Tips & Tricks
Praia do Guincho (beach) – located 24 minutes west of Lisbon, this is perhaps the most beautiful beach near the Portuguese capital. However, it is far more appropriate for windsurfing (and surfing) than for swimmers, since the waves can be rough. This explains the international windsurfing competitions that have been held here. This bus can […]
Praia da Barrinha (beach) – this is a local beach near Faro (located on the east end of the Ancão peninsula). This beach is accessible from the beach at Faro via a long wooden walkway or via boat (this beach has no buildings or road infrastructure). Activities typically conducted here include sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, surfing, […]
Praia do Tamariz (beach)(Estoril) — Located at the foot of the gardens leading up to Estoril Casino, Tamariz Beach was once known as Elegant Beach and graced by the high society that then spent their summers on the Estoril coast. It is still one of the most popular beaches given its central location and the […]
Ria Formosa Natural Park (near Olhão) – this park is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60 km along the Algarve coast, between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão.
Vale do Lobo (Vale do Lobo, 8135-864 Almancil) – this is a resort that has two golf courses (the Royal, and the Ocean). Located on Portugal’s southern coast (just 25 minutes west of Faro), both courses have seaside vistas (such as the Royal course’s 16th hole – which passes over cliff side ravines). Vale do […]
Praia da Galé (beach) — this beach is located to the west of Albufeira and runs round the Bay of Armação de Pera to the town. The western part is wide and open while the eastern end has more rocky outcrops, wonderful rock formation, caves and grottoes. The rock pools are always a hit with […]