Nazare

Travel Guide
Nazare which includes general coastal views, a coastal town and a sandy beach

Immerse yourself in Portugal’s history in this picturesque fishing town, where colorful wooden boats bob in the water and the traditions of the past are kept alive. 

Get a sense of the history of Portugal’s close-knit fishing communities by spending a few days exploring the scenic town of Nazaré. With winding streets, traditional red-roofed buildings and waters filled with old-fashioned fishing boats, this town offers a nostalgic trip into the past. Wander its charming lanes, relax on its sandy beaches and see how many old customs still survive here. This is also a favorite destination with surfers and is a great place to take to the waves.

Visit the Casa Museu do Pescador to learn about the town’s fishing history. This captivating little museum, housed within an authentic fishing cottage, is set up like the inside of a traditional fishing cottage from the early 20th century. Spot signs of the area’s earliest settlers, the Phoenicians, throughout the town. Painted symbols such as eyes featured heavily in Phoenician culture over 2,000 years ago.

Spot fisherwomen in traditional dress as you explore Nazaré’s waterfront Praia district. With seven colorful layers of skirts, this eye-catching costume is a delight to see. Encounter other nostalgic sights along the coast, including fish laid out to dry in the sun.

Relax on the golden sands of Nazaré Beach, which is a great place to surf or simply to soak up the sun. See the giant waves crashing against the rocks at North Beach, a rugged spot loved by pro surfers for its wild waters.

Enjoy panoramic views of the town and ocean by taking the funicular railway up the steep hill to the Sitio district. Make the time to visit the Ermida da Memória while you are up here. This tiny, perfect chapel is dramatically situated on the very edge of a cliff.

Reach Nazaré in around 1.5 hours by car from Lisbon. Although it is close enough for a daytrip, you might want to spend much longer in this magical historic town.

Hotel Ribamar
Hotel Ribamar
1 out of 5
Rua Gomes Freire 9, Nazare, Leiria
The price is AU$52 per night from 20 Oct. to 20 Oct.
Located in Nazare, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 15-minute walk of Nazare Beach, Praca de Touros and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. ...
3.8/5 Good! (195 reviews)
Perfect location but needs upgrades
"We booked a 2 bedroom which wasn’t possible since the door wouldn’t shut. The floor was missing pieces and because of this the kids looked directly at our bed. We had to lay a blanket on the floor to keep from getting injured."

Reviewed on 15 Jul. 2021

Hotel Ribamar
Villamar Style Maison
Villamar Style Maison
4 out of 5
Rua Rancho Ta-Mar, 3, Nazare
The price is AU$122 per night from 1 Nov. to 1 Nov.
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Nazare Beach and Nazare Port. Praca de Touros and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (139 reviews)
"Very friendly and helpful staff. Great location. Would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2021

Villamar Style Maison
Hotel Magic
Hotel Magic
3 out of 5
Rua Mouzinho de Albuquerque, nr 58, Nazare
The price is AU$109 per night from 3 Nov. to 3 Nov.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Nazare Beach, Praca de Touros and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. Norte Beach and Nazare ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (183 reviews)
"The room is very spacious and nice . The hotel location is excellent. Walking distance from major attractions. There is no coffee making machine and the air condition did not work for some reason but I am sure these problems can be easily fixed . The breakfast was very food too. Overall it is a good ..."

Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021

Hotel Magic
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Parque de Campismo Orbitur Valado
Parque de Campismo Orbitur Valado
3 out of 5
Rua dos Combatentes do Ultramar 2, EN 8-5, Km 9, Nazare, Leiria
The price is AU$70 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this campsite is within 2 miles (3 km) of Nazare Beach, Nazare Port and Praca de Touros. Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré and Norte ...
3.9/5 Good! (23 reviews)
Nice and quiet
"Me and 3 friends stay one night and enjoyed our stay. Checked in was easy, we were allow to check in earlier. Staff were friendly."

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020

Parque de Campismo Orbitur Valado
Apartment Beach Waves Home
Apartment Beach Waves Home
This family-friendly Nazare condo is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Praca de Touros and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. Norte Beach and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
ferias na nazare 2021
"muito bom em tudo bem situado excelentes condiçoes aconcelho e espero poder continuar muito obrigado a Dona Vania pela maneira agradavel que nos recebeu nas ferias de 14 a 21 de agosto de 2021"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2021

Apartment Beach Waves Home
Ferhouse Dreams- Farilhões
Ferhouse Dreams- Farilhões
The price is AU$138 per night from 18 Oct. to 18 Oct.
Situated in Nazare, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Nazare Beach, Praca de Touros and Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. Nazare Port and ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Amazing!!!!
"Highly recommend. Regina was so wonderful. Apartment steps from the water. And I highly recommend the cute restaurant on the same street. We wish we would have booked more days here!!! Many thanks"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2019

Ferhouse Dreams- Farilhões
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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