No need to worry about the rather challenging water temperature in Buarcos beach, in the enchanting coastal city of Figueira da Foz! There is now a pleasant salt pool, heated by solar panels, where beach-goers can make the most of Summer! This pool is ideal for families and children, because of its low depth. A second heated pool will be opened next to the Clock Tower, in São Julião.
The Mountain Village of Cortes do Meio, located in the council of Covilhã, 12 km away from Unhais da Serra, is known as capital of the natural pools. There are at least 12 natural pools with refreshing crystal-clear waters and surprising natural settings.
Born out of the snow of winter, these waters are an inescapable refreshing blessing during Summer time!
In the immediate surroundings of the iconic Historical Village of Piódão, in the meeting point of the river streams of Piódão and Chãs d’Égua, you will find the mesmerising Foz d’Égua river beach. A natural pool that feels like paradise and a truly instagrammable spot!
In 2023, this beach was considered by the readers of the prestigious Portuguese travel site Sapo Viagens the most beautiful river beach in Portugal!
Summer has arrived at one of the most unique accommodations in Fátima: Luz Houses. Inspired by the architecture of the ancient villages of Fátima region back in the 19th and 20th centuries, Luz Houses resembles a small village, providing its guests an ambiance of serenity, absolute comfort and exclusiveness.
Luz Houses has opened a new outdoor lounge – Palheiro - that recreates the community life of the shepherds who led such harsh lives, but also that deep-rooted sense of companionship among them, treasuring family and friendship.
Beautifully embraced by the Zêzere River, Dornes is a picturesque village where time stands still. An enchanting place to discover off the beaten track, located in the north zone of Castelo de Bode dam, half an hour away from Tomar.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful riverside villages in Portugal, Dornes strikes its visitors for its breath-taking beauty. Nowadays, Dornes is a welcoming small-scale tourism destination, ideal for cultural tours or water sports.
During the month of August, the sellers of the Municipal Market in Abrantes - an award-winning architectural icon of the city – will prepare the freshest salads!
The mouth-watering “Market Salads” can be booked in advance at the local Tourism office.