To Do in São Martinho do Porto
São Martinho do Porto is unique because while it is a vacation destination in itself, it is also the perfect spot to use as a homebase while exploring much of what Central Portugal has to offer. While you are sure to discover the activities that speak to your lifestyle in the area, here are a few ideas to get you started.
A day at the beach will truly give you a sense for what makes São Martinho do Porto so unique. While children splash safely, fisherman angle or harvest seaweed nearby, and visitors look for shells in the golden sand. A leisurely stroll along the bay lands you in Salir do Porto, a tiny village on the southwest corner of São Martinho bay. While many spend the day frolicing in the epic sand dunes, you can also discover some delightful Renaissance churches and historic ruins. Stop for a meal at Naco na Pedra or have a drink in a quaint cafe, before walking back toward the beckoning, gleaming white village, of Sao Martinho do Porto.
Golf is another reason many flock to this area. There are several top class courses within 40 minutes drive of São Martinho do Porto which attract players from all over the world. Perhaps the most famous is Praia d'el Rey which has been lavished with accolades for its amazing course design and fantastic vistas. It has been ranked as high as the 13th best course in Europe by Golf World Magazine. The fabulous forests and lush countryside of this inland course provides a stark contrast to the panoramic ocean views of Praia d'el Rey. A relative newcomer to the local golf scene, Bom Sucesso has quickly garnered a superb reputation for quality and style. Its location near the lovely medieval town of Óbidos just enhances its allure.