Aljezur is a land that has distant origins, and is marked by various archeological remnants. Its territory has been inhabited since prehistory. The period of Muslim occupation (during the 10th-11th century) resulted in the largest expansion of architectonic construction, as evidence by archaeological excavations in the Castle of Aljezur, Ponta da Atalaia (Ribat of Arrifana), and Ponta do Castelo (Carrapateira). Aljezur was founded in the 10th century by Berbers who remained in the region for the following five centuries, until the Christian conquest.
Ask for the tourist information guides at the reception for more interesting facts about Aljezur.
The South Western Algarve is something different than the Southern Algarve where people play golf, dine from photograph menu’s, live in high rise hotels and lie towel to towel on packed beaches. Here in South Western corner you find the protected nature reserve (PNSACV) with its rugged coastlines, quiet beaches and endless forest and cliff top walks. The small towns of Aljezur, Lagos, Sagres and Carrapateira have lovely picturesque restaurants and offer friendly accommodation for all walks of life.
At the foot of the Monchique mountains, boardered by the coast line of the Atlantic Ocean is where you find the town of Aljezur. Aljezur is a place with abundant natural beauty in quiet surroundings. Forget traffic lights, traffic jams and Mac D, there simply is no need for it here. Aljezur is a place where you can recharge and get inspired to do something new and crazy.
The South Western tip of the Algarve, the Golden Trianlge between the towns of Lagos, Sagres and Aljezur. Here you find 30+ beaches devided over a South and a West coast. Most of them are very quiet while some gain more popularity. A few gems are Porto de Mos, Cordoama, Amado, Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira. The last three belong to the Aljezur municipality.
PRAIA DA AMOREIRA
PRAIA MONTE CLERIGO
MANY MORE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES WITHIN A SHORT DRIVE
Wake up and just sit down at our extensive breakfast table with fresh French bread, a variety of sweet and savory fillings, an egg, cereals, fruit, pancakes, milk, orange juice and a daily special. Breakfast is included in the main season, pre-season you can have a discounted breakfast at Taberna do Lago or Cafe Maria located just next-door.
One evening a week, all guests and crewmembers come together on the terrace under the surf lodge for the weekly bbq. Enjoy Portuguese food and all the fun. Do not say we have not warned you, but it can be late.
In Aljezur you can find all kind of nice (Portuguese) restaurants like ‘Sitio do Forno’ (close to our reception), ‘Café Andre’, the popular restaurant ‘Gulli’ or you can visit the restaurants in Arrifana. There you can enjoy good food along the seaside restaurants. There are many possibilities around, so there will be always something fitting to find.
Portuguese Cuisine is perhaps the most healthy kitchen on the European mainland. Fruit and vegetables are sun ripened, fish is supplied fresh daily to markets and restaurants by local fisherman, meat comes from local farms. Olives, cheeses, chouriço sausages, (port) wines and cakes. Life is good in Portugal. Famous well-worth-trying local dishes are Cataplana, Arroz Marisco, Piri piri chicken, squid dishes and of course grilled fish.
In the wider region of Aljezur you can find a wide range of activities for all levels, from families to the more adventurous and athletic people. Slide and Splash water park, Tree top fun climbing park, Wake board park, Karting, Jeep safaris, Zoo, surfing, e-bike tours, golf courses, horse riding, yoga, yachting, track day racing weekend at the F1 autodromo in Portimao.
At our reception you can book a number of these activities that are hosted by selected partners
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Call: +351 308 808 212