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Sagres is a hidden gem at the southwestern tip of the Algarve, where history, adventure, and stunning landscapes collide! This charming village is a paradise for surfers, history buffs, and nature enthusiasts alike. Sagres offers a unique blend of rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and a laid-back vibe that’s perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Sagres holds a significant place in Portuguese history. Known as the "End of the World" in ancient times, this was the launching point for many of the Age of Discoveries' expeditions. Prince Henry the Navigator established a nautical school here in the 15th century, making it a crucial hub for maritime exploration. The imposing Fortaleza de Sagres, perched on a windswept cliff, stands as a testament to this rich historical legacy. Visitors can explore this fortress and soak in panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

For those seeking adventure, Sagres is a surfer’s dream with world-class waves at Praia do Tonel and Praia da Mareta. The surrounding natural beauty is also perfect for hiking, with trails leading to breathtaking viewpoints along the Costa Vicentina. Whether you’re exploring historical landmarks, catching the perfect wave, or simply enjoying the serene beaches, Sagres promises an unforgettable experience. Discover the allure of Sagres, where history meets adventure in the heart of the Algarve.



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Sagres is located on a rugged, windswept plateau, featuring modest houses scattered across the landscape, culminating at a bustling harbour. While Sagres may lack a traditional town centre, its main street leads directly to this lively port, creating a unique and dynamic atmosphere.

A must-see in Sagres is the statue of Prince Henry the Navigator, located near the tourism office. This iconic figure, map in hand, points out to sea, symbolising Sagres' pivotal role in the Age of Discoveries. Although much of the original town was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, Sagres still boasts a pleasant square surrounded by bars, restaurants, and a small supermarket. The local eateries are renowned for serving a delightful variety of fresh fish, making dining here a true treat.

Sagres' historical significance dates back to the 15th century when Prince Henry the Navigator established his famous school of navigation here. This school trained legendary explorers like Ferdinand Magellan, Pedro Álvares Cabral, and Vasco da Gama, whose voyages left a lasting impact on the world. From nearby Belixe, the first caravels set sail, marking the beginning of Portugal’s Age of Discoveries and shaping the nation’s identity.


Amazing West Day Trip: Silves, Fóia, Lagos & Cape St. Vincent

Amazing West Day Trip: Silves, Fóia, Lagos & Cape St. Vincent

Explore the Algarve's west on a full-day tour from Albufeira. Visit Silves, the historic Moorish capital, and its ancient ruins. Ascend to Foia, the Algarve's highest point. Conclude at Cape St. Vincent near Lagos, the famed “End of the World.” Enjoy stunning coastal scenery and complimentary round-trip transportation from your Albufeira hotel. Discover Silves, Foia, and Cape St. Vincent on this unforgettable Algarve tour. Book now for an immersive Algarve adventure.

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Jeep off-road Algarve Natural Park West Coast secret spot tour

Jeep off-road Algarve Natural Park West Coast secret spot tour

Discover the windy western Algarve on a sunset tour from Lagos. Join a small group Jeep adventure to Cape Saint Vincent, where cliffs meet the Atlantic. Explore the area, then enjoy a breathtaking sunset before returning to Lagos. Upgrade to include Monchique or the natural park for added exploration. Enjoy round-trip transfers from your Lagos hotel. Small group size ensures personalised attention. Experience stunning Algarve views and memorable moments. Book now for an unforgettable Algarve sunset tour.

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Western Algarve Guided Bus Tour

Western Algarve Guided Bus Tour

Join a guided tour to explore the Algarve's highlights. Visit Silves' old town to see its famous castle and church. In Foia, enjoy stunning views from the Algarve's highest point. Continue to Monchique and then stop in Lagos for shopping and exploring its centre. Conclude at Cape Saint Vincent with breathtaking ocean views. The tour includes pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or nearby location, a professional guide, and an air-conditioned vehicle. Book now for an unforgettable Algarve adventure. Pick-up from Albufeira.

