Costa Vicentina Localities

Image gallery of the most important cities, villages and other places in the Costa Vicentina, the unspoilt western coast of the Algarve


Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo

View to the village from southern direction on the road from Sagres. In the background you see a row of wind turbines, benefitting from the strong winds in this area.


Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo

View to the village of Vila do Bispo on the way back from the coast of the Costa Vicentina.


Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

View from the Torre de Aspa to northern direction towards the Costa Vicentina with the beaches Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Castelejo. The Torre de Aspa (156 m) west of Vila do Bispo is the highest elevation of the Costa Vicentina, the almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from Vila do Bispo through the heath is not easy to find, but the great views will compensate you for your efforts.


Sagres: Fortress Monument Dom Henrique

Sagres: Fortress Monument Dom Henrique


Sagres: Fishing Port

Sagres: Fishing Port

View to the fishing port located on the east side of the town, where the fishing boats enter the harbour every afternoon from Monday to Friday with their daily catch. Fishmongers from near and far come here to purchase fresh fish and seafood by auction.


Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres

Cabo de São Vicente, Sagres

Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St.Vincent) near Sagres in Portugal and the Ponta de Sagres together form the south-western corner of the European continent. The cape consists of a steep cliff of about 69 m with almost no vegetation.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Costa Vicentina: Aljezur

Costa Vicentina: Aljezur

Aljezur is a small market town with two parts divided by a fertile river valley and the north-western district of the Algarve adjacent to the Alentejo.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Aljezur Castle

Aljezur Castle

Aerial view to the ruin of the Moorish castle on hilltop above the Ribeira de Aljezur

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Odeceixe Crd

Odeceixe Crd

Aerial view to the village of Odeceixe on the Ribeira de Seixe

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Odeceixe

Odeceixe

The windmill on hilltop above Odeceixe is a landmark of the village.


Costa Vicentina: Praia de Odeceixe

Costa Vicentina: Praia de Odeceixe

The beach of Odeceixe, situated on the estuary of the river Seixe offers excellent conditions for canoeing and boat trips.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Praia da Boca do Rio

Praia da Boca do Rio

Beach on the Algarvian coast between Burgau and Salema in the municipality of Vila do Bispo. The Ribeira de Budens is empting here into the Atlantic Ocean.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Boca do Rio: Roman fishing site

Boca do Rio: Roman fishing site

Excavation of a Roman fishing site (I - V Century)

 

© LUSO



Moinho de Arregata

Moinho de Arregata

Reconstruction of a wind mill, located on hilltop near Rogil in the natural park of the Costa Vicentina

 

© Owner: Munilh


Raposeira: Menhir de Aspradantes

Raposeira: Menhir de Aspradantes

Area of menhirs between Raposeira and the beache Praia da Ingrina: Menhir Padrão with an altitude of more than 2 meters


Costa Vicentina: Praia da Arrifana

Costa Vicentina: Praia da Arrifana

The beach of Arrifana near Aljezur is very popular among surfers and body boarders, especially outside the summer season, when the sea gets rougher.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea

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