The Lido is the most famous bathing area in Funchal and is located in a rocky coastal area, in the western part of the city. With two saltwater swimming pools, renewed every day, the complex also has access by a set of steps to the ocean for those (...)
Anybody visiting modern Costa de Caparica can only experience difficulty in trying to imagine the small fishing village of squat houses and peaceful streets that existed just a short while ago. The last half of the 20th century saw this town undergo (...)
Costa de Caparica - Terras da Costa, Acácias e Medos
Following the town of Costa da Caparica comes an expanse of sands that goes on to cover an approximate 30 kilometres through as far as Fonte da Telha and which mostly falls within the Arriba Fóssil (Fossil Cliff) Protected Area of Costa de Caparica. (...)
One of the most famous of the Lagos region, Meia Praia runs over some 5 kilometres of sand between the Marina and the Alvor estuary, with the eastern extent known as São Roque Beach.In addition to being near the railway station, this Beach has means (...)
The natural pools of Carapacho are located in the southeast of the island of Graciosa, among black basalt rocks whose beautiful shapes are in sharp contrast with the blue of the sea. With good support facilities, it is a greatly appreciated (...)
Forming part of the Troia Peninsula, the Atlântica Beach is bordered by white sand dunes and the calm, clear sea. Sunbathers may also be lucky enough to spot a school of dolphins swimming just off the coast. Next to the beach, which features a full (...)
Praia Azul is an extensive sandy beach, completely ringed by the road that provides holidaymakers with access to this very pleasant leisure area, fully supplied with all the necessary equipment and support facilities. Blessed with a beautiful (...)
By the Serra d´el Rei, flanked by a golf course and right by the Lagoa de Óbidos lagoon, this calm and spacious Beach awaits. Its clear waters provide for excellent fishing while the force of the waves here ensures it is a favourite among surfers.
The Aberta Nova Beach is nature at its purest. Indeed, the large expanse of this Beach has survived broadly untouched by human activity even while there is a lifeguard and a café. Considered one of the best beaches in the region, the Aberta Nova (...)
Nestling between cliffs artistically sculpted out by the sea, Adraga Beach is a firm summer favourite but also enjoys a loyal off-season clientele. They come for the well-preserved and natural environment to which the rocks, grottoes and tunnels add (...)
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