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

10 Best things to do in Sabugal

Best things to do in Sabugal

Surely Sabugal isn’t the first place that comes to your mind when thinking about a trip to Portugal. Probably not even a trip through central Portugal, yet it’s a destination with plenty of things to offer. It has ruins for the adventurous traveler to explore, a natural reserve for nature lovers, one of the most … Read more

How to visit Serra da Malcata Natural Reserve

Serra da Malcata

Despite being in the center of Portugal, Serra da Malcata Natural reserve is one of the most secluded regions in the country. There are barely any paved roads, and there are no villages inside the reserve – though there are a few on its surroundings, Vale do Espinho, Malcata, Meimão, and Meimoa. Besides, it’s clearly … Read more