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The majestic Fortaleza de Sagres is one of the Algarve's most fascinating historical sites. Perched on a dramatic, narrow headland that The current fortress dates from the 18th century and is austere in appearance. The original structure was constructed in the 16th Century on the behest of Henry the Navigator (Infante D. Henrique), the orchestrator of Portugal's Age of Discovery. The prince spent much of his time here planning his voyages. Legend has it that this is where Prince Henry the Navigator established his famous navigation school. He was the first European to discover the Azores and large swathes of west Africa. Despite raids by Sir Francis Drake and the devastating 1755 earthquake, the fortress has been restored and remains a testament to Portugal's rich maritime heritage. Come and immerse yourself in history while enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Sagres.

The fortress grounds are extensive, so plan to spend at least an hour exploring. Don’t miss the charming whitewashed 16th-century Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça church, featuring a gilded altarpiece, a simple barrel-vaulted ceiling and tiled panels with unique animal depictions. You'll also find a fascinating array of flora and fauna, highlighted on informative boards in both English and Portuguese.

Wander around the fortress to discover the modern visitor centre, complete with a gift shop, exhibition space, and café. Near the promontory's southern end, a lighthouse stands guard while daring anglers fish from the cliffs below.

Rosa dos Ventos

As you enter the fortress, you'll encounter a massive stone pattern known as the "rosa dos ventos," believed to be an ancient compass or sundial. This giant stone compass, measuring 43 metres in diameter, has puzzled historians and visitors alike. Some speculate it served as a practical compass for Prince Henry the Navigator's navigation school, while others believe it might have been a sundial or even held mystical properties. Although its exact origins remain unclear, it was rediscovered in 1919 and likely dates back to the 16th century. Regardless of its purpose, the Rosa dos Ventos is an impressive sight, offering breathtaking views out to sea from the fortress battlements. Search FlightsImage
Fortaleza de Sagres

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Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça

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Cabo de São Vicente Aerial View

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Cabo de São Vicente is the south-westernmost point of mainland Europe and a spectacular destination in the Algarve. Just 6km northwest of Sagres' town centre, this craggy, windswept headland was the last glimpse of home for Portuguese sailors embarking on their epic voyages into the unknown.

The red lighthouse, Farol de São Vicente, houses a small yet excellent museum detailing Sagres' pivotal role in Portugal's maritime history. Built over the ruins of a sixteenth-century Franciscan convent in 1846 to guard one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, it is the second most powerful in Europe. Its two 1000-watt lamps can be seen up to 60 kilometers away. Historically known as Promontorium Sacrum to the Romans, this revered cape got its name from St. Vincent of Saragossa, a martyred Spanish priest. Despite being trashed by Francis Drake in 1587 and later devastated by the 1755 earthquake, the fortifications still impress. Before reaching the lighthouse, don't miss the ruins of Fortaleza do Beliche. Cabo de São Vicente was once believed to be the end of the world. Stand here at sunset and you'll understand why—the sun appears unusually large as it sinks into the endless sea. It's said that Prince Henry the Navigator lived here, making it a crucial site during the Age of Discovery.

The cape is also rich in marine wildlife, perfect for birdwatching and occasional sea otter sightings. At sunset, the view is magical—almost as if you can hear the sun sizzling as it meets the sea. Arrive early to secure a good spot and a truly unforgettable experience.


Vila do Bispo, a charming village in the Algarve where history meets natural beauty. This quaint town was once the breadbasket of the Algarve, a fact recorded by its long-gone windmills. Today, visitors are greeted by whitewashed houses cascading down a hill crowned by a prominent church tower. The historical centre of Vila do Bispo is a maze of narrow streets, home to traditional Algarvean houses with whitewashed walls, vibrant colour bands, and intricately carved stonework around doors and windows. The Igreja Matriz, a stunning 15th-century church, stands as a central landmark, surrounded by these charming old houses.

