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Know some reasons that lead people to visit Portugal

Portugal is a country that makes anyone fall in love thanks to its people, its mild climate, its landscapes and its gastronomy. Each region has incredible treasures to discover, full of tradition and history! Learn what makes this country unique.

Portugal has characteristics that distinguish it unequivocally. Their traditions are so unique that only these people know the meaning of « saudade », echoed by the voices of great “fadistas”. Visiting Portugal can be synonymous with beach holidays, a few days of rest in the countryside or some extreme activities, such as surfing.

The capital – Lisbon and its typical neighbourhoods

A visit to Lisbon is also the discovery of a cosmopolitan city. However, it has, in its essence, the tradition of its more traditional neighbourhoods. Walking through the streets of Baixa, Chiado or get lost in Bairro Alto or Alfama is to be flooded with the colours and smiles of a people who, so well, knows how to receive! The electric tram rides are a hint not to be missed!

Fado

No one describes better the suffering and longing than the voice of a fadista! This is one of the greatest traditions of the country and can be enjoyed a little throughout Portugal, with special success in the bars of Lisbon.

Porto – The beauty of both margins

Porto doesn´t leave anyone indifferent, for the beauty of its margins and for the architectural and historical wealth of the city. Have a coffee at the traditional Majestic and discover the city on foot, heading to the Lello Bookstore.

The gastronomy

Who visits Portugal falls in love with the treasures of the regional gastronomy. Whether in Minho, Douro, Alentejo or Algarve, the typical delicacies are a must and they will fill the stomach of tourists with comfort!

The wine

The renowned port wine is of an unexplained essence and aroma! A visit to the cellars with a wine tasting is an unforgettable experience.

The unforgettable waves

Let the famous Garrett McNamara say how much he appreciates the waves of Nazaré. Porugal has a strong culture by the sea and perfect areas for surfing. The whole coastline allows the practice of this modality, with special emphasis on Nazaré or Peniche.

The beaches

The entire coastline of Portugal is surrounded by golden sand beaches and breathtaking landscapes. On Costa de Prata you will find places with a unique beauty! It is worth visiting, for example, Óbidos Lagoon, where the border with the sea makes it an election place for families.

If you are planning a trip to Portugal, book your stay in the best Accommodations on Silver Coast. Suddenly gives you the guarantee of a holiday with all the comfort. Visit www.suddenly.pt.

If you are looking for Holiday Villas on Costa de Prata this article is for you!

Villas on Costa de Prata

The Silver Coast is an extraordinary region of Portugal. As its name suggests, it is an area full of history, culture and traditions. No one remains indifferent to its natural beauty, known for the white sandy beaches, the sublime views of the sea and the greatness of its secular forests.

This scenery makes us feel, wherever we are, the noise and smell of the sea and the fresh breeze of nature. Thus, nostalgia is born, for those who have already visited, and the will to know, for those who have never been there. If you want to spend a few days on Costa de Prata, discover 3 fabulous villas available for rent in Suddenly.

4 bedrooms Villa with sea and pool views

This villa has four available bedrooms of which two with double bed, one with two double bed and direct access to the terrace and one with two bunk beds.

Amenities:

– Kitchen equipped with hob, oven, microwave, 2 fridges, dishwasher, electric kettle, coffee machine, toaster, washing machine and dryer;
– Living room equipped with a huge U-shaped sofa, LCD TV and DVD, fireplace and access to the garden and pool;
– Dining room with table for 12 people;
– Access to terrace with sea view;
– Ping pong table;
– Outdoor furniture;
– Wireless.

4 bedrooms Villa with private pool and next to the tennis courts

This villa with private pool and located next to the tennis courts (only 150 meters from the tennis club and 7 minutes walk from the golf club) has 4 bedrooms and is fully furnished and equipped.

Amenities:

– Living room with 3 seater sofa and 2 single sofas, TV and DVD;
– Dining room with table for 8 people and direct access to the terrace;
– Outside terrace partly with wooden floor, barbecue, tables and chairs;
– Kitchen equipped with hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge with freezer, electric kettle and toaster;
– Master bedroom with private balcony and whirlpool;

4 Bedrooms Villa With Pool on Costa de Prata

This villa has bedrooms and is situated in a quiet and well-located area on Praia D’el Rey. It is fully furnished and equipped and has a private garden and swimming pool. It is just 300 meters away from the shops and the tennis club, and 10 minutes’ walk from the golf club, practice court and children’s playground.

