In the Protected Countryside on the Vincentian Coast at the southwestern tip of Portugal, the intensity of the ocean and the towering cliffs command your attention. The stunning Cabo de Sagres, and the legendary 'Punta Sacred' sinks with great drama into the Atlantic Ocean, and beyond that it's just endless sea. The cape is craigy and rocky, yet you can't help but be drawn to it. The wind blows constantly this rocky headland, protected by an austere fortress and illuminated by a light squat. The towering cliffs, the sound of the waves and color unheard sea, catch and hypnotize. Do not know why, but the wind hit you in the face, you remain there, looking as if you could discover a secret for hours.
Getting up before the sun requires a lot of willpower but if ever you do in the vicinity of Lagos, in Portugal, you will enjoy one of the best sunrises you´ve ever seen. The red cliffs are highlighted with the orange sun. Leaving the car next to the lighthouse, you can take routes that will let you discover amazing cliffs. You should take appropriate shoes and precautions about where you step, though, so be careful.
Albandeira Beach is near Carvoeiro in the south of Portugal. This summer we toured the Algarve coast and this beach fascinated us with its beauty and crystal clear waters. You'll want to keep coming back!
Algarve in Arabic means "the land where the sun sets" and this place has become a tourist attraction for its beaches and low prices for the Portuguese people as well as foreigners. The boat ride there was the best experience of the whole weekend. Finally, the watery sky gave us a chance to enjoy the sea, the beach and the sea cliffs. We enjoyed the caves created with nothing more than the natural pick and shovel of erosion of the sea's waves, which made us sway on the boat. We joked with the boatman and even forgot that the rain had started on us. You have to go to Lagos and take a ride from the port to the coves and caves , if you don't it would be a crime. Also, if the boatman is sympathetic he'll tell you what each of the rocks look like, and it will be difficult not to let him. The hand of God sometimes seems to play with coincidence.
When I found this remote part of the beautiful Algarve coast, almost by chance, I immediately thought of the work of Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth. It's from another planet. The sea erosion joined the ocher-red from the sandy rock making this one of the most spectacular places I've ever seen. Access is facilitated by a staircase that goes to the bottom of the cave. On the other hand "The boneca" (doll in Portuguese) is a rock formation which can be accessed in two windows and flows into the sea. This place is crazy, but it is highly recommended for lovers of photography.
Ponta da Arrifana is a small place on top of a spectacular cliff. Here, you'll find a viewpoint that can drive to without a problem. The views of steep cliffs towering to the north and the Arrifan beach to the south are absolutely stunning. The Algarve is full of special places, but this is one that really fascinated me during the three days touring the area. Here, you can watch the waves crash against the rocks, from a height such that it seems that you're flying in a balloon.
The Belixe Cliffs are between Sagres and Cabo San Vicente. It's like an old fortress. You can walk down the stones and meet fisherman. Watch out for the car, the people there are attentive, although it seems that there is no one below.
Eese bar is on the cliff above the beach of Albondeira. It's a very nice place and from this beach you can hire boats to explore the caves and the most beautiful coves of the Agarve, many of which are only accessible by boat. See also do Carvalho beach in the same area.