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Berlenga Natural Sanctuary

The Berlengas Natural Reserve, off the coast of Peniche, is a unique ecosystem in the World with characteristic fauna and flora and incredible landscapes. The biological wealth, fauna and flora make the Berlengas a site of high conservation interest.

You can choose to take the trails in Berlenga, explore the beaches and Fort S. João Baptista.
If you like diving, the clear water is a great reason to explore the sea.
All fauna and flora is within reach of anyone.

JUNE - Daily Departures

10:00/12:15  Peniche → Berlenga | 16:30 Berlenga → Peniche 

JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER - Daily Departures

09:30/12:45  Peniche → Berlenga | 14:30/18:00  Berlenga → Peniche

Visiting Óbidos

Once the wedding present to a Queen, the preserved medieval town of Óbidos lying 10 km east of Peniche is without doubt one of Portugal's most interesting walled settlements. When strolling along the maze of narrow cobbled streets of Óbidos, at each step, one comes upon vestiges of different civilizations.

From the hidden corners and high walled gardens of the old medina area, to the gothic, Renaissance and Baroque features, the Town is an extensive work of art carved, destroyed and rebuilt throughout many centuries.

Besides its material heritage, Óbidos is full of historical tradition where you can find little, local stores, restaurants and bars.

The largest caves in Portugal

The Mira de Aire Caves are the largest in Portugal and are certainly a great option for those looking for a different tour.
With 11km of extension , of which 600m can be visited, the caves were elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. The tour is going descending,  through 683 steps.

Caldas da Rainha

The settlement was founded in the 15th century by Queen Leonor (Rainha Dona Leonor), who established a hospital and a church at the site of some therapeutic hot springs. The Hospital is the oldest purpose-built institution of its kind in the world, with five centuries of history. The city's name, often shortened to simply "Caldas", can be translated as "Queen's Hot Springs", "Queen's Spa", or "Queen's Baths".

Being now-a-days seek  for its colorful fruit market and the city park D.Carlos.

Lagoon of Óbidos

The Lagoon of Óbidos is the most extensive lagunar system in the coast of Portugal. It has an approximate area of 6.9 square kilometers and an average depth of two meters, with a quota that goes from half a meter to five meters. 

It has a maximum length of 6 kilometers and a width that varies from 1 and 1,5 km, with a NW-SW orientation.
The Lagoon was actually much larger having reached, in earlier times, the Castle walls of Óbidos.

The natural tendency of the Lagoon of Óbidos is to close its connection to the sea, become a swamp and eventually disappear. 

Monastery of Batalha

The Lagoon of Óbidos is the most extensive lagunar system in the coast of Portugal. It has an approximate area of 6.9 square kilometers and an average depth of two meters, with a quota that goes from half a meter to five meters. 

It has a maximum length of 6 kilometers and a width that varies from 1 and 1,5 km, with a NW-SW orientation.
The Lagoon was actually much larger having reached, in earlier times, the Castle walls of Óbidos.

The natural tendency of the Lagoon of Óbidos is to close its connection to the sea, become a swamp and eventually disappear.