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- Horseback riding
- Wine tastings
- Boat trip
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Costa de Prata
Portugal’s Silver Coast, known as Costa de Prata, is a 155-mile stretch of coastline in Central West Portugal. Costa de Prata is roughly situated between Porto and Lisbon and is hugged by the Atlantic Ocean. The region boasts pristine golden sand beaches, windswept dunes, historic fishing villages, and endless horizons. The area is almost always uncrowded, which lends to its tranquil and preserved ambience. Here you can enjoy delicious coastal cuisine, swims in the Atlantic, and discovering the charm of the friendly villages which dot the region. This unspoilt slice of paradise is the perfect place for a relaxing, beachy escape with your friends, family, or significant other.An idyllic holiday rental in Costa de Prata
Bring your Portugal holiday dreams to life with a stay in a holiday rental suited perfectly to your unique preferences. Costa de Prata boasts an incredible array of holiday rentals and lettings in a range of sizes, styles, and locations, with a little something for every type of traveller. Stay in a holiday rental just steps away from one of the many golden sand beaches along the coast, complete with a private balcony and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Opt for a holiday rental with a private pool where you can enjoy a refreshing dip whenever you like. Bask in the tranquillity and peace of the coastal region with a holiday rental surrounded by palm trees and with a private garden. Couples can opt for a cosy, intimate letting with a hot tub and a sauna. Oversized holiday rentals are available for families and large groups, with options designed to sleep up to 13 people. The vast majority of holiday rentals in Costa de Prata come equipped with all the modern amenities you’ll need to feel comfortable throughout your stay such as Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, television, and fully functioning kitchens. With so many excellent holiday rentals to choose from, you may not ever want to leave Costa de Prata!
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The area and getting around
Costa de Prata begins 62 miles north-west of Lisbon and stretches north until Santa Cruz. You can use public buses from Lisbon to reach the towns of either Leiria or Caldas de Rainha in Costa de Prata. These are good central towns along the coast to base yourself from, and then you can explore the rest of the coast from there. There are also a variety of buses from Lisbon and Porto which go to smaller villages along the coast. However, the easiest and quickest way to reach Costa de Prata is via private vehicle.Getting around Costa de Prata
Costa de Prata spans a large area and there is a lot to see, do, and explore around the region. Navigating the area using public transportation and taxis is a practical and popular way of getting around. However, for your ultimate comfort and convenience it is recommended to use a private car to get around. This allows you to make the most of your time in Costa de Prata and to visit areas which aren’t accessible by public transport. You can hire a car in either Lisbon or Porto before your trip.
Travellers and activities
There are endless ways for families of all ages to enjoy a holiday in Costa de Prata. Horseback riding tours are a popular way to explore the area. Enjoy a peaceful family ride along the scenic shoreline of the Atlantic coast and through sand dunes and grasslands. Contact CEIA or Centro Hipico de Alcaria for guided horseback tours. Also, visit the stunning fortified town of Óbidos which is situated at the top of a hill and offers scenic views of the surrounding area. You can spend some time exploring the quaint town on foot where you’ll find charming shops, museums, and cobbled alleys.Costa de Prata for couples
Costa de Prata offers a wonderfully romantic escape for couples to enjoy some much-needed quality time together. The region is well-known for its wine-growing and there are several excellent wineries you can visit for a tour and a tasting here. Visit the historic family-run winery of Quinta de Sanguinhal where you can enjoy an informative and enthusiastic tour led by one of the staff members. Learn about how the wines are fermented in enormous Portuguese oak casks. Afterwards, you can sample several of the house-made wines and enjoy a glass of your favourite one in the ambient tasting room area.
The region is called “The Silver Coast” because when the sun reflects its light on the ocean it creates a silvery effect.
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Nazaré Beach is quite possibly the most dramatically stunning beach on the entire Costa de Prata. The enormous golden sandy shore stretches for miles and is excellent for long, leisurely strolls. The charming beach is popular among local fishermen, and you’ll probably see a variety of traditional colourful boats dotting the shore. Pop by the shops near the beach to hunt for unique, handmade souvenirs and Portuguese-made treasures. There is a great selection of restaurants just a short walk from the beach.2. Visit the stunning Santa Cruz Beaches
Santa Cruz is a picturesque seaside village north of Ericeira. Its shoreline is divided into a series of stunning beaches which boast towering rock formations, enormous stretches of soft white sands, and dramatic cliffs. Spend some time exploring the village, sunbathing on the beaches, and watching the incredible sunsets. There are plenty of great eateries here and the relaxed, slow-paced atmosphere may have you never wanting to leave.3. Spot dolphins on a boat trip
Dolphin spotting tours are a popular activity along the Silver Coast. Opt for a boat trip where the professional skipper will take you to the spots where dolphins reside, and you’ll get to see them just metres away, playing and swimming about. Several boat tour companies offer dolphin-spotting trips. Some highly reputable companies to book with are Nazaré Waterfun and Atlantis Waterfun.4. Explore the beautiful town of Sítio
Roam the medieval streets of the stunning hilltop town of Sítio. You can reach Sítio by road or by funiculare, which is a cable car train. From the top of Sítio you can admire spectacular views of Nazare and the surrounding coastal area down below. Spend your time in Sítio trying delicious Portuguese cuisine, visiting the 12th-century chapel of Capela da Memória, seeing the lighthouse, and shopping in the main square.5. Do a day trip to the Berlengas Islands
This stunning island is a nature reserve and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is home to an abundance of wildlife, a 15th-century seaside fortress, and the São João Baptista fort. These fascinating islands are filled with history and natural beauty. You can take a ferry to the islands from the coast of Peniche, which is around 6 miles from the Berlengas Islands.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Costa de Prata
What is the average price of holiday rentals in Costa de Prata?
At an average price of £106 per night, Costa de Prata lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday rentals in Portugal.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
The months that allow you to save the most in Costa de Prata are March, November, and February, with average prices of £97, £97 and £97, respectively.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Costa de Prata?
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in Costa de Prata, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, August, July and September with average prices per night of £126, £121, and £112, respectively.
Do I need to plan a trip to Costa de Prata well in advance?
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Costa de Prata, we recommend you to think ahead, as 45% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
The months that have the highest availability, on average, are April (with an availability of 69%), May (67%), and March (65%), according to the trends observed last year.
During which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
The month with the highest average number of booked rentals is August (only 19% of properties were available on average in the previous year). Followed by July (35%), and December (52%).
How many lettings are available in Costa de Prata?
We have 3,800 properties for you in Costa de Prata, provided by our 33 local and international partners.