Obidos is a popular destination for people from around the world, who are drawn to its rich cultural heritage, and close access to the coast. The town is most famed for its impressive castle, for which the town gained World Heritage Status, and for two weeks a year, the castle and town are the centre of a medieval market and festival, where minstrels, jugglers and jesters are all common sights. There are many places to stay in the town, but the best choice would be to stay in a holiday rental villa in Obidos Town and the surrounding area. Fully furnished and decorated to a high standard, the key features are a well appointed kitchen and in some cases, a private swimming pool!
There are all manner of leisure activities to be enjoyed during a holiday in Obidos Town, suitable for people of all ages. A nearby golf course offers a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, and if this seems too hot, then the warm waters of the sea will appeal to swimmers. Other water-based activities to be enjoyed by the beach include fishing, diving, snorkelling and wind surfing. Inland, there are various hiking routes to be followed, and cyclists will find many interesting circuits to ride from their self catering accommodation in Obidos Town.
Visitors staying at a holiday rental villa in Obidos Town can take trips to several attractions that are nearby and a little further away. The first stop should surely be at the Obidos Castle and town itself. Still retaining a medieval feel, it seems like stepping back in time both walking around the walls and the narrow cobbled streets of the town. The surrounding area is also worth visiting, with historic towns such as Peniche, which is also a renowned surfing spot, a short drive away. Another noteworthy town, is Caldas a Rainha, which is famed for its ancient thermal baths which still function today.
A holiday in Obidos Town can be taken at any time of year, as the area experiences mild winters and warm summers. Those people that wish to travel for a traditional sun and sea holiday, will most likely wish to visit between the months of May and October. During this time, the daily average mean temperature is above 20 degrees Celsius, and maximum temperatures can reach over 35 degrees during the hottest months of July and August. December and January are the coolest months, but even then, the daily average high temperatures are 15 degrees with the lows being 10 degrees. Rainfall is all but non existent during the summer, and December is the wettest month, receiving 120mm of rain.
Most people will choose to fly to Portugal to begin their holiday in Obidos Town, and the closest airport is to be found at Lisbon (LIS). This is a large international airport, offering connections with most major European capitals and other worldwide destinations. Travellers from the UK might find that British Airways who fly from London Heathrow (LHR) and Easyjet who fly from London Luton (LUT) make for good choices.