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
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
View to the village of Vila do Bispo on the way back from the coast of the Costa Vicentina.
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: 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 (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.
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.
Aerial view to the ruin of the Moorish castle on hilltop above the Ribeira de Aljezur
Aerial view to the village of Odeceixe on the Ribeira de Seixe
The windmill on hilltop above Odeceixe is a landmark of the village.
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.
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.
Boca do Rio: Roman fishing site
Excavation of a Roman fishing site (I - V Century)
Praia da Salema
Moinho de Arregata
Reconstruction of a wind mill, located on hilltop near Rogil in the natural park of the Costa Vicentina
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
The beach of Arrifana near Aljezur is very popular among surfers and body boarders, especially outside the summer season, when the sea gets rougher.