The less intense of the beaches in the area, this is a great spot for beginners and experienced surfers alike. It's also a great spot, when it's not too windy, for lounging on the beach or grabbing a drink at one of the few bars nearby.
While "home" may be a stretch, I did enjoy this hostel. Well-located (near underground, several tourist attrations, and tons of restaurants and bars), clean, welcoming, and there's a nice little kitchen and living room area. I met some pretty cool people here: some guy from NYC...more
The trip from the mainland to the island of Berlengas is not for the faint-of-stomach! It's never a good sign when the ferry staff pass out opaque plastic bags before leaving harbor. I tried to ask in broken Portuguese what the bags were for. After miming vomiting-into-the-bag a couple times, I...more
This is a little town with a big reputation in the surf community. With full-time residents numbering in the hundreds, Peniche has made a name for itself on the international surfing circuit for the (sometimes tragically) great waves at Supertubos beach. On the less extreme side, Peniche is also...more
I was staying at a hostel across the street, so naturally I felt the need to stop in here for dinner. A new friend from the hostel accompanied me and together we tried some of the more adventurous (and reserved) things on the menu. If you're in the mood for seafood, this is definitely the place to go....more
I was struck on my first day in Lisbon by how much it felt like home. The people are friendly, the food is unique and delicious, and there is plenty to see. You see, I was sitting by the gate to the city, looking out over the water, for close to 3 hours before I recognized what is essentially the Golden Gate...more
Praia Supertubos is something of a world-famous surf beach. Crashing onto the unassuming shores of tiny Peniche, these super waves are privilege of the few-- locals and Pros generally have first dibs, so it's best to learn the culture and rules, and make sure you're up to snuff, before...more