Land of Vineyards and Sea
It is a territory bathed in intense sunlight and blessed with a gentle climate, creating a unique harmony between the countryside and coast, in a green expanse dotted with white houses, set against the vast blue ocean. The local inhabitants have a long tradition of hospitality, and maintain strong ties to both the land and the ancestral call of the sea.
Encompassing the municipalities of Alcobaça, Alenquer, Arruda dos Vinhos, Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Nazaré, Óbidos, Peniche, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Torres Vedras, this is a unique region, of modern rurality, united by a common cultural heritage and cemented by centuries of winegrowing and maritime and fishing traditions.
The development of the Oeste region has been powered by its proximity to Lisbon and its strategic location, close to other major urban centres.
Access to the Oeste region is now rapid and straightforward, via the A8 motorway (Lisboa/Leiria), (A17/A29 connecting to Porto), the A15 motorway (Óbidos/Santarém), and the IP6, A1 and A23 (the latter connecting to Spain). Any trip within the region is now a comfortable and pleasant experience.
Easy access to Lisbon and Porto International Airports also facilitates connections between the region and the main urban centres in Portugal and Europe.