Aljezur and its extensive rectangle bordered by the sea and the mountains, the municipality reflects this dual influence in its landscapes.
If the seafront in the municipality of Aljezur is marked by high cliffs where sand and dunes nestle, the interior is a succession of horizons covered in vegetation.
Between the two lies a vast stretch of fertile valleys and moorland, where the tradition of growing fresh vegetable gardens, sweet potatoes and peanuts continues.
It is a favourite destination for surfers, but not only. Due to its proximity between green and blue, Aljezur is an option for family holidays, without too much confusion and in full communion with nature.
Travelling around the municipality of Aljezur is an opportunity to regain peace and quiet, to rediscover the silence of birdsong and the melody of waves crashing on the rocks.
To enjoy landscapes with the sea on the horizon, lush green fields, hills reminiscent of the scents of nature and colourful wild flowers.
You can enjoy landscapes with the sea on the horizon, green fields, hills reminiscent of the scents of nature and colourful wild flowers.
Its proximity to the sea makes its gastronomy, so strongly linked to fish and shellfish, a must. In the heart of the Costa Vicentina, Aljezur stands out among the best European destinations for nature tourism.
With breathtaking landscapes, between the mountains and the sea, which are home to different natural habitats and high biodiversity, a coastline that is home to some of the best beaches in Portugal and a geological, faunal and floral heritage of high scientific value, Aljezur arouses emotions.
Alongside its breathtaking natural heritage, Aljezur’s cultural heritage is extraordinarily rich and diverse. From the traditional architecture, to the churches worthy of an attentive visit, to the museums and museum centres that faithfully portray the life of these people in the past, to the most remarkable archaeological remains that attest to the importance of this territory.
From prehistoric times to gastronomic gems and excellent local products.
A land of abundant fish and meat, as well as rich vegetables, it is impossible to resist the Aljezur sweet potato (IGP), which deserves honours at one of the best gastronomic festivals in the Algarve region, the Aljezur Sweet Potato Festival.
Marvellous sea bream, sea bream and sea bass cooked or grilled over charcoal, “papas mouras” with “piques”, cabbage or beans with sweet potato, octopus in sauce or in salads, the excellent barnacles and mussels from the Costa Vicentina, fried moray eels and sausages are all popular dishes and snacks.
Not forgetting the famous sweets, based on the main local product: cake, pie, pudding or sweet potato pastries and Aljezur fritters, among other delicacies, combined with an aromatic medronho brandy, produced for centuries in this region of the country, delight many who come here to enjoy them. Divine knowledge and flavours indeed!
Aljezur, a natural and cultural treasure to share, all year round.
Here’s information on how to get around the Algarve
Stations in the towns between Lagos and Vila Real de Santo António.
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Public transport in the main towns.
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