Foz do Arelho

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Foz do Arelho
Foz do Arelho is one of sixteen civil parishes (parishes) in the municipality of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, located 8 km west of Caldas da Rainha, in the Northwest end of the council, and is bounded north by the Atlantic Ocean and by the parish of Serra do Bouro. By South is delimited by the ocean basin of Obidos Lagoon (Óbidos Lagoon) and the parish of Nadadouro. East of the border between the Serra do Bouro and Nadadouro and West by the ocean basin of Óbidos Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.
Tourism
Situated at the mouth of the north side of the lagoon Foz do Arelho has been a much-loved destination for the jaded Lisbon city-dweller. Leading inland from the enormous wave-pounded beach is the tranquil Obidos lagoon which in days gone by stretched as far as the fortified town. Now it is the place of work of many clammers who extract the delicious local clams which can be found in the restaurants within the town. The beach-side bars offer views over the Atlantic and the lagoon and offer first-class service. A wonderful place to watch the sunset.
Gastronomy
Traditionally appreciated for the excellence and quality of its products, the Costa del Plata Gastronomy has its exponent in seafood and fish. The richness of the Costa de Prata is linked to the largest concentration of crustaceans in the country which allows to make the most varied fish dishes and other "seafood".

The fish of the Silver Coast have their greatest expression in the area between Peniche and Foz do Arelho. Peniche because it has a fish port where every day several boats arrive full of captured fish and two specimens deserve mention: the sea bream and the sea bass. The Silver Coast area of ​​Foz do Arelho and Óbidos Lagoon, the magnificent 6km long and 2.5km wide Lagoon, 5km away from the village of Óbidos, are two famous places for fishing. The Lagoon, due to its natural and natural characteristics, provides the capture of different molluscs and several fish, among them: eels, clams, sea bass, mullet, crabs, cuttlefish and mussels.

The fish stew is an identifiable gastronomic dish of the Silver Coast due to its freshness and variety of fish. Thousands of national and international tourists look for this delicious sea-flavored in Peniche.


Also famous on the Silver Coast are the Sweets. The existence of ancient monasteries and monasteries impresses with confection of sweets to the taste of the tradition that is completed with the famous wines and cognac of the region. The richness of the parties and family rituals allow the appearance of several popular sweets, which deserve a special mention: Beans Cakes from Torres Vedras, Pastry Cakes from Peniche, Egg Rolls, Cavacas and Kisses from Caldas da Rainha, Bobo Cake of Rio Cigars majors, "Horseshoe" and many others.
Weather
The best time to travel to Foz do Arelho in Portugal is from April to October, when a pleasant or hot temperature and very little precipitation. The highest average temperature in Foz do Arelho is 28 ° C in August and the lowest average of 15 ° C in January. The water temperature is between 16 ° C and 22 ° C. The weather and climate of Foz do Arelho is suitable for a sunny holiday. Weather conditions are inviting to surf all year round.
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