Here you’ll find a little bit of everything. There are historic villages, thermal springs, mountain communities devoted to design, the world’s largest waves, castles, canals, cherries and wine. In a region so varied - so steeped in history - all visitors can really hope to gather are snapshots; vignettes of life and legacy in a destination that defies definition and seeks to surprise.
The Nazaré Canyon is the reason why the waves are so big and so high breaking. This makes Nazaré a hotspot for big wave surfing.
Although Praia do Norte catches the world attention, Nazaré has not only giant and powerful waves, but also spots and waves accessible to all athletes. And you can also swim in its waters.
When the landscape is breathtaking… fancy stroll through it slowly. At Serra da Estrela time gets a new pace, through the winding paths and boulders that seem to perch in the air. The rush disappears in the altitude of the mountains, and calm accompanies us in the typical mountain villages, among the trees and along the waterways.
The Portuguese Tourism board - Turismo de Portugal - has updated the requirements to obtain the pioneering "Clean & Safe" health label for hotels, tourism in the country houses, active tourism enterprises, rent-a-cars, and other tourism-related companies. This stamp continues to be optional, free and valid until April 2022. It is the result of a partnership between Turismo de Portugal, the Portuguese Health Authority and NOVA Medical School. The "Clean & Safe" stamp was created in order to ensure that travellers can have confidence and feel safe while choosing Portugal as a travel destination. Health security is the top priority and other countries have also followed the highly praised Portuguese example. A symbol of trust in this challenging era.