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Best things to do in Ericeira Portugal - Rachel Covert - Surfers at Ribeira d'Ilhas by Borasurfarpt on Unsplash

Surfers at Ribeira d'Ilhas. Photo by Borasurfarpt on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Rachel Covert of Rachel Talks Money about Ericeira, Portugal. Rachel’s tips for the best things to do in Ericeira are awesome because she moved here after visiting many small towns along the Portugal coast. She loves the town’s unique local flavor and how its surfing draws visitors from around the world.

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Hotel Vila Galé Ericeira at sunset. Photo by Pitua Sutanto on Unsplash.

Ericeira, Portugal

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Ericeira Tourism Guide, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course.

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Home with pretty flowers.

Getting around Ericeira

The local airport is Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS), which is about a 30-minute drive to Ericeira. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Rachel says that, if you’re planning on staying in Ericeira, you don’t need to rent a car. However, if you want to venture outside of the city, renting a car makes it easier to explore the Portugal coast. For the best rental car offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

Best things to do in Ericeira Portugal - Rachel Covert - Fresh grilled fish for dinner

Fresh grilled fish for dinner.

Places we talked about on the Ericeira, Portugal podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Rachel Covert about Ericeira, Portugal. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Ericeira, Portugal
  • Green dots = best things to do in Ericeira, Portugal
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Ericeira, Portugal

Who is Rachel Covert?

Rachel Covert “retired” from her career as the VP of a women’s fashion brand at 36 after achieving financial independence. She quickly discovered that being fully retired in her 30s was a misguided goal and that she needed a career pivot instead of retirement.

After traveling the world for the better part of the year, she realized that her gift is to help people with their money and that women, in particular, are severely in need of financial education. Rachel launched her money coaching business, Electri FI Wealth, and has helped over 100 women build wealth and pay off debt without strict budgets!

Best things to do in Ericeira Portugal - Rachel Covert

Here are a few articles and podcast episodes she has been featured in:

You can connect with Rachel on her website and on Instagram.

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Click here to download our one-page guide of Rachel’s tips for Ericeira.

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This episode is brought to you, in part, by AwardWallet. Using airline miles and hotel points makes travel affordable, but keeping track of all of those loyalty programs can be a challenge. That’s why I use AwardWallet to track my miles and points balances, reservations, and special goodies like free hotel night certifications and airline companion passes.

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View of the city from above. Photo by Octavio Scholz on Pexels.

Stay tuned for our next episode

Listen to the next episode when Stephanie Antin of Almost Free Family Travel shares the best things to do in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. In this episode, Stephanie and I talk about attending the annual Grape Harvest Fiestas, riding on the Ruta del Vino Bike Ride, and exploring La Bufadora. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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