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 Batalha

The monastry Santa Maria de Vitória is Portuguese late gothic…

Figueira da Foz

One of Portugal's major seaside resorts Figueira da Foz is…

Fado

Portugues sentimental song full of melancholy Fado is the most…

Nazaré

Probably the most well known coastal village of the Costa…

Buddha Eden, Garden of Peace

Remarkable garden is place for reconciliation The Buddha Eden Garden…

National Palace of Queluz

The Portuguese Versailles is definitely worth a visit Originally the…

Restaurants in Batalha

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

Aljubarrota

Village with rich history In 1385 the battle of Aljubarrota…

Lisbon

Many special ways to discover Lisbon There are many travel…

Cycling

Lots of cycling possibilities Although the Portuguese are not very…

Óbidos lagoon

Beautiful lagoon invites you for some activities This vast and…

Caldas da Rainha

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

Municipal museum of Batalha

Interactive museum offers you a historical journey The municipal museum…

Restaurante O Cabeço

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

Mountainbiking

Centro de BTT Portugal's first official mountainbike centre, the Centro…

Santana market

Strolling on authentic regional market makes you hungry The Mercado…

Restaurante Solar dos Amigos

A traditional Portuguese restaurant, with large open fire for cooking…

Parque dos Monges

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

Silver Coast Blog

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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…

Welcoming Stays

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

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…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

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

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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…

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…
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, 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