The picturesque coastline between Lisbon and Leira is known as the Costa de Prata (literally the Silver Coast) because of the way the sun shimmers on the sea. Near-empty white sandy beaches and charming fishing villages string the Atlantic coast. The ocean has a benign influence on the climate, naturally smoothing out the extremes of winter cool and summer heat.
Inland, rural calm pervades a peaceful countryside set with pretty villages, and ancient towns, inhabited by friendly and welcoming people. Here are curative springs, quiet woodlands and luscious vineyards. Yet there is easy access to all the essential facilities of transport, healthcare, education and leisure that make for a relaxing life.
The high-walled medieval town of Obidos, with its narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses apparently untouched by time, is just down the road from Vila das Vistas. Around the region are castles, monasteries and museums, records of a fascinating history. The Palace of Sintra, with its unique blend of Gothic, Moorish and Renaissance architecture; the 15th century town of Caldas da Rainha built around natural hot springs; the salt water Obidos lagoon (known for its wide range of recreational facilities), or the ancient fishing port of Peniche are all within a half hour drive.
But above all, this is a place to relax and enjoy. The ocean provides wonderful seafood and the countryside fresh produce and fine wines. The climate is equable and the people friendly. On this beautiful coast, you can make your home.
Flight Time from London UK - 2h 30min
45 min drive from Lisbon Airport