Sao Martinho and the surroundings all along the silver coast is beautiful and retains a timeless feel. Please see our visual guide on Sao Martinho Do Porto for photos and details.
There are lots of lovely restaurants which feature Portuguese food (with English translation on request) and there are Italian restaurants too.
ACASA – Excellent service & fresh fish you can choose.
CARVALHO – In Main st – Old Town centre. Level with the back of HOTEL ATLANTICA. Very good value.
O'FAROL - located on the beach itself with the best views and good value.
There is also a very good Swiss restaurant, a great Italian and a lovely bar to note- Pato No Prato.
Also try Hotel Capitao – afternoon tea on the veranda is accessed at the side/rear of the building and is wonderful!
There is a market daily- mornings only
With forested river valleys, granite massifs, wild-flower meadows, cobbled whitewashed villages and impressive Baroque palaces. Here are just a few of our suggested trips...
13th century walled medieval town of Obidos - 15 mins drive.
Obidos Lagoon - 15 mins drive.
Foz do Arelho beach (surfing) - 15 mins drive.
Caldas Da Rainha (spa town) - 15 mins drive.
Alcabaca Cathedral City- 20 mins drive.
Arblaster & Clarke (01730 263111, www.winetours.co.uk)
Good-value port harvest tour, Douro vineyard walks and Azores gourmet week.