"Nazaré" Top 5 Page for this destination Nazaré by solopes
Nazaré Travel Guide: 157 reviews and 483 photos
Nazare is unique. That's why you should be prepared for your visit. Being a beach, it happens that the soul of the city is better felt out of season. Its magnetic attraction to everybody living not to far, makes it difficult to access and park in Sundays and holidays, so if you can, peek another day.
For a several day stay in summer, be prepared for a cold water, excellent and generally safe surf, and crowds everywhere.
For a short visit see my Alcobaca page - travelling around.
Either using the funicular, or driving uphill, you must go to the sitio. The sights are awesome, but there's much more to do, from visiting the church, the chapel or the lighthouse, to having a memorable seafood meal. Don't worry about the name of the restaurant. Just stop at the main square and watch locals and their movements, trying not to trust empty restaurants. If you fail, just ask for Luis...
For a night, a weekend or a long stay, Nazaré is a strong attraction. Its unique people, fierce of their traditions, its awesome sights, the freshness of fish, the variety of possible programs in or out the water, call people from inland all year round. In the sunny winter days, cars line all the seashore, with couples hypnotized by the strong bright surf. In spring and autumn, the emptiness of the beach is an opportunity for surfers and anglers. In summer the waves of people oversize the waves of the sea. And all year round Quartos-Chambres-Rooms-Zimmer are the offer of ladies sitting by the roads and streets. Going to Nazaré in free days is as natural as... life!
Maresia is the Portuguese word to define the salty and wet breeze that comes from the sea. Maresia is also the name of... more travel advice
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