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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in the Mafra Area, Portugal your home away from home

Mafra is both a municipality and a town on Portugal’s west coast, which attracts visitors looking for a self-catering holiday due to the beautiful rural surroundings, despite only being around 25km from the capital of Lisbon. The region has much to offer visitors, who may opt for a trendy apartment in the ancient town of Mafra or a beachside villa in the idyllic seaside resort of Ericeira.

Things to do in Mafra Area, Portugal

Most visitors to the Mafra area are drawn by either the cultural delights of the town of Mafra or the tranquillity of the small fishing and seaside resort of Ericeira.

Along with the magnificent architecture on display, Mafra also offers many activities for visitors to participate in, including several golf courses, a tennis centre and several horse riding schools.

Ericeira is a well-known surf spot, which although not suitable for beginners, offers fantastic breaks for more experienced boarders. The small town also boasts a strong musical culture, and visitors can see the local philharmonic orchestra frequently throughout the year.

Places to visit on holiday in Mafra Area, Portugal

A ‘must do’ for anyone on a self-catering holiday in the Mafra area is a visit to the Mafra National Palace, a huge Baroque monument dating back to the 18th century. Once the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family, the palace is now open to for visitors to explore on a daily basis.

The huge hunting grounds which surround the palace, known as the Tapada Nacional de Mafra, are also worth a visit, and are home to many species of wildlife including deer, wild boar and wolves. Visitors are able to explore the area on foot or it is possible to hire bicycles or horses. A tourist train also operates around the grounds as an alternative for those who don’t fancy any of the other options. Visitors to the palace also have the chance to have a go at some traditional activities such as archery and hunting in the forest.

Weather in Mafra Area, Portugal

Summer is the best season for a self-catering holiday to the Mafra area, when the weather is hot and dry, although occasionally humid. Winter temperatures still remain fairly mild, averaging between 10°C and 15°C, although the proximity of the some of the Mafra region to Portugal’s coast results in cool sea breezes and relatively high levels of rainfall, which may make it seem cooler. During the winter a holiday villa in the town of Mafra, which is set away from the sea, may offer a more favourable climate.

Travel to Mafra Area, Portugal

The town of Mafra is only 30km from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), and this is the easiest airport from which to access self-catering accommodation across the whole Mafra region. The airport receives international flights from many of the world’s major cities and is served by most of the UK’s budget airlines including easyJet, Flybe and BMI Baby.

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                                                                                    Villa #1379688
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                                                                                      Villa #1753346
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                                                                                        Apartment #1407417
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                                                                                                      Really good place !!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Perfect place to be, near everything in the town and really good house assome view to the village of Ericeira
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Stunning villa in a stunning location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I stayed at the villa for a surf trip with some friends and we were all so happy with the property. It was very clean/tidy and well equipped for what we needed. The villa is located in a stunning quiet area with breath taking views of the surrounding area. It took around 3-5 minutes to get to the closest beach break by car and we even walked it one day which wasn't too much of a challenge. The drive into the town isn't a back breaking distance either, this is a lovely town with many bars/restaurants and whatever else you need. For surfing, there are so many breaks within the area so you have many options for whatever level of surfer you are. A big thank you guys and I can't wait to return
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      absolutely wonderful vacation with my family

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I had absolutely wonderful vacation with my family in Ericeira, and this nice apartment was as a real home for us there. All so cosy and comfortable, clean, well equipped, suitable for family with small kids, nicely furnished, we had everything we needed there. 10 minutes walk to the beach, about 20 minutes to the city center. If you take a bus, then it's about an hour to go to Lisbon, same for Sintra. And Ericeira itself is a very charming small city that you just cannot fall in love with. Great communication with the owner, very helpful person. Loved it a lot and would surely recommend!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016