Taking a spring vacation in southern Europe is a great way to rejuvenate the soul once you’ve had it with cold mornings and bulky clothing. The combination of fun activities, fascinating culture and fantastic food & wine makes Ericeira the perfect getaway close to home. Here are our top reasons for a spring visit:
Experience a traditional Portuguese town
Ericeira is a small coastal town in the west of Portugal, with traditional fishermen’s cottages and cozy cobblestoned roads. Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoor cafés and indulge in the delicious food you can find on every corner. Sunny days make this charming town come to life!
Explore a piece of paradise
The outstanding surfing beaches of Ericeira are famous all over the world. Spring is a great time to catch those dreamy waves, with consistent waves and fewer people in the water. For even more surf based adventures, you can explore nearby hot spots such as the big wave capital of the world, Nazaré and surfing hotspot Peniche.
Enjoy stunning hikes
Being a coastal town, Ericeira has heaps of beautiful walks that take you past rolling green hills and picturesque beaches. The gentle breeze from the Atlantic Ocean and the spectacular views are sure to breathe life back into the body!
Get an energy boost
Kickstart the warmer season and get an energy boost from yoga, surfing, CrossFit or running. What about a morning run or yoga at the beach, surrounded by majestic cliffs and blooming flowers? Our camp Quinta Lizandro in Ericeira is situated just five minutes from the beach – an ideal location for those looking for an active holiday. We even have a skate bowl and outdoor gym, so there’s something for everyone!
The smell of spring, the warmer temperatures and excellent food & wine is perfect for a romantic trip with your partner. For a fun experience, join our afternoon trip from the camp to an idyllic family-owned vineyard outside Ericeira in stunning surroundings. This setting is perfect for couples, but also singles and groups of friends who want a fun day exploring the local wines.
Situated just 30 minutes by car from Lisbon, Ericeira is the best of two worlds; both beautiful beaches and a charming capital city is within close reach. Lisbon has received a lot of attention in the last few years and is getting increasingly popular due to its charming atmosphere, cool architecture, urban art and mouth-watering food. If you’re in Portugal in April, make sure to visit the famous gourmet seafood festival; Lisbon Fish and Flavours. (4 -14th of April 2019.)
Travelling to the south of Europe is generally cheaper during spring than summer, so look out for bargains and set price alerts for airfare search sites such as Momondo and Skyscanner. Getting cheap plane tickets to Lisbon means you can properly treat yourself during your stay in Ericeira!