Journey to Colares, where the whispers of the Atlantic merge with the shade of Sintra's mountains. A coastal beauty with sandy shores and ancient vineyards, Colares is Portugal's secret enclave of history and viticulture. Read more

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Located on the Sintra coastline, Colares offers a compelling blend of natural allure and cultural charm. The region is famously known for its "Colares" wine, a unique varietal cultivated in sandy soils and resistant to the phylloxera plague that once ravaged European vineyards. The old wineries and cellars provide a journey through time, highlighting the area's deep-rooted wine traditions. Beyond the vineyards, Colares' beaches, such as Praia das Maçãs and Praia da Adraga, draw visitors with their dramatic cliffs and powerful waves, making it a haven for surfers and nature lovers alike. The town's proximity to the Sintra hills offers an escape into fairy-tale landscapes, palaces, and fog-kissed forests.
Colares is a tribute to the enduring spirit of Portugal. Whether it's the taste of its unique wines, the sound of the crashing waves, or the history etched into its landscapes, the town promises a sensory delight for every traveler.

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Colares Winery (Adega Regional de Colares)

Delve into the world of unique wines produced from the ancient, ungrafted vines of Colares.

Praia da Adraga

A secluded beach framed by imposing cliffs and rock formations, offering breathtaking views and photographic opportunities.

Praia das Maçãs

Popular among locals and visitors alike, this beach is known for its waves, fresh seafood restaurants, and the historical tram line connecting it to Sintra.

Tram of Sintra

A charming historic tram ride connecting Sintra and Praia das Maçãs, offering scenic views along the journey.

Chapel of Saint Sebastian (Capela de São Sebastião)

An ancient chapel that stands as a testament to Colares' rich religious history.

Anta de Adrenunes

A megalithic monument atop the Sintra hills, offering panoramic views of the Colares region.

Convento dos Capuchos

A nearby Franciscan convent embedded in the rocks, known for its simplicity and integration with nature.

Praia Grande

Another expansive beach perfect for surfing, lounging, and admiring the dinosaur footprints on the cliffs.

Almoçageme Market

A bustling local market where one can savor fresh produce, traditional pastries, and the region's specialties.

Penedo Village

A quaint village nestled in the Sintra mountains, known for its narrow streets, traditional houses, and panoramic viewpoints.

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In and around Colares

Sintra (5.14 km)

Located just a stone's throw away from Lisbon, Sintra is a picturesque town set against the backdrop of lush hills and mystical palaces. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's a dreamy landscape where romance, history, and natural beauty coalesce.

Praia do Guincho (8.66 km)

Amidst the rugged cliffs of the Lisbon coastline, Praia do Guincho unfurls as a windswept paradise where the thundering Atlantic meets Portugal's golden sands, beckoning adventurers and tranquility seekers alike.

Estoril (11.32 km)

Nestled on the sun-kissed Portuguese Riviera, Estoril weaves a spellbinding tale of golden beaches, glamorous casinos, and the whispers of espionage and intrigue from days of World War II. A rendezvous with luxury and history awaits.

Cascais (12.41 km)

Whisk yourself away to the enchanting town of Cascais, where the charm of old-world Portugal meets the allure of the Atlantic. Once a royal getaway, today's Cascais seamlessly melds its rich history with sun-soaked modern-day luxuries.

Carcavelos (16.04 km)

Bask in the radiant glow of Carcavelos, a coastal gem where golden sands meet the rolling Atlantic. Just a short journey from Lisbon, Carcavelos seamlessly combines beach bliss with historical intrigue, drawing sun-seekers and culture enthusiasts alike.

Oeiras (16.75 km)

Oeiras, a gem nestled between Lisbon and Cascais along Portugal's Atlantic coast, brilliantly blends historical allure with modern sophistication.

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