Best Local Tips

Zurich | Switzerland

Everyone that likes to be active, but not alone, try out the platform and app spontacts.com and meet people alike for all sorts of activities. This is widely used in Switzerland.

 

LOCAL TIP by Oli – Zurich

 

Uzès - Provence | France

You need to visit the farmers’ market with regional providers in Saint-Quentin-La-Poterie. Here you will find fresh vegetables, fruits, wine, olive oil, herbs of Provence and many other things.

 

LOCAL Tip von Natascha – Provence

 

Saint-Tropez | France

People that love fish dishes need to try the incredible delicious “Bouillabaisse” (fish soup) at the traditional restaurant “Chez Camille” right next to the known beach “Plage Pampelonne”!

 

LOCAL TIP by Laurent – Saint-Tropez

 

Barcelona | Spain

For a small snack during the day, it is best to go the market “Mercat Santa Caterina Barcelona”” and sit on the counter of “La Torna”. You can watch the cook and staff prepare delicious authentic meals and tapas for affordable prices. The singing by the cooks is for free however.

 

LOCAL TIP by David – Barcelona

 

Andalusia | Spain

Cabo de Gata: a must see is the former goldmine “Rodalguilar”, the inactive volcano “Pico de los Frailes” and the pink Flamingos (!) at the “Salinas del Cabo de Gata”

 

Organic Market & Food in Marbella: great for vegetarians, vegans and people that love fresh, healthy organic food

 

LOCAL TIPS by Frank – Andalusia

 

West Algarve - Sagres | Portugal

For all surfers and those that want to become surfers: the surf shop “Surfers Lab” has all equipment you need for surfing and you can get the best pro boards including Channel Island Al Merricks (Jan could not resist) and Firewire boards. Miguel and his colleagues are super nice and will give you great tips all around surfing and where to go for best conditions.

 

LOCAL TIP by Miguel – West Algarve – Sagres

 

Lisbon | Portugal

Pasteis de Belem: a little bit outside of the city and despite the long lines this place is a must because this is where you the the „real“ Pasteis de Nata

 

LOCAL TIP by Lana – Lisbon

 

Convida Magazine: small A5-sized shopping and leisure guide for Lisbon with many current tips and trends in the city in English. You can get it in many boutiques and stores

 

LOCAL TIP by myself 🙂 – Lisbon

 

Cacilhas: authentic fishermen’s village on the other side of the river Tejo that offers a number of small fish restaurants with great fish dishes. Best reached with a short ferry ride for a couple of Euros

 

LOCAL TIPP by André – Lisbon

 

Bairro Alto Hotel:  the roof terrace of this hotel is just perfect for a sundowner. The day can’t end much better than with a chilled Gin & Tonic (or whatever you prefer) and a view over the roofs of Lisbon and the sun setting in the distance

 

LOCAL TIP by myself 🙂 – Lisbon

 

Cascais | Portugal

In the centre of town in Cascais, visitors can rent free beach bikes and take the bike-path along the coast all the way to Guincho Beach. Headwind is free as well

 

LOCAL TIP by Pedro – Cascais

 

Porto & Douro Valley | Portugal

Base Porto“ is a bar and café located in Porto’s historical center, right near Clérigos Tower. It is on a lovely rooftop garden and offers a number of daytime and sunset activities, such as concerts and video installations.

 

LOCAL TIP von Bernado – Porto & Douro Valley

Biarritz | France

A real insider tip is to watch the sunsets on the cliffs right behind the lighthouse at the north end of Biarritz. Although the path to get there is closed off, the locals just climb over the barriers and so do we. We enjoy a “bottle” of local red wine with an incredible sunset in front of us.

 

LOCAL TIP by Lora

 

The best fresh Oysters you can find the the small restaurant  „La Cabane á Huitre“– authentic and run by a family. 

 

LOCAL TIP by Karl the Fisherman

Nantes | France

Nantes can easily be explored on bicycle. Just go to one of the many bike stations “Bicloo”, register and rent a bike for as long as you like. The first 30 minutes are for free.

 

LOCAL TIP by me

 

Pass Nantes: use this pass to experience a number of museums, expositions and public transportation for a flat fee or reduced prices. Get the pass a the tourism office. More info at www.nantes-tourismo.com

 

LOCAL TIP by me

 

A visit to the Atlantic: you can take a short drive to see the historic middle ages town “Guerande” and the beach area Batz-sur-Mer, also a place to surf

 

LOCAL TIP by Patrice

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