Luxury and boutique hotels in Santa Cruz
When to go
This side of Portugal is best experienced from April to September, when the weather is ideal for long stretches on the sand. This is the best time for fledgling surfers too, but those more experienced will find more consistently rideable waves from September.
PlanesFly in to Lisbon Airport, an hour’s drive away from Santa Cruz. There are direct flights to the capital from major hubs throughout Europe.
AutomobilesA car will come in handy for venturing out into the countryside or further along the coast, especially if you’re toting a surfboard about. Torres Vedras town is a 35-minute drive away and well worth visiting, too, so pick up a vehicle at the airport.