Perched above the Atlantic, Ericeira is a sleepy fishing village coming to life in the summer, when Lisbonites descend on the town for the season. Thanks to its incredible surfing spots and attractive centre, Ericeira is a little town buzzing with charm and with much to offer in terms of food: the freshest fish and seafood, beautyfully prepared and presented brings many «regulars» back year after year. Since it was declared a World Surfing Reserve innovative shops, bars, cafés and surf schools are thriving.
The coast boasts some amazing unspoilt beaches so culture enthusiasts can easily combine itineraries to World Heritage sites such as Sintra, Tomar, Alcobaça, and Batalha with a dip or a bit of sunbathing.
The region is dotted with farms and vineyards where small local producers supply the Greater Lisbon area with fruit and vegetables. A must to visit is one of the oldest and most traditional rural markets in the country – the Thursday market in Malveira, an insight into tradition, an opportunity to buy directly from small producers and a feast for the senses.