Ericeira is seaside town and fishing community on the western coast of Portugal. It stands about 35 km from Lisbon, the capital. The population in 2011 was 10,260, so it’s a town to relax and enjoy some quiet time by the beach. The most visited beaches in Ericeira are Ribeira d'Ilhas, Fishermen's Beach, Foz do Lizandro and Praia do Sul. Ericeira can be considered as Europe's Surf Mecca, due to the coastline conditions which are perfect for the practice of Surf. It’s also home for Ericeira's World Surfing Reserve, the first in Europe and the second in the world.
Can I visit Ericeira from the main cities in Portugal?
Portugal is a small country, which is good news for tourists who want to explore the whole country in one single trip. You can go from Ericeira to Lisbon in less than an hour, since they’re only 49.3 km apart. If you’re visiting the pastel-colored villas and palaces of Sintra, you might want to go surf, since the distance from Ericeira to Sintra is 23.7 km, a half-hour ride by car. If you’re enjoying some Porto wine, you will spend a bit more to see Ericeira, since the distance from Ericeira to Porto is 315.4 km (a 3 hour car ride).
How to visit the surf town of Ericeira using Worldpackers?
You can explore and discover the best beach in Ericeira by doing work exchange with Worldpackers in Portugal. To exchange work for accommodation in a hostel in Ericeira you can start by making a profile with your best skills and the ones you wanna learn. Then, you can check our list of hosts. Once you find the perfect place, you can schedule a trip by becoming a member of the Worldpackers community.