This lovely place is approx 1 1/2 hours north of Lisbon. I stayed in a fishing town called cova gala which is near the city of Figueria. Very few tourists here and the people were so friendly and good humoured. Food & wine is really cheap. The beach here goes on for miles and is very wavy so be careful swimming there. Figueria is a very nice chilled out city & great restaurants & nightlife.Go in June for the festival of St Pedro which lasts for a week resulting in a big procession of saints .