~ São Martinho do Porto

São Martinho do Porto is a small seaside village with a big personality. It is a brilliant day trip, a relaxing vacation spot, and a well rounded community that many expats call home for at least part, if not all, of the year. While the year-round population is less than 5,000 inhabitants, the population more than doubles in July and August. Like its nearby neighbor, Nazaré, São Martinho do Porto was originally a fishing village. Its magnetism is undeniable which is why this special spot on the Silver Coast has been luring tourists, from kings to sun worshipers, for over 100 years. Don't let its tranquil, naturally formed scallop shaped bay fool you, this town has many draws for all ages, and it is less than an hour from Lisbon.   

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