Small town, close to the beach, by car. A couple of small markets, a cafe/bakery with wifi (which we visited every day), restaurants, and shops were all within a short walking distance. We got to become familiar with several of the local people. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The town was also an easy distance for several day trips to Peniche, Berlenga Island, Obidos, Caldas da Rainha, Tomar, Leiria, Fatima, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, and Nazare.