Explore and experience Portugal

LOCATION AND SURROUNDINGS

Villa Sol e Luz, in the village of Junqueira, lies in the Silver Coast region, the heart of Portugal. The Villa is an hour’s drive north of Lisbon. Will you fly to Lisbon and hire a car at the airport? We'll supply you with navigation instructions after your booking. From the airport in Lisbon you can also reach us by public transport. You can travel by express bus or train to Alcobaça or Valado. Once there, take a taxi.

Hit the beach

The beach at São Martinho do Porto is a 10-minute drive from Villa Sol e Luz. The beach surrounds the beautiful bay of the cozy town, with calm water. Ideally suited for children. Further up lies Nazaré, a lively and picturesque fishing village. Enjoy the stunning view over Nazaré, its beach and the Atlantic from Sítio. Sítio can be reached by cable car, or by taking a walk up the stairs from Nazaré. Alternatively, drive up to this lovely place by car.

Indulge on water sports

Water sports enthusiasts can indulge in the lagoon of Óbidos and the coast of Peniche, where especially surfers and sailorscan be found. The huge waves at the north beach of Nazaré make this a real paradise for surfers from all over the world.

Go hiking

In 15 minutes drive from the Serra de Candeeiros, a beautiful park just east of Alcobaça, with many hiking trails. Further on, the caves of Mira d 'Aire are the largest in Portugal.

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Visit picturesque Nazaré

A little further north from São Martinho do Porto is the beach of Nazaré. Nazaré is a picturesque fishing village. A cable gate takes you to the upper Sitio, from which you have a stunning view over Nazaré, the beach and the ocean. In the distance you can see the Berlenga islands off the peninsula of Peniche.

See medieval Óbidos

Óbidos is a completely walled medieval town, a 20 minutes drive from the villa. This beautiful and picturesque tiny city is definitely a must see for visitors. In summer a medieval festival takes place around the old castle.

Medieval churches and monasteries

In Alcobaça (10 minutes), Batalha (25 minutes) and Tomar (45 minutes) are medieval churches and monasteries of breathtaking beauty. You can visit it. The Cathedral of Alcobaça is the largest in Portugal. Leira is 30 minutes' drive to the north. High above the city rises a mighty castle that you can visit.

Lisbon

Dazzling Lisbon is an hour's drive from Villa Sol e Luz.

Coimbra

The beautiful city of Coimbra is just over an hour's drive north of the villa. In Coimbra you can visit the medieval university. However, this lively city offers much more.

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