in the ranking. The attitude of the Portuguese population to the foreign tourist appears very friendly. Something we often hear from our guests and experienced ourselves as a resident of Portugal. When newcomers find their way to our B&B, there is always a Portuguese fellow villager who knows where the Casa of the ‘Holandaises’ is. Even when our guests in the evening had dinner and want to take a taxi. Without saying anything, they can take a seat and the cab driver knows unerringly that its clients are the guests of Casa Ceedina.

Add to the welcoming also that four of the five top destinations of Portugal are in "our area, central Portugal “ and your holiday is made. Nazaré, São Martinho do Porto, Ericeira and Sintra are all well worth visiting. In particular, the resorts Nazaré and São Martinho do Porto are very popular with our guests.

Sao Martinho do Porto

Lovely to relax or have a nice walk down to the lighthouse for a magnificent view over the Atlantic Ocean or the bay. Also recommended to go surfing , sailing or canoeing. In the nice restaurants along the promenade you eat tasty a fish.

Nazaré

In the weekends and holidays the Portuguese also like to go their selves to Nazaré. The beaches are long, wide and clean, so a quiet spot is easily found. Eating a fish at the fish-drying place, go with the funicular to the upper town O Sitio or stroll along the boulevard. In Nazaré authentic and modernization goes hand in hand with each other to offer you as a tourist a pleasant time.

Sintra

Nature lovers travel to the mountains of Sintra which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the palaces that served previously as a retreat for the rich. Sintra has because it is surrounded by forest a really special atmosphere.

 

 

Published in Silver Coast Blog
Thursday, 19 November 2015 11:26

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

"A wonderfull stay with an amazing view!"

Brand new, sleek and tasteful units with stunning views over the fields of Valado in the distance a dash of the Atlantic Ocean. We have 2 seperate units available: With 1 bedroom, a nice living room with the possibility to make from the sofá a comfortable bed for 2 persons. Open kitchen with fridge, freezer, toaster, expresso machine, gas cooker and microwave. Bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Sun terrace facing south. Cozy dining room with stunning views.

Free Internet and Satelite TV.

Use of the swimingpool 3 by 12 meter long (and heated from May untill the end of September) for both units.​

Published in Welcoming Stays
Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:31

Restaurante Marina-Bar

Nice restaurant, in Nazaré's marina

The menu is extensive (fish, meat, pizza, pasta), difficult to choose, because all dishes are very good. Friendly staff, good view on the marina.

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
Monday, 26 October 2015 15:13

Waterparks

Water fun for the whole family!

At the Costa de Prata you are never far from the sea if you want to swim. But a water park is of course also a great day out, especially for the kids.

There are 'Parques Aquáticos' in Peniche, Vieira de Leiria, and at the exit of the Grutas Mira d'Aire in the Serra de Aire e de Candeeiros.

Published in Active holidays
Monday, 19 October 2015 13:50

Nazaré beach

Best known seaside resort of the Costa de Prata

The main beach of Nazaré lies behind a high cliff, on which Sítio is situated. Because of this, there is less wind at this beach. In high season you can rent one o the typical beach cabins to store your things and sit in the shade. Nazaré is especially popular with the Portuguese themselves, who come here to spend their weekends and summer holidays.

The wide beach with fine sand, is big enough for everyone. In the summer months, various activities are organized on the beach, especially for kids.

If you find this beach too crowded in summer, there are more quiet alternatives: more south close to the harbour, or north of Sítio, like Praia do Norte.

World record wave surfing

The beach of Nazaré is long and wide, ideal for a day at the beach. But beware: the sea can be very rough!

And that's exactly the reason why this is an ideal location for surfing championships.

The American surfer Garrett McNamara rode a monster wave in January 2013 at Praia do Norte, and that was a new world record: the wave he rode was 30 meters high!

 

Published in Beaches
Monday, 19 October 2015 11:02

Sítio

Funicular takes you up

A funicular takes you from downtown Nazaré up to Sítio, the higher part of Nazaré. On the large square next to the church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré, young and old get together, souvenirs are sold to tourists, and you can enjoy the view of the village and the beach of Nazaré 110 meters below. In the church there are many azulejos panels, including a Dutch one from the 18th century.

The Igreja (church) da Nossa Senhora da Nazaré (originally from the 12th century, rebuilt in the 17th century) is tiled with lots of beautiful azulejos, but more important is the black Madonna statue. Twice a year, this statue is the destination of pilgrims: on 15 August 15, Assumption Day; and in the 2nd week of September, the Romaria da Senhora da Nazaré.

Opposite the church is a small chapel, the Capela da Memória, alsmost completely covered with azulejos. The chapel was built in memory of the wonder of a nobleman in the 12th century: during a hunt he and his horse were about to fall over the edge which he couldn't see because of very thick mist, when the Holy Virgin appeared at the edge of the abyss. That's when the nobleman saw the abyss just in time and he could turn around and safe his life.

On the westside of the main square, you can descend to the lighthouse (farol). Here the waves of the ocean crash high on the steep cliff.

In Sítio there are several bars, restaurants and terraces for a drink or a meal.

 

Published in Lovely towns
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