Escape the crowd

Have a drink at Calada Beach

When high season peaks and the beaches of Ericeira are busy, you might wanna go north! Just north of São Lourenço lies Calada Beach. There is a cool beach cafe right in the sand which is definitely worth a few drinks!

Eat excellent fish at Assenta Beach

Located in the north of Ericeira, about 15 minutes by car, this beach has an amazing landscape worth to be discovered – and the fisherman´s club restaurant, the Clube Naval de Assenta is one of the best kept local secrets for excellent quality fish and seafood, coming in right at the little harbour at Assenta!

Aldeia da Mata Pequena

Among the green hills of our ‘Saloio’ region sits Aldeia da Mata Pequena, this place that takes you time traveling to Portugal a few hundred years ago. You will see donkeys, chickens, rabbits, ducks, pigs and many more animals living together happily in a rural village with a dozen cottages, where life in close contact with nature and practicing tradition is showcased.

👉🏽 Eat delicious food right there, at Tasquinha do Gil! The tiny and rustic tasca is one of our favorite restaurants to taste exquisite Portuguese cousin, with a modern touch!

👉🏽 Great with kids as they can get in touch with the animals!

👉🏽 If you want to make it a day trip, check our next tip, scrolling down…

All trails lead to Cheleiros

Right next to Aldeia da Mata Pequena you’ll find Manz Wine and the beautiful Medieval/Roman bridge of Cheleiros, with wonderful walking trails leading you through lush valleys with beautiful scenic views. This makes it the perfect for a half day or day trip, either with your car or e-bikes. Find bike rental info here!

Tipp: Manz Wine Winery offers wine tastings, check our infos on Manz Wine here!