From Tróia to Sines the coast is a continuous stretch of golden sand, with pleasant beaches such as those of Galé, Melides and Santo André. From the port of Sines southwards, this natural paradise of sand and sea reaches on past Porto Covo, Milfontes, Almograve and Zambujeira do Mar.
But there is more to the Alentejo coast than just the beaches. The waves here are ideal for surfing and other water sports, and if you want to learn you can take lessons at the renowned water sport centre Surf Alentejo in Santo André. Diving is another popular pursuit because the ocean is so rich in marine life. If you’re in the Milfontes area, you can learn to dive at the famous Alentejo Divers’ Centre.
Freshwater canoeing is another active option, and can be enjoyed on the lagoons of Melides and Santo André, at the Santa Clara-a-Velha reservoir lake and on the River Mira.
On land you’ll discover the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Nature Park, where you can take beautiful walks along the coast starting from São Torpes. If you prefer, you can travel on horseback, by mountain bike or jeep.
And if you want to do something even more adventurous, paragliding is very popular on some of the cliffs and hills.
Finally, for something completely different, try a journey to Africa in the Alentejo and go on safari in Badoca Park.