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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Praia das Macas is the beach with the best scenic views near Sintra. It also has a direct connection to Sintra by historic Tram (50 min, 3 euro every hour - on Fr, Sat and Sun) and by bus. It also has the best terraces...More

4  Thank Gil13AR
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 19, 2017

If you are lucky you will get some sunny days, but if you are like us you will stay here and just get a cold. This is a really unstable region, we have stayed for 4 days and the whole time was around 17 degrees,...More

3  Thank Inspiration350332
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The late fall is a marvelous time to visit Praia das Maçãs, because in between the raindrops, the surf still pumps and the rocks still beckon you to climb, but the crowds are gone.

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The beach is not very big but offers a splendid opportunity to surfers, bathers and also walking arround the rocks. A lot of restaurants, bars and shops arround it. A trip not to misse!!!

Thank 743fernandot
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The best waves we have ever seen on this surfers' beach kept very safe by lifeguards. Lovely range of great cafes overlooking the beach.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Lved this beach. Nice family beach… It is a good spot to stay. When we visited, ocean was a bit anger :)

Thank j05ec05ta
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The beach was generally clean, had nice views and was totally empty in the early morning. While is was crowded in the afternoon, people were friendly. There is a sandwich shop just off the beach that sells sausage sandwiches with freshly baked bread in a...More

1  Thank leftovercobbler
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

A praia das Maçãs (Apples Beach) is a small beach located at the mouth of Colares creek. In the old times upstream, at Colares small village, there was lots of apple trees near the creek. During Summer the apples fall in the creek and went...More

1  Thank RAULBASTOS
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Great place to unwind with the locals. Not too crowded. Many shops and restaurants around. View is amazing. Not actually for surfers but there are also some waves. Ride the electric tram from the main town of Sintra. Senior citizens get a discount. See the...More

Thank Helde2014
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We spent 12 days in a house just above the beach. The Colares area does have a microclimate and often the fog only lifted later in the day or rolled in at night. We did have some beautiful sunny days as well though. This beach...More

2  Thank Anke S
Reviewed August 19, 2017

If you are lucky you will get some sunny days, but if you are like us you will stay here and just get a cold. This is a really unstable region, we have stayed for 4 days and the whole time was around 17 degrees,...More

3  Thank Inspiration350332
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

Spent 5 days in Sintra, visiting a beach each day for surfing/body boarding. Praia das Macas is much nicer than Praia Grande but both beaches were vastly inferior to Foz do Lisandro near Ericiera. Surf hire is extortionate in Colares, would recommend Na Onda in...More

1  Thank Elizabeth C
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Access to the pool park is along the boulevard. There is parking along all the streets.
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