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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.

“The landscape of this natural park is marked by steep cliffs that have been given various forms and colouring by centuries of erosion. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Nice beaches in the village and around (Furnas, Malhao) and good restaurants (A Fateixa, Alento, Oasis, Ritual...). You can enjoy a brunch at 18Piques or a coktail at night in the Bar Azul...”
  • 32 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“The unhurried cuisine is one of its strong points. Everything is made on the spot, which is ascertained by way of the quality of the moist tomato or coriander rice. The wine cellar with over a thousand bottles, especially from Alentejo and Douro, deserves our attention. Emblematic dish :The prawn açorda, made with yesterday’s bread to honour tradition, with the herbs that Alentejo cuisine dictates. The egg yolk is served raw and by mixing it into the dough with coriander and garlic, the dough and the egg become creamy. The queen of the desserts is sericaia but homemade chocolate mousse and crème caramel competently summon up the kitchens of the past. The service is friendly and eficiente. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Zambujeira do Mar is a perfect spot to go to if you'd like to go to the beach. It's especially favourable if you are coming to Maravilhas with children. It's about an hour drive from our property and it's a small town connected to a beach. Therefore it's perfect to take your kids to. Play a bit at the beach, have a drink or a meal at the bar and enjoy the sunset at the end of the day.”
  • 16 locals recommend
“ Really nice hiking trails in this area, best way to get to know the nature ”
  • 29 locals recommend
“Outdoor park with exotic animals, restauration is not ideal, take water and food!”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Amazing tipical Alentejo food for a very reasonable price. Be bold and try the Percebes as a start and "Caldeirada" for the main dish (fish stew)”
  • 16 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“A land of wooded hills, fragrant orchards and natural springs, the area around the town of Monchique invites you to put all thoughts of sand and beaches temporarily aside and appreciate the beauty and tranquillity of rural Algarve. Be aware that it is a few kilometers to travel, so expect a full day”
  • 26 locals recommend
“The food and the views! This is THE best place to eat out in Vila Nova. Not the cheapest but the best. The menu is varied and truly fresh, flavoursome and delicious. Good wine list too. The service is lovely. The hostess Sofia is lovely and the chef gifted. Sit outside and just relish the moment. And your dinner! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
General Travel
“We develop a lot of activities in the Lake. You can book a StandUpPaddle tour, a canoeing tour (day and night), waterskiing and wakeboard, Wine tasting tours, Visit to the cellars, hiking programs. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“It is a cosy little fishermen village with nice little beaches. There are some good fish restaurants with local alentejo food. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
“Very famous for its seafood but you have to get there early as there will be queues. Arross de Marisco is a rice dish full of seafood.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful cool water hole. Great alternative to the beach on really hot days”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Fabulous simple grilled fish. The best view you can have in Milfontes for a sunset dinner”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Walk along the cliffs, oceanic beach, restaurant and castle to wander inside, there is also a guided tour to the Isle itself departure from Porto Côvo (15/6 to 15/8)”
  • 7 locals recommend
“The best ice-cream! Ever. There are always queues. But hang in there. The ice-cream is proper.”
  • 11 locals recommend