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  • Vicentine Coast near Sagres

    One of the finest stretches of protected coast in Europe. Over 100 km of natural habitat from Porto Covo in the Alentejo, to Burgau in the Algarve

  • Parque Natural - Ria Formosa - Faro

    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

    Olhão
  • Ponta da Piedade - Lagos

    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 best way to appreciate it is by boat.

    Lagos
  • Ilha da Culatra from the air

    The car-free sandbank island of Culatra is a popular destination for day-trippers who come here to get away from the crowds on the Algarve mainland and to enjoy the calm waters and stunning beaches on offer here.

    The Ilha...

    Faro Olhão
  • Ilha Deserta beach - Faro

    Deservedly known as the "deserted island", Barreta is a narrow 7 km long sandbank off the coast of Faro. It is in fact the closest of a number of sandy islands that make up this stretch of coast. Forming part of the...

    Faro
  • Boca do Inferno, Cascais

    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. On a calm, sunny day it can be positively idyllic, however,...

    Cascais
  • Parque Florestal Monsanto - Lisbon

    Monsanto Forest Park (Parque Florestal Monsanto) is a large, protected forested area to the west of Lisbon which provides a welcome opportunity to relax away from the traffic and crowds of the city.

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    Lisbon
  • Sagres

    Also known as the Promontorium Sacrum (sacred promontory), Sagres Point is both geographically and historically significant. Once considered the end of the known world by many it is in fact neither the most westerly or southerly point of...

    Sagres
  • Arrabida Natural Park

    The Serra da Arrábida Natural Park (Parque Natural da Arrábida) covers an area of over 100 square kilometres and is only about a 30 minute drive south from the capital city of Lisbon. It was given protected status as a national...

    Sesimbra Setúbal
  • Cabo Espichel sunset

    The cape of Cabo Espichel is a windswept, rocky headland at the south-western tip of the land across the Tejo, around 40 kilometres south of Lisbon.  This is a wild, desolate spot, where giant waves crash against sheer, towering...

    Sesimbra

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