What to do in a weekend in Fátima

October 14, 2020 11:01 am

Thinking about going on vacation but not sure where to go due to travel limitations? Why not choose an unpredictable destination in the center of Portugal, where the population is smaller and where there are countless outdoor activities in the middle of nature? It is in order to demystify the idea that Fatima is just religion that we created this itinerary for a fun weekend with a lot to enjoy in this region.   SATURDAY 9 AM Wake up and have... View Article

5 favorite beaches in the region of Leiria

October 13, 2020 12:30 pm

The beach is a favorite place to recharge your batteries. Seeing the sea, breathing in, getting your feet wet, diving in the salt water can soothe as much or more than a self-help book. In Portugal, there are fantastic beaches from north to south. The Silver Coast with its extensive and spacious sands is a popular destination for vacationers. The region of Leiria is special because it is in the center, has a mild climate and water temperatue and the... View Article

5 river beaches perfect for summer holidays

October 7, 2020 11:53 am

River beaches have a different environment than sea beaches, somehow providing moments of leisure where we disconnect from what is secondary and connect more to our terrestrial origins. In contrast to the sea beaches, the rivers live more slowly, perhaps because the water courses are in perfect communion with nature, the mountains and the trees. Even the public seems different, you see more young people who love old school picnics and water sports. Everything can live together peacefully, everything is... View Article

5 walking routes to do in the region of Fatima

October 1, 2020 5:16 pm

As sport rises in the ranking of factors to achieve a healthy lifestyle, the walk has gained fervent supporters, let alone the thousands of trails and hikes happening every weekend in Portugal. City councils have been working on the development and maintenance of well-marked routes. And, many times, it is the communities united by the passion for associations, nature and well-being that organize and promote them, with everyone’s efforts and sponsorships. Hiking: Walking is an excellent and healthy way to... View Article

Travel suggestion: Castles in the Center of Portugal

July 7, 2020 2:38 pm

We live in the present and make plans for the future, so what’s the use of knowing the past? History helps us to understand the change and the process through which our society has become what it is today (Stearns, 2008). Knowing history, through a book or a visit to a monument, increases the capacity of developing a critical sense, to sustain our choices and make decisions. We created a route of castles in the center of Portugal for a... View Article

48 hours in Fátima and its surroundings

June 30, 2020 5:16 pm

Fátima is located in the heart of Serra de Aire, Ourém county. It is famous worldwide due to the report of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three little shepherds from May 13 to October 13, 1917. Geographically, it is at the confluence of three provinces: Ribatejo, Estremadura and Beira Litoral. A strategic location that makes this city a starting point to visit and absorb the subcultures and landscape diversity of the regions. 120km from Lisbon and 194km... View Article

The passion tale behind the name Fatima

April 24, 2020 12:09 pm

The city of Fatima received 6.3 million pilgrims in 2019, according to data indicated by the services of the Sanctuary. Perhaps you were one of those people or you are planning to visit this land, mostly religious in its nature, but which has a history prior to the alleged apparitions of 1917, linked to a passion, which is also worth knowing. Fatima, currently with 11,600 total population, had a few thousand inhabitants until 1917. Although today the city is a... View Article