To beach or to do something else….
Next to a visit to one of the many beaches, you can choose to play tennis or golf, geo catching or drive go carts. Hiking is also one of the favourite holiday Portugal activities of many of our guests. And you can also go out for a drive to discover nice sights, nature and culture
On this page we provide some of the many opportunities. Our information folders are even more full with “to do´s“.
Holiday Portugal activities
At the Silver coast one beach is for someone even more perfect then another. Happily we do not all have the same taste. Be a surf dude yourselves or look to their surf stunts, loose your swimming trunks while you are playing in the huge waves, swim quietly in a lagoon, walk far into the sea bay and be surprised your still can feel the bottom, run up and down huge dunes, play in the shallow water pools that are formed during low tide, search for fossils or beautiful shells, notice the difference in the sand structures at the various beaches, view the stunning sand rocks, and so on, and so on…
Casa Cantiga and Casa da Joana are situated on one side close to the nature park of the Serra de Aire e Candeeiros, on the other side close to largest pine tree forest of Europe, Pinhal de Leiria en de Costa de Prata, All nature where amongst others hiking and biking are a real experience.
We have made a few hiking trails directly from our casas and of course you can make use of regular trails in the hiking books and folders. Hiking in the mountains, in the pine tree forest and close the the sea. Stunning mountain area directly at the sea between Sao Martinho do Porto and Nazaré. As well as beautiful trails in the dunes and forest close to our beach apartment SolMar.
We have GPS navigation trails, military maps of guides available to enjoy the best of your hiking holiday Portugal activities. During the hikes through the unspoilt nature, you still meat the shepherd with his goats, enjoy the many amazing views in the hilly scenery and the stunning rocks. Hiking trails are starting from 1 hour for a relax walk, up to 4-6 hours for the experienced hikers.
Another form of hiking is geocaching. Fun for young and old, hike together and search a treasure that is hidden at a certain location. It can be done in half an hour or it can take the whole afternoon or day. Depends on the area and how close you park your car :). The perfect way to get your children hiking.
We already discovered many beautiful places via geocaching, places we would never visit during a normal hike. Try it and love it! Remember you discovered it during your holiday Portugal activities at Casa Cantiga!!