Boasting of spring time temperature during winters and a summer freshened by breezes blowing from Atlantic, the Lisbon Coast on the south-western coast offers an impressively rich and integrated diversity of climate. Radiant skies are brightening this monumental city, it has typical building facades covered with tiles and the medieval streets are narrow. The city of Lisbon is also a stage for famous festivals, exciting nightlife, exquisite shopping and interesting museums.
The Lisbon Coast is a great part of Portugal to go on holiday and stay in holiday homes. There is a great selection of holiday rentals in this region of Portugal to stay in as self catering holiday accommodation. Holiday villas, cottages, farmhouses and holiday cottages are a great form of holiday accommodation popular with families staying in the Lisbon Coast.
The first activity you can do in the Lisbon Coast when staying in holiday rentals is to visit its fabulous beaches. Praia do Guincho, Carcavelos beach and the beach at Belem are the most popular ones for surfers. When there, don't forget to visit Costa da Caparica. The towns of Cascais, Sintra and Estoril are packed with 20th century eccentricity and glamour. Cascais is famous for its nightlife and dining and Sintra is an amazing place to visit.
The second thing you can do in the Lisbon Coast is to sample its nightlife. There are many superb restaurants, night clubs, casinos and dance bars on the Lisbon Coast. Estoril casino is one of the best casinos in Europe and is a popular attraction with many of the tourists who visit this part of Portugal.
You can have great fun at one of the resorts dotted along the Lisbon coast. Small village fiestas are also frequently conducted on the Lisbon coast, that offer communal outdoor eating, local orchestras and traditional dancing.
In this way, you will be able to explore the country life and culture of Portugal. Also look out for the traditional Fado music and cosmopolitan nightlife of Lisbon. There are several trendy attractive and small scale bars in the old-fashioned neighborhood that are easily accessible from the Lisbon coast.
The third most popular activity in the Lisbon Coast is enjoying its water activities. One of the most popular water activities in Lisbon coast is surfing which has a great reputation in the area. The magnificent beaches of the Lisbon Coast are a great treat for the surfing lovers.
There are several resorts that provide surfing training to beginners. This region of Portugal also has water sports such as sailing and wind surfing. It is also an excellent place for activities such as fishing and canoeing on lakes and rivers. You can also go deep sea fishing, river canoeing and on cruises.
The fourth activity that you will love to do here is enjoying its natural beauty. You can visit the Tejo estuary reserve and have a great walking and bird watching experience. Walking and horse riding in the Sintra-Cascais and Arrabida national parks and in the Sintra National forest is also well worth doing.
Golf is also popular in this region of Portugal and many tourists come here on golfing holidays. It is possible to rent self catering holiday accommodation with some good value holiday villas and apartments.
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It has holiday villas to rent in Lisbon Coast . Lisbon Coast has a great selection of holiday apartments that can be booked as holiday homes online with Direct Holiday Bookings.