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

São Martinho do Porto's bay

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Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

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Tomar area

Aqueduct with 180 arches About 4 kilometers northwest of Tomar…

Dinosaurs

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Glass museums

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Jardim do Cerco

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Wellness

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

Restaurante Royal Marina

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

Leiria

Stunning city with castle in the valley of the river…

Restaurante Pangeia

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

Cycling

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Coimbra

The most important university city in Portugal Started as a…

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Parque dos Monges

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Nazaré beach

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Best known seaside resort of the Costa de Prata The…

Nazaré

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

Worth-seeing

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Casa do Alivio

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

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Quinta Antes o Vento

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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.

 

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Monday, 05 October 2015 15:43

Lisbon

Many special ways to discover Lisbon

There are many travel guides on Lisbon available, with lots of information about everything the city has to offer. That's why you will not find such information on this page. Instead we give you some tips/hints how to experience Lisbon in a different way.

Lisbon Walker offers a number of walks through the city, with English speaking guides (Monday-Friday). Lisbon Walker offers a wide range of walks. All you have to do is turn op at the right meeting point at the right time.

Also Lisbon Free Tour offers you city walks. The English speaking guides were al born and/or raised in Lisbon, and can tell you everything there is to know about the city.

Do you prefer a ride through the city? That's also possible.

Why not roam through Lisbon in a GoCar. GoCar offers several tours through the city, just pick up one of the funny jellow GoCars and follow the route . A great way to discover Lisbon.

Another possibility is a buggy tour or a Segway tour. Check the website of Red Tour Lisbon to see all possibilities.

And if you don't want to drive by yourself in a strange city, you can rent a motorcycle with sidecar at SideCar. One passenger in the sidecar, one on the backseat behind the driver, and go!

Or how about a tuk-tuk, that's another possibility to explore Lisbon. Check out Tuk Tuk Lisboa.

And there is more, because you can even see Lisbon from the sky, in a Lisbon Helicopters helicopter.

Al the touring and sightseeing makes you hungry. So why not combine that? That's exactly what Taste of Lisboa can offer you! They offer a number of Lisbon tours that introduce you to Portuguese gastronomy: the best cheese, the tastiest ham, the freshest fish, the sweetest cherry liquor (ginjinha), and much more.

More than enough possibilties to have a great time in Lisbon!

Tip: Take a look at weheartlisbon.com for ven more inspiration!

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