Archive for the 'Beaches around Lisbon' Category

New in Cascais (near Lisbon): House of Wonders Restaurant serving amazing Middle Eastern & Mediterranean vegetarian cuisine & B&B offering 6 beautiful bedrooms in an elegant Villa with private pool

A few years ago, ‘House of Wonders’ opened a café/gallery with a lovely roof terrace in a 4-floor building, now a popular hang out place in Cascais. New is a restaurant offering Middle- Eastern and Mediterranean vegetarian cuisine and a unique located B&B. Terrace House of Wonders Restaurant in Cascais: Middle- Eastern vegetarian dishes The delicious Middle- Eastern vegetarian dishes are prepared by […]

Restaurant/gallery ‘House of Wonders’ in Cascais near Lisbon: lovely roof terrace, healthy food, recycled furniture, African articraft & Dutch owner Anna Catharina

The ‘House of Wonders’ is really worth a visit if you are in Portugal’s famous vacation spot Cascais. Looking for a healthy lunchtime snack or dinner this unique place is easy to find in the center of the former fishing village close to the beach. Easy to reach from Lisbon (30 min. by train) Roof terrace ‘House of Wonders’ in […]

Restaurant ‘O Poéta': Portuguese and international cuisine close to Cascais’ beach, famous vacation spot & easily reached from Lisbon

Cascais is a famous vacation spot in Portugal by the sea quite close to Lisbon (about 25 km; 30 minutes by train, 15-20 minutes by car). Great beaches, and a promenade that connects Cascais to Lisbon providing one of the most spectacular costal walks available. Cascais: in the background the pink-coloured Restaurant bar ‘O Poéta’ Cascais (more pictures and […]

Ferry boat from Lisbon to Montijo, a walk through picturesque village Alcochete to Samouco beach: wonderful day trip & pink flamingos

Away from the crowds, on the south bank of the river Tagus (Sul do Tejo), there’s the beach of Alcochete, located near the small city of Montijo . From Lisbon you can take a bus across the Vasco da Gama Bridge directly to Alcochete centre at Oriente station  (431, the most frequent), or 432 and 437. Ferry boat […]

Restaurant ‘Peixe na Linha’ São Pedro do Estoril near Cascais & beautiful Bafureira beach easy to reach by train or car from Lisbon

Close to Lisbon there are a lot of beautiful beaches, well known for their calm waters and fine sand. Beach São Pedro do Estoril is about 20 km from Lisbon, easy to reach by ‘Linha de Cascais’  (name of the train line joining Lisbon to Cascais) from Cais do Sodré , Lisbon’s major bus, metro,  ferry and […]

Cabo da Roca Portugal: the nearest point between the European Continent and the USA & how to get there from Lisbon

If your Portugal vacation takes you to Lisbon, don’t miss Cabo da Roca (Roca’s Cape), in the municipality of Sintra, 40 km from Lisbon. The magical atmosphere of the westernmost point of mainland Europe (at 9° 29.8′ W), the nearest point between the European Continent and the USA, is really worth a visit! In summertime there’s lots […]

Aldeio do Meco (40 km from Lisbon): Restaurant/bar ‘Tropical do Meco’, famous sandy Meco beaches, excellent local gastronomy, caipinrinha & late night cocktails

Aldeio do Meco is a small rural village, about 1 km away from the fabulous and famous sandy Meco beaches, ca. 40 km from Lisbon. In Meco village you can find a few trendy bars and a number of restaurants offering the best local gastronomy, in particular seafood and fish dishes, but in case you love […]

Meco village (Aldeio do Meco): small holiday cottages for rent from € 35 per night

In Meco village (Aldeio do Meco), 2 small cottages (also rooms inside the house) are for rent, located in the garden. The house belongs to the very friendly couple Maria José and Nuno. The self-catering cottages are rather small but very clean, including a fully-equipped kitchen, shower and, very important, good beds. In the big garden behind the […]

Costa Caparica Lisbon: white, unspoilt beaches, Fonte da Telha & Beach 19, Portugal’s most popular gay beach & how to get there

If you want to escape the hassle and the heat of Lisbon on a hot summer day, why not try the beaches of Costa da Caparica, just across the Tejo river. The locals swarm to the village of Caparica, that looks a lot like Brighton in England or Benidorm in Spain, but just away from the […]

Meco beach (Praia do Meco) 40 km south of Lisbon: Meco mud, ‘mecca’ for nudists, couples, surfers, a popular gay beach & how to reach from Lisbon

The beach of Meco is really wonderful, very popular by the Portuguese and the most well known internationally. Meco near Alfarim, 40 km south of Lisbon, is located in the middle of a natural park called ‘Serra da Arrabida’. This is a real ‘mecca’ for nudists & surfers. The excellent beach cost line in this area, […]