Amenities:

– Living room with 2 three seater sofas and a single place sofa, television and DVD;
– Dining room with table and chairs for 8 people and direct access to the terraces;
– Two terraces with barbecue table and chairs for 8 people;
– Swimming pool of 10m x 3m;

Would you like to book your stay at Silver Coast? Contact Suddenly and get to know the whole selection of holiday homes that are at your disposal. Go to www.suddenly.pt or contact us on +351 262 087 119/963 157 304.

Discover the Lagoa de Óbidos on Silver Coast

 

The West Coast of Portugal is rich in landscapes that make anyone fall in love at first sight. The Lagoa de Óbidos is one of the places that will leave you completely in love. Discover this treasure in the heart of the Silver Coast.

In less than 20kms from Óbidos, you can enjoy the largest lagoon in Portugal. The Óbidos Lagoon, with a depth varying between half a meter and two meters – according to data given by Turismo de Óbidos – is perfect for several aquatic sports activities. Throughout the year, it is common to practice rowing, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing or paddle boarding.
For those who visit the Costa de Prata, this is an almost obligatory place of passage. Characterized by its calm waters, it allows great dives during the summer! A walk along the lagoon, feeling the breeze in your face, is another of the suggestions you will appreciate.

The entire area of the Óbidos Lagoon is marked by strong fisher roots. In the landscape, you will certainly see some « bateiras » – the typical boats of this lagoon.

The beach of Foz do Arelho – in the northern part of the lagoon – is one of the most frequented. In this place, the lagoon crosses with the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the lagoon or enjoy some waves on the ocean side.

The calm waters of the lagoon are the favourite areas of families with children. The beach of Foz does Arelho has Blue Flag and support services around, namely, parking, bar and surveillance during the bathing season.

How to get to Óbidos Lagoon?

From Óbidos to Foz do Arelho is less than 20 minutes by car. You can follow the A8 signs towards Leiria / Caldas da Rainha. On the highway, take the exit towards the N360 / Caldas da Rainha Center and follow the signs to Foz do Arelho.

If you are planning a visit to Lagoa de Óbidos, discover the best accommodations of Silver Coast with the help of Suddenly. Guarantee a few days of holidays with all comfort, in one of the spaces recommended by the company. Visit www.suddenly.pt

Are you looking for accommodation near Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf?

For those who enjoy outdoor sports, in a relaxed and refined environment, Golf is an excellent option. In Portugal, there are many fields of excellence where you can practice. Today we will present to you the Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf and some suggestions of fantastic accommodations near the golf course so that you can enjoy some unforgettable days.

The Guardian Bom Sucesso Golf was designed by Donald Steel, golfer and a remarkable golf designer, on a bumpy slope and surrounded by Óbidos Lagoon. A course of excellence with 18 holes extended by an area of more than 60 hectares.

If you are looking to live unforgettable moments with family, friends or golf comrades, Suddenly be your greatest ally. Find in Costa da Prata the best apartments, habitations and villas on a high level of comfort and all the amenities.

Enjoy to relax and appreciate as much as nature can offer. Enjoy an inspiring walk along the seafront or a fine afternoon’s golf practice. Define what activities you prefer to practice on your vacation and count on our help to book the ideal accommodation for your plans.

Would you like to book your stay at Praia d’el Rey? Contact Suddenly and get to know the whole selection of holiday accommodations that are at your disposal. Go to www.suddenly.pt or contact us on +351 262 087 119/963 157 304.

Praia del Rey Portugal – Get to know the best accommodation

Praia del Rey – in the middle of Costa de Prata – is perfect to enjoy a few days of rest. Here, tranquillity reigns and the pleasant climate invites outdoor sports. Discover the best accommodations in the region.