Stroll through the village to discover the Fonte Garden, where you'll find a unique fountain built in 1887, and the Interpretation Centre, which provides insights into the local history and culture. Just two kilometres away lies Raposeira, once home to Prince Henry the Navigator. Here, you can visit the Ermida de Guadalupe Shrine, dating back to the 14th-15th centuries.

Vila do Bispo's history is rich, with evidence of ancient human settlements due to veins of flint and abundant marine fauna. The area is dotted with menhirs, conical stones dating back to 4000-3000 B.C., linked to ancient fertility and funerary cults. Roman ruins also highlight the town’s historical significance in the fish-salting industry.

Known as the Barnacle Capital, Vila do Bispo is a haven for seafood lovers. Enjoy the local delicacies while soaking in the historical ambiance of this delightful Algarve village.

Vila do Bispo

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Praia da Mareta Aerial View

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Praia do Tonel

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Praia da Mareta

Praia da Mareta, the main beach in Sagres, is just a five-minute walk from the town centre. This family-friendly beach is located on the more sheltered southern side of the point and features a mix of sand and pebbles. With easy parking and a seasonal lifeguard service, it’s perfect for a day out. The beach is popular not only for its convenience but also for its nearly 800-metre stretch of golden sand, sheltered from Sagres' winds by rocky headlands. Watersports like kayaking, windsurfing, and diving are common here. There are three beachfront restaurants offering a range of snacks and meals.

Praia do Martinhal

Praia do Martinhal is a beautiful beach located 2.5km northeast of Sagres' centre, backed by a resort development. It features fine sand surrounded by dunes, and it’s quieter than more central beaches. The beach is set in the calm, shallow waters of Baleeira Bay, making it ideal for families. The area also includes the upscale Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel and several smaller restaurants. The Martinhal Islets offshore offer excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities. Praia dos Rebolinhos, a nearby pebbly beach, adds to the charm of the area.

Praia do Tonel

Praia do Tonel, located by the Ponta de Sagres, is a favourite among surfers due to its exposure to the Atlantic waves. This beach features a wide stretch of golden sand backed by steep cliffs of varying rock types. While it’s less ideal for families with young children due to strong currents, it’s a spectacular spot for surfing. During the summer, lifeguards patrol the beach. The small offshore Lion Rock adds a unique touch to the scenery.

Prainha das Poças

Prainha das Poças is a secluded beach nestled under the cliffs of Ponta da Sagres, offering shelter from the Atlantic winds and waves. This hidden gem is a lovely spot with soft, golden sand, although it disappears at high tide. Access is challenging, involving a scramble down the cliffs, but the tranquility and beauty of the beach make it worth the effort.

Praia da Baleeira

Praia da Baleeira, situated on the eastern side of Sagres' harbour, is a small beach known for its calm, sheltered waters. While not the most dramatic beach, it’s perfect when the westerly wind blows and the Atlantic swell is high. The beach offers views of Sagres Bay and the Ilhotes do Martinhal. Facilities are limited, but there’s a nearby restaurant and the convenience of the town’s amenities.

Praia do Beliche

Praia do Beliche, located just south of Cabo São Vicente's cliffs, is a small, sheltered beach perfect for surfing. The 40-metre high cliffs provide some wind protection. Despite being three km from Sagres, it remains a tranquil spot with golden sand and a rich history. Access is via a steep staircase, but the scenic beauty and historical significance make it a must-visit. Fortaleza do Beliche, built in 1632, is located 4.8km northwest of Sagres. While erosion has made the interior off-limits, visitors can still explore the exterior walls and enjoy the stunning views from the seaward side.

Praia do Barranco

Praia do Barranco is a secluded beach with calm, turquoise waters, ideal for a peaceful swim. Located a few kilometers from Sagres, this beach offers a laid-back atmosphere with rolling green hills as a backdrop. It's a popular spot for dog owners and naturists, and while facilities are minimal, there is a parking area above the beach.

