The Best Hotels to Book in Nazaré for Surfers and Beach Lovers

Enjoy the forest setting and variety of accommodation options at Ohai Nazaré
Enjoy the forest setting and variety of accommodation options at Ohai Nazaré | Courtesy of Ohai Nazaré Outdoor Resorts / Expedia

We’ve sourced stylish stays for bed and board in Portugal‘s Silver Coast town of Nazaré – from chilled-out hostels to sea-view hideaways steps from the sand, they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

The name Nazaré is Portuguese for Nazareth – and the waves here reach biblical proportions. It’s no surprise that the resort is a hotspot for surfers, who flock to its sweep of golden sand to ride the huge breakers. There’s a lively summer beach scene here, plus a quaint old town packed with bars and restaurants. Naturally, there’s no shortage of hotels in Nazaré, but we’ve picked out the best for you.

1. Nazaré Hostel


Double bed with towels on wooden bedframe in room at Nazaré Hostel
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With its laid-back youthful vibe and decor inspired by local beach huts, Nazaré Hostel is one of the top spots to stay on a budget. It sits on a hillside on the northern edge of town, though still just a short stroll from the beach and a five-minute walk to bars and restaurants. You can choose from doubles, family rooms and mixed dorms, with sea views from upper-floor balconies. A shared kitchen and dining room also mean you can save on eating out.

2. Ohai Nazaré


Exterior of three lodges amid tall trees at Ohai Nazaré
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Situated a short drive out of town, this nature resort is set among one of the largest pine forest reserves in Europe. You can pick from a wide range of accommodation, from glamped up stilted bungalows and modern apartments to simply pitching your own tent. There’s loads of fun stuff, too, including a waterpark with slides, kids’ clubs and activities from horse riding to mountain biking. A glass-walled spa revives limbs after a day in the saddle.

3. Tipping Point North Beach Nazare

Bed and Breakfast

Green sofa and table in living space at Tipping Point North Beach Nazaré
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This friendly bed and breakfast sits in a residential zone of the Sítio da Nazaré neighbourhood, the elevated plateau north of town. They offer three guest rooms, all on the first floor, with two bathrooms shared between them. A daily self-service breakfast is offered, which guests can enjoy together around a large dining table. The Norpark waterpark is a short stroll away, and the gorgeous North Beach is also within easy walking distance.

4. Guilhim Guest House


Double bed and two armchairs in a brown-and-white-toned room at Guilhim Guest House
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Part of a triple-tiered apartment building that backs onto a pretty pine forest, Guilhim Guest House offers a choice of three suites. All have been stylishly modernised, with big beds and comfy seating areas, plus one includes a kitchen for self-catering. While it’s on the edge of town, it’s a short drive to the centre and beaches or a pleasant 10 minutes by bike.

5. Quinta Amarela


Kitchenette, sofa, single bed and small portable TV in suite at Quinta Amarela
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The low-rise Quinta Amarela finds itself in a quiet residential neighbourhood on the outskirts of Nazaré, though less than a five-minute drive into town. There are three cosy, home-style rooms to choose from – a double, a suite and studio apartment. Each can sleep up to three guests and has access to a shared lounge and kitchen if you’re looking to self-cater.

6. Villamar Style Maison

Bed and Breakfast

Double bed with two bedside tables and lamps in a room at Villamar Style Maison
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A snazzy swimming pool terrace is a highlight of this angular piece of architecture, aided by a poolside cocktail bar and abundance of sun loungers. Bright and breezy rooms all open onto balconies, and some have direct access to the pool area. You can start the day with an American-style breakfast, before strolling to Nazaré’s long sandy beach, just five minutes away on foot.

7. Hotel Mar Bravo


Dining area with many tables and seats, plus a view of the beach from the window at Hotel Mar Bravo
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When it comes to seafront settings, few hotels in Nazaré can compare to Hotel Mar Bravo. Its position on the corner of Sousa Oliveira Square puts it literally steps from the sand. Guest rooms are bright and contemporary with thoughtful touches such as beach towels and sun hats. A little more outlay gets you spectacular views over the beach and neighbouring cliffs. There’s an ocean-view restaurant, too, where tasting menus take you on a culinary journey around the region.

8. Zulla Nazaré's Surf Village


Outdoor pool area with two pools - both with a handrail - and a hot tub at Zulla Nazarés Surf Village
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Founded by two professional bodyboarders, this fun and friendly holiday complex has everything surfing enthusiasts will need during their stay. Accommodation includes shared dorms, apartments and regular rooms, all finished in simple contemporary styling. Zulla Terrace is a great place to hang out and share surfing stories, while the on-site surf school offers both private and group lessons to get you riding those waves in style.

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