Praia d’el Rey is a real treasure in the heart of Costa de Prata. Located in less than an hour from the Portuguese capital, this region provides total relaxation. With a pleasant climate during all year and with extensive golden sand, this place invites you to practice water sports.

But Praia d’el Rey is not just a place of choice for lovers of sea and nature. Golf enthusiasts will also fall in love with the region; there is an award-winning 18-hole golf course.
The offer of accommodation in the region is vast and with all the essential comfort for a few days of rest, without worries. We leave you some suggestions, to sharpen your curiosity!

Villas Praia D’el Rey

These weekly rental properties are great for family holidays. With sight of the sea and the island of Berlengas, they are situated in a quiet area. The accommodation includes cleaning and all the amenities. In the surrounding area, you will have access to golf, tennis court, SPA and a variety of restaurants and other support services. Book these accommodations.

Townhouses Praia d’el Rey

These accommodations located in the condominium Vila dos Príncipes allow the total privacy during your stay. In summer, the outdoor pool delights guests. The accommodation allows all amenities and has a large kitchen and dining room for meals with family or friends. Book these accommodations.

Apartments in Praia d’el Rey

With a privileged view of the stunning landscape of Costa de Prata, Vila da Praia tourist apartments are comfortable and fully equipped with all the essentials to allow some relaxed holidays. The beach is near the apartments, around 300 meters of distance. Book these accommodations.

Would you like to book your stay at Praia d’el Rey? Contact Suddenly and get to know the whole selection of holiday accommodations that are at your disposal. Go to www.suddenly.pt or contact us on +351 262 087 119/963 157 304.

Religious tourism in Costa de Prata – Know what to visit

Portugal is a country marked by religious tradition. All of its cities have fragments left over, through the centuries, by the presence of the various ideologies. Discover the best places to visit in Costa de Prata.

Portugal is a country strongly marked by Religious Tourism. There is a historical heritage rich in churches, chapels, hermitages, festivities and cults associated with the various religious ideologies that are being experienced in Portugal.

Christianity and Judaism are two of the religions with the greatest inheritance in Costa de Prata. We compiled some of the places that are worth to visit during your stay in Portugal.

Some of the Religious Sites to Visit in Costa de Prata

Fátima’s Sanctuary

Fátima: Fátima’s Sanctuary is the most emblematic place of Religious Tourism in Portugal. In 2017, it completed its centenary. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists from around the world meet in this place, moved by faith to Our Lady of Fatima.

Monastery of Alcobaça

Alcobaça: The monumental complex of the Monastery of Alcobaça is one of the greatest examples of the presence of the Cistercian Order in the country. Its church is the first Gothic example in Portugal.

Convent of Christ

Tomar: This is described as the “home of the Templar Knights”. Since its origin in 1160, this monumental ensemble has touched the most significant moments of national history.

Monastery of Batalha

This historic monument of religious character was constructed by faith by the order of one of the kings of Portugal, in gratitude for the victory of the Battle of Aljubarrota. The space has been under construction for over 150 years and it is amazing to appreciate the small details of its frontage.

Portuguese Central Way (Santiago de Compostela)

The paths of Santiago de Compostela pass through several Portuguese cities. Costa de Prata is crossed by the Portuguese Central Way, the most traveled on national soil. This goes from Lisbon to North, passing through Santarém, Tomar, Coimbra until Porto.

Belmonte Synagogue

Historically, the synagogues were implemented in places of active Jewish communities. Belmonte is an example of the practice of Judaism since the thirteenth century, and is a must visit in case of searching for traces of religion in Portugal.

Óbidos Synagogue

This place built in the Middle Ages is in the same location where it is thought to have existed a Synagogue in the city, with Obidos having a rich heritage of fragments of the Judaic presence.

Would you like to book your stay in Costa de Prata? Suddenly can help you discover this region and stay in the best accommodations in the area. Visit www.suddenly.pt

Winter holidays – Discover the possibilities in Silver Coast

Winter came to stay. The typically rigorous cold from this season is a constant and we almost forget about how wonderful is to enjoy some nice winter holidays. Find out with us the possibilities in Costa da Prata and prepare yourself for some nice holidays full of cities and villages incomparably beautiful with adorable people and with a gastronomy full of flavour, culture and tradition.

