Until recently, Comporta Coast had not been a well-known destination and attracted very few foreign visitors. Comporta Coast remained largely undiscovered, but there are some lucky ones that enjoy its beautiful landscapes, historical architecture, stunning beaches, and welcoming residency programs. Nowadays, Alentejo Coast is home to some Europeans and North Americans expats, and there are more persons just picking up on the trend.
Alentejo Coast rewards the visitor at every step, offering a mild climate, and hospitable locals. You’ll enjoy beautiful white sand beaches fields of golden wheat, olive farms, vineyards, and the region is rich with artistic and cultural treasures, tasty cuisine, and a unique architectural style.
The Comporta Coast stretches from the mouth of the River Sado to Melides and will surprise you for being such a well preserved coastal area, with small havens of sun and beach, hospitable people and good cuisine. Discovering the Comporta Coast, open to the sea, is always fascinating.
From the marshes bordering the Sado estuary, there stretches an immense coastline which, from the Point of Troia to the cape of Sines, takes the form of uninterrupted beach. In the interior, where the exuberant greenery of the hills of Serra de Grândola stands out, the cork-oak montado (woodland and pasture) lives alongside blankets of pinewoods, the rivers are retained as beautiful reservoirs and the abundance of water provides for extensive rice fields.
Suddenly, the landscape changes and the most capricious fantasies of geological time have made the sea and the wind their gouges and chisels, carving out cliffs, contorting blocks of schist, creating cordons of dunes bordering the beaches, making and unmaking the beaches in small and secret coves, defining new contours for the vegetation, tempering the coastal plane, providing food for the algae, fish, reptiles, birds and rare mammals to live on.
The Alentejo Coast has a clear vocation for Activity Tourism and for Nature Tourism. The beauty of the landscape invites excursions on foot, on mountain bikes, and on horseback, and the country lanes are known as “estradas municipais”, despite the absence of cycle lanes, which are excellent for cycling-tourism.
It is a museum throbbing with history and with natural life and merits the classification of three Protected Areas: the Nature Reserve of the Sado Estuary, the Nature Reserve of the Lakes of Santo André and Sancha and the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and the Vicentina Coast.
We want you to feel good about your investment or with your pleasure, but there aren’t many places in Europe, where you can achieve both. It’s why we think Comporta Coast is probably the last jewel of tourism in Europe.