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Ranked #115 of 195 Activities in Algarve
Type: Resort Communities
Traveler Description: Important fact! Ericeira is nowhere near the Algarve. It is to the north of Lisbon, over 4 hours drive from the Algarve and a million miles away in... more »
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Sao Paulo, SP
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Ericeira is a World Surf Reserve, that says it all, is full of good vibes and still keeps it's "vilarejo" looks and cultur, is indeed one of the best places in Europe for your summer holidays

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Ericeira is the best place to spent some days surfing on the World Surfing Reserve or just hanging out with friends or family.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to Ericeira. The coast reminds you of Cornwall and there is a safe beach to swim just of the town centre. We parked at San Sebastián beach, loads of parking and walked in along the coastal path. A walk into town and you will find whitewashed cobbled streets a nice thoroughfare and square wit a... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Must be the only holiday we have had and their not being an Irish pub or anywhere with a tv with English on it, good thing with our Football let down, old world streets, small cafe taverna's, inexpensive food and drink, good place to unwind and relax away from the madden crowds. Don't do surfing but was informed one of... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

As I was not going to surf while staying in Ericeira, I had to find something else to do and brought my running shoes. I don't regret it! Running along the shore on cliffs, down to beautiful beaches, watching the sunset... Ah! And the best thing is that you can choose how long you want to go. And the silence,... More

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Lagos, Faro, Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Myself and my wife live in the Algarve and came up for a week in May. The weather didn´t help but its very small, nothing to do if the surf is blown out cold and rainy (which it was for 4 out of the 6 days) nowhere to surf if it´s blowing a northerly. The Algarve at least has some... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Ericeira is a small fishermen's village up north of Lisbon and not in Algarve. It Became very popular during the late 80's because of it great swells and uncrowded beaches good for surf. If you're planing a surf trip to portugal definitely you must mark Ericeira on your map. There are all kind of beaches and waves. From rocky bottom... More

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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Ericeira has an amazing coastline, with tons of great surfing spots. Fish is also a specialty of the region, especially cod fish dishes. In the summer the place is packed with Austrian and German tourists learning to surf. In some cases they can be dangerous, so watch out when paddling out.

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Ourem, Portugal
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Ericeira is a beautiful beach but is not in Algarve is near lisbon!

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London, UK
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

I have just returned from a week in Ribamar/Ericeira with my wife, 9 month old baby and 5 friends. This area is fantastic if you want to avoid the tourist trap areas and experience a piece of real Portugal. There are superb beaches all the way along this coastline and, even though we went late in the season, I imagine... More

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