HALFWAY BETWEEN LISBON AND PORTO, IS THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE OF NAZARÉ.
Recognized by many as the most typical beach in Portugal, it enchants the visitor for its natural beauty.
The mild climate, the friendly and hospitable people, the beautiful light, traditions and fishing gear made of Nazaré the muse of painters and artists, celebrated all around the world.
The beautiful Nazarene creek is protected and sheltered by its majestic cliff, on top of which is the Sítio da Nazaré. A part of the village, the Sítio must be reached through the village ex-libris, the Funicular, which offers a memorable view of the beach horizons. At the top of the Sítio, from the Viewpoint Suberco, the sight is lost in one of the most beautiful seascapes of the country. Here, legend and religion meet in the cult of Our Lady of Nazaré.
Pederneira, primitive nucleus of the fishermen’s community, is the quiet guardian of other time memories. Once the sea port of Coutos de Alcobaça and an active ship building yard, now overlooks the development of the beach that extends to its feet.
The Fishing and Leisure Harbor, in the south part of the beach, is the synthesis of the village history, where past and present unite to improve the future of the Nazarenes.
Strolling through the narrow streets, perpendicular to the sea, where life runs at the winds and ties rate, is to discover the essence of these people. Expansive and cheerful, hiding sorrows in an open smile, talk as if they were singing and charm everyone by their way of being and dressing.
Surrounded by sea air smells and salt, Nazaré invites visitors to taste some fine grilled sardines or a succulent fish stew, among other typical sea delicacies.
Vibrant, sporty, lively, for holidays, leisure or tour, Nazaré has all the charms to make you come back.
Dare yourself…dive in the waves of our beach…