In 2022 when I walked the El Camino Santiago Norte, I originally planned on continuing the walk through the coast of Portugal, but that plan didn’t work out… so I returned this year to drive the Portugal coast, experiencing the top-rated beautiful beaches in Portugal from Porto to Faro.
Porto, in northwest Portugal is known for world famous port wine, and it’s medieval cobblestoned streets on the riverside, and it’s historic center that is a designated UNISECO World Heritage site.
Of course, I had to experience the number one must do in Porto, which is a scenic boat ride under the famous 6 bridges, and along the lush wine vineyards.
Next was Nazare beach, famous for the biggest waves in the world… although they peak in the winter months, and I was enjoying a very small wave swim during the summer 😊
After staying a couple of nights at Nazare beach, I stopped for a swim at both Praia do Guincho and Sesimbra beaches, then stayed a couple nights at Praia da Rocha.
Next, was a full day of driving while stopping for lunch and a swim at Praia de Marinha beach, Ponte da Arrábida, and da Falesia, before starting a 3-night stay in Faro, on the southernmost tip of Portugal... where I enjoyed Island hopping to different beautiful beaches during the day, and spending the evenings walking through the old city looking for the next quaint restaurant to delight my taste buds.
Each time I visit Portugal, I fall in love with it even more.
THANK YOU PORTUGAL FOR BEING YOU
“I love life because what more is there?” – Anthony Hopkins
Cher was born into a family of metaphysicians, which allowed her innate nature for questioning reality the freedom to explore. She started traveling the world at age 17 to engage with different perspectives of spirituality and Mind/Body Medicine... with her home base being Honolulu Hawaii. At 25 she had her first child and started her private practice as a Mind/Body/Spirit Educator, Therapist. She also owned a Yoga School, founded a Divorce Center for Women, and was the founder of a Re-programming Center for Women and Children. Now she is an empty nester, she is devoting the next phase of her life to travel the world and connect with as many people as possible - sharing her love and gratitude for life, our planet, all beings, and all that exists.