Four Portuguese Old Towns Perfect for Gay Tourists

Dan Beeson On imagination of the perfect couple’s hideaway the sights of boutique dwellings catered to every desire, deserted beaches destined for frolicking and the privacy of your own love spring to the mind of many. In the Centro region of Portugal, some 50km north of Lisbon, these visions become one seemingly everlasting reality. The region, best served by car, is home to four rustic and timeless old towns that unlock the true heart and soul of rural Portugal, bringing a thirst for connection to life. Obidos, Nazare, Peniche and Caldas da Rainha will spark the flames of a love that will last forever. Welcome to the Centro region in Portugal: Nazare This market fishing town, in the north of the region, plays homage to the true beginnings of the area. Fish-sellers, scattered amongst the cobbled maze of streets and terracotta roofing, lay out the carapaus (horse mackerel) to dry as done by their ancestors and attract custom with the sweet smell and colourful array of fresh fruits and vegetables nurtured in the local area. During the summer months the area awakens with the spirit of returning Portuguese holidaymakers, travelling in from Lisbon and Porto, who bring a tide of international followers to Nazare’s vast expanse of beaches promised with ambient basking in the Portugal sun.

By Dan Beeson – Full Story at Gay Star News

Portugal Gay Travel Resources

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Casa Risa – Gay Owned Guesthouse in Mexilhoeira Grande, Portugal

Casa Risa Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Casa Risa is a gay owned guesthouse in Mexilhoeira Grande, Portugal, with a clothing-optional pool, with gardens and a jacuzzi. We are close to several gay nude beaches, and there were three restaurants within walking distance. There’s also train service close by.

See the Casa Risa Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Portugal

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