The area that extends west from the vastness of the Atlantic beaches and the Massif de Montejunto, is bounded on the north by towering limestone mountains of Serra de Aire and lamps and the green spot ancestor of the pine forest of Leiria, south by the Tagus Valley and its areas alluvial. It is an especially fertile area for the production of wine and fruit, such as Pêra Rocha do Oeste (PDO – Protected Designation of Controlled Origin). Towns and villages of the region combine the beautiful scenery of the seaside and the most striking architectural monuments of Portuguese history from the route of the Gothic Monastery of Alcobaça, elected in 2007 one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, the enigmatic medieval town of Obidos, always active and dynamic, through the historic center and spa of Caldas da Rainha, by the strengths of the Torres Vedras held the III French Invasion.
One zone sui generis and full of diversity, divided between the geometry of cuts and agricultural landscape of wild nature, with locations of high environmental value as the Natural Reserve of the Archipelago Berlengas – Biogenetic Reserve of Europe – where it is possible to observe birds in their natural habitat, or a jagged coastline that hides the beautiful beaches of golden sand, like Nazareth, Santa Cruz, Peniche, Foz do or Sao Martinho do Porto. The cuisine of the West brings together the flavors in many marine and excellent restaurants of Nazareth, Peniche, Torres Vedras and other municipalities of the Coast.
The traditional desserts convent is one of the richest in the country, as evidenced by bundles of eggs and cavacas Caldas, bread-cake of Alfeizerão and bean cakes from Torres Vedras.