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The beach was generally clean, had nice views and was totally empty in the early morning. While is was crowded in the afternoon, people were friendly. There is a sandwich shop just off the beach that sells sausage sandwiches with freshly baked bread in a...More
A praia das Maçãs (Apples Beach) is a small beach located at the mouth of Colares creek. In the old times upstream, at Colares small village, there was lots of apple trees near the creek. During Summer the apples fall in the creek and went...More
Great place to unwind with the locals. Not too crowded. Many shops and restaurants around. View is amazing. Not actually for surfers but there are also some waves. Ride the electric tram from the main town of Sintra. Senior citizens get a discount. See the...More
We spent 12 days in a house just above the beach. The Colares area does have a microclimate and often the fog only lifted later in the day or rolled in at night. We did have some beautiful sunny days as well though. This beach...More
If you are lucky you will get some sunny days, but if you are like us you will stay here and just get a cold. This is a really unstable region, we have stayed for 4 days and the whole time was around 17 degrees,...More
Spent 5 days in Sintra, visiting a beach each day for surfing/body boarding. Praia das Macas is much nicer than Praia Grande but both beaches were vastly inferior to Foz do Lisandro near Ericiera. Surf hire is extortionate in Colares, would recommend Na Onda in...More