Dear Geert and Iris,
Thank you for letting us enjoy the house for two weeks and all the tips about the area.
The weather was somewhat variable, but for visiting the various places the weather was very pleasant, sometimes even hot.
We have seen a lot. Such as Óbidos, Tomar, Batalha, Nazaré, Caldas da Rainha, Coimbra, Lisbon, Sintra, Porto, Alcobaça and São Martinho do Porto. If you want to go to the beach for a day and want to swim, Salir do Porto, São Martinho do Porto and Foz do Arelho are recommended. We found Sintra very touristic. Actually an “Efteling” without attractions but with the queues.
Buddha Eden Park is also nice to visit. Very beautiful!
Good restaurants nearby:
- Pizzaria Portobello
- O Cabeço (very nice location on a mountain)
- Local restaurant is worth the try
Every day there is a large fruit and vegetable market in Caldas da Rainha. There is also an indoor fish market there. Really worth to get your groceries.Do you like ice cream? Then go to Gelatomania on the promenade of São Martinho do Porto.
Have fun in this beautiful part of Portugal and hope you will enjoy it as much as we did!