Nazaré | A cozy town with the biggest waves in the world

Tow-in surfer on a big wave in Nazaré

Just over an hour drive north from Ericeira is Nazaré, a picturesque seaside town with big, sandy beaches. Already for a long time it has been very popular among tourists in the summer, but in the recent years it has also become known worldwide for the huge waves breaking in front the lighthouse of the […]

5 great things to see in Sintra

Details of the amazing Pena Palace in Sintra

Sintra is an extraordinary town located in the Serra da Sintra (Sintra Mountains) halfway between Ericeira and Lisbon. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is not only famous for its historic castles and palaces, but also for its 19th century architecture and the beautiful nature (the Sintra-Cascais natural park). Sintra is the perfect destination for a […]

Mafra | Visit the beautiful Palace of Mafra

Front view of the Palace of Mafra

Just about 10 kilometers from Ericeira is the small town of Mafra. You might never have heard of it, but it has some quite amazing things to see. The main attraction is the national palace, or in Portuguese ‘Palácio Nacional de Mafra’ that was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019. And for […]

Óbidos | A beautiful medieval town

The medieval village of Óbidos with its cozy streets

A mere 45-minute drive north of Ericeira lies the medieval town of Óbidos. Located on higher ground, you can see this charming little town already from the highway. It is one of the most picturesque and well-preserved medieval towns in Portugal. A majestic wall surrounds it and within this wall you will find a maze […]

The best things to do in Lisbon

Scenic view of Lisbon with the Tagus river and Ponte 25 de Abril bridge in the background

When you are planning a holiday to Ericeira, it might be nice to combine it with a visit to the beautiful city of Lisbon. You can spend a couple of nights in Lisbon before or after your trip to Ericeira, but it’s also possible to pack it in to a day trip while staying at […]

An amazing family surf holiday in Portugal

Small child having fun on a surfboard in the pool of Ericeira Surf House

In recent years, Portugal has been a very popular tourist destination. Portugal is affordable, safe and easy to reach, the people are very friendly, the climate is one of the best in Europe and last but not least: its location facing the Atlantic Ocean makes it a perfect sun, sea & beach destination. And on […]

20 great things to do in and around Ericeira

Girl on a mountain bike enjoying one of the trails in Ericeira

Ericeira is well known for its beautiful beaches and great surf conditions. That is also often the number one reason for people to visit Ericeira. But the town and its surroundings have so much more to offer than just surfing. No matter if you are an adrenaline junkie or culture lover, Ericeira will not disappoint […]

The 5 most important surf rules explained

Crowds at Coxos in Ericeira

For surfers and for people starting to surf, it’s very important to know the basic surf rules, also called surf etiquette. Although surfing in general is quite a mellow sport, it can be very dangerous if the rules are not followed, especially since the lineups have become more and more crowded everywhere.The surf rules below […]

Ericeira | The best place to learn to surf in Portugal

Learning to surf in Ericeira is so much fun!

If you are looking for your first surf holiday, it’s quite hard to figure out where to go. There are so many surf schools and surf camps around the world where you can learn to surf, that the first thing you need to do is to decide on a location. If you are looking for […]

8 tips for the perfect surf trip to Ericeira

Coxos in Ericeira is one of the best waves in Europe

Is Ericeira on your bucket-list for your next surf trip? Then it might be handy to know some in’s and out’s that can help you make the right choices for your holiday. Knowing when to go, where to stay and what to do can make a big difference when it comes to the perfect surf […]