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Highlights in Ericeira
- Capital of European surfing
- Great food and cuisine
- Cycling and walking routes
- Clean beaches
- Excellent day trips
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Villas in Ericeira
Ericeira is a seaside resort on the west coast of Portugal that offers the perfect combination between tradition and its surfing culture. Those looking to ride the waves will enjoy villas close to the sea. Find your ideal villa in Ericeira, Praia dos Pescadores or Ribeira d’Ilhas, not further than 6 miles from Praia do Magoito. Enjoy quiet and remote areas but close enough to the sea.Villas with views
Authentic Portuguese villas with bright colours and traditional architecture with sea or mountain views. Enjoy your private garden and the swimming pool to cool off during hot summer days. Have a great time on the patio with the children, organise your night dinners and enjoy some lounging time chilling by the fireplace during colder months. Families, couples and groups of friends. Everybody is welcome! And if you want to bring along your furry little friend, check those villas that allow pets.
Travellers and activities
Ericeira is considered as the surfing capital of Europe for being the only European spot among the World Surfing Reserves and its exceptional coastline conditions. It was declared a World Surfing Reserve in 2011 and every year, the jewel in the crown of Portuguese surf awaits riders to catch a great variety of quality waves. This is a year-round surfing destination. Foz do Lizandro and Praia do Sul offer the perfect conditions and plenty of space for beginners from May to September. São Julião and Ribeira d’Ilha are moderate surfing spots for all levels with consistent waves. From September to May, the powerful swells pump up the waves, producing deep barrels and gnarly conditions in the northerly surf spots. Intermediate and advanced surfers meet at São Lourenço looking for Portugal’s biggest and heaviest waves, followed by the powerful and hollow right-hand flawless reef break in Coxos, the barrels of Crazy Left and Cave, the heaviest wave in Ericeira. Backdoor and Reef are also for experienced riders.Ericeira for food lovers
The variety of fresh produce, the quality of its seafood and the wide array of eateries make Ericeira a great food destination. Indulge in traditional Portugues dishes including their fried squid rings, traditional cod with steamed potatoes, lobster and the delicious octopus. Enjoy some typical tapas including great cold meats, olives, fried fish and have a sip of local craft beer. Grilled fish is on every menu including a unique recipe, local to Ericeira, named Caneja de Indundice based on seasoned dogfish left in the dark for five days. Taste the percebes (goose barnacles), considered a tasty sea delicacy, and try the sweet treats including the local pastry Queque a Ericeira, the pastéis de Belém and the almond cake called ouriço. Mouthwatering bites and heavenly flavours to please your senses.
Did you know awareness of clean beaches is very high and children and adults alike share their commitment to keeping them that way? Join the cause when you visit and leave the beach as you found it when you arrive.
Top 7 travel tips in Ericeira
In the foothills of Sintra Mountains, near Lisbon, this resort town is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. Boasting a Unesco World Heritage–listed centre, the Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace, the 19th-century Pena National Palace, exotic gardens, the Sintra-Cascais Nature Park, rippling mountains and rolling hills heading the Atlantic Ocean. Take a day trip and enjoy a great town brimming with colourful buildings and glittering architecture!2. Go to Cascais
Cascais is a coastal resort town west of Lisbon. Go for the day and enjoy its sandy beaches, have a nice stroll along the promenade, eat at the waterfront restaurants and explore the busy marina. The old town is home to the medieval Nossa Senhora da Luz Fort and the Citadel Palace. The whitewashed Nossa Senhora da Assunção church has amazing glazed azulejo tiles that will impress you. Cascais is one of those visits you cannot miss!3. Visit Lisbon
The capital city is always worth a visit. Visit the Alfama district, go to the imposing São Jorge Castle, marvel at the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, the Tagus Estuary and cross the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Those interested in cultural visits can go to the National Azulejo Museum that displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles4. Hit the beach
Praia dos Pescadores is a central beach in Ericeira, sheltered by the cliffs an ideal for bathing. Praia do Sul is the main beach and good for families and children. Nestled between high cliffs, Ribeira d'Ilhas sandy beach is just to the north of Ericeira and although it is best known for its surfing conditions it is also a great spot to enjoy a day working on your tan. The coastline is home to other great beaches including Foz do Lizandro and Praia de São Lourenço. Other beaches are a bit further away but also worth visiting such as those of Praia do Magoito, Praia das Maçãs, Praia Azul, Praia Grande and Praia das Amoeiras.5. Cycle along the coastline
The coastline of Ericeira is stunning! You can easily stroll down from North to South of the city. For those who enjoy longer walks, there are hiking trails all the way from Cabo da Roca through Ericeira to Santa Cruz. These trails can also be done by bike. You can also join a cycling tour.6. Explore the old town of Ericeira
Ericeira’s old town preserves a special charm with the cobbled narrow streets lined with white and blue houses, a laid back atmosphere, lots of independent and handicraft shops, great and varied restaurants and coffee shops. Not far from the centre you have the beaches a few steps away hence the abundance of surfing shops around the old town featuring international surf brands.7. Enjoy the sunset
Do you like catching the last rays of sun as the sky changes from yellow to red, orange and purple? In Ericeira you can catch special moments with your lense, although the best memory will be kept forever in your memory. Enjoy unforgettable sunsets from any of the beaches along Ericeira’s coastline, after a surfing session. Be ready to see picture-perfect sunsets.
FAQs: Villas in Ericeira
Which filters are the most important for holiday-makers for their stay in Ericeira?
Judging by the database from Holidu, when travellers look for villas in Ericeira, often they choose the following filters: pool (77%), balcony (14%), and Wi-Fi (12%). Last year, the majority of travellers used at least one of these options when finding the perfect villa.
Which types of facilities can you typically find in the villas in Ericeira?
In terms of the services you can find on Holidu, it appears that the villas in Ericeira offer everything that holiday-makers dream of! Here, the villas generally include a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (92%), balcony (80%), and barbecue (75%)...Not bad, right?
How do travellers usually rate villas in Ericeira?
On average, the villas are quite highly rated. Judging by the Holidu database, 45% of villas have a rating equivalent to or higher than 4.5 stars. A ratio high enough to confirm that there are quite a few that are very enjoyable and will be the perfect choice for your next holiday.
Are the villas in Ericeira suitable for holidays with children?
According to the Holidu data, 75% of villas in Ericeira are child-friendly, it will therefore be easy to find the ideal villa for you and your children.
Are the villas in Ericeira suitable for travellers and their pets?
Yes! In Ericeira, 28% of the villas offer the possibility for travellers to take their pets with them, 44% also have a garden!
Do the villas in Ericeira mostly offer an internet connection?
Certainly! According to the data collected last year, 92% of villas in Ericeira offer an internet connection. So don't panic, you will be able to stay connected at any time!
How much does it cost on average for villas in Ericeira?
According to Holidu's data, there don't seem to be many villas in Ericeira that are less than £100 per night.
Do the villas in Ericeira generally have a fireplace or a pool?
Certainly! According to Holidu's data, the villas in Ericeira are ideal in summer and winter. Here, 41% have a fireplace and 56% a pool.
Are the villas in Ericeira suitable for stays in big groups or better for an escape as a small group?
In Ericeira, according to the data collected last year, 66% of villas are suitable for up to eight travellers, 48% of these villas are made up of at least four bedrooms. But 95% of villas also welcome small groups of up to four travellers, and 92% of the villas have at least two separate bedrooms. Ericeira is therefore the perfect destination for groups of friends of all sizes!