Considering a trip to Ericeira? This is a great place for digital nomads, especially when combined with a trip to Lisbon. Here are the best places to stay, coffee shops, coworking spaces and things to do in Ericeira.
Digital Nomad Communities in Ericeira
The number of digital nomad communities in Ericeira is growing. Outsite Ericeira usually has long term guests, and there are many more remote workers residing in the town.
Coworking spaces and cafes with WiFi in Ericeira
Best Cafes with Wifi in Ericeira:
- The Mill
- Casa das Três
- O Pãozinho Das Marias
- Bowls - Surf Cafe
- Magic Quiver
Lisbon favorite The Mill has another location in Ericeira! Here, you can enjoy the same delicious third-wave coffee made famous by the Lisbon location. There are loads of menu options with an Australian touch, including vegetarian choices. There’s a good amount of seating, both indoors and outdoors.
This specialty coffee shop has you covered for caffeinated beverages. They’ve got everything from specialty espresso drinks to pour over coffee to various teas...even bubble tea! They also have a great variety of foods for each meal, and many vegan options.
Have a sweet tooth? Head to O Pãozinho Das Marias for delicious pastries to go along with your coffee, including traditional Portuguese Pastel de nata, which is a delicious custard tart. There’s plenty of outdoor seating where you can enjoy your sweets al fresco.
For classic coffee and specialty coffee in a laid back spot, you’ll love this Surf Cafe which has a nice covered patio for outdoor seating. As the name suggests, you can also get bowls here. You can make your own acai, yogurt, or poke bowl. As for coffee, they have your traditional espresso drinks as well as more unique options like passion fruit iced macchiato or a fig and honey latte.
What's the WiFi like in Ericeira?
In Outsite, the download speed is 94mbps. You can also find plenty of coffee shops to work from. Wifi connections are generally stable around Ericeira, however some cafes have much slower connections - check before you pick your space.
Day Trips from Ericeira
Peniche is a unique seaside city peninsula about an hour north of Ericeira. Aside from being a prime surf spot with huge waves, this fishing town is charming and has plenty to explore...and tons of fresh seafood to be eaten! You can also explore the Peniche Fortress if you’re into history. Off the coast of Peniche is a set of tiny islands that make up the Berlengas Natural Reserve. Take a boat over and check out all the unique wildlife. You can even snorkel or scuba dive here to see the marine wildlife up close.
Sintra is a must see, and it’s only about 30 minutes away from Ericeira. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s breathtaking whether or not you’re super into history. The city filled with palaces, castles, and other amazing historical architectural structures. Pena Palace and Castelo dos Mouros are two of the most famous ones to explore. The whole area is truly magical, and it has a totally different vibe than Ericeira or Lisbon. There are plenty of guided tours you can sign up for if you’d like to get the inside scoop on what you’re seeing from an expert.
- Check Out Nearby Beaches
Take advantage of being on the coast and check out some other beaches. You don’t have to travel far for a change of scenery! Praia de São Julião and Praia da Foz do Lizandro are just a bit south of central Ericeira, and are favorites among surfers because it has some consistently huge waves. Praia da Foz do Lizandro has a really big sandy area as well which is great for sunbathing. Further north are Praia dos Coxos and Praia de São Lourenço, which–you guessed it–are also great for experienced surfers. At all of these beaches you can find surf rentals and usually beach chair and umbrella rentals, as well.
Best beaches near Ericeira:
- Praia da Foz do Lizandro
- Praia dos Coxos
- Praia de São Lourenço
- Praia de São Julião
Gyms and yoga studios in Ericeira
- CrossBox Ericeira
This is a CrossFit box, 5 minutes from Outsite Ericeira by car.
- Ericeira Yoga Studio
This is a modern yoga studio, just a 5 minute walk from Outsite Ericeira.
Shopping and groceries in Ericeira
Loja da Amélia is a local grocery store, 3 minutes walk from Outsite Ericeira. There is also a butcher and fish monger on the same square. If you'd prefer to use a large supermarket, Continente is a 10 minute walk up hill. This is a bigger supermarket, where you can find all of your groceries, toiletries and some homewares.
Health food stores
You can find nuts, seeds, grains and some nut butters in the organic market Be U - Organic Market.
Visas for Portugal
For US citizens, no visa is required for stays under 90 days. For Europeans, Portugal is part of the The Schengen Area, making it extra simple for citizens from Schengen Area counties to travel to Portugal.
Read our guide to digital nomad visas.
Safety: Is Ericeira Safe?
Portugal is considered to be a very safe country, and Ericeira is very safe as well. However, you should always keep your wits about you and be aware of your surroundings to be cautious.
Cost: Is Ericeira expensive?
Portugal is one of the more affordable countries in Western Europe, which makes life a little easier for digital nomads. Cost of living in Ericeira, including groceries and eating out, is relatively low.
Getting Around Ericeira
Since Ericeira is pretty small, it’s easy to get around. The town is very walkable, and you’ll love wandering the cobblestone streets. You can also rent a car or take the bus to nearby beaches and cities if you need to travel a bit further. Uber is readily available, as well.