Old Portuguese women in local dress seduce beachcombers and tourists with their tantalizing display of "percebes." Percebes, a type of barnacle found on beachside rocks, are the perfect snack treat. These enterprising ladies will even show you how to suck the yummy goodness from the shell.
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The Way to Nazare
One of the loveliest towns I visited during a recent trip to Portugal, was the sleepy little beach town of Nazare. Located on the Atlantic about halfway between Lisbon and Porto, this tiny town looks like something from a bygone era. Local women wear traditional Nazare dress including skirts with many petticoats and black headdresses. Just local watching is worth the visit.