If you are looking for a place to spend your winter holidays, the county of Bombarral is the ideal place due to its privileged location in Costa da Prata. The county is located in the South of Leiria’s district, in the center of the West Tourism Region, about 75 km from Lisbon and 20 km from the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordered to the North by the village of Óbidos and by the city of Caldas da Rainha, to the west by the municipalities of Lourinhã and Peniche, to the south by the city of Torres Vedras and to the east by the neighboring village of Cadaval.

In this fantastic region of Costa da Prata there is no shortage of the intrinsic historical aspect, although it is a county relatively young, there are 2 clear evidences of the human presence since earliest days of prehistory. Gruta Nova, Lapa do Suão, neolithic fortification from Columbeira and Castro de São Mamede are clear examples of a long historical passage through these lands, mystical and deliciously Portuguese.

Yes… Bombarral is a place that lived Portugal’s formation and that felt the nobel ascension of a new nation. There were several Kings of Portugal that ended up spending and staying several days around these lands, donated by D. Afonso Henriques to the monks of Cister. Among these, is D. João I of Portugal, before the battle of Aljubarrota, accompanied by his Monteiro-mor, Luís Henriques, in House of Coutada, later designated palace and today City Hall.

Later the soil of Bombarral was stage of the fight for independence in “Combate de Roliça” were the Anglo-Portuguese army, commanded by General Wellesley, future Duke of Wellington, was victorious. Here, you can visit the Tumble of Colonel Lake, honoring this lieutenant colonel, who had perished here.
Well, it is seen that Bombarral is full of history, every road, every monument, and every cobble stone saw and lived a fight for independence and liberation that led to the formation of Portugal.

However, if the historical aspect didn’t convince you, you can enjoy beautiful walks through the Municipal Garden and the Mata, as well as appreciate the beautiful landscapes created by the agricultural lands that produce a variety of vegetables and fruits, namely the well-known Pêra Rocha, which gives the name to the Pêra Rocha annual festival.

As we have seen, Bombarral is a simple Portuguese village situated on the Costa da Prata, in an area of ​​very fertile lands where a wine of excellence is produced and where many tasty and varied fruits abound. Here the gastronomy is characterized by the typical quality of its products, however, the main highlight are the seafood dishes, fish dishes and the old recipes of peasant dishes from the old farms and Casa de Lavoura.

With a beautiful architectural heritage, Bombarral also offers several visits, highlighting the modern Main Church or Parish Church of the Holy Savior of the World.

Need more reasons to spend your Christmas holidays in Bombarral, on the Costa da Prata? Suddenly helps you find the best accommodations with great refinement and comfort, in every season of the year. Enjoy the winter and book a fantastic accommodation now!

Enjoy the Portuguese Christmas in Silver Coast

Christmas time came strong and with it, came the typical cold of December. At this time, we already started planning how our Christmas will be.

For those who still haven’t decided where to spend their Christmas time and what activities to do, we write this article suggesting Aveiro as a Christmas destination.

Aveiro is an absolutely charming city and it’s the perfect destination for Christmas because of its own beauty and its amount of activities that you can experience throughout this incredible month of December, full of parties, happiness and solidarity.

Between 18th and 23rd of December you can attend to The Nutcracker in Dancenter, Aveiro. Winter dance course – The classic and contemporary vision of the same subject, being developed by the formators with the students in a nonstop show that gains with the transversality of the languages of movement. It’s a Ballet and Contemporary initiative with a final show to be held on December 23rd at the Estaleiro Teatral.

From December the 19th until 3rd of January, take the younger ones to Christmas in the Farm at the Pedagogical Farm of Aveiro.

In January the 1st of 2018, at 6pm watch the 2018 New Years Concert at Teatro Aveirense with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Beiras.

Find all the information about the events of December in the Cultural Agenda of Aveiro that you can consult in: www.aveiro.co.pt/agendacultural.aspx

Do you need any more motives to spend your holidays in Aveiro? Suddenly helps you finding the best accommodations with a lot of refinement and comfort, at any season of the year. Enjoy the calm of autumn and book a fantastic accommodationnow!