Portugal's most stunning range-the western Algarve consolidates nature reserves, wild coastlines, spiked cliffs, and is home to Europe's southwestern most point, Cape St Vincent. Picture courtesy: http://portugalresident.com/
From fresh fish caught by neighborhood fishermen and the best shorelines in Portugal to loosening up spas, water sports, and access to protected regions, the western shore of the Algarve is the perfect destination for those hoping to escape from it all.
One of Portugal's protected regions, the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alente Costa Vicentina, is encased by Algarve's rough coastline along the Atlantic Ocean ejano and into the Alentejo, finishing a run of 120km of rich greenery and wild fauna tucked amidst steep beachfront scenes. The coast, checked by uneven rocks, stones, sea stacks, sand stratified bluff fronts realized by several years of disintegration, are perfect for long walks.
Around the end-point of the park sits the town of Sagres, wrapped by wide sandy shorelines, including Martinhal Beach. One of the area's best open shorelines, Martinhal has fine and subtle white sands, smooth and clear greenish blue waters, and lesser droves than the southern Algarve coast.
Strong winds streaming off the Atlantic Ocean makes the coast around Sagres ideal for water enterprises, for instance, windsurfing, paragliding, and surfing.
Put west of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent was nicknamed the "End times" by old mariners because of its 200ft high feigns and rack like landmasses that stick into the Atlantic Ocean. A regarded spot in Neolithic times (4,500 to 2,000 BC), the cape district including Sagres Point is the spot where fifteenth century Portuguese ruler and wayfarer Henry the Navigator was beleived to have propelled his outing.
Remaining above steep cliffs which outline the harbor is the old town of Sagres, a bit, isolated town with an unassuming group of street side bistros and neighborhood fish diners. Henry the Navigator established a school, near Sagres where he got mariners, cosmologists, cartographers and sailors to manufacture and explore water crafts in the midst of the fifteenth century.
To the extent food is concerned, fish is the range's claim to fame in light of the fact that Sagres remains a coastline fishing port with neighborhood fishermen get fish and shellfish consistently to supply close-by diners and resorts.