Environment

Vale Paraíso
is located in Nazaré

Vale Paraíso
is located in Nazaré

A Portuguese region with 10,000 inhabitants. Oriented to the Atlantic Ocean, it has an oceanic peculiarity that makes Nazaré different from the rest of the surrounding municipalities, the well-known Nazaré Canyon.

This submarine canyon provides every year huge waves to surfers who are looking for the biggest possible wave.

Nazaré is famous by surfers for registering waves of more than 20 meters, although the wave that set a record was the one that reached 33 meters in August 2012.

In addition to the waves, in Nazaré you can visit the Nazaré lighthouse, the Fort of San Miguel Arcángel, the church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré as well as other tourist attractions of this Portuguese municipality.

A Portuguese region with 10,000 inhabitants. Oriented to the Atlantic Ocean, it has an oceanic peculiarity that makes Nazaré different from the rest of the surrounding municipalities, the well-known Nazaré Canyon.

This submarine canyon provides every year huge waves to surfers who are looking for the biggest possible wave.

 

Nazaré is famous by surfers for registering waves of more than 20 meters, although the wave that set a record was the one that reached 33 meters in August 2012.

In addition to the waves, in Nazaré you can visit the Nazaré lighthouse, the Fort of San Miguel Arcángel, the church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré as well as other tourist attractions of this Portuguese municipality.

Nazaré: nature and surfing in Portugal

If you are looking for nature, beaches, culture and surfing in the same environment, drop by Nazaré, a secret municipality in Portugal where you can disconnect from the world.

Nazaré, a nature that falls in love

Throughout the year, haste, stress or full schedules add us to a routine from which we do not see the time to escape. Only then do we draw in our minds places where the waves of the sea hit the cliffs, the sunsets slip through secret forests or surfing is the best liberation.

 

Aspects that you can find in Nazaré, a municipality in Portugal of only 10 thousand inhabitants where its people have learned to live with a unique culture and nature.

 

A fairytale area in the centre of Portugal where the forests are intertwined with a delicious homonymous village and different cultural attractions such as the Nazaré lighthouse, the San Miguel Arcángel fort or the Church of Nossa Senhora de Nazaré.

 

But if there is a reason to travel to Nazaré it is, without a doubt, the set of beaches that includes its vast coast.

In search of secret beaches in Nazaré

Nazaré is a municipality where the sea is everything. Or, more specifically, an Atlantic Ocean as epic as it is tranquil when it comes to enjoying some of the best beaches in Europe.

Wild places where you can enjoy the white sand and the waves, the pines overlooking the coast or some sunsets that here, in Western Europe, are perceived as nowhere else. So leave everything you know behind and enjoy this town where you breathe fresh air and the seagulls become the best alarm clock.

In Nazaré you can find beaches of all kinds. But it’s there, while you’re walking in Praia del Norte, that you’ll find the biggest attraction you’ll ever see in Nazaré: the submarine canyon, a geographical feature that causes record-breaking waves. In fact, the Guinness Book named Praia del Norte as the place where the world’s highest waves are provoked.

And what famous sport is ideal for taming these indomitable beaches?

En busca de playas secretas en Nazaré

Nazaré is a municipality where the sea is everything. Or, more specifically, an Atlantic Ocean as epic as it is tranquil when it comes to enjoying some of the best beaches in Europe.

Wild places where you can enjoy the white sand and the waves, the pines overlooking the coast or some sunsets that here, in Western Europe, are perceived as nowhere else. So leave everything you know behind and enjoy this town where you breathe fresh air and the seagulls become the best alarm clock.

In Nazaré you can find beaches of all kinds. But it’s there, while you’re walking in Praia del Norte, that you’ll find the biggest attraction you’ll ever see in Nazaré: the submarine canyon, a geographical feature that causes record-breaking waves. In fact, the Guinness Book named Praia del Norte as the place where the world’s highest waves are provoked.

And what famous sport is ideal for taming these indomitable beaches?

Surfing?

If we stick to the facts, Nazaré is consolidated as one of the best places in the world to surf.
If we stick to the facts, Nazaré is consolidated as one of the best places in the world to surf.

For example, in November 2011 Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara surfed a wave that reached 23.8 meters in height. For his part, surfer Carlos Burle faced what, according to studies, is the highest registered wave ever recorded at over 30 meters in height.

Two examples that confirm Nazaré’s potential when it comes to getting lost in a surf camp and experimenting with the waves: whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find ideal challenges to enjoy and, hopefully, be there for when the world’s biggest wave comes back. History.

 

Nazaré is waiting for you. And it is full of surprises.

If we stick to the facts, Nazaré is consolidated as one of the best places in the world to surf. For example, in November 2011 Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara surfed a wave that reached 23.8 meters in height. For his part, surfer Carlos Burle faced what, according to studies, is the highest registered wave ever recorded at over 30 meters in height.

 

Two examples that confirm Nazaré’s potential when it comes to getting lost in a surf camp and experimenting with the waves: whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find ideal challenges to enjoy and, hopefully, be there for when the world’s biggest wave comes back. History.

 

Nazaré is waiting for you. And it is full of surprises.

Traveling with children to Nazaré

Travelling with kids to Nazaré is highly recommended if you want to enjoy all the attractions of this beautiful region.

An appealing region full of charming little towns, beaches, forests and activities where both the small ones and grownups alike can go back in time, to a childhood when everything seemed so easy and all you needed was the sound of the sea.

In addition to the magical beaches and the beautiful town of Nazaré, there are numerous other attractions and experiences to enjoy in this Western Region, where the towns of Alcobaça, Fátima, Leiria, Óbidos and Batalha help to create the perfect regional tour route.

An appealing region full of charming little towns, beaches, forests and activities where both the small ones and grownups alike can go back in time, to a childhood when everything seemed so easy and all you needed was the sound of the sea.

 

In addition to the magical beaches and the beautiful town of Nazaré, there are numerous other attractions and experiences to enjoy in this Western Region, where the towns of Alcobaça, Fátima, Leiria, Óbidos and Batalha help to create the perfect regional tour route.

When seeing that Nazaré is only 50 minutes by car from Leiria, what could be better than basing yourself in this town with an enormous castle that runs along half of the coastline? That is without mentioning the Alcobaça monastery and its wonderful views of the abbey and the rest of the town sandwiched between the Baçca and Alcoa rivers, where you can also take in the open-air markets.

 

The impressive Batalha monastery, or the fairy-tale green towered castle of Porto de Mós? In this town both children and adults can enjoy the Grutas de Mira, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal, where you can immerse yourself in a world of underwater streams and spectacular limestone formations. On the way out you can enjoy the water park – ideal for little ones, and then continue on towards Fátima, one of the most important religious sites, not just in Portugal, but the world.

However, if there is one place near Nazaré that you cannot miss out on it is Óbidos, one of the greatest historical heritage sites in Portugal. It is an ancient fortified town, with cobble streets, pink rooftops and medieval markets to take you back in time.

Take your little ones up to the top of the Óbidos Castle so they can see the heart of Portugal, an ideal adventure to clear your heads and to enjoy as a family.

 

Because Nazaré is waiting for you, and its full of surprises.

However, if there is one place near Nazaré that you cannot miss out on it is Óbidos, one of the greatest historical heritage sites in Portugal. It is an ancient fortified town, with cobble streets, pink rooftops and medieval markets to take you back in time.

 

Take your little ones up to the top of the Óbidos Castle so they can see the heart of Portugal, an ideal adventure to clear your heads and to enjoy as a family.

 

Because Nazaré is waiting for you, and its full of surprises.

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