Dec 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
2 guests - 1 room
Caldas da Rainha This bustling and vibrant market town in the District of Leiria on Portugal’s Silver Coast in the Estremadura region is fast becoming popular as a tourist destination and the ideal place to own a holiday home. Its location only 4.9 miles (8 kilometres) from some of the region’s finest beaches and its central position only an hour’s drive north of Lisbon make it the ideal place to be based in order to set out and explore some of the charming medieval towns and fishing villages in the environs. This thermal spa town, with its sulphur rich waters famous for treating skin and bone ailments, and excellent shopping district, was founded at the end of the 15th Century by Queen Leonor, consort to King João II. Not only is it great for rural tourism and water sports, including ballooning, hand-gliding and paragliding, wind surfing, jet skiing and horse riding, it also boasts some first class golf hotel resorts nearby including the Praia d’el Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort and Westin Campo Real Golf Resort. Situated in what has justifiably been called the Garden of Portugal, the town has a lively and colourful fruit, vegetable, fish and flower market in the main square while the stunning and dramatic saltwater lakes at Praia Foz do Arelho and Salir do Porto combine with miles of clean, golden sandy beaches which are perfect for a family day out.
Spend a day browsing unique small boutiques and shops. The fruit market is worth visiting on Saturday morning before 1pm. Parque Dom Carlos is a fantastic place to relax, enjoy the gardens and museum or hire a boat followed by a coffee and ice -cream !
Love to shop for proper clothes here!