Praias - Beaches and Coastal Walking
A 15/20 min walk from the Quinta and you will get to either of the above beaches, Praia das Macas on the left and Praia Grande on the right. Fantastic coastal paths can take you all the way down the coast to deserted beaches. There is also lots of walking into the Sintra mountains.
Surf lessons with local, english speaking instructors can be arranged and in peak season there are surf schools operating from both the above beaches.
Sintra and Lisbon
In 15 minutes by car, or in 30 minutes by electric tram from the 1890's, you can be in the historical centre of Sintra, a longtime royal sanctuary and now a UNESCO World Heritage site.