We are in the wonderful region of Mafra just 35 minutes from Lisbon. Our stables are at a farm on the out skirts of Ericeira very close to the beaches. Right from the riding arena we have fabulous views to the ocean and to Mafra Palace in the distance. The charming fishing town of Ericeira offers an eclectic mix of tradition and bohemian.
Everyday the blue and red painted fishing boats come into to the little harbour deliver their fish to the markets. You buy fresh fish daily and the restaurants serve many outstanding fish dishes. particularly the shell fish is delicious and famous in the area.
Seafood Restaurant – Furnas
Great Eats and Drinks
Tucked away on the little cobbled streets light at night with fairy lights, hanging lanterns and candles are beautiful cafes and restaurants. The architecture is unspoilt – houses with bright blue features and wonderful traditional tiling that you will see everywhere. Little white churches and a lovely centre square with a bandstand. The people are a mix of fishermen, locals, surfers from all over the globe here for the famous surfing beaches and tourists.
The seafront is half moon shaped with a beautiful walk lined with restaurants and bars to enjoy dining to the sunset. There are regular markets and events to enjoy and 8 beaches are associated with the town. Certainly check out Foz de Lizandro that has a beautiful estuary.
Ericeira is a World Surfing Reserve!