Home
Sports & Leisure in the Algarve Eating out & shopping in the Algarve Health & Wellness in the Algarve Algarve Directory
Hotels, Holiday Resorts, Villas & Apartments in the Algarve Flights & car hire Algarve Country & People Cities & surrounding in the Algarve
Headline
country
The Algarve
Climate & Weather
Events
Landscapes
The Algarvian Coast
Costa Vicentina
Virtual Tour
Beaches
Bird Watching
Video Costa Vicentina
Serra de Monchique
Ria Formosa
Sapal de Castro Marim
Natural Reserves
Rio Guadiana
Specialties
Beaches
The Algarvians
Places of Interest
Literature
Algarve A - Z
click to enlarge
Cabo São Vicente
click to enlarge
Bay with sandy beach near Odeceixe

The Costa Vicentina
The western coast of the Algarve

The Algarvian western coast between Cabo de São Vicente near Sagres and Odexeice, bordering to the Alentejo

The so-called "Costa Vicentina", the western coast of the Algarve stretches over more than 60 km from Cape St.Vincent, the south-western most corner of the European continent, to Odeceixe on the Algarve-Alentejo border. The rugged rocks of the steep coast are interrupted by small sandy bays. The climate is harsher than other parts of the Algarve and the surging swell from the Atlantic is spectacular, attracting surfers and paragliders in particular.

Around Vila do Bispo and Raposeira, neolithic menhires have been found, human footprints which are almost 5000 years old. In historical times this area was already considered sacred as the end of the known world.

The landscape is still generally unspoilt by the tourism and rich in flora and fauna species. The Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e da Costa Vicentinawith 70.000 ha it is one of Portugal's largest natural reserves. The Reserva Biogenética de Sagres between Cabo de São Vicente and Ponta de Sagres there is a unique ecological system, which attracts ornithologists from all over the world during the Autumn.
Menhir near Vila do Bispo
Moorish castle on the hilltop in Aljezur
Please join us for a tour around the Costa Vicentina

 
About Print
Imprint Photo Gallery
English Português Deutsch
News
OLIMAR
Einer der besten Partner für Portugal Reisen

Search
  

THE ALGARVE FROM A TO Z
SITEMAP

Emerald Club
English Português Deutsch eCards
imprint about search print
top