The legend of the Portuguese rooster

Portuguese rooster

The Portuguese Rooster (it’s actually Barcelos rooster) is one of the most popular Portuguese symbols. There are no Portuguese who don’t know it, and even many foreigners already heard about it … if it’s not for anything else, for its curious and colorful design. But, how did a rooster become one of the country’s greatest … Read more

The traditional Arte Xavega in Portugal

Arte Xávega

Arte Xávega is a traditional form of fishing that involves encircling and dragging the fish with a net. This fishing style is also simply called “Arte” (which translates to art) by fishermen from central Portugal while in the south it’s called Xávega. What is Arte Xávega? The Arte Xávega fishing technique involves launching a net … Read more

15 fun things to do in Mira

o que fazer em Mira

Located on the Portuguese Silver Coast, 25 km south of Aveiro, Mira and more specifically Praia de Mira is one of the most popular holiday resorts in central/northern Portugal. The reasons are many, the beach, the freshwater lagoon, the dunes, the pine forests, the pedestrian and mountain biking routes, and the many campsites, but also … Read more

Rota das Dunas trail, Mira – PR5 MIR

Rota das Dunas Mira

Mira, and Praia de Mira in concrete, is one of the most popular destinations in central-north Portugal. Located in an area of pine forests, huge beaches, lots of water lines, and a freshwater lagoon. Mira is a destination within Portugal, one that’s very popular among locals, but completely forgotten by foreigners. Thus, it is not … Read more