Surroundings

Distances:
From Lisbon it is a 45 minutes’ drive to Quinta Villa Casaflor. It is an easy trip via the highway A8. All big car rental companies are represented at the airport.

From Casaflor it is a 5 minutes’ drive to Obidos center with nice shops, restaurants etc. About a 10 minutes’ drive to Caldas da Rainha, a town with additional facilities. Several beaches at only 20 minutes driving. Several historically interesting cities in the close neighborhood.

Obidos:
Is a very good restored, authentic, completely walled medieval small town. During the day it is a touristic attraction with nice shops, restaurants, etc. There is also a music hall that offers concerts on a regular basis. In Obidos you find an Antique Market every first Sunday of every summer month. Obidos and her surrounding offer the advantage of having many attractions close to one another.

At a 5 minutes’ drive from Casaflor there is a very modern supermarkt (Pingo Doce) with fresh bread being baked every day.

Restaurants:
First of all: restaurant O Tracadinho. This is a good Portuguese restaurant. This restaurant is in the neighborhood of Casaflor and is located along the main road in Capeleira. You can eat delicious pizzas there or even buy them for take away. Obidos has many restaurants.

Caldas da Rainha:
About a 10 minutes’ drive from Casaflor. This is more a commercial touristic town with a traditional fruit and vegetables market every morning at the Praca das Frutas.

Things to see:
Alcobaça (a beautiful convent) and Sao Martinho (visit the bay). Then back to the secondary road towards Nazaré (which has an upper and lower city center). Between Nazaré and Sao Martinho you find the beach Salgado-Praia: a gorgeous and virgin beach, great for walking.

Other places:
Tomar (convent), Coimbra, Fatima (pilgrim’s place) and Sintra (at only an hour drive on the highway). At Sintra make sure you visit the bizarre castle Palacio da Pena, but just strolling around is also nice. Paying a visit to Lisbon is also recommended, go to the bar Brasileiro in the center. At the Expo-area there is a very beautiful sea aquarium.

Coast/beach:
Several beaches at just 20 minutes driving, both at the Obidos lagoon and along the Atlantic Coast: Peniche, Baleal, Foz do Arelho, Sao Martinho, Nazare. There are several historically interesting cities in the area.

Golf:
Praia D’el Rey: along the Atlantic coast, at 25km. West of Obidos. Can be reached within ½ hour. Court: 18 holes, 6,467 m., par 72. Type of court: left with high dunes and rolling sandy moorland with full-grown trees.

Golden Eagle: at 60 km. North of Lisbon. Can be reached within ½ hour. Court: 18 holes, 5,997 m., par 72. Type of court: rolling moorland with some elevated tees, lakes and full-grown trees.