The south corner of Portugal – it’s all about the beaches!
Road-tripping in the South of Portugal is the best thing you can do in the summer.
Around Sagres, there are dozens of different beaches and small towns to visit. It is still a wild region in Portugal, it hasn’t been invaded by all the resorts and senseless tourists that always manage to destroy beautiful places. It’s the only place in Algarve that is still intact and very Portuguese. It does have a lot of foreigners, but they’re not really tourists, they’re more like backpackers, surfers and hippie families.
People are very nice around here, old ladies rent rooms in their houses to the young people that come for the summer and the beach, the restaurants are very traditional and you call the owners by their name. The bars are cheap and full, and later everyone moves to the one single club in the region – Topas. It’s a funny environment, not the usual crowds, just a small populated village where everyone knows each other after a week.
It’s a very relaxing place, and the beaches are amazing. Perfect for surfing, but also for not doing it.
And, in case you want to go back to civilisation, there’s Lagos. A town next to Sagres, which is more Australian than Portuguese, super touristic, with amazing views, cliffs ending by the water and the famous caves that foreigners love visiting with the fishing boats. Here is not the same as in Sagres, I saw multiple group tours in the water, riding boats, kayaks, floating donuts, and pretty much any other way of floating in the sea. But I guess it’s normal, these places are awesome, people have to see it.
I think the photos speak for themselves.