West Algarve | Portugal


→ We reach Sagres in the South of Portugal. With more than 30 fantastic and scenic beaches in close proximity – almost each one is ideal for surfing – making Sagres a real surfers paradise in Europe. Yet the atmosphere is friendly and quiet. Apart from a number of surf shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, there is not much else than sun, beaches and great waves. It’s all about kicking back and relaxing!

Our daily morning-routine is: Espresso and Pastel de Nata at the café of the “Mareta Beach Boutique Hotel” and wave scouting at Sagres’ best surf spots: Mareta, Tonel and Beliche. Even though Sagres is a small, quiet secluded fishermen’s village on the far southwest part of Europe, you can get great food – especially fresh fish that comes straight from the fisher boats in the harbor of Sagres. Our favorite place for fish is the “Restaurante Zavial” directly on the beautiful beach “Zavial”. The owners and siblings Ivo and Neuza (the mom is the chef) are great boogie boarders and have won several international contests (you can see them on amazing photos on the walls of the restaurant).

Some tips for food around Sagres:

  • Pizza Mobile– small pizza place that also offers gluten free pizza in Salema
  • Three Little Birds – a surfer bar that offers great drinks, burgers, sandwiches & snacks
  • Restaurante O Lourenço – small but fine restaurant that offers a great selection of fresh fish and seafood
  • Chiringuito Last Chance – small café with a terrace and great view over Mareta beach that offers coffee, drinks, tapas and snacks

→ Check out our next stop: Lisbon

→ Check out our next stop: Lisbon

For all surfers and those that want to become surfers: the surf shop “Surfers Lab” has all equipment you need for surfing and you can get the best pro boards including Channel Island Al Merricks (Jan could not resist) and Firewire boards. Miguel and his colleagues are super nice and will give you great tips all around surfing and where to go for best conditions. 


LOCAL TIP by Miguel



  • Praia da Salema*
  • Praia da Boca do Rio*
  • Praia do Zavial*
  • Praia da Ingrina*
  • Praia so Martinhal*
  • Praia da Mareta*
  • Praia do Tonel
  • Praia do Beliche
  • Praia do Cordoama
  • Praia do Amado
  • Praia da Bordeira
  • Praia da Arifana


If you prefer to relax at the beach and rather go swimming and snorkeling, it is best to got the beaches marked with * – they are not always wavy and may be flat. But remember, the Atlantic is generally cold all year.


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