Protected along most of its length by strict environmental laws, the Costa Vicentina, as it is known, has no big developments to speak of and its few small towns (Porto Covo, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujeira do Mar, Odeceixe and Aljezur) barely disturb the sleepy status quo. Its remarkable beaches – wide and wild, all dunes and cliffs and big Atlantic waves – are some of the loveliest in the world.
After a convenient hotel pickup, follow your guide through Costa Vicentina, one of the biggest pearls of Portugal.
Our tour starts driving by The 25 de Abril Bridge, the suspension bridge is one of Lisbon’s most notable landmarks as it spans the River Tagus at the narrowest point.
Inserted in the privileged Natural Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina, the peaceful village of Porto Côvo has managed, over the years, to preserve all the traditional features that give it such beauty. With the blue sea as a backdrop, Porto Côvo surrounds us with its beautiful landscapes, whether of magnificent beaches or of typical Alentejo plains.
Vila Nova de Milfontes is considered by many to be the Princess of Alentejo as it is surrounded by unique Atlantic beauty. Enjoy the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, try the rich local cuisine and venture out on the magnificent routes along the most preserved coast in Europe, composed of kilometers of unparalleled beaches.
Between Almograve and Zambujeira do Mar is the westernmost point of the Alentejo coast. Guarded by a lighthouse, sentinel of Cabo Sardão, this is a place of absolute reconciliation with the land and sea landscape.
You will taste delicious Portuguese food in a typical truly Portuguese restaurant and away from the tourist restaurants.
Zambujeira do Mar is beautiful, with its wonderful beaches and fishing ports. Perched on a cliff, it becomes a natural viewpoint to the incredible Ocean. It is located along the western coast of Alentejo, south of Cabo Sardão, with a coast dotted by small cliffs and beaches of fine white sand.
This idyllic village is sited over a beautiful valley, almost resembling like a colourful drawing. Classified as one of the 7 Wonders – Beaches in Portugal, the Odeceixe beach, located at the northern end of the municipality of Aljezur, has the particularity of containing a river beach, as it is limited to the east and to the north by Ribeira de Seixe, which borders with Alentejo.
The beach has a high quality landscape and biodiversity, being able to enjoy a landscape of rare and enormous beauty from the top of the cliffs.
Aljezur is simply beautiful. It is simple, calm and beautiful. From this little town, I highlight its beautiful surroundings, integrated in a region that has less than 6000 inhabitants. To contextualize, this is considered the best Region of sweet-potato production. At Monte Clérigo beach, a vast stretch of sand heads northward and, to the south, an interesting rocky platform emerges at low tide, revealing the intertidal marine life. The descent to the beach affords a magnificent, panoramic view of the coastline and the hamlet.