What to do?

Casa das Pintassilgas is a daytrip away from several interesting places. Beaches, natural parks, historic sites, shops, medieval and modern cities and villages: it is all within a one-hour car drive from Vidais!

Caldas da Rainha

Enjoyable shopping, visiting the daily fruit and grocery market, affordable dining, exploring the park, visiting the Ceramic Museum or filling your shopping basket in one of the many supermarkets: Caldas da Rainha offers it all!

Caldas is just a ten minutes' drive away from Vidais.

Beaches and boulevard

Vidais lies at the heart of the Silver Coast? You will find several beautiful beaches within a sort distance. In for sunbathing, diving and swimming or walking along one of the many boulevards? For sure, Foz do Arelho, Péniche, São Martinho do Porto and Nazaré will not disappoint you!


Undoubtedly, one of the hidden gems along the Silver Coast. Walk on the original walls of this medieval city, enjoy the breathtaking views or explore the narrow cobblestreets with its typical shops.

Obidos is about 15 minutes away by car from Vidais.

Walking and hiking

Bring along your walking shoes and explore the Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros where marked trails will lead you around. 

Just a 20 minutes' drive from Vidais. Rather stay around Casa da Pintassilgas? From our house, many unpaved roads will bring you through vineyards and orchards.

Salinas de Rio Maior

The century-old salt lakes of Rio Maior are definitely worth a visit. Finish your stay buying a bag of freshly dug salt or drinking the local liquer known as Ginja!

Just a 15 minutes' drive from Vidais.

The sanctuary of Fatima

Follow in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims when visiting the sanctuary of Fatima

About 50 minutes away from Vidais.

Monasteries as symbols of a glorious past

Visiting the famous monasteries of Alcobaça, Batalha and Tomar will almost literally throw you back at the times when Portugal ruled the world through its discoverers.

All monasteries are within a one-hour's drive from Vidais.


Capital city Lisbon is one hour away by car. On your bucket list: Alfama around the old castle, Baixo and Chiado, Belem with its references to the age of discovery and Sintra with its many castles and parks. Step in a museum, try the world famous pasteis de nata and finish your day with a seafood platter in Cacilhas.