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

Monastry Alcobaça

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

Nazaré

Probably the most well known coastal village of the Costa…

Restaurante Pangeia

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

Batalha

Batalha is located in the heart of central Portuga With…

Monastry Batalha

The monastry Santa Maria de Vitória is Portuguese late gothic…

Sintra

Culturally very rich area where you can easily spend a…

Waterparks

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

Alcobaça

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

Restaurante Marina-Bar

Nice restaurant, in Nazaré's marina The menu is extensive (fish,…

Grutas Alvados / San Antonio

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

Marinhas de Sal de Rio Maior

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

Óbidos

Picturesque fortified town continues to fascinate West of Caldas da…

Grutas da Moeda

The caves of the fox The Grutas da Moeda are…

Hiking

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

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Shopping

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

Restaurante O Cabeço

Cosy restaurant high above Alcobaça. Great location, cosy restaurant, friendly…

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…

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…

Worth-seeing

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

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Quinta da Vida Serena

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

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…

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casa Boavista

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

Quinta Antes o Vento

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

A new place discovered

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

Monks Work anno today

In 1385 work began on the construction of the monastery…

Rota de Peregrino

Or the pelgrimage route Earlier I wrote about the history…
Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:52

Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

A traditional Portuguese restaurant, with large open fire for cooking the meat.

The restaurant is very well known with Portuguese people.

Published in Best restaurants
Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:21

Restaurante Adega do Albertino

A very good and cosy Portuguese restaurant, that has won a number of awards already.

Tip: order a 'meio dose' for your main course, because the starters are enormous!

Published in Best restaurants
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 20:21

About Bacalhau, Port and Pasteis

Eating at- and from the sea

It will be no surprise that in the coastal areas, so also at the Costa de Prata, fish and shellfish dominate the menu. Don't forget to try some of the many different dishes with fresh grilled fish or seafood.

Ricedishes with seafood or fish are also an excellent choice. Bacalhau, which is salted and dried cod, is eaten in enormous amounts in Portugal. It is said that there are at least 365 different recipes for bacalhau, one for every day of the year.

Portuguese people really have a sweet tooth. So there's always room for a lovely sweet dessert, very often with ingredients like almonds, honey and egg yolks. Why not wash that down with a nice glass of Port or Madeira, a great combination.

For every dish there is a matching wine; wine is produced throughout the country. Port wine is certainly the most famous, but the wines from other Portuguese regions, such as Extremadura, Alentejo, and Dão, are highly commendable. And of course the locally produced olives, sausage and cheese taste are excellent companions.

The pasteis de nata, typical Portuguese pastries, are famous all over the world. The most famous are made in Belém in Lisbon. A stay in Portugal without at least once having coffee with a pastel de nata is actually not possible.

Published in Portuguese kitchen