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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Azoia, Portugal your home away from home

Located 40km from Lisbon, Azoia is a small village in the Sintra municipality of Portugal. Deep in the Sintra hills, holiday cottages and other accommodation in Azoia lie just two kilometres from Europe’s most westerly point, and the area offers unrivalled hiking, climbing and exploring well off the beaten tourist track. A unique range of self catering accommodation can be found in Azoia, including wooden bungalows and traditional cottages.

Things to do in Azoia, Portugal

Azoia is an unspoilt paradise, combining traditional Portuguese life with the stunning mountain scenery of the foothills of the Sierra de Sintra. These hills offer many opportunities for hiking and exploring, with a number of churches, monasteries and castles to be found in the region.

If you head towards the coast, just a short distance from the centre of Azoia you will find the Cabo de Roca Lighthouse – Europe’s most occidental point. The lighthouse is a popular tourist attraction, and rises 144 meters high above the coast. An ideal time to visit is just before sunset, when you will be able to take some fantastic photographs.

The beaches along the coast are long, sandy and offer some fantastic surfing opportunities – with the famous beach at Guincho home to the annual windsurfing championships. Many secluded spots can be found if you do a little searching, and some of these hidden sandy stretches can act as your own private beach for the day.

Azoia has a good selection of restaurants and bars. The Windmill Bar is a recommended spot that is both cosy and romantic spot and offers great views. The village also has a daily market and a respectable selection shops, cafes and other basic amenities.

Places to visit on holiday in Azoia, Portugal

The towns and villages nearby offer plenty for visitors. Sintra (14km) is a world heritage town that is home to an 8th century Moorish castle, Colares (5km) is a renowned wine-producing area, and Penedo (3km) is a traditional Portuguese village. Further afield, the capital Lisbon is just 40km away, and this famous city should not be missed when visiting the area.

Weather in Azoia, Portugal

Azoia and its surrounding area experiences long warm summers, with an average temperature of 26C, and low rainfall. Due to its proximity to the coast, a sea breeze keeps the area from becoming too humid. Temperatures are coldest from December to February, but below 10C during the daytime is still a rare occurrence.

Flights to Azoia, Portugal

The easiest way to get to your holiday accommodation in Azoia from the UK is by flying direct to Lisbon Airport (LIS), then renting a car for the remainder of the 40km. This will also then give you flexibility to explore the area and make the most of its many beaches and other attractions. Many operators fly to Lisbon from a number of destinations, with the flight time being approximately two and a half hours.

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                          Azóia Holiday Cottages & Homes (12)

                           

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                          Stunning cottage full of style & charm

                          5 of 5
                          A perfect village hide-away, all spot-on and as described by the owner. The cottage is lovingly and elegantly furnished, it was spotless & felt like being in someone's home. Zain was a thoughtful and generous host, the fridge was stocked with local delicacies and there was ample fruit and vegetables to get us started. She also provided us with many useful tips of what to do and see and where to eat. Great views from the terraces and the open fire was welcome on cooler evenings. A gem.
                          • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                          Comfortable, spacious, beautiful

                          5 of 5
                          We stayed at this property towards the last week of June and were a family of eight with a baby. The property was both beautiful and comfortable, there was plenty of space both individual and communal. I think our favourite was the sun room where it was always difficult to dislodge people from! The house is well equipped with almost everything you could need. The caretaker was very friendly, and available for anything we needed: it was possible to reach him via Whatsapp and phone. The appliances - dishwasher, stove, washing machine, oven, fridge, iron all worked perfectly throughout our stay. The dining areas are quite communal and good for large families. Hot water, electricity, etc. were all plentiful with no problems. The weather was quite cool (which we liked!), however if you like a warm pool then it won't be warm enough as the pool is not heated (as clearly written in the property description). Check in and check out was quick and easy, and the deposit refunded within a week of departure, again all hassle free. In conclusion we had a great and memorable stay - the area is lovely and the house gave us exactly what we wanted: comfortable and appealing quarters, privacy, and lots of space to enjoy time together.
                          • Review Submitted: Jul 08, 2017
                          • Date of Stay: Jun 2017