The idyllic coastal area of South West Portugal is known as the Vicentina Coast and is a different part of the Algarve, where the preserved nature has a strong wild character, creating landscapes of breathtaking majesty.
DOMO SURFCAMP is located approx. 4 km north from Aljezur. Aljezur is a small village in western Algarve and for many, it’s considered one of the prettiest towns in the region. There you can discover and appreciate the typical houses of the Algarve’s rural architecture, and the colorful borders painted around windows setting off the white facades.
Aljezur is a land of ancient origins, attested by the many archaeological remains that have been found and can still be visited in the area. Its territory is inhabited since prehistoric times. There are some interesting landmarks to visit, like the Castle, the Mother Church and the Church of Mercy.
Aljezur was founded in the tenth century by the Arabs who remained there for five centuries until the Christian conquest and left important marks such as the castle, its cistern, the names of the places as well as many legends and folktales.
In the extreme South Western section of the park, Sagres is considered as the southwestern tip of Europe. The standing menhirs near Vila do Bispo, a few miles from Sagres and Cape St. Vincent, serve to remind us that the area as been used for religious purposes since Neolithic times. Make sure to visit the lighthouse in the Cape of São Vicente (Saint Vincent) and the nearby Sagres promontory, that housed the famous nautical school founded by the Infante D. Henrique in the 15th century that trained the pilots that would later discover the seven seas.
The beaches are highly popular amongst surfers and are the finest in the country.
Some of them long swathes of sand stretching into the distance, others smaller, framed by magnificent schist and limestone cliffs. The choppy sea produces a natural symphony of waves that serves as soundtrack to any surfer wildest dream.
Arrifana Beach is approximately 9 km from Aljezur. It is considered by many one of the best spots Vincentian Route as to offer and ideal for surf lovers. By the way, if you at anytime want to check the waves, just click here and follow Arrifana beach cam live with it’s unique landscape and beautiful blue ocean.
You can also go up to several viewpoints to contemplate the beach, it’s breathtaking cliffs and the sea with it’s clean, green and blue water tones. Although with difficult access, it is still possible to discover many other beaches that have been preserved in a virtually unspoilt state.
Portugal is a lot more than just surf, sun, sea and sand. It is also a fantastic food destination that is extremely rich in terms of flavours and variety of food. When you are in the Algarve, Portuguese food will be one of the many reasons that will make your stay memorable.
Take your time to discover the delicious traditional Portuguese cuisine. Since Portugal is a country where fishing and history are deeply intertwined, you can try vast amounts of fish dishes with recipes steeped in history.
Algarve cuisine is an interesting mix of seafood and meat dishes, which has been influenced by Portuguese culture and Arabic rulers. If you want a good place to try them out, relax and breathe some of the cultural atmosphere, you might want to head to a small family run restaurant.