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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Café
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“Welcome to Carrapateira Surf-central Carrapateira is a tranquil, pretty, spread-out village, with two nearby beaches whose lack of development and strong swells attract relaxed surfers. Th coast along here is wild, with copper-coloured and ash-grey cliffs covered in speckled yellow and green scrub, backing creamy, wide sands. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Magnifique petit village de pêcheurs portugais. Et spot de surf: Praia do Monte Clerigo surf spot: Bottom: sand Wave type: shifting peaks Swell window: west - northwest Best tide: mid to low Groundswell needed to surf this spot from 0,5 till 2,5meters ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“One of our favorite beaches with a deep river flowing into the sea, a small cafe for a little snack and pretty views. It is also a good starting point for walks on the Rota Vicentina.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Surrounded by steep cliffs, this popular beach features swimming, surfing & views of castle ruins. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Really nice food, Italian and Portuguese cuisine and reasonable prices. in high season you might have to make a reservation”
  • 21 locals recommend
Surf Spot
“Arrifana is a seductive finger-nail shaped cove embraced by cliffs, 10 kms southwest of Aljezur. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“The owner tells me this is the best restaurant in Aljezur...and actually he is not wrong!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Very good restaurant with amazing views of the cliffs and ocean (Praia da Arrifana, Aljezur)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Castle
“A beautiful walk through the narrow lanes of old town Aljezur lead to the moorish castle ruins on top of the hill, with stunning views over the town and natural park behind. A place to dream about long forgotten times. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Praia da Arrifana surf spot and beautiful beach! Bottom: sand Wave type: shifting peaks Swell window: west - northwest Best tide: All tides Groundswell needed to surf this spot from 1,5 meters till unlimited Spot can be crowded Sheltered spot ( hardly ever too big) Surf shop and surf school on the beach And restaurants ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Beach
“Praia da Bordeira surf spot and beautiful beach! Bottom: sand + rocks Wave type: shifting peaks Swell window: west - northwest Best tide: All tides Groundswell needed to surf this spot from 0,5 till 3 meters Kitesurf and windsurf spot !”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
“Praia do Amado surf spot and large beach! Bottom: sand + rocks Wave type: shifting peaks Swell window: west - northwest Best tide: mid to low Groundswell needed to surf this spot from 0,5 till 2,5 meters Surf School and surf shop on the beach Restaurant (snack) on the beach”
  • 11 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Great food with one of the best views you can get right on the beach of Arrifana”
  • 11 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“Pão fresco e items mercearia. Atenção aos preços Fresh bread and basic supplies. Watch the prices are a little steep on fruits and some other usual cheap foods.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Lunch or snack with an ocean view on a fishermen micro village, +/- 20 min drive!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“This is defenitely my favorite beach around! It´s not too touristy, sometimes great for surfing and amazing for a nice beachwalk.”
  • 5 locals recommend