Have you ever heard of Ericeira? If you’re a surfer, chances are you have. But if you’re just dipping your toes into the world of wave riding, know that it’s a great place to start your surfing journey. Nestled along the rugged coastline, just an hour’s drive from Lisbon, this vibrant coastal village has gained a reputation as the premier surfing destination in Portugal. In fact, Ericeira is the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe, a designation that highlights its unique and exceptional surf breaks. With a plentiful number of high-quality surf spots within a 12-kilometer stretch of coastline, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect wave to ride into the sunset, regardless of your skill level.

However, Ericeira is more than just a surfer’s paradise. This charming village also delights food lovers. Why? Renowned for its fresh seafood and abundant variety of fish dishes, Ericeira boasts a culinary scene that’s simply delectable. Think grilled fish straight from the Atlantic and savory seafood stews that’ll make your mouth water. And as the sun sets, Ericeira comes alive with a youthful energy perfect for young adventurers and families looking for an authentic Portuguese experience. Wander through its cobbled streets adorned with colorful houses, browse the local artisan shops, or simply soak up the laid-back vibe at one of the village’s many surf bars.

So, why wait? Grab your board, pack your sense of adventure, and join the multitude of surfers who have already uncovered the magic of Ericeira.