Way to the South West
Designated by Costa Vicentina, the stretch of coastline between Odeceixe and Burgau, is well known by nature lovers. With 400 kilometers of footbridges, breathtaking views and beaches with European recognition, it is undoubtedly a dream route to truly know the beauty of Portugal.
Known for the friendly fishing population and small white houses, Porto Covo is composed of beautiful hidden beaches. About 250 meters from the coast you can see the abandoned Pessegueiro Island, historical due to its vestiges of Roman occupation.
Vila Nova de Milfontes
Famous for its beaches, Vila Nova de Mil Fontes is the perfect place for those who practice water sports, or for those who are only seeking to enjoy a good sunny day. Outside of the beach, you can also visit Fortaleza built in 1602 as a defense against pirate attacks and the beautiful Cabo Sardão Lighthouse.
Zambujeira do Mar
Nature and sport tourism are the most sought after activities of this region, integrated in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo. In addition to beaches that blow your mind this region is recognized by its regional festival, Sudoeste.
Located in a bay surrounded by high cliffs and with local homes sloping almost at the water’s edge, Arrifana Beach is a good example of the harmony between humans and nature. The ancient ruins of the old fortress make this place even more special.
With the idea of having a geo strategic place, with almost 360º degrees facing the atlatinc ocean, Infante D. Henrique, set the foundations of what would be a village of capital importance for the country.
Sagres was created in 1519, through the division of the municipality of Vila do Bispo.
King Sebastian was known to also have spent time here, listening to music near the cliffs and by the sea. Some said the King was enchanted by the landscape of Sagres.
Apart from history, you can visit the many beaches that surround this sea village.