Top Reasons to Go

Soak up the pleasures of the Atlantic Coast: Forty unique beaches dot Estremadura's 100-km (60-mile) coastline, allowing for a variety of choices, including relaxing in the sun and sand, catching the waves, or watching the sunset.

Experience the Middle Ages: Cities like Mafra, Tomar, Alcobaça Batalha, and Leiria boast medieval monasteries and castles, and royal palaces that provide an incredible view of times past.

Savor the freshest seafood: The fishing towns of Ericeira, Peniche, and Nazaré are some of the best places in the country for seafood lovers.

Admire Portugal's beautiful countryside: The landscape along the Tagus and Zêzere Rivers is a perfect venue to experience the culture of the Portuguese countryside.

Horseback riding with famous horses: The Ribatejo is home to the famous breed of Lusitano horses, used in dressage and bullfighting.

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