Paradise island in the south of Portugal
This island is the most hidden paradise of Portugal (and I truly hope it remains that way after this blog). It is situated opposite Olhao, and you can take a ferry that takes you there in about 15 minutes. Do not expect sophistication and glamour. This island is quiet, a place where you can enjoy nature, sea and sun. The food is excellent and the bars serve typical local fish (sea bass, sole, cuttlefish) and clams freshly picked on the island. Feijoada is the specialty on Sundays with many Portuguese reveling in it. The beach at the back of the island is untouched.