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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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                            Lovely cottage very quiet and cosy

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                            We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely cottage. It is beautifully appointed with quirky ornaments and paintings everywhere you look. I believe it was the home of one of the members of the family that own the properties Turzain on Owners Direct and has left all the personal touches. This makes it very homely. The kitchen is lovely and well fitted out we cooked some lovely meals there as well as eating out a lot. The previous review is correct that it is up a mountains so it is windy and misty but sitting on the terrace you are below most of the wind but have the full heat of the sun. You will need a light jacket and cardigan especially in the evenings. The garden is lovely with strawberries and limes and lovely flowers. Zain and her daughter Yasmin are always available to help if you have problems. We had a couple of lovely evenings lighting the fire in the sitting room (very romantic) This is a holiday we will remember. ALWAYS HIRE A SMALL CAR VERY NARROW ROADS AND PARKING! Thank you Zain and family
                            • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

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                            Very peaceful place to spend some quality time. Slightly dated but thats the whole point of this place. Slightly let down by the lack of wifi in the apartment. Very clean and tidy everywhere. Will certainly stay again. Raul
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                            • Date of Stay: Sep 2015