If you are dreaming about an authentic holiday in Portugal, then you should try Ericeira! It situated half an hour up the Lisbon coast part fisherman village, part getaway from Lisbon's and part international surf reserve. It maintains its various identities with ease. The place is both relaxed and full of life without being overturned by tourists.
In Ericeira you will find anything you need for at fantastic vacation. If you are a large family you will benefit from the great holiday villas with swimming pool and a nice private garden, situated just a few miles from the centre of the village.
Surfers might want to stay in some of the nice hostels, where you can get package with surf lessons and accommodation - or for experienced surfers might want to have you personal guide you will show the best waves in Ericeira.
Couples can bennefit from the large selection of holiday apartments that gives you more privacy but beeing near Ericeira centre has a shared garden and swimming pool.
There are 5 hotels in Ericeira. Hotel Vila Gelé, Hotel Pedro o Pescador, Hotel Camarao, Villa Ana Margarida and You and the Sea. You can choose between a nice place in the village or four star right on the beach.
Car Rental is possible in Ericeira, but we recommend hiring a car in Lisbon airport. It cheaper and you will benefit from having the car during the entire stay. If you won't need a car at all, you can take the bus from Campo Grande bus station in Lisbon more or less directly to the village. The bus ride will take 1-1½ hours. By car you can be in Ericeira in 35 minutes depending on the traffic.
During the summer is can be a good idea to book a table in advance as restaurants in Ericeira are full. Both locals and day tourists from Lisbon want to try the local and international cuisine.