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This was our first holiday to Portugal and we were delighted and only wished we were staying longer than one week. Lucilia's house is beautiful with a lovely garden and is a wonderfully cool and spacious retreat from the sun. The house is well equipped and we felt completely at home. The nearest beach was about 20 minutes easy walk away, but there was also a car park and other beaches to be discovered up and down the coast. We enjoyed cooking outdoors under the grape arbour and enjoyed a mixture of beach holiday with a couple of days exploring in the national parks further inland. We also climbed the hill at the back of the village to the shrine of Senhora de la Paz - which gives amazing views.
Cool Atlantic breezes made the July temperature very pleasant all along the coast, although inland it was much hotter. The beach was very quiet mid-week and busier at the weekends - it sloped gently and was safe for all the family. We found a great fish restaurant at Apulia and our children had a great day at Fantasticable - the longest zip wire in Europe at Pena de Ribeira about an hour's drive away. We strongly recommend this property.