Best of Sagres

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Sagres
The small settlement in the western Algarve is famous for its rugged sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world views. Sagres’ biggest landmark is the imposing 16th-century Fortaleza de Sagres, built to guard the coast. Most people visit the region to experience the wild beauty here, including windswept beaches and craggy shores pounded by waves. The tiny town (with a population of around 2,000 inhabitants) has some attractive lodging and dining options, the best of which overlook the water. 

If you’re new to surfing or want to hone your skills, Sagres is a great place to take a lesson. You’ll find waves for all levels just outside of town. Scenic walks just up the coast take you along the clifftop trails of the Vicentine Coast Nature Reserve, passing dramatic overlooks and secluded beaches along the way. You can also take boat trips in the area, with excursions focusing on the area’s marine life. 
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Sagres, Algarve
Map of Portugal: the Algarve Region - 7 Days
Portugal: the Algarve Region - 7 Days

Explore the sensational Algarve on this comprehensive seven-day itinerary that takes you all around Portugal famed region. You'll have ample time in Faro, the Algarve's main hub, and will travel out to see incredible nature parks, tiny towns off-the-beaten-path, and a collection of the best beaches in all of Portugal. Enjoy breathtaking views from coastal cliffs, tackle world-famous surf breaks, wander cobblestone streets in centuries-old towns, or relax on the warm sands of this beautiful region.

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Map of Best of Portugal, from Porto to Algarve - 8 Days
Best of Portugal, from Porto to Algarve - 8 Days

This tour mixes Portugal's vibrant cities with the incredible natural scenery of the Algarve region, starting with guided tours of Porto and Lisbon's hilly and historic neighborhoods. Enjoy a day trip to the Douro Valley for a tasting of the region's wine and port varietals, then head south to Algarve to explore its water sports, preserved coastal parks, and endless coastline filled with sandy beaches and rock formations. Spend hours relaxing on the beach, hiking along the coast, or meandering the historic fishing villages, all before watching dramatic sunsets and experiencing the area's exceptional nightlife.

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