The tourism in this region brings you into contact with nature and calls on values linked to the conservation of the rich natural heritage. The climate is mild and sunny nearly all year through and in the summer the weather is ideal for great days on the beach.
Between Odeceixe and Sagres we can easily forget that we are in the Algarve, due to the huge differences between the east and central parts of the Algarve and the western part. Here the Costa Vicentina Natural Park is located, an extension of the Alentejo coast. The city of Lagos marks the dividing line between these two so different Algarves.
There are nearly deserted beached waiting for you, sheltered by the towering cliffs and with difficult, but not impossible, access routes.
This difficulty has surely contributed to the fact that these beaches have remained almost wild, with golden sand bathed by the Atlantic Ocean that provides us here with an example of its power.
The beach at Arrifana, with its waves and almost 1km of sand, is considered by many to be the most beautiful of the Costa Vicentina’s beaches. A little further south, the beach at Amado is already a must-visit for surfers. Young children will love a donkey ride in the Monte Velho Nature Resort.