“Why is Ericeira so charming?”


Photography: RR


“Everything serves as an excuse to travel” – this is the motto of the travel journalism website “Viaje Comigo”, authored by Susana Ribeiro. At the end of August, the village of Ericeira was featured in an article that exalts its charm.

Susana begins by describing the “incredible energy” of this village, in the Municipality of Mafra: “a jagged coastline, where you can smell the ocean in every corner, the atmosphere of those who live to and from the sea, from fishermen to surfers, everything makes this town one of the special places on the coast of Portugal”.

There is a huge danger in visiting Ericeira: it is that once you’re there, it will be difficult to leave

Throughout the article, the journalist tells a little about the history of this town and its corners that transport us to the past, gives tips on what to do and visit in Ericeira and also presents an account of the reality and dynamics of the first World Surfing Reserve in Europe, either during the week or at the weekend.

After a brief summary of the History of Portugal in Ericeira – focusing on the fact that King Manuel II sailed into exile from Praia dos Pescadores – the beautiful beaches where the sea is bluer is also a topic discussed in the article, highlighting some waves considered world-class. As it could not be otherwise, considering the ten years of the World Surfing Reserve since its consecration by the Save the Waves Coalition, Susana suggests surfing (and skating) lessons to visitors and locals in the village.

Getting to know the picturesque, relaxed and welcoming center of the village is also one of the suggestions presented, with emphasis on churches and chapels, Jaime Lobo e Silva Culture House and the Santa Marta Park. For those looking for where to eat and sleep in the village, here you can also find some recommendations.

Out of curiosity, the journalist tells where the name Ericeira came from and warns of the “huge danger” of visiting this region: “once you’re there, it will be difficult to leave”.

You can read the full article here.

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