Surroundings

The Silvercoast in the cultural heart of Portugal…

The Silver Coast of Estremadura is a unique piece of Portugal and the best place to be for a varied (family) holiday. Beautiful (child-friendly) beaches, wonderful mountains and world famous UNESCO cultural highlights. Walking, surfing and many other activities in a splendid nature and wonderful climate. Vibrant Lisbon or small pictoresk villages where time seems to have stood still. Bustling regional markets or a terrace in the sun. Whether you are staying for one, two or three weeks or returning to us for a new holiday (as many guests do!), there is always plenty to see and do for both kids as well as adults. In our common area you´ll find our own extensive information on all these trips and things to do (updatet every year and sometimes even referred to as the `Lonely Planet´ by our guests!).

“Silver Coast of Estremadura is a unique piece of Portugal and the best place to be for a varied (family) holiday!”

Beaches of the Costa de Prata

The Silvercoast is one of the most beautiful and diverse costa’s of Portugal and is about a 20 minute drive from our collection of cottages Quinta Laranja. From idyllic bays and child-friendly beaches at São Martinho do Porto and Salir do Porto, to the vast Óbidos Lagoon and atmospheric Foz do Arelho. And from the endless sandy beaches at Nazaré to the peninsula of Peniche with its spectacular waves and beautiful Berlinga islands. And how about a little river beach or a dive in a crystal clear mountain spring? Whether you like swimming or surfing, busy lively beaches or a deserted bay. On the Costa da Prata of Portugal you will find it all. In the school holidays Quinta Laranja often organises a weekly surfing session (whith sufficiant participants) on the beach of Baleal. Learning to surf is a guaranteed succes for both kids and parents!

The cultural hart of Portugal

Not only geographically but also culturally, Estremadura is the hart of Portugal. Walk the old walls of the pictoresc Óbidos or visit pilgrimage town Fátima.
Hunt for bargains on the markets of Santana and Caldas da Rainha or descend in the caves of Mira d ‘Aire. Walk in the footsteps of the Knights Templar in Tomar or let the world famous UNESCO monasteries of Batalha, Alcobaca and Mafra surprise you. And what about the breath taking palaces of Sintra and the vibrant capital of Lisbon? Both in the direct vicinity of Quinta Laranja. Within an hours drive you’ll find a treasure of discoveries. And the children? Take them with you on your adventure and they will love it: ‘Is that a real castle?’ Besides, we can point out the greatest playgrounds nearby all these cultural highlights. This way you can make the day even better!

Walking through mountains and along the coast of Central Portugal

Quinta Laranja is centrally located in the Costa de Prata of Estremadura and is right in the heart of the real Portugal. Surrounded by forrests, vineyards,
the mountains of Candeeiros and the coast, you don’t need to travel far to enjoy stillness and nature. Spread your picknick blanket under an old olive tree or make a beautiful mountain hike. Explore small trails and villages from our Holiday Park and discover Estremadura and the Costa de Prata of Portugal. In our common area you will find several sheets with mapped out walks in the area, some of which have a special treasure hunt for the kids. Also we have a back carrier to borrow for any who travels with toddlers!