Make a holiday apartment in Conceicao your home away from home
The Peniche region of Central Portugal is a place full of fascinating sites, especially along its coastline. Its beaches are not only picturesque and perfect for basking, they are the ideal location for a host of water sports. There are a number of parishes that make up the municipality of Peniche, one of which is Conceicao. It is an ideal base from which to explore Peniche and the wider Leiria locale. With this in mind HomeAway offers visitors to these parts great holiday rentals in Conceicao to make their stay comfortable. The apartments here are not only designed for different sizes of groups, they are situated close to the coastline to offer quick access to the beach. Those staying in these and other HomeAway holiday homes in Conceicao will benefit from a number of facilities including barbecues and satellite TV.
Things to do
-Beaches: Among the favourite tourist beaches in this part of Portugal is the Baleal beach. It provides a gently curving stretch of fine sand which is ideal for ocean breeze-swept romantic walks. The waters here are also safe for swimming in, though they may be a bit too chilly for the liking of some. Along this coastline are picturesque cliffs as well as masses of rock formations which make for great pictures.
-Berlengas Islands: This is for those who relish a good hike and excellent scenery. The tour starts with a short boat ride from the mainland and soon visitors get off to start wandering across the islands. Along the way the adventurists will discover caves which they’ll have to go down a challenging 283 steps to get to. The effort is justified when visitors get to crystal clear underground lagoons which are home to many fish.
-Water sports: Peniche is a favourite among surfers thanks to the magnificent breakers it provides in the cooler months of the year. Visitors who are not proficient on surfing boards but are eager to learn will find surf schools located conveniently close by. But even for those not at all into this sport, it’s great fun to watch the surfers do battle with the relentless waves. There is also snorkelling and angling for those who prefer other kinds of water sports.
-Food and drink: Guests in Conceicao holiday rentals need not worry about cooking, especially when they have a selection of top class restaurants, like the one Peniche has, at their disposal. For sumptuous seafood visitors should try the Mirandum Marisquiera which serves up fresh shellfish, prawns, tuna or whatever your taste buds prefer. They could alternatively make reservations at Nau dos Corvos for killer seafood lasagne.
Weather in Conceicao
Like the rest of the Leiria region, the climate in Conceicao, and the larger area of Peniche is temperate. It doesn’t get too hot during summer and neither does it get too chilly in winter. Tourists who arrive in Conceicao holiday apartments, villas and cottages July might be surprised to find temperature averages just below 20°C. August and September are the hottest months with average highs of 20°C. Summer is quite dry with the rainy season mostly coinciding with the winter period. Winter itself is mild with temperatures generally staying above the 13°C mark.
Travel to Conceicao
The closest international airport to this locale is the Lisbon Airport, the country’s busiest such facility. It receives flights from most major European cities as well as from beyond the continent. On arrival here travellers can get a shuttle to the city centre where they’ll find the Prace Marechal Humberto Delgado. From here they can catch a bus to Peniche which will take between one and a half and two hours. Arrival through the Portela Airport in Porto is a possibility, but it will take visitors twice the time to get to their holiday homes in Conceicao.