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

Parque dos Monges

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Nazaré beach

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Shopping

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Horseriding

Exploring the area by horse For riding lessons or hacks…

Markets in the area

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

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Peniche's (surf) beaches

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National Palace of Queluz

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Santa Cruz beaches

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Restaurante Granada

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Museums in Caldas da Rainha

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Waterparks

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Sítio

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Arco da Memoria

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Restaurante Pangeia

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Worth-seeing

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Welcoming Stays

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Active holidays

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Quinta da Vida Serena

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

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casas Fruta****

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Guesthouse Bem Vindo

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Villa Limão holiday apartments

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Casa Boavista

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Quinta Antes o Vento

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

Monks Work anno today

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Foz do Arelho, pimped!

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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, 05 October 2015 15:04

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities

This vast and natural lagoon is situated between the historic town of Óbidos and the trendy beach resort of Foz de Arelho.

The lagoon has a narrow passage to the Atlantic Ocean. There are walking and cycling routes around the lagoa, and on the water you can surf, sail, fish, and many other activities. This is also a place where paragliders like to use the thermals for long float trips.

Foz do Arelho has several nice beach bars along the wide promenade, a good place to have a drink after a nice stroll. And if you're lucky you can watch a volleyball game on the beach.

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