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Summer isn’t summer in Portugal without its typical seafood festivities and feasts, shared with friends and family around a long table. We can jump in the car and drive for miles to the seafood festival in a coastal village, we can head to the seafood restaurant across the street or we can invite (or be invited) to a homemade Mariscada (seafood feast). It can be a weekend lunch, it can happen after a beach day on vacation or after work, especially on a Friday night. There’s no better way to say goodbye to the week and say hello to the weekend...

For most Portuguese, Summer means one thing, and one thing only: beach time!
As soon as the weather starts warming up, everyone starts yearning to sink their feet in the warm sand and get that perfect tan. However, a Portuguese day at the beach can be very particular in its rituals. So, if you want to learn how to enjoy a day of sun and sea like a born and bred local, grab your beach towel and umbrella, slather on some sunscreen, and follow this yummy and fun filled guide for a perfect trip to your chosen beach...