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Santa Cruz is a charming town, nestled quietly just an hour drive to the north from Lisbon. Unlike its famous neighbours, Peniche (35 km) and Ericeira (25 km), Santa Cruz still remains a rather undiscovered corner for tourists. This means cleaner and less crowded beaches, lower prices and a unique opportunity to experience Portuguese culture in its authenticity.  


Santa Cruz boasts a spectacular miles-long stretch of a sandy shore and encompasses as many as 20 enchanting beaches, several of which are carrying the Blue Flag certification. Here, surfers will enjoy uncrowded (and good!) waves, nature-lovers – pristine surroundings, and food-enthusiasts – delicious seafood, traveling to their plate straight from the ocean.


Praia Centro

Both in Santa Cruz and nearby village Póvoa de Penafirme, there is everything you may need during your holiday : groceries, fruit and vegetable shop, butchery, bakery, fresh market, pharmacy, ATM, and clothes stores. Bigger shops and supermarkets are also within 15 – 30 min drive.

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