The day starts with a view from your balcony, either over the Atlantic blue sea or the green Algarve mountains. This journey started last night upon arrival at Faro's international airport on a direct flight over most of the main cities in Europe.
After a relaxing night in one of our beautiful hotels, today we're headed to Sagres to visit the Fortress and St. Vincent's cape and lighthouse, the most south western point of mainland Europe. Next time, we'll take some time to enjoy an amazing sunset in this magical place.
Sagres Fortress was built by Prince Henry the Navigator in the 15th century as a nautical school to start the Portuguese Discoveries of Brazil, Africa and the nautical routes to India and Asia - it’s a place of great historical and symbolic value.
St. Vincent´s lighthouse, at the cape, stands at a former medieval convent. The legend says it housed the mortal remains of São Vicente (St Vincent). The lighthouse has one of the brightest lights, visible up to 60 miles.
Heading north along the coast through the Vicentine Coast Nature Park to Aljezur we will discover the unspoiled beautiful and famous surfing beaches like Amado, Carrapateira, Arrifana and Odeceixe as well as enjoying some of the most stunning scenarios of our region, exploring by foot Rota Vicentina, one of Europes’s Leading Quality Trails.
For more info check these guides:
Algarve Beach Guide
Estimated travelling time:
Faro - Sagres » 1H20m
Sagres - Odeceixe » 1H