"Nazare." Portugal Tourist Trap Tip by cachaseiro

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  • Nazare. - Portugal
    by cachaseiro
  • Nazare. - Portugal
    by cachaseiro

Nazare has a nice beach, so if that is what you want then i guess the place is ok.
Apart from that i don´t find it very nice at all.
It used to have a lot of charm because you had the fishermen pulling the boats up on the beach in the afternoon after a day at sea and the place had a real portugese feel to it.
Today it has just become a place that lives on former glory and it´s one of the only places in Portugal where i have seen the waiters cheat the tourists real bad.
That goes especially for the beach front restaurants.
I have been there several times as a tour guide with groups and the company i work for has now decided to skip Nazare in the future cause the experience is always ruined by some waiter who rips someone from the group off.
This could be a really nice place if it wasen´t for the greed of the people who serve the tourists, so i hope that will change soon.

Unique Suggestions: Stay away from the beach front cafes and restaurants and go a few blocks up the hill and you are a lot less likely to get cheated.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 8, 2008
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