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

To See and Experience at the Silver Coast

Peniche

Peniche is full of history The town of Peniche is…

Buddha Eden, Garden of Peace

Remarkable garden is place for reconciliation The Buddha Eden Garden…

Ginja de Óbidos

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

Jardim do Cerco

Beautiful gardens with baroque structures In Mafra you can visit…

Conímbriga

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal…

Lisbon

Many special ways to discover Lisbon There are many travel…

Restaurante O Cabeço

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

Waterparks

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

Wellness

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

Marinhas de Sal de Rio Maior

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

Hiking

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

Museums in Caldas da Rainha

Caldas da Rainha has a history of the artisanal and…

Óbidos

Picturesque fortified town continues to fascinate West of Caldas da…

Gokarting

Go karting Do you want to do some laps on…

Grutas Mira d'Aire

The largest caves in Portugal They were discovered in 1947,…

Restaurante Royal Marina

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

Watersports

Enjoy the Portuguese sea Surfing The Atlantic Ocean is ideal…

Restaurants in Batalha

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

Accommodations at the Silver Coast

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 Vale da Palha

Relaxing atmosphere in a green valley In Vale da Palha…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

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

Villa Limão holiday apartments

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

Farm Holidays Silver Coast

Back to Nature Our old organic vineyard is situated in…

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…
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, 12 October 2015 14:30

Peniche

Peniche is full of history

The town of Peniche is located on a peninsula. In the Roman ages Peniche was still an island, but over the years coast and island grew together. In the 17th century Peniche was developed into one of the strongest Portuguese sea fortresses.

Near the harbour is the Fortaleza, a fort that was built in the 17th century to defend the harbour and the town. Through the ages the Fortaleza had many functions. During Salazar’s dictatorial regime the fort was an important state prison. Political opponents of the regime were locked up and tortured in the Fortaleza. Nowadays the town’s museum and the fishing museum are located in the building.

There is a lighthouse on the Cabo Carvoeiro, the most western point of the peninsula. On clear days you have a beautiful view on the Berlenga islands and the coast south of Peniche.

On the southcoast of the peninsula is the Gruta da Furninha, a cave that was inhabited since prehistory. It is therefore the most important prehistoric archeological site of Peniche. Many objects were found, today they are on display in several museums, like the town museum.

Churches

In Peniche you can visit a number of churches and chapels:
- Igreja de São Pedro, Peniches largest church, dates back to the 16th century
- Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, an early 16th century church
- Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, a pilgrimage church, there is a procession every 3rd Sunday of October
- Igreja da Misericórdia, an early 17th century church
- Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Conceição, a 17th century church

Every year, in the first weekend of August, Peniche celebrates the Festa de Nossa Senhora de Boa Viagem, the feast of our lady of the good voyage.

From the harbour of Peniche you can take the boat to the Berlenga islands.

Surfing/beaches

There are many beaches to the north and south of Peniche. Most of these beaches are very popular with surfers because of the superb waves.

On this website you can see all beaches. Just click on the names for more information.

Published in Lovely towns
Monday, 13 April 2015 11:24

Peniche's (surf) beaches

Surfers paradise

There are many beaches to the north and south of Peniche. Most of these beaches are very popular with surfers because of the superb waves.

On this website you can see all beaches. Just click on the names for more information.

Published in Beaches