Category Archives: Sintra

Portugal – July 2009 (Part 1)

We spent our honeymoon in Portugal, combing a few days in Lisbon, followed by a week in the Algarve.

We stayed just outside Lisbon in Cascais at the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa ( which was fantastic.

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t great for the few days we were there.  We decided to spend the afternoon in Sintra which was gorgeous.  After a few hours admiring the various palaces, we decided to check out the beach.

Praia da Ursa

Traveling back down the N247 from Sintra to Cascais we paid a visit to Praia da Ursa.  Unfortunately the weather was poor and very windy so we gave it a miss.  The photos below show how beautiful it is though! Oh well, maybe next time!