Why come to Praia d'el Rey? It is beautiful! Peaceful! Real Portugal! Healthy! One of the best golf courses in Europe (Praia d'el Rey), plus the breathtaking already famous West Cliffs course and two other very high quality courses within ten minutes driving. Some of the best surf in the world (Google 'Supertubos'). Cheap delicious wine and seafood. Glorious beaches. Friendly locals.
Praia D’El Rey is Europe’s Leading Golf & Leisure Resort (World Travel Awards 2009), and Portugal’s top golf resort 2011 (World Travel Awards). The region (Silver Coast) has amazing sites of Portuguese heritage (eg Obidos, Alcobaca, Sintra), beautiful golden beaches, delicious seafood restaurants and local wine, and beautiful nature. The resort has 6 tennis courts and coaching available.
My place is a large, new home, with a balcony from every room. The property is on the second floor (one up from ground). There is a car parking spot in front. Perfectly manicured gardens and pool surround the apartment. Free WiFi.
Praia D’El Rey resort occupies an enviable position on the Atlantic coast, with superb surf beaches, sand dunes, beautiful pine forests and a wealth of sport and leisure activities. The area is much less crowded than the Algarve – so you can enjoy your holiday with less stress.
The 600 acre resort is an easy 1 hour drive north of Lisbon Airport, on the A8 motorway. It is West of the medieval fortress town of Óbidos and close to the picturesque fishing village of Peniche. Offshore lie the Berlenga Islands designated as a national nature reserve.
Activities include golf, tennis, surfing, swimming, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, diving and wind-surfing.
Surfing information: Baleal is 5km from the resort, and is known as the surfing capital of Portugal. Supertubos is 7km away, and holds one of the World Surfing Tour events each year. There are surfing schools in the area, and plenty of beach and reef breaks.
Golf: In addition to Praia d'el Rey, there are three other beautiful high quality courses within a 10 minute drive: Bom Sucesso, Royal Obidos (designed by Ballesteros) and Westcliffs. Westcliffs was completed in 2017 and was voted as the world's best new golf course! See here: http://www.golf365.com/courses/west-cliffs-voted-worlds-best-new-golf-course/ (you may need to paste the link into your browser).
Praia d'el Rey golf and beach resort's awards: Portugal's top golf resort 2011 (World Travel Awards); Europe's Leading Golf & Leisure Resort (World Travel Awards 2009); Portugal's Leading Resort - European Winners of the 2007 Travel Awards (October 2007); European Golf Resort of the Year 2007 (December 2006); Voted Number 1 (10 Best Family Homes) - A Place in the Sun Magazine (December 2006); Top 10 Tennis Properties - A Place in the Sun Magazine (July 2006); Voted among the top 10 golf courses in Europe by Golf World Magazine (2006 January); Best Portugal Development 2005 by Bentley International Property Awards; Rated 80th in Golf World Top 100 golf courses (October 2005).