You can have it all, if you want to. Relax by the pool, on the beach, get fit, explore the area and its many attractions.
Here is a short list to get your started.
Local Markets are many and each one is a delight, with fresh and local produce at incredible prices. Both an experience and a culinary joy
The region is a superb wine region where we have tasted some amazing wines, that can compete with any wine around the globe.
There are local festivals all year round and even more during summer & autumn. Obidos even has a winter wonderland and chocolate festival
Portugal has some excellent shopping with great quality and fairly low prices. You can stock up here and have lots of change left over
Obidos is a special place, the classical Portuguese town with cobbled streets, multiple miniature churches standing in the shadow of the towering walls. It is a world heritage site where the Portuguese kings spend their summer months. Worth multiple visits.
The founding of this amazing monastery is intimately linked with the beginnings of the Portuguese monarchy. By virtue of its magnificent dimensions, the clarity of the architectural style, the beauty of the material used and the care with which it was built, the Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça is a masterpiece of Gothic Cistercian art. A must see.
Sintra is set amidst the cooling pine hills of the Serra de Sintra and was traditionally a favourite location with the Portuguese nobility and elite. Contained within Sintra are three unique royal palaces and a swathe of other grand and extravagant buildings that will captivate you and its many visitors.
Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty. There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon - you are likely to visit more than once
Leira is the capital of the district. The Castle’s hill is steeped in royal history worth a visit. Only minutes away, one can take a relaxing drive through the Leiria’s Pine Forest, the oldest Portuguese pine forest and arrive at Pedrógão Beach. Here, traditions are present either in the typical boats or in the fishermen’s nets.