Minutes in Escaroupim
In a somewhat remote area on the south bank of the Tagus, accessible by secondary roads, there is a small village, where the river and its islands provide a landscape of great beauty.
The village was created around 100 years ago by a group of fishermen from the beach of Vieira de Leiria, who went there in the winter, substituting the dangerous work at sea for the safety of the river.
Despite being remote, the land was discovered by tourism, and today fishing is complemented by boat trips on the river, with large or small boats, with variable duration and length.
Fishermen’s huts are a cheerful decorative element of guaranteed authenticity.
In the village there’s a restaurant that we didn’t enter.