Foz Do Arelho is a favourite hideaway for Lisbon’s elite, tucked away on the Costa de Prata, with glorious beaches, world class restaurants and breathtaking scenery. The wonderfully laidback atmosphere and large Atlantic rollers have also meant that surfing in Foz Do Arelho has become a major attraction, bringing a magnificent, cosmopolitan atmosphere to the village. There are a great range of Foz Do Arelho properties to choose from, from cosy self catering apartments to huge, elegant rental villas, but all afford beautiful views and access to the Costa de Prata’s most celebrated resort.
The beaches of Foz do Arelho are the biggest attractions to the area. There are actually two beaches available from a Foz Do Arelho villa. The Foz Do Arelho beach is split by the mouth of the River Arelho, creating two beautiful Silver Coast beaches to enjoy. The beaches are absolutely idyllic, with incredibly soft, white sand beneath your feet and some excellent beach bars in which to catch some shade or enjoy some refreshments. The Lagoon of Lagoa de Obidos on the outskirts of Foz Do Arelho is both highly picturesque and excellent for safe swimming, away from any sea currents. Windsurfing also flourishes on the lagoon.
However, the beaches are not primarily used for sunbathing alone. Surfers flock from across Europe to self catering Foz Do Arelho apartments to surf. Foz Do Arelho is an excellent Atlantic beach break surfing spot, and when the swells are arriving from the west, the surf can be absolutely fantastic.
The restaurants in Foz Do Arelho are absolutely fantastic, attracting many people from Lisbon to eat in the top seafood restaurants, especially their local speciality, clams. Many of the beach side restaurants have taken advantage of the stunning coastal scenery, positioning table to look out over the setting sun, far over the Atlantic horizon, making diner in one of Foz Do Arelho’s restaurants an unforgettable evening.
Bom Sucesso is a fantastic resort a few miles along the coast from a holiday rental villa in Foz Do Arelho. Centred on a beautiful 18 hole golf course, and with some of the finest spa facilities in the Lisbon area, Bom Sucesso is a magnificent place to visit for a little high class living whilst on holiday, and its access to the beautiful Obidos Lagoon National Park is quite excellent.
Average monthly temperatures reach over 20˚C from May, right through until late October. During July and August, daily temperatures can occasionally touch the 40˚C mark, which can be uncomfortable for some. Temperatures are perfectly warm enough, year round to surf, so there is no need to pass up a good wave for fear of getting a little cold!
You can be settling into a holiday rental property in Foz Do Arelho within 5 hours of leaving Britain. Flights to Lisbon Airport (LIS) are readily available from airports throughout the UK, and it is only an hour from the airport to Foz Do Arelho. Taking a hire car is advisable, but if you would prefer not to drive whilst on holiday, there are plenty of options for transfers.