Praia da Cordoama

Praia da Cordoama, part of a long sandy stretch west of Vila do Bispo, is known for its unspoiled beauty and excellent surfing conditions. This Blue Flag beach offers a seasonal lifeguard service and basic amenities. At low tide, it connects with neighboring beaches to form a vast sandy expanse.

Praia da Baleeira

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Praia do Beliche

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Praia do Castelejo

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Praia da Salema

Praia da Salema, located between Sagres and Lagos, is a tranquil village beach with a traditional charm. This Blue Flag beach features fine golden sand and clear waters, making it perfect for swimming. The cliffs surrounding the beach are known for their fossilised dinosaur footprints, adding a touch of history to the serene environment.

Praia do Castelejo

Praia do Castelejo, on the quieter Atlantic coast, is dominated by towering black schist cliffs and golden sand. This Blue Flag beach is popular for surfing and fishing. Despite its remote feel, it’s accessible from Vila do Bispo and offers essential amenities, including a summer lifeguard service.

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Pousada de Sagres

Pousada de Sagres ★ ★ ★ ★

Pousada de Sagres boasts a stunning cliff-top location overlooking Sagres Fort and the Cape St. Vincent lighthouse. With breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views, this hotel is perfect for relaxation and adventure.

Guests can lounge by the pool on sunbeds with panoramic coastal views, enjoy a game of tennis, or even go fishing. The property is eco-friendly with electric vehicle charging stations. The air-conditioned rooms include a work desk, a safe, and modern bathroom with complimentary toiletries. After a day of exploring, savour traditional Portuguese cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. Located in Sagres village, this area is steeped in maritime history, known for Prince Henry the Navigator's expeditions. The Pousada de Sagres offers 38 rooms, a suite, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and meeting rooms. Enjoy a perfect blend of comfort, history, and breathtaking views at this remarkable Algarve retreat. Book your stay to guarantee an unforgettable experience.
Sagres, 8650-385 Sagres, Portugal. | 37° 00' 22.8" N | 08° 56' 01/.8" W

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Memmo Baleeira - Design Hotels

Memmo Baleeira - Design Hotels ★ ★ ★ ★

Cradled in the lush Costa Vicentina Natural Park, Memmo Baleeira boasts an outdoor pool with stunning Atlantic Ocean views. The rooms feature private balconies, with some offering sea or garden views, and luxurious Memmo bathroom amenities. Each room includes a seating area and flat-screen TV.

Guests can unwind in the spa, which features a heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, and sauna, or indulge in various massages. The on-site restaurant, Fornaria, serves delicious homemade pizzas from a wood-burning oven and offers breathtaking bay views. Located just 200 metres from Sagres' historical centre, Memmo Baleeira is a short walk from Tonel and Martinhal Beach. The Fortress of Sagres is a quick five-minute drive away.

For families, the hotel provides a Kid’s club and can arrange a variety of outdoor activities such as surfing, diving, biking, and golf. Enjoy comfort, relaxation, and adventure at Memmo Baleeira.
Sítio da Baleeira, 8650-357 Sagres, Portugal. | 37° 00' 37.8" N | 08° 55' 55.4" W

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Sagres Time Apartamentos

Sagres Time Apartamentos ★ ★ ★ ★

Located in the heart of Sagres, Sagres Time Apartamentos offers self-catering apartments just 500 metres from the Atlantic Coast. Guests can enjoy a heated saltwater outdoor pool and free on-site public parking. The air-conditioned apartments feature modern furnishings, free WiFi, and a living area with a Smart TV. Some units have garden terraces with direct pool access, perfect for relaxation.

Guests can swim in the pool or rent bicycles to explore nearby beaches. The tour desk provides information on local attractions, making it easy to plan your adventures. Sagres Time Apartamentos is less than a five-minute drive from Cape São Vicente. Nearby activities include dolphin watching, windsurfing, and hiking, ensuring a fun-filled stay. With its prime location and excellent amenities, Sagres Time Apartamentos is an ideal choice for a memorable Algarve vacation. Book now to experience the best of Sagres.
Rua Da Taipa, S/N, 8650-364 Sagres, Portugal. | 37° 00' 47.3" N | 08° 56' 10.6" W

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Adega dos Arcos

Adega dos Arcos

This charming family-run restaurant is a hidden gem that exceeds expectations with the best fresh grilled fish and chicken. You get to select your fish from the daily catch, ensuring unbeatable freshness. The service is exceptional, with friendly staff who speak French and English. Nestled down a narrow road, this restaurant is worth the visit. It's a favourite among locals and savvy tourists alike, promising an excellent dining experience. Don't miss out on the variety of fish available daily—it's a true treat for seafood lovers.

Tuesday – Saturday: 09h00 – 15h00/19h00 - 22h00, Sunday & Monday: CLOSED
Rua Roça do Veiga, 8650-350 Sagres, Portugal. | 37° 00' 48.2" N | 08° 56' 15.9" W
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Vila Velha

Vila Velha

This upscale restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience with outstanding food, service, and ambiance. Located near the Pousada, it boasts a cosy, welcoming atmosphere perfect for a relaxed evening. The restaurant excels in seafood dishes, complemented by a wide selection of wines from the Algarve and Alentejo regions. Its sleek and exclusive yet simple decor adds a local touch without being pretentious. The vibe is soothing, with soft lighting and a quiet clientele, making it ideal for avoiding crowds. The staff are attentive and professional, striking the perfect balance of being helpful without overdoing it. The food is superbly presented with a contemporary flair, and each dish is delicious with well-balanced flavours. This restaurant is a must-visit for those seeking a refined yet unpretentious dining experience.

Tuesday – Sunday: 18h30 – 23h00, Monday: CLOSED
Rua Patrão António Faustino, 8650-385 Sagres, Portugal. | 37° 00' 29.0" N | 08° 56' 03.5" W
+351 282 624 788

A Tasca

A Tasca

This charming restaurant, perched above the Porto da Baleeira harbour, offers a delightful dining experience with stunning views. The spacious interior is decorated with walls adorned with bottles, creating a unique and inviting atmosphere. The friendly staff enhance the experience, providing excellent service, although at times they seem rushed off their feet due to A Tasca's popularity. Booking ahead is therefore advisable. The highlight of the menu is the grilled fish, sold by the kilogram and sourced fresh from local waters. When dining outside, guests can enjoy the excellent harbour view. This authentic restaurant is a must-visit for anyone seeking locally sourced fresh fish in a welcoming setting.

Thursday – Tuesday: 12h30 – 15h00/18h30 - 22h00, Wednesday: CLOSED
Porto da Baleeira Baleeira, Sagres 8650-357 Portugal. | 37° 00' 37.2" N | 08° 55' 51.7" W
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116km (72 mi) west of Faro Airport Website


Get on A22 from N125-10, IC4 and N125-4, follow A22 to N120 in Bensafrim. Take exit 1 from A22. Follow N120 and N125 to N268 in Sagres
Latitude - 37º 01" 00.2' | Longitude - 08º 56" 40.3'


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Sagre doesn't have it's own train station, the last stop on the Algarve line is at Lagos. Bus #47 leaves Lagos bus terminal regually to Sagres. Regional train services (comboios regionais) run from Lagos in the west to Vila Real de Santo António on Portugal's eastern border:
• Lagos - Vila Real de Santo António line: Timetable | Website

• Eva Transportes run services across the Algarve linking the main resorts and towns, as well as a hostess service to Lisbon. Also worth considering are their tourist passes if you're planing to visit different places: Website
• Rede Expressos operates countrywide services: Website