Cadriceira is located on the sunny south west coast of Portugal, close to Lisbon. Tiny fishing villages and beautiful scenery make this a popular area for holidays throughout the year. With plenty of top golf courses, beautiful beaches and sandy coves, the area is good for walking and sightseeing too. The area is famous for its wines and its fine cuisine – the perfect ingredients for a wonderful holiday from your self catering villa in Cadriceira.
The closest beaches to your villa in Cadriceira are about 20 minutes drive away at Peniche and Santa Cruz, on what is known as the Silver Coast. Surfing is popular on the Atlantic waves at nearby Ericeira where the World Surfing Championships were held.
The area around Cadriceira is known for its fine wine production and there are many wineries in the area. Take a tour and a wine tasting at Quinta dos Londos, with its oriental gardens, or at Quinta do Sanguinal.
The capital city of Portugal is Lisbon, and it is just 40 km from your Cadriceira self catering villa. Lisbon enjoys UNESCO World Heritage status with its grand architecture, monuments and museums. The seven hills of Lisbon give excellent viewpoints over the city. The Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower are two of the most well-known landmarks of the city. The medieval squares and architecture are decorated with mosaics and ornate carved stonework. The Oceanarium is also an excellent attraction to visit whilst visiting Lisbon.
Cabo Espichel is a majestic Cape set high above the Atlantic Ocean which dashes the cliffs hundreds of feet below. The convent was once an ancient pilgrimage site and has a simple domed chapel with beautiful tiles depicting fishing scenes. The interesting landscape in the area makes for great driving and scenic touring from your villa in Cadriceira.
The weather in Cadriceira is perfect for sunshine holidays throughout most of the year. The hottest, driest months are from May to the end of September, when average temperatures reach 29C (84F). Winter months enjoy temperatures ranging from 8-15C (47-59F) and the area has about 3 inches of rain each month.
The nearest airport to your Cadriceira villa is Lisbon International airport. It is frequently served by cut-price airlines from all over Europe, as well as international flights from all over the world. Lisbon airport is about 46km from your villa, which takes about 40 minutes to drive.