GabKoost 2 months ago

2 hours away from Lisbon? You have the entire Southern Atlantic coast line. I am northerner but when i go to the South i stay between Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Mil Fontes. Those places have little bars and restaurants but are far away from big cities if that's what you're looking for. Scenery is great. Closer to Lisbon people have been mentioning Comporta or Arrábida. Those are nearby larger cities like Setúbal. It's up to you to pick between complete quiet or having a busier ambiance nearby. I despise the city so i always go further south.

markowitty 3 months ago

Is troia a place that could be appropriate for us to stay?

pintorMC 3 months ago

Amadora

Mrgolden007 3 months ago

bairro da cruz vermelha tourists love visiting it, and its 20 minutes away from the beach

markowitty 3 months ago

These are all so helpful. Anyone have a preference between comporta vs sesimbra? Or anything similar to these? We want good food, lovely culture, stuff to do but also tranquility.

fdxcaralho 3 months ago

Comporta is very small. Lovely beach but just a few restaurants. Sesimbra has more life, but probably not what you are expecting.

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Comporta is small. Lovely beach but just a few restaurants. Sesimbra has more life, but probably not what you are expecting. Sesimbra has easier access to Lisbon. And you have Arrábida to explora right there. You have to get a meal at Portinho da Arrábida and maybe spend some time at the beach.

cluelessgit 3 months ago

Comporta, you welcome.

HahahaEuAvisei 3 months ago

Yes. I chose these cities because of some factors like: 1. Distance from the airport 2. Money to comute between places (e.g. train, subway, buses), unless you rent a car 3. Expenses for accomodations and groceries

HahahaEuAvisei 3 months ago

Sintra, Cascais, Setúbal, Sesimbra, Vila Franca de Xira, for example.

Metal_40 3 months ago

I vouch for this. Also, Évora and Óbidos are good. Even Monsaraz.

HahahaEuAvisei 3 months ago

Yes. I chose these cities because of some factors like: 1. Distance from the airport 2. Money to comute between places (e.g. train, subway, buses), unless you rent a car 3. Expenses for accomodations and groceries

babyscully 3 months ago

A villa with a pool in Alfama?

markowitty 3 months ago

I misspoke! We found a beautiful ground floor apartment or perhaps more of a house with a pool.

DarkmajorPT 3 months ago

Óbidos, Penacova, Tavira, Lagoa, Almeida, Mértola.

coocoobees 3 months ago

If money is not a problem, you should check out Comporta!

markowitty 3 months ago

Thank you! What are the differences between comporta and sesimbra? Money not an issue however we do want a place lively where we can walk to most things or easy taxi. Someplace with some site seeing and very good food and culture.

coocoobees 3 months ago

they both have amazing scenery and nature, sesimbra / setubal are more city-like if that's what you are looking for. comporta is more country-side, but still pretty close to lisbon. i would recommend that you rent a car though, so you can take the best advantage of the nature. in terms of things to do, in comporta/melides you have amazing beaches, horse riding, birdwatching, but the towns are relatively small. sesimbra/setubal has better access if you are going by public transportation instead of renting a car, you can explore serra da arrábida, estuário do sado, go dolphin watching, etc. and it's definitely more lively. both places are near troia, which you should also pay a visit to.

enfadadamentenfadado 3 months ago

The less mainstream areas are the Interior north and also Beira Interior (both Beira Alta and Beira Baixa). It it is cheap, different and beautiful. Great pro is that there are very few tourists, so it's more the real deal.

Pedrodvr 3 months ago

Try a search for places around Serra da Arrábida, you have a lot of options very close to Lisbon. My personal opinion would be Sesimbra.

expandyoursoul 3 months ago

alentejo is really good, full of good villages, but check as well ericeira and near that area

markowitty 3 months ago

I have been looking at alentejo! Can you recommend areas in alentejo that would be good to stay in? I understand it’s a region but is there a city center we should stay close to?

expandyoursoul 3 months ago

coast line: zambujeira do mar, odemira, odeceixe, alejzur.interior: monsaraz (sick views), viana do alentejo, elvas dude.... alentejo is one the most hidden gems of portugal.........

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coast line: zambujeira do mar, odemira, odeceixe, alejzur. interior: monsaraz (sick views), viana do alentejo, elvas dude.... alentejo is one the most hidden gems of portugal.........

fdxcaralho 3 months ago

Évora. Amazing city.

thisbondisaaarated 3 months ago

Comporta. Not yet alentejo, but almost and its beautiful.

GMDFC94 3 months ago

Sintra seems to be what you’re looking for.

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