From Casa das Amoreiras you can make various walks in and around the village. You can even walk a bit of the pilgrimage path to Fátima or to Santiago de Compostela.
If you drive a little further by car to, for example, the nature reserve Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros, you can find great hiking trails. There is something for everyone and we are happy to help you on your way.
- The Complexo Aquático de Santarém offers several outdoor pools and slides; fun for young and old.
- A more natural environment offers a river beach, such as Olhos de Agua in Alcanena or Praia Fluvial de Valada.
- You can of course also choose to go to the beach, for example to Foz do Arelho.
- In Escaroupim (Salvaterra de Magos) you can take a cruise on the river Tagus with Rio-a-Dentro. You can spot many different types of birds here.
Wine route Rota do Vinho do Ribatejo
Interested in winegrowing? Via the signposted car route Rota do Vinho do Ribatejo you can discover the idyllic landscape and visit wine producers in Almeirim, Cartaxo, Santarém, Chamusca and Coruche along the way.
Within walking distance of Casa das Amoreiras is wine producer Adega Coöperativa Alcanhões where you can buy your own wine in the shop. In addition, in Alcanhões there are some private adegas that are happy to receive you.
Buddha Eden Garden
We give a special mention to Buddha Eden Garden in Bombarral, just south of Óbidos. With over 86 acres it is the largest oriental garden in Europe.
It is an impressive garden full of buddhas, pagodas, terracotta statues and various sculptures. You can stroll through the garden or enjoy the view from one of the terraces or take the tourist train.
Fancy a day at the beach or just enjoy a delicious lunch with seafood and fresh fish? After an hour’s drive west you will arrive at the impressive Atlantic coast with rocks and beaches.
Our favorite is Foz do Arelho which has a large lagoon which makes it safe for children to swim. The same goes for the bay of São Martinho do Porto.
Located even further north you can visit Nazaré. During summer it is a quiet Portuguese fishing village, in wintertime it acts as the playground for the most heroic surfers in the world. The waves can get as high as an apartment building here!
If you go further south, Peniche is recommended. From here you can also make the crossing to the Berlenga islands.
The most famous caves in our region are the Mira d’Aire Caves, which are considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal due to their unique beauty. A few kilometers away you will find the Grutas da Moeda.
And not far from there you will also find the Santo António Caves complex, which are interconnected. They originated about 180 million years ago, when dinosaurs populated the land and roamed freely in the Serra de Aire.
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday morning of the month there is a market in Santarém, next to the bullring. And every Sunday morning you can visit the huge market of Santana (near Benedita), above Rio Maior.
We are of course also happy to give you tips for other markets in the area.
Quinta dos Pinheiros of Pedro Neves is located just outside Santarém, in the heart of the Ribatejo region, which is known for breeding and promoting the Lusitano horse.
Pedro Neves is one of Portugal’s established professional riders and has been trained by some of the best Portuguese Masters. During the lessons you will ride Pedro’s well mannered and highly trained Lusitano horses.
Nearby Óbidos there is the large beach of Praia d’El Rey, where golf enthusiasts can practice their sport on three golf courses overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.