We've arrived in Nazare by bus, our first beach town of the trip. Nazare is laid out in 2 sections, the beachfront where we'll be staying and the cliffs and lighthouse above us. This is where the 100-foot waves crash during North Atlantic winters, a spectacle to see and a delight for surfers.
The shops and restaurants are everywhere. Bikers from all over Europe are here too for the 28th Annual European H.O.G. Rally in Cascais. We look forward to a good time in Nazare.
We left the beachfront and walked down one of the narrow alleyways to find a small out-of-the-way seafood restaurant but had no particular one in mind. Big mistake. The owner of a cute little place suggested the sea bass but I found myself facing a large sardinelike fish that I just couldn't get down. A most disappointing meal.
Ribamar Nazare Hotel
$73 for double, breakfast included