What can I say about beautiful Nazaré?
It is the perfect beach, fascinating ocean, traditional, laid back, varied landscape, modern amenities Portuguese town.
Classic white cobble stones on every street, tall buildings, narrow roads,
laundry blowing in the ever changing temperatures of the sea breeze.
The ocean here can be vicious, and as calm as a country lake.
Traditionally dressed ladies add further magic and mystery to this gem of a city on the verge of being uncovered.
The main large, amazing beach is perfectly flat sand, and the town fully utilizes that area for their events and activities.
Fútbol and handball games are regularly going on and
people are always interested in getting their feet wet in the magical waters of Nazaré
(even when the lifeguards are, on some days, commanding people to stay
at least 10 yards from the water due to dangerous undertows).
The ocean always holds mystery. But in Nazaré the ocean has given up some of its secrets.
It was only in 2010 that the first big wave surfer came here, and suddenly this town had a summer and a winter tourism life.
One thing I loved seeing all throughout Portugal (including Nazaré) is that
women’s contribution to history is greatly appreciated and recognized through public art and museums.
Nazaré, like the rest of Portugal, seems to appreciate what they have,
but maybe doesn't yet realize how much the world would consider what they have to be absolutely amazing.