This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nazaré. To help you make friends with Nazaré before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nazaré, a coastal city in the center of Portugal, is a place where you can enjoy long sandy beaches along with traditional food (mostly fish). Nazaré can be divided in two -- Nazaré de Cima (up Nazaré) and Nazaré de Baixo (down Nazaré). You can find the downtown (the tourist area of the city) with its many restaurants, bakeries, and places to eat the seafood that is the main course of this city. On the other hand, if you want to go to more a chilled-out beach and be more quiet, then you should go to north part, which can be reached by electric cars that go up along roller cables. In the north area you will find a fort, where you could watch some of the highest and biggest waves in the world; if you attend this phenomenal place between November and February, you will be delighted with a blessing from nature.
You can find some inexpensive accommodation in Nazaré; there are a few Nazaré hostels and many traditional accommodation options. In Nazaré, you also can enjoy the green nature of the region -- the area is quite beautiful to hang around, and if you're a lover of cycling you will find nice routes where you can see the beauty of the area. From Nazaré, you could reach the Berlengas Islands if eventually you get bored, you must go to Peniche and from there get a boat. Nazaré is a place surrounded with good energy where you can experience the typical life from this ancient fishers' village.
Written by local enthusiast for Nazaré hostelsMaciel