Given the world-famous big waves of Nazaré are descending with the turn of the new year (they tend to start pumping from around November), I thought I'd repost an article I wrote about this delightful beach town, which has so much more than just monster surf.
The first time I went to Nazaré, 130 kilometres north of Lisbon, I feel in love with the place. Not only is it a Guinness World Record-holding town as the place the biggest wave in the world has ever been surfed, it also upholds traditions not found elsewhere in Portugal, has a great vibe and offers seriously amazing views from its upper town.
I wrote and photographed a story about Nazaré for Australia's national newspaper, The Australian, and you can read the article here for a rundown of what to see and do.
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The Portugal Wire is the blog of Australian travel writer, copywriter and photographer Emily McAuliffe.
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