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The Village

When you visit Ericeira, walking around the village is almost mandatory, enjoying its monuments, the coves, the typical neighborhoods, the fishing harbor and all its traditional boats. The little narrow streets and traditional houses hide nooks and charms , like the sunset view from the Miradouro do Sul or the lively atmosphere at the popular “Jogo da Bola”.

Beach and Leisure

Ex-libris of Ericeira, the region's beaches deserve the reputation they have earned. The natural beauty of sands, rocky cliffs and the clear and intense sea, rich in iodine, do the delight of locals and visitors from all around the world.

There are beaches of all kinds. Try out surfing, windsurfing, sailing, jetskying, diving or fishing, among many other activities. But if you're looking for some peace and quiet, just sit back and relax in the sun, enjoying the magnificent view.

Excellent accessibility and modern infrastructure support. Four Blue Flag beaches. Ericeira is the 1st world surfing reserve of Europe and 2nd in the world.

Food

Located along the coast, Ericeira offers the best of the sea – high quality fresh fish and seafood, served in restaurants, esplanades and typical pubs, combined in a variety of dishes, such as the seafood rice (Arroz de marisco), fish and seafood stew (Lombaça) and the special fish soup (Sopa de Cabozes).

At its origin, Ericeira means “land of hedgehogs” and that is also the name of its most famous sweet – the Hedgehog, made with eggs, milk and sugar.

Attractions

Rich and alive, Ericeira is one of the country's most desirable places to be and to visit. From hiking and biking trails, water sports, horse riding, golf, bird watching and visiting museums, there is much to unveil.

Discover the region popular culture at fairs, festivals and processions, gastronomic routes, and learn about ancient arts, such as basketry, tinwork or cooperage.

And when the day comes to an end and the night falls down, covering the town center, there are restaurants and bars to explore, as well as one of the oldest clubs in the country – The Hedgehog, a true reference in the nightlife. 

Nearby

The verdant Tapada Nacional de Mafra, of great environmental value, unique scenery of wildlife where you can observe birds, deers, wild boards, foxes, badgers, and many other wild animals.

The Convent of Mafra, the most important Portuguese Baroque monument, immortalized by the Portuguese Nobel Prize José Saramago, in his novel “Memorial do Convento”.

Cabo da Roca (Roca's Cape), Europe's most western point, described by the poet Camões as the place “where the land ends and the sea begins”.

The magical Village of Sintra, the moutain, the Pena Palace, Monserrate, Quinta da Regaleira, the Museum of Modern Art.

The Jose Franco Typical Village, a permanent exhibition in Sobreiro, a small town nearby, which depicts all the ancient professions, the map of the region and its traditions.