Holiday villas on Costa de Prata
The coastline between Lisbon in the south and Porto in the north is very diverse and characterized by cliffs, capes bays and wide sandy beaches. But almost all of the Costa de Prata is world renowned as the Europe’s surfers-paradise. As a matter of fact, on February 2, 2014 a 34 year old Englishman ‘caught’ a wave 25 meters tall, beating the world record, which was set by a guy from Hawaii in exact the same spot. Some people say it does not get more Portuguese than on the Costa de Prata.
Being less touristic than the Algarve, you will find all the authentic parts of Portugal you have been looking for, right here. With a holiday villa in Costa Prata you can experience everything from charming, historic villages and lovely nature, lively & vibrant coastal towns, to quiet sandy beaches where you can enjoy the sun and Mediterranean climate of this great part of Portugal.
Surfing along the Costa de Prata
Costa de Prata translates to ‘The silver coast’ and is a beautiful set of beaches that face the powerful Atlantic Ocean. The sport has become very popular over the last decade, and is now second in popularity only to football among the Portuguese. The waves are unbelievably powerful during the winter months, an exhilarating experience for skilled surfers, but calm down from spring to early autumn, giving those of us who are not world champions a chance to participate in the fun as well. Book a holiday rental in the area and visit one of the countless surfing schools where instructors will help you find the best waves for beginners, and give you some basic tips on technique. From there on it’s all practice and persistence, but catching your first wave is an experience you will never forget.
The best of both worlds – the beach and the culture
What makes Costa de Prata such a great holiday destination for a stay in a holiday villa, is that it puts you within reach of world-class sea, sun & fun, and some of the most interesting historic and cultural hotspots in the country. Spend a day relaxing on the famous sheltered beach in the town of Nazare, and the next exploring the fascinating historical background of the city of Obidos. If you want a unique cultural experience in the region you should visit Aviero, termed the ‘Venice of Portugal’ by some.
Experience all of this and more with a holiday rental in Portugal