Where to stay around Praia das Maçãs?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 118 holiday lettings near Praia das Maçãs. From 43 apartments to 36 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Praia das Maçãs is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Praia das Maçãs?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Praia das Maçãs:

  • Malveira da Serra: 25 holiday homes
  • Areia: 78 holiday homes
  • Praia Grande: 126 holiday homes
  • Azenhas do Mar: 69 holiday homes
  • Penedo: 43 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Praia das Maçãs?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Praia das Maçãs. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Macas Beach: 4,016 holiday lettings
  • Cascais Beach: 5,992 holiday lettings
  • Lisbon: 5,840 holiday lettings
  • Estoril Casino: 6,011 holiday lettings
  • Carcavelos Beach: 5,864 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Praia das Maçãs listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Praia das Maçãs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 43 apartments in Praia das Maçãs. Our other popular types of Praia das Maçãs holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 36 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 7 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Praia das Maçãs?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 74 holiday homes with pool available in Praia das Maçãs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Praia das Macas also enquired about villas in Colares, apartments in Cascais and apartments in Estoril

    Praia das Macas, a traditional sea-side resort close to Sintra.

    Situated on the west coast of Portugal, just north of Lisbon, Praia das Maçãs (which means 'Apple Beach') is part of the national park and only 12km from the exquisitely beautiful world heritage site of Sintra which boasts amongst its major attractions the Moorish castle, fascinating labyrinth grottos in the gardens of Regaleira Palace and the fairy-tale like Pena Palace.

    The sandy beach is ideal for families, with lifeguards throughout the summer, rock-pools and beach-side restaurants as well as a children's playground. There are many other beaches within easy reach - a short walk along the cliff path takes you past Neolithic ruins to Praia Grande beach which is very popular with surfers.

    For those who don't want to venture into the waves, the beach-side Lido has an Olympic-sized swimming pool with a water slide and children's pool, and next to it are tennis courts and a 5-a-side pitch. There is also a surf school, and bike rental and horse-riding are available.

    A 100 year-old tram line runs from the beach up to Sintra, passing through Colares where they make wine, stopping at the new Living Science Centre, (great hands-on fun for children) up to the Sintra Art Deco modern art museum. This is a great way to see the area!

    The village is small but has all the necessary shops: butchers, chemist, patisserie and a small covered morning market selling everything from fresh fish, vegetables, freshly grilled chicken to beachwear and toys. There is a disco in the summer but night-life is very much focused on the fine restaurants.

    All the restaurants in the village are good, many specialising in seafood dishes. You can enjoy everything from lobster to pizza within a few minutes walk. Most meals are served with appetisers - including breads and local cheeses (and even barnacles). For regional specialities, two local sweet pastries stand out; the Queijadinha is a small soft-cheese based tart and the Travesseiro a sweet fruit filled pillow eaten warm. Also be sure to try a Pão com Chouriço (fresh bread roll baked in a clay oven with chouriço inside) in a tiny shop by the post office.

    The village became a destination for families from Lisbon at the turn of the last century and has holiday apartments and villas for rent and a camp site on the outskirts but no large developments or big hotels so it is still nice and small and retains a very traditional sea-side feel.

    It is easy to get into Lisbon, with frequent trains from Sintra, and so many things to see and do in the area there is everything you need here to enjoy a perfect family holiday!

    Written by Susan Pearson – Owner of Property 88135 in Praia das Macas, Portugal

    Sightseeing in and around Praia das Macas

    Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Praia das Macas a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Adraga Beach (2 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Adrenunes Dolmen (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
    • Pena Park (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
    • Estoril Golf Club (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
    • Manuel Possolo Hippodrome (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
    • Boca do Inferno (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Praia das Macas

    Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Praia das Macas is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Guincho Beach (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
    • Cascais Beach (9.3 mi / 15 km)
    • Macas Beach (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Grande Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
    • Adraga Beach (2 mi / 3.3 km)
    • Magoito Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)