Wherever you stay, one thing is for certain: at Portugal Puur you are in the heart of Estremadura. This region, also called Costa de Prata or Silver Coast, has more to offer than beautiful beaches alone.
Areia Branca, Foz do Arelho, Peniche, Sao Martinho do Porto, Nazaré, Sitio, ... Lovers of water sports can enjoy themselves here: windsurfing, surfing, kitesurfing, flyboarding, SUP, body boarding, sailing, kayaking, diving, snorkeling, swimming, ... everything is possible. Every year in Peniche one of the most important wave surfing world cups is held. Dolphin spotting is also a direct hit of an excursion! And those who prefer to do nothing, can indulge in the wellness, or sunbathe on one of the many beautiful sandy beaches.
Besides the beautiful coast there is much more to experience for the nature lover. In Peniche take the boat to the Berlengas, an uninhabited archipelago full of natural beauty. Or go on a mountain bike, through forests, along rivers and streams, over cliffs, along the ocean. Bird spotters can also indulge themselves here. Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros with its many caves, dinosaur tracks and numerous hiking and biking trails are worthwhile.
Culture lovers are also in the right place in Portugal. Each of the houses is less than an hour's drive away from the Lisbon metropolis. Spending one or more days in the capital of Fado is an option.
Shopping is possible in the capital, but also in the charming Caldas da Rainha, with its beautiful ceramics shops and various markets.
The beautiful city of Sintra, the wonderful Mafra - where there's a protection program for the Iberian wolf, Alcobaça with its beautiful monastery, Batalha, Coimbra, Tomar, Fatima, or the medieval, walled Obidos - are also close by: they all have in common that they are living museums and UNESCO world heritage of the highest level. Not to mention the countless picturesque villages ...
And then we haven't yet talked about the Portuguese cuisine, according to many the number one reason to go to Portugal. The wineries can compete with their French and Italian brothers; the restaurants are numerous and you will be dining as a king at fair prices.
Getting hungry yet? Check out the images below!
Portugal is not only known worldwide as a hotspot for water sports (see under the header 'Sun, sea and beach'), the country also has a rich football tradition and counts many beautiful golf courses.
Do you prefer riding? One of the most beautiful and modern manèges in Europe is nearby.
Are the children coming along? Why not go bowling, or go karting, or pay a visit to one of the different water parks: all is possible.
Exploring the region by bike or with a scooter is also an option.
Foodies feel at home here, with reason! It can't get more authentic than Portuguese cuisine. Each region has its own specialties, which vary with the season. Fresh fish, shellfish, pure meat, savory desserts, ... In short, a simple and honest kitchen.
The favorable location is ideal for grapevines, which is reflected in a substantial number of quintas that still grow wine according to ancient traditions. A good part of these wine farms is connected by the Western Wine Route, which winds through our region. Strongly recommended!
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