Tomar is an historic city in central Portugal. It was home to the legendary Knight's Templars and the castle they inhabited still remains intact today, waiting for your visit.
With its pleasant climate and great natural beauty, Nazaré is home to some of Portugal’s oldest fishing traditions. Nazaré is a small coastal town in Leiria which is very popular with tourists.
Vila Nova de Poiares is a relatively new town, formed in August 1905 when the two populations of Santo Andre de Poyares and Aldeia Nova united to receive town status and privileges. It currently has around 3,800 inhabitants and it is also a municipality in the district of Coimbra with four parishes: Arrifana, Lavegadas, Poiares (St. André) and São Miguel de Poiares, covering an area of almost 84km2. The surrounding hills are heavily forested, mainly with eucalyptus, and there is a lot of small-scale agriculture going on.
The Municipality of Covilhã rests on the eastern slopes of the Serra da Estrela mountain range. It is in the north of the Castelo Branco Region. The Castelo Branco region is bordered by Spain and surrounded by the Districts of Guarda to the North, Portalegre in the South and Leiria, Coimbra and Santarém to the West.
Covilhã was once the largest city in the district of Castelo Branco; it is made up of four urban parishes: São Mar tinho, São Pedro, Santa Maria and Conceição. Its status as a city was bestowed by King Luis I on 20th October 1870, and in 2010 they celebrated 140 years as a city. The Municipality has an area of over 550 thousand hectares and around 54.000 inhabitants in 31 parishes.
Covilhã offers visitors' fantastic views of the surrounding landscape; the city seems to cling to the side of the hill and is almost cuddled by the surrounding mountains. It is a welcoming city, which combines the old town with the modern contemporary University City. It is dynamic and full of life, and offers visitors a wide range of cultural, social and sporting hospitality. Remember if you are visiting in the winter to wrap up warm as its lower town sits at 450m and the upper reaches are at 800m above sea level and often have winter snow.
São Martinho do Porto is a freguesia in the Municipality of Alcobaça. It sits on the Silver Coast between Peniche and Nazaré.
The freguesia covers an area of 15 square kilometers and has a resident population of around 3000. That can increase to 50,000 in August as it is a popular holiday destination for Portuguese, British, Dutch and Germans. There are many apartments to rent in the bay, you might want to book at the tourist information office or take your chance with the famous "rooms, chambres, zimmers" ladies who have a range of rooms to let, some old some modern. If you are visiting in July or August it is a good idea to book your accommodation in advance or you might be disappointed. São Martinho is geared up very much to Tourism in the summer but it is a very nice place to visit at any time of year, and maybe have dinner in one of the many beachfront restaurants watching the sun set over the bay.