Alentejo is situated in the south central region of Portugal about an hour south of Lisbon and just North of the Algarve . “Costa Vincentina” as the Portuguese call it, is a great place to relax, enjoy the nature and dream.The climate here is close to the Algarve with warm summers and dry winters.
Small coves and beaches backed by sand dunes really allow you to see the coastline in pristine condition. Most of the area is part of the natural park and so it will remain protected in the future. Some of Portugal’s most beautiful scenery is here and most of the beach users are fishermen, surfers, windsurfers, and hikers.
This part of Portugal is full of small fishing villages and town squares where the locals gather to talk about the days events.
One of the most popular villages is Vila Nova de Milfontes which brings together an ideal blend of amenities to supplement a day on the beach. Coffee shops, restaurants and surf shops all give an upmarket but laidback feel Some of the better beaches are often found down dirt tracks - great examples of some super beaches are “Malhão”, near the village of Vila Nova or “Arrifana” near the town of Aljezur - deep in the centre of one of Europe’s biggest natural parks. In winter you can have most of the place to yourself.
Enjoy a peaceful walk or sit on the terrace listening to the birds. Once summer arrives it all changes and bars open in places that look like they were abandoned years ago. The villages are very clean and all the properties are traditionally white and blue.