Literally translated, Boca do Inferno means the "Mouth of Hell". Whether this coastal rock formation near Cascais actually lives up to its name largely depends on the sea conditions.
Located around 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of Peniche is the rugged Berlengas Archipelago. This collection of 3 little islands, named Estelas, Farilhões and Berlenga, is virtually uninhabited, well, except for about a million seabirds!
The Ria Formosa estuary forms a complex of lagoons,marshes and salty areas. The park which extends 60Km along the coast provides habitats to a wide range of wildlife
The Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park is a huge swathe of the coast of Southern Portugal taking in much of the Atlantic coasts of the Algarve and Alentejo.
The sea cliffs on the western edge of Lagos create the fantastical rock formation of Ponta da Piedade. Access to this ensemble of grottoes and sea arches is via hundreds of steps cut into the cliffs. However, the berst way to appreciate it is by boat.
The southwestern-most point of continental Europe is both geographically and historically significant. It is the site of Henry the Navigator's 15th century fortress and also the Rosa dos Ventos, a 43 metre compass laid out on the ground.