The Beach, the food, the people
Restaurants can get a little to expensive during summer months.
Sesimbra: our heaven in Portugal
A ruined castle on the top of the hill, is a place you must visit, more for the sights then for its own relevance. It has a history, yes it is interesting, but, believe me, when you reach the walls and see Sesimbra, you immediately forget what is closer to you. The best views are from the walls opposite to a small cemetery, that closes at 6Pm (I...more
A long (here and there narrow) stripe of sand, lined by restaurants, and protected against north wind by the mountain, this beach challenges Nazaré for the title of the best structured beach on western coast. Nazaré has its people... Sesimbra one or two more degrees in water temperature... You decide (or visit both... they do deserve it)more
Well located facing the sea, this restaurant serves several dishes of fish, with a careful and delicate preparation.
Price is high, but reasonable for the top quality.
Favorite Dish: Tamboril com molho de lavagante (Monk-fish with lobster sauce).
Espadarte à casa (Swordfish home style)
One day we decided that we wanted to have a romantic picnic along the western coast of Portugal, so since we were staying in a B&B in the Sesimbra area, we got in the car and headed west and drove from south to north along the coast, looking for a place. We finally found Casa do Infantada (not on the VT map), had a coffee at a local shop and then...more
In the summer just gather some freinds and take "amunitions" to spend one night experience camping in this wonderful bay, take a guitar, music, beer and thats it, you will not wont to live in the next day. Its a hard track to get there down the cape but locals will tell u how.Enjoy.more
Cabo de Especial is not in the VT database under any spelling that I tried in the Portugese, Spanish, English, or American maps that I used.But it IS there and the area is beautiful, "lands end" with its lighthouse and monastary.It was totally surprising to find a small souvenier shop in the monastary, the whole area has the feel of being totally...more
I got completely lost when trying to walk back uphill to the bus station from the beach. At this point, my portuguese was rather decent, but every person I ran into was a tourist such as myself who had no idea where the bus station was because they drove.I was a bit frenzied because I had only 30 minutes until the very last bus of the day back to...more