Popular Accommodations in Ericeira
Highlights in Ericeira
- Worth seeing church São Pedro
- Europe's best surf spots
- Cabo da Rocca
- Trip to Lisbon
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Vacation rentals in Ericeira
Rugged cliffs, gorgeous beaches and a picturesque hinterland are just right for you? Then Ericeira on the Portuguese Atlantic coast is the place where you will find the ideal holiday home. The selection is particularly large in the picturesque city centre with its old captain's houses. Enjoy the view of the Atlantic Ocean right at breakfast and benefit from the numerous restaurants and shopping possibilities. The local surf schools are also only a few minutes' walk from the centre. If you prefer a quieter atmosphere, you can move into a vacation rental on the outskirts of the town in the shade of Mediterranean vegetation.
Holidays in Ericeira
Travelers and Activities
The region offers ideal conditions for windsurfers, kitesurfers and surfers thanks to the frequent strong winds and the correspondingly pronounced waves. No wonder that in 2011 Ericeira was declared the third "surf reserve" in the world after the Australian Manly Beach and the Californian Malibu. But where even professionals get their money's worth, even beginners can take their first steps on the board. There are plenty of surf schools in Ericeira that offer courses on a regular basis.
Things to know
Ericeira is worth a visit all year round because of its proximity to the capital Lisbon. Surfing is also possible all year round on Europe's safest coastline. The ideal travel period, however, depends on the surfing experience. While beginners and occasional surfers paddle out between May and September, the strong winds and challenging waves between October and April are only for experts, who then have even more fun.
In 2013 Ericeira received the award as one of the 10 most interesting small towns in Europe from the US channel Fox News.
Top travel tips
You too can set off for the end of the world or at least for what was thought to be the case until the discovery of the Azores. A visit to the wavy Cabo da Roca, the westernmost tip of continental Europe, is especially worthwhile to enjoy the spectacle of the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.2. Visit the capital Lisbon
Those who already move into a vacation rental a stone's throw away from Lisbon should also pay a visit to the city. On the spot, with the Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Torre de Belém and the Concento do Carmo, there are numerous sightseeings waiting to be discovered.3. Try specialities in rustic restaurants
Both in Ericeira and in the surrounding area you will find numerous rustic restaurants where you can enjoy the genuine Portuguese cuisine. The mussels in garlic-lemon sauce (amêijoas à bulhão pato) and the stuffed squids (lulas recheadas) are particularly recommended.