Silver Coast wireless holidays
The area around the Obidos Lagoon and Caldas da Rainha are now
well served as wireless holiday centres for the Silver Coast
Click here for an image of the Lagoon
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Eight wireless hot spots (points of access to the internet) were
installed recently in Caldas da Rainha, permitting free of
charge use of the internet. With another two in Obidos, that
makes ten hot spots local to Lagoa do Obidos.
The program Oeste Digital of the Association of Municipalities
of the Oeste (AMO) has already started spending 229 thousand
euros for 54 hot spots and free media newsstands to serve the
councils of Alcobaca, Torres Vedras, Alenquer, Caldas, Lourinha,
Bombarral, Cadaval, Obidos, Nazare, Peniche, Arruda dos Vinhos
and Sobral de Monte Agraco. In Alcobaca there are nine hot
spots, in Torres Vedras twelve, Alenquer has six and Peniche and
Lourinha possess four. Obidos Nazare and Arruda dos Vinhos each
have two. Sobral de Monte Agraco has one.
In Caldas the eight hot spots are the fruit market square, the
old fish market square (5 de Outobro), the court house square,
the sports park swimming pools, the library, the arts centre,
Expoeste and the cycling Museum. Although the cycling museum
point of access is being moved to the central park and boating
lake area to give greater coverage.
AMO organised 47 free access multimedia newsstands for those who
do not have a portable computer near the hot spots. In Caldas
the newsstand will be in Rua das Montras, behind the "ex-Pacos
The Caldas council also want to create the first wireless car
park of the city. There are already many people using the youth
centre point of access from inside their cars to get the
internet